Food experts come to Dundee (17 March 2009)
Wednesday 11 March 2009
Members of the public will be able to raise any food-related issues that affect them at the Scottish Food Advisory Committee (SFAC) meeting on Tuesday 17 March.
Anyone with an interest in food is invited to come along and air their views on the issues that are important to them.
Topics on the agenda include the FSA Scotland consultation: Proposed changes to the charging arrangements and charging levels for official meat controls carried out in Scotland, BSE Official Controls for OTM (over thirty months) cattle: moving to a risk rased regime, Review of Agency’s advice on fish consumption consultation and the Response to SFAC Working Group recommendations on Scottish Consumer Council report (now Consumer Focus Scotland) – Young People and Food Safety – 5 years on.
SFAC Chairman Professor Graeme Millar CBE, said: 'We want people to come along, listen to the discussion and share their views on the food-related issues that matter to them.
'The meeting is open to members of the public, food producers, retailers, local authority representatives and anyone else with an interest in food. We are committed to listening to the views of Scottish stakeholders and putting consumers first.'
The meeting takes place at the Apex City Quay Hotel, 1 West Victoria Dock Road, Dundee, DD1 3JP from 9.30 am – 12.30pm.
Registration is essential and starts at 9.15 am. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting can register in advance by contacting Neil Douglas, SFAC Secretariat, tel: 01224 285141; email: email@example.com
- SFAC was established in 2000 to provide independent advice and information on a variety of topics such as food safety and standards to the FSA in Scotland. The committee consists of 11 members who provide a wide base of knowledge on food-related issues. Its Chair, Professor Graeme Millar CBE, is also a member of the FSA Board.
- The FSA is an independent UK wide government department set up as a food safety watchdog to protect the public’s health and consumer interests in relation to food.
- For further information about SFAC - see link below.
6th Floor, St. Magnus House,
25 Guild Street,
Aberdeen AB11 6NJ
Tel: 01224 285120 or 285127
Fax: 01224 285167