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FSA Board & Business Committee Meeting - June 2022

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.

Last updated: 7 Mehefin 2022

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.

FSA 22-06-01 - Minutes of the FSA Board Meeting on 9 March 2022

FSA 22-06-02 - Actions Arising – Board Meeting

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.

FSA 22-06-02 - Chief Executive's Report to the 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.

FSA 22-06-04 - FSA Response to Ukraine Conflict Supply Chain Disruption: Ingredient Substitution and Labelling

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).

FSA 22-06-05 - Annual Science Update From FSA’s Chief Scientific Adviser 

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.

FSA 22-06-06 - Foresight Function and Horizon Scanning – Annual Update to the Board

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.

FSA 22-06-07 - Food Hypersensitivity (FHS) – update on workstreams and recommended next steps

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.

FSA 22-06-08 - The Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill

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. 

FSA 22-06-09 - Household Food Insecurity

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.

FSA 22-06-10 - The FSA’s International Objectives and Priorities

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.

FSA 22-06-11 - Report from the Director of the FSA in Northern Ireland

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.

FSA 22-06-12 - Final Report from External Effectiveness Review of the FSA Board

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.

INFO 22-06-01 - Report from Meeting of Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC)

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.

13:10 - Any Other Business

13:15 - Question and Answer session

13:25 - End of Board Meeting