ACNFP 57th Meeting: 12 September 2002

Agenda, minutes and papers available.

The 57th meeting of the ACNFP will be held in Conference Room 5, on the 4th Floor Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6NH starting at 10.30 am on Thursday 12 September 2002.

Members are reminded of the need to announce any commercial interests in the business of the Committee prior to the discussions on each item.

In accordance with agreed procedures, the Secretariat is bound to keep a record of the names of Members who have declared interests at meetings of the Committee, giving dates, names of relevant products and companies, details of the interest declared, and whether the Member took part in the proceedings.


1. Apologies and announcements.

2. Minutes of the Fifty Sixth meeting - ACNFP/56/MIN

3. Matters Arising

3.1 ACNFP Open Meeting: Members will be asked to discuss the organisation and agenda for the open meeting that will be held on 13/14 Nov 2002. - ACNFP/57/1

3.2 T25 Maize: Members will be asked to further consider draft advice to Ministers on this application. - ACNFP/57/2

4. Phytosterols: Members will be asked to consider an application from Unilever to extend the range of uses of phytosterol-esters in food products. - ACNFP/57/3

5. Review of the Novel Foods Regulation: Members will be asked to consider a consultation paper issued by the Commission on the review of the Novel Food Regulation 258/97. - ACNFP/57/4

6. Items for information

6.1 SCF/SCP Preliminary Guidance document on the information needed for the risk assessment of GM plants and derived food and feed. - Oral Update

6.2 Update on the progress of the Commissions proposed regulations on tracability and labelling and GM food and feed. - Oral Update

6.3 Updates on recent applications and the Novel Food Competent Authority meeting. - Oral update

7. Any other business.

8. Date of next meeting