GACS open meeting: 19 March 2014

Last updated:
10 March 2014
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The General Advisory Committee on Science (GACS) is issuing an open invitation to its next meeting, which will be held in London on Wednesday 19 March 2014. GACS provides independent challenge and advice on how the Food Standards Agency collects and uses scientific evidence.

At the meeting the committee will be discussing:

  • reports on FSA's science activities and plans; and on the FSA’s evidence portfolio
  • an update on scientific advisory committees’ activities
  • reports from three working groups on
    • data exploitation
    • use of science in emergencies
    • use of evidence
  • a presentation from UK Champion for Global Food Security, Professor Tim Benton

The proposed agenda can be found via the link towards the end of this page.

Meeting details

Date and time: 9am Wednesday 19 March 2014 (registration from 8.45am)

Address: Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH

Booking: Admission is free, but advance booking is necessary.

To book a place, contact Paul Hamilton in the GACS Secretariat at: (quoting 'GACS' in the subject line), or on 020 7276 8188.

The closing date for bookings is Monday 17 March.

Submit a question

The committee is keen to hear views on its work and it is inviting comments and questions in advance of the meeting. If you would like to submit a question or comment, please email the GACS Secretariat at: (quoting 'GACS' in the subject line).

The deadline for questions is Monday 17 March. Please note, the committee cannot guarantee to respond to all questions.