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FSA Board & Business Committee Meeting - September 2022

The agenda and papers for the FSA Board Meeting and Business Committee Meeting on Wednesday 14 September 2022. The video recording and minutes be added here in due course.

Last updated: 24 November 2022
Minutes and the video recording of the FSA Board on Monday 26 September 2022.

The September FSA Board meeting was rescheduled following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and was held online. Discussions at the meeting included the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill and the Retained EU Law Bill.

There is a summary available, as well as the full agenda and meeting papers for the September 2022 meeting. You can also watch a recording of the Board Meeting - September 2022 on YouTube.

Video of FSA Board Meeting - September 2022

 

Questions and Answers - September 2022

The questions that were received ahead of the September Board meeting with the answers provided by the FSA.

Minutes of FSA Board meeting - September 2022

The minutes of the September 2022 Board and Business Committee meetings are published following their public ratification at December 2022's meeting.

Video of FSA Business Committee Meeting - September 2022

The Business Committee meeting was held separately on Friday 23 September 2022 and you can watch a recording of the FSA Business Committee Meeting - September 2022 on YouTube.

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

 

Agenda and papers for the FSA Business Committee meeting on 23 September 2022
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:

  • FSA Business Committee Meeting on Friday 23 September between 14:00 – 16:50hrs
  • FSA Board Meeting on Monday 26 September between 09:00 – 12:30hrs

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 FSA Business Committee Meeting precedes the FSA Board meeting on Monday 26 September.

The agenda for this meeting of the Business Committee includes:

  • Performance and Resources Q1 2022-23 
  • Risk Analysis Process: update to Business Committee
  • Regulated Products Service: regular update to Business Committee
  • Annual Report: Freedom of Information Requests, External Complaints and Internal Whistleblowing Cases
  • Incidents & Resilience Annual Report 2021/22
  • Annual Animal Welfare Report 2021/22

14:00 - Chair's Introduction

Professor Susan Jebb presents the minutes and actions from the previous FSA Business Committee meeting in June 2022.

FSA 22-09-10 - Minutes of 15 June 2022 Business Committee

FSA 22-09-11 - Actions Arising - Business Committee

14:05 - Chief Executive’s Report to the Business Committee (FSA 22/09/12)

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

FSA 22-09-12 - Chief Executive’s Report to the Business Committee

14:25 - Performance and Resources Q1 2022-23 (FSA 22/09/13)

Tara Smith presents Quarter 1 2022-23 performance and resources update covering, local authority performance; the food crime threat; operational transformation; and staff recruitment and attrition.

FSA 22-09-13 - Performance and Resources Q1 2022-23

14:45 - Break

15:00 - Risk Analysis Process: update to Business Committee (FSA 22/09/14)

Rebecca Sudworth and Peter Quigley introduce a paper providing information on the status of issues undergoing risk analysis in summer 2022 and an update on considerations of monitoring and reporting.

FSA 22-09-14 - Risk Analysis Process: update to Business Committee

15:20 - Regulated Products Service: regular update to Business Committee (FSA 22/09/15)

Rebecca Sudworth and Peter Quigley introduce a regular update provided at each Business Committee giving detailed analysis of the work flowing through the service.

FSA 22-09-15 - Regulated Products Service: regular update to Business Committee

15:40 - Annual Report: Freedom of Information Requests, External Complaints and Internal Whistleblowing Cases (FSA 22/09/16)

Julie Pierce, Maria Jennings, Noel Sykes, and Jenny Desira introduce an annual report informing the Business Committee’s oversight of three areas of work. The Business Committee is asked to agree the priorities set out below.

FSA 22-09-16 - Annual Report: Freedom of Information Requests, External Complaints and Internal Whistleblowing Cases

16:00 - Break

16:15 - Incidents & Resilience Annual Report 2021/22 (FSA 22/09/17)

Junior Johnson and  Darren Whitby introduce a paper outlining the work undertaken by the Incidents & Resilience Unit (IRU) in 2021/22 to ensure that the UK’s food and feed incident detection, response and prevention capability is the best possible given the challenges related to Covid impacts, our exit from the EU and the changing global landscape in which we operate.

FSA 22-09-17 -  Incidents & Resilience Annual Report 2021/22

16:30 - Annual Animal Welfare Report 2021/22 (FSA 22/09/18)

Junior Johnson and Kevin Maher introduce a paper providing an update on FSA activities delivered through the ‘Deter, Prevent, Detect, Enforce’ Animal Welfare Action Plan and its objective of making ongoing improvements in slaughterhouses in England and Wales. This extends to additional reactive work not included in the overarching action plan.

FSA 22-09-18 - Annual Animal Welfare Report 2021/22

16:45  - Any Other Business

16:50 - End of Business Committee