The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has announced a new Food Safety Consultative Council (FSCC) for the period 2021/2026 has been appointed by the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD.
Some 23 consumer, food industry, food inspectorate, and academia representatives comprise the FSCC, which acts as a conduit to provide feedback to the FSAI on the views, opinions and recommendations on the food sector, so that these can be placed on the FSAI’s agenda for appropriate action, where necessary.
Twelve new representatives joined existing members to make the 2021/2026 Food Safety Consultative Council.
The term of the new appointees is from 29 March 2021 to 28 March 2026, and will be chaired by Ray Bowe from the Musgrave Group.
A broad variety of backgrounds make up the FSCC, with members coming from groups such as IBEC, Bord Bia, UCC, and Keelings.
Safety And Integrity
Commenting on the appointments to the FSCC, Dr Pamela Byrne, CEO, FSAI, welcomed the new members, saying“The FSAI strives to be a leader in the safety and integrity of food through partnership, collaboration, communication, and advocacy, as well as fostering and promoting a culture of food safety and compliance within Ireland’s food industry. Through this collaborative approach of working together with the Food Safety Consultative Council, this enriches the FSAI’s capacity and capability to advocate for safe and trustworthy food for everyone. We are very pleased to welcome the new members and we look forward to working with the newly formed Council,” she said.
Throughout the course of council meetings, the FSCC examines segments of the food chain from farm to fork to review the food safety initiatives already in place and those required to ensure consumers’ health and interests continue to be at the forefront.
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