The Food Standards Agency’s approach to managing the interests of its external scientific advisers

Last updated:
25 September 2017
The Food Standards Agency is updating its guidance on managing interests and any conflicts of interest for the FSA’s external scientific advisers. This document has been developed to meet a recommendation of the “Triennial review of six FSA Scientific Advisory Committees” (2016).

About this consultation

Who will this consultation be of most interest to?
People who act as external scientific advisers to the FSA, as members of Science Advisory Committees, external appraisers or in other specialist advisory roles, and people with an interest in this work. 

What is the subject of this consultation?
Updated guidance on managing interests and any conflicts of interest for the FSA’s external scientific advisers. This document has been developed to meet a recommendation of the “Triennial review of six FSA Scientific Advisory Committees” (2016).

What is the purpose of this consultation?
To seek stakeholders’ comments and views on the updated approach and guidance, including on its effectiveness, clarity and whether the measures specified are proportionate to the risks.

All comments and views should be sent to

Patrick Miller

Chief Scientific Adviser’s Team
Science, Evidence and Research Division
Aviation House
125 Kingsway
London WC2B 6NH

You can also respond to the consultation questions via our online survey: http://bit.ly/2wMZpv3.

Telephone: 
020 7276 8277
Responses are requested by: Monday, 18 December 2017

Publication of response summary

Within three months of a consultation ending we aim to publish a summary of responses received and provide a link to it from this page.

In accordance with the FSA principle of openness we shall keep a copy of the completed consultation and responses, to be made available to the public on request. The summary of responses may include personal data, such as your full name. Disclosure of any other personal data would be made only upon request for the full consultation responses. If you do not want this information to be released, please complete and return the Publication of Personal Data Form. Return of this form does not mean that we will treat your response to the consultation as confidential, just your personal data.

Further information

This consultation has been prepared in accordance with HM Government Consultation Principles. If an Impact Assessment has been produced, this is included in the consultation documents. If no Impact Assessment has been provided, the reason will be given in the consultation document.