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FSA Board & Business Committee Meeting - September 2022

FSA Board Meeting - September 2022: Agenda and Papers

Agenda and papers for the FSA Board meeting on 26 September 2022

Last updated: 21 September 2022
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Important

FSA Board meeting rescheduled following period of National mourning

The FSA’s September Board meeting, postponed following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last week, will now take place as follows:

Both meetings will be held online only, to join please register via this link:

register to view a Board meeting.

Questions on papers being discussed at the Board meeting on Monday 26 September will be accepted until noon on Friday 23 September by emailing Board.Sec@food.gov.uk.

The agenda for this meeting includes:

  • The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill
  • Achieving Business Compliance Programme 
  • Public Analyst Official Laboratory System: Our Approach to Building a Resilient System
  • Food Hypersensitivity Programme: Outline Plans for Phase Two
  • Annual Report from the Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) 
  • Report from the Director of the FSA in Wales

The FSA Board meeting follows the FSA Business Committee Meeting on Friday 23 September.

09:00 - Chair's Introduction

Professor Susan Jebb presents the minutes and actions from the previous FSA Board meeting in June 2022 and the Chair's report.

FSA 22-09-01 - Minutes of the Board Meeting on the 15 June 2022

FSA 22-09-02 - Actions Arising - Board Meeting

09:20 - Chief Executive’s Report to the Board (FSA 22/09/03)

Emily Miles presents the Chief Executive's report to the FSA Board.

FSA 22-09-03 - Chief Executive's Report to the Board

09:50 - The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (FSA 22/09/04)

Rebecca Sudworth and Peter Quigley introduce a paper giving an update on progress of the UK Government’s Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill and discusses the FSA’s approach to developing an appropriate and proportionate regulatory framework for products produced in England, using precision breeding techniques.

FSA 22-09-04 - The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill

10:15 - Break

10:30 - Achieving Business Compliance Programme (FSA 22/09/05)

Katie Pettifer and Carmel Lynskey introduce a paper providing a comprehensive annual update on the Achieving Business Compliance (ABC) Programme.  There are some specific issues on which we would like Board input and endorsement, and we would also welcome overall comments on the programme.

FSA 22-09-05 - Achieving Business Compliance Programme

10:55 - Public Analyst Official Laboratory System: Our Approach to Building a Resilient System (FSA 22/09/06)

Rick Mumford, David Franklin, and Matthew Harriman-Brady introduce a paper providing a recommended approach to build GB testing capability and resolve the current challenges within the system.

FSA 22-09-06 - Public Analyst Official Laboratory System: Our Approach to Building a Resilient System

11:15 - Food Hypersensitivity Programme: Outline Plans for Phase Two (FSA 22/09/07)

Rebecca Sudworth and Sushma Acharya introduce a paper setting out the priorities, key activities, and proposed timetable for phase two of the FHS programme (September 2022 to April 2024), taking into account feedback from the Board.

FSA 22-09-07 - Food Hypersensitivity Programme: Outline Plans for Phase Two

11:35 - Break

11:50 - Annual Report from the Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) (FSA 22/09/08)

Timothy Riley introduces a paper giving a summary of the work undertaken by the FSA ARAC during 2021/22 in accordance with the ARAC’s Terms of Reference.

FSA 22-09-08 - Annual Report from the Chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC)

12:05 - Report from the Director of the FSA in Wales (FSA 22/09/09)

Julie Pierce introduces a paper providing an update on the progress of Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Wales in delivering its programme of work since the last report to the Board in September 2021; giving an overview of the contribution to work of the wider FSA; and presenting the FSA in Wales' proposed priorities for the coming year.

FSA 22-09-09 - Report from the Director of the FSA in Wales

12:15 - Reports from the Chairs of the Food Advisory Committees (Oral Reports)

Oral reports from the Chairs of the Food Advisory Committees by Anthony Harbinson and Peter Price.

12:25 - Any Other Business

12:30 - End of Board Meeting