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Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee (NIFAC) Agenda and Papers- January 2023

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Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee (NIFAC) Agenda and Papers- January 2023

Last updated: 31 May 2023
Last updated: 31 May 2023

Executive Summary

The theme of this meeting is the Food Standards Delivery Model. To set the context, the Committee will hear from both the Head of Standards and Dietary Health and the Food Standards Lead in Northern Ireland who lead the new Food Standards Delivery Model work in Northern Ireland. The Committee will also receive presentations from FSA officials in the Regulatory Compliance Division who will cover the new delivery model in more detail including the role of intelligence in the new model as well as Key Performance Indicators with respect to Food Standards under the model.

In addition to the presentations from FSA officials, Paula O’Neill from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, will provide insights on the 15-month pilot of the new delivery model.

Following the presentations, there will be an opportunity for the Committee to consider the theme in more detail, allowing NIFAC members to ask further questions to help inform the Committee’s advice and information to the FSA on this topic.

Members are invited to:

· Consider the content of the presentations and

· Comment on and consider the development of the model and its impact in Northern Ireland.

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Agenda and Papers

09:30 – 09:35 Welcome and Housekeeping,


09:30 – 09:35 Minutes of the Previous Meeting Held on 10th November 2022,


09:30 – 09:35 Declarations of Interest


09:35 – 10:00 Chair and Director Updates


10:00 – 10:15 Overview of Standards and Food Standards Delivery Model – Sharon Gilmore and Nuala Meehan


10:15 – 10:45 Delivery Model and KPIs – Aaron Esler


10:45 – 11:05 Intelligence – Steve Smith


11:05 – 11:20 Food Standards Delivery Model Pilot – Paula O’Neil


11:20 – 12:00 Discussion


12:00 Close