ACNFP Agenda and Papers: 16 September 2009

Agenda and Papers for the committee meeting at 10.30am on Wednesday 16 September in conference room 5 Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London


1 Apologies and announcements

2 Minutes of the ninety-third meeting (DRAFT)ACNFP/93/MIN

3 Matters arising including postal consultations
• REV-7: Report back on postal consultation concerning an initial assessment from the Dutch authorities on this novel ingredient which is a synthetic polymer proposed for use in chewing gum base ACNFP/P94/1

4 Bee venom for addition to honey: The Committee will consider a new application for the authorisation of this novel ingredient ACNFP/94/1+ Addendum

5 D-Ribose: The Committee will consider further information from the applicant for the authorisation of this novel ingredient ACNFP/94/2+ Addendum

6 Magnolia Bark Extract: The Committee will consider a new application for the authorisation of this novel ingredient ACNFP/94/6

7 Sardine Peptides: The Committee will consider new information from the applicants concerning this novel ingredient ACNFP/94/7

8 Arracacha Root The Committee will consider an initial opinion form the Spanish Competent Authority on this novel food ACNFP/94/8

9 The role of ethics in the work of the ACNFP: The Committee will consider a paper on the ethics remit of the Committee ACNFP/94/3 revised

10 Report on the long term effects of genetically modified crops: The Committee will consider relevant aspects of this report from a group of German research organisations ACNFP/94/4

11 EFSA Opinions on antibiotic resistance marker genes in GM plants: The Committee will consider two opinions recently published by EFSA's Scientific Panels on GMOs and on Biological Hazards ACNFP/94/5

12 Items for Information

  • 12.1 EU Update ACNFP/94/9
  • 12.2 Update on Scientific Advisory Committees ACNFP/94/10
  • 12.3 Update on GM food and feed applications ACNFP/94/11
  • 12.4 Definition of Medicines ACNFP/94/12

13 Any other business

Date of next meeting: Thursday 26 November 2009