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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.
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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 FSA and key to maintaining public confidence, you are able to watch our board meetings.

Video of latest FSA Board and Business Committee Meetings 

Important

The next FSA Board and Business Committee Meetings are on 8 December 2021.

The agenda and board papers for the meeting are now available.

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 discussions held at each of its meetings.

We are interested in receiving questions rather than comments and would advise that queries are kept as concise and focused as possible.

You can email questions to board.sec@food.gov.uk up to midday on the day before a meeting. For December's meeting, the deadline is 12:00 on Tuesday 7 December.

Questions received before the deadline for papers on the FSA Board meeting agenda will be read out at the start of the meeting. The Board and Executive will then have the opportunity to address them as part of the relevant discussions.

Questions that do not relate to a paper on the FSA Board meeting agenda will receive a written reply within 14 working days, which will then be published on the relevant FSA Board Meeting page.

Questions received after the deadline will receive a written reply within 14 working days, which will then be published on the relevant FSA Board Meeting page.

We do not take questions for the Business Committee.

Upcoming FSA Board and Business Committee Meetings

FSA Board meetings and Business Committee meetings are usually held together every quarter.

The next scheduled meetings are on:

  • 8 December 2021 - FSA Board and Business Committee - Cardiff
  • 9 March 2022 - FSA Board and Business Committee - Birmingham
  • 15 June 2022 - FSA Board and Business Committee - TBC
  • 14 September 2022 - FSA Board and Business Committee - TBC
  • 7 December 2022 - FSA Board and Business Committee - 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 the agendas for the following meetings on our website. 

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 meetings from over two years ago:

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