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FSA Board Meetings

We are a non-Ministerial government department so we are governed by a Board, rather than directly by Ministers.

Last updated: 11 December 2023
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Last updated: 11 December 2023
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Our Board is chaired by Professor Susan Jebb and has up to 12 members. They are responsible for the overall strategic direction of our organisation.

As transparency is a guiding principle for the Food Standards Agency and key to maintaining public confidence, you are able to watch our board meetings.

The next FSA Board Meeting is on Wednesday 20 March 2024. 

Video of the most recent FSA Board and Business Committee Meetings 

Register to watch FSA Board Meetings

You can view meetings to see the Board's discussions about our policies.

The FSA Board holds its meetings in public and publishes meeting agendas, papers and decisions.

You need to register to view a Board meeting.

Submit a question to the FSA Board

The FSA Board welcomes questions on the papers being considered at each of its meetings.

We are keen to ensure, as far as is practical, that questions are addressed in the discussion at the Board meeting so it is important that queries are kept as concise and focused as possible.

You can submit a question on the papers being discussed up to 5pm on the Monday before the Board meeting. After this date, you will not be able to submit questions and the form will close. Questions for the Board meeting will also receive a written reply within 20 working days of the Board meeting. Replies will be published on the relevant FSA Board Meeting page.

If you have a question within the FSA’s remit that does not relate to a paper on the FSA Board meeting agenda, please use our contact us page.

The form for submitting questions is now closed.

Upcoming FSA Board Meetings

FSA Board meets every quarter.

The next scheduled meetings are on:

  • 20 March 2024 FSA Board Meeting - Leeds
  • 19 June 2024  FSA Board Meeting - Wales
  • 18 September 2024 FSA Board Meeting - Location TBC
  • 11 December 2024 FSA Board Meeting - London
  • 26 March 2025FSA Board Meeting - Location TBC
  • 18 June 2025 - FSA Board Meeting - Location TBC
  • 17 September 2025 - FSA Board Meeting - Location TBC
  • 10 December 2025 - FSA Board Meeting - Location TBC

Previous FSA Board and Business Committee Meetings

You can watch recordings of previous FSA Board meetings on YouTube and find minutes, board papers, and agendas for the following meetings on our website. 

2023 meetings

2022 meetings:

2021 meetings:

2020 meetings:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Board and Business Committee meetings were held online and mostly on separate days. 

The National Archives hosts information on earlier meetings:

Committees of the FSA Board

The FSA Board appointed an Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) and Business Committee to exercise some of its responsibilities and to advise it on others.

How the FSA Board is governed