ACNFP agenda and papers: 17 May 2006

Agenda and papers for the meeting of the committee at 10.30am on 17 May 2006, in Conference Room 5, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London.


1. Apologies and announcements

2. Minutes of the seventy-sixth meeting (DRAFTACNFP/76/MIN)

3. Matters arising
3.1 Postal Consultation: Phytosterols produced by DDO processing
The Secretariat will report the outcome of this postal consultation (ACNFP/77P/1)

4. Review of novel processing techniques
Members will discuss the issues raised in a recent consultants' report on food processing techniques and identify any similar developments that may require further consideration (ACNFP/77/2)

5. Noni leaf
Members will consider an initial assessment report prepared by the Belgian Competent Authority on this novel food application (ACNFP/77/3)

6. Noni juice produced by Leap of Faith Farms
Members will consider further information supplied by the applicant on this request for an opinion on substantial equivalence between this company's noni juice and an existing product (ACNFP/77/4)

7. Governance of Science
Members will consider steps being taken by the Food Standards Agency to ensure that scientific advice is gathered and used appropriately and effectively (ACNFP/77/5)

8. Items for information

  • EU Update (ACNFP/77/6)
  • Update on substantial equivalence applications (ACNFP/77/7)
  • Update on GM food & feed applications (ACNFP/77/8)

9. Any other business

10. Date of next meeting: Thursday 20 July 2006