The UK Food Standards Authority (FSA) has appointed 24 new independent experts to its Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs). The appointments are for 12 full members, 10 Associate members and 2 Chairpersons.

The Science Council and SACs, supported by Joint Expert Groups (JEGs), provide independent expert advice and challenge on FSA science strategy, risk assessment, and in ensuring that policy decisions are based on the most up-to-date science and evidence. They cover issues such as novel foods, toxicity, animal feed, pathogens, pesticides, and social science.

Appointments were made to the Advisory Committee on Mictobiological Safety of Food, Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes, Committee on Toxicity, Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs, and the Joint Expert Group on Additives, Enzymes, and Other Regulated Products. A full list of appointments can be read here.

New members have been appointed for initial terms of three years, and Associate Members were appointed for an initial term of one year, with the possibility of reappointment following this.