FSA Board Meeting - June 2022: Agenda and Papers
Agenda and papers for the FSA Board meeting on 15 June 2022 at The Core, Bath Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 5TF.
The agenda for this meeting includes:
- FSA Response to Ukraine Conflict Supply Chain Disruption: Ingredient Substitution and Labelling
- Annual Science Update From FSA’s Chief Scientific Adviser
- Foresight Function and Horizon Scanning – Annual Update to the Board
- Food Hypersensitivity (FHS) – update on workstreams and recommended next steps
- The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill
- Household Food Insecurity
- The FSA’s International Objectives and Priorities
- Report from the Director of the FSA in Northern Ireland
- Final Report from the External Effectiveness Review of the FSA Board
The FSA Business Committee Meeting follows the FSA Board meeting.
09:00 - Chair's Introduction
Professor Susan Jebb presents the minutes and actions from the previous FSA Board meeting in March 2022. Director of Communication Steven Pollock shares the questions received in advance of the Board meeting and Susan Jebb presents the Chair's report.
09:25 - Chief Executive’s Report to the Board (FSA 22/06/03)
Emily Miles presents the Chief Executive's report to the FSA Board.
09:55 - FSA Response to Ukraine Conflict Supply Chain Disruption: Ingredient Substitution and Labelling (FSA 22/06/04)
Rebecca Sudworth presents a paper providing a consolidated overview of the FSA’s response to supply chain disruption arising from the conflict in Ukraine; setting out the provisional tests that the FSA has developed to support decision-making that have been applied in respect of sunflower oil substitutions and labelling during this incident; and setting out the proposed approach to and associated planning assumptions, for a return to the food labelling status quo.
10:10 - Annual Science Update From FSA’s Chief Scientific Adviser (FSA 22/06/05)
Robin May, the FSA's Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) presents an annual report giving an overview of the role of the FSA CSA, science within the FSA, and the review of the Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs).
10:30 - Foresight Function and Horizon Scanning – Annual Update to the Board (FSA 22/06/06)
Julie Pierce, Michelle Patel, and Sam Faulkner present an annual update on work to develop and implement the FSA's foresight function.
10:50 - Food Hypersensitivity (FHS) – Update on Workstreams and Recommended Next Steps (FSA 22/06/07)
Rebecca Sudworth and Sushma Acharya present a paper providing an update on the work carried out as part of the Food Hypersensitivity (FHS) Programme and the proposed approach for the next phase.
11:10 - Break (20 mins)
11:30 - The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill (FSA 22/06/08)
Rebecca Sudworth and Peter Quigley give an update on the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech on 10 May 2022 and outlines the parliamentary process and timelines involved.
11:45 - Household Food Insecurity (FSA 22/06/09)
Katie Pettifer, Sam Faulkner and Michelle Patel present paper summarising the evidence about levels of household food insecurity and food affordability, and the impact on consumers and the food system and drawing out the consequences for the FSA.
12:05 - The FSA’s International Objectives and Priorities (FSA 22/06/10)
Anjali Juneja and Laura Phelps present a paper setting out the FSA’s international objectives and priorities for the next 12-18 months.
12:20 - Report from the Director of the FSA in Northern Ireland (FSA 22/06/11)
Maria Jennings presents a paper outlining some areas of focus for the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland since the last report to the Board in September 2021.
12:40 - Final Report from the External Effectiveness Review of the FSA Board (FSA 22/06/12)
Jo Clift presents an independent evaluation of the way that the FSA Board and its Committees currently conduct their business.
12:55 - Report from Meeting of Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) (INFO 22/06/01)
Colm McKenna presents a paper giving a summary of discussions at the ARAC meeting that took place on 17 May 2022.
13:00 - Reports from the Chairs of the Food Advisory Committees (Oral Reports)
Oral reports from the Chairs of the Food Advisory Committees by Colm McKenna and Peter Price.