Animal feed committee seeks new member

The Advisory Committee on Animal Feedstuffs (ACAF) is seeking a new committee member.

The role of the ACAF is to advise the Food Standard Agency (FSA) on the safety and use of animal feeds and feeding practices. Particular emphasis is placed on protecting human health.

The desired new member will have an understanding and experience in enforcement issues, knowledge of feedstuff legislation and some committee experience.

Candidates must also be able to work as part of a team and to be able to demonstrate written and verbal communication skills, sound judgement and problem solving abilities.

A statement issued by the FSA said: “The triennial review of scientific advisory committees, for which the FSA is lead sponsor (carried out between September and November 2015), concluded that the FSA should merge the functions of Advisory Committee on Novel Food and Processes and ACAF through a consultative process that is completed by December 2017.”

As a result, the appointment will be for a term lasting until December of 2017, or until the dissolution of the committee. ACAF usually meets in open sessions three times a year, most of which take place in London. Although members do not receive salaries, reasonable expenses are reimbursed and there is some remuneration to cover attendance of meetings.

Those interested in the post can receive an information pack and an application form by contacting:

Freddie Lachhman
ACAF Secretariat, Room 1B
Aviation House, 125 Kingsway
Tel: 020 7276 8384

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