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FSA Board & Business Committee Meeting - December 2021

The agenda and papers for the FSA Board Meeting and Business Committee Meeting on 8 December 2021

Last updated: 24 February 2022
Minutes and the video recording of the FSA Board & Business Committee Meeting on Wednesday 8 December 2021.

At the FSA Board meeting on 8 December 2021, our Chief Executive Emily Miles laid out the FSA’s proportionate approach to regulating CBD. This includes bringing the industry into compliance with the need for CBD to go through an FSA safety assessment, and the next steps in that process, including updating the CBD public list.

The Board also discussed a paper on consumer insights, heard an update on EU transition, and the annual Science report for 2021 was also presented at the meeting.

The full agendas and meeting papers are available and you can watch the FSA Board & Business Committee Meeting - 08 December 2021 on YouTube.

Video of FSA Board and Business Committee meeting - December 2021

Minutes of FSA Board meeting - December 2021

The minutes of the December 2021 Board and Business Committee meetings have been published following their public ratification in March 2022.

Agenda and papers for The FSA Board meeting on 8 December 2021 at The Coal Exchange, Cardiff and via Zoom.

The agenda for this meeting includes:

  • FSA EU Transition Update
  • Achieving Business Compliance Programme
  • Science Update 2021
  • Advisory Committee for Social Science Update 2021
  • Consumer Insights 2021

The FSA Business Committee Meeting follows the FSA Board meeting.

Minutes and Questions

Minutes of the Board and Business Committee  Meetings and a list of the questions, with answers, submitted for this meeting.

09:00 - Chair's introduction

Professor Susan Jebb presents the minutes and actions from the previous FSA Board meeting in September 2021. Director of Communications Steven Pollock shares the questions received in advance of the Board meeting and Susan Jebb presents the Chair's report.

09:20 - The Chief Executive's report to the FSA Board

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

09:55 - FSA EU Transition Policy Update

Rebecca Sudworth and Anjali Juneja present a paper reflecting on the current position one year after the end of the EU transition period and focussing on future areas of four country policy activity.

10:30 - Achieving Business Compliance Programme 

Katie Pettifer and Carmel Lynskey present a paper providing an update on the progress being made by the Achieving Business Compliance (ABC) programme, particularly on the project to look at enterprise level regulation and the work underway to quantify the level of risk posed by food sold online.

11:05 - Break

11:20 - Science Update 2021

Rick Mumford presents a paper giving an annual update on FSA’s science, including the role of science in the FSA; the benefits of FSA science; a description of our science capability; a review of the work undertaken since the last update; and a summary the top priorities for the next 12 months and beyond.

11:55 - Advisory Committee for Social Science Update 2021

Julie Hill presents a paper to update the Board on the activities of the Advisory Committee for Social Science (ACSS).   

12:15 - Consumer insights 2021

Michelle Patel presents a paper giving an outline of the methods used to gather consumer insights; a summary of trends in consumers’ concerns and interests; key learnings from our consumer insight programme; and an outline of the priorities for our consumer insight programme for the coming year.

12:35 - Report from Meeting of Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC)

Colm McKenna shares a summary of the ARAC meeting on 23 November.

12:45 - Reports from the Chairs of the Food Advisory Committees

Oral reports from the Chairs of the Food Advisory Committees by Colm McKenna and Peter Price.

12:55 - Any other business

End of Board Meeting

Important

 

Agenda and papers for The FSA Business Committee meeting on 8 December 2021 at The Coal Exchange, Cardiff.

Following the FSA Board meeting, this Business Committee meeting, also chaired by Professor Susan Jebb, will cover the Performance and Resources report, the National Food Crime Unit Annual Update, the Local Authority Recovery Plan Update and the Communications Update.

13:45 - Chair's Introduction

Professor Susan Jebb presents the minutes and actions from the previous FSA Business Committee meeting in September 2021.

13:50 - Chief Executive’s Report to the Business Committee

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

14:10 - Performance and Resources Q2 2021-22

Pam Beadman presents the Quarter 2 2021-22 performance and resources update including, meat hygiene standards, delivering our corporate priorities, and diversity and inclusion.

14:30 - National Food Crime Unit (NFC) – Annual Update

Colin Sullivan and Darren Davies present a paper outlining the current operating context for the NFC Unit and highlighting the main challenges which the Unit is continuing to face.

15:00 - Local Authority Recovery Plan Update

Maria Jennings and Michael Jackson present a paper providing a summary of local authorities’ food official control activities, and the FSA assurance activities for 2020/21, which were used to inform the development of the Local Authority Recovery Plan.

15:20 - Communications Update

Steven Pollock, Justin Everard and Sarah Gibbons present a paper giving the annual update on communications and engagement.

15:40 -  Any other business