Contamination of Beef Products - further information

Reports and Government Response

Oral Evidence

The transcripts of these sessions are published with the Reports.

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Witnesses:The Rt  Hon Lord Jeff Rooker, Chair, Food Standards Agency, Catherine Brown, Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency,Trish Twohig, Technical Manager, Iceland,Tim Smith, Technical Director, Tesco, David Heath MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Defra,Anna Soubry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health, Steve Wearne, Director, Food Standards Agency Wales

Tuesday 5 March 2013 - LGA, BMPA, ABP Food Group and NFU

Witnesses: Cllr Mehboob Khan, Chair of the LGA Safer and Stronger Communities Board, and Leader of Kirklees Council, West Yorkshire, Steve Jorden, Head of Regulatory Services, Worcestershire, Local Government Association, Andrew Simpson, President, British Meat Processors Association,Stephen Rossides, Director, British Meat Processors Association, Paul Finnerty, Chief Executive, ABP Food Group,Stuart Roberts, Group Agriculture and Livestock Director, ABP Food Group, Peter Kendall, President, NFU

Tuesday 23 April 2013 - Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and Association of Public Analysts

Witnesses: Professor Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI, Ray Ellard, Director, Consumer Protection, FSAI,  Elizabeth Moran, President, Association of Public Analysts, Dr Duncan Campbell, Past President and Honorary Secretary, Association of Public Analysts

Tuesday 14 May 2013 - Freeza Meats and Food Standards Agency (FSA)

Witnesses: Mr James Fairbairn, Commercial Director, Freeza Meats, Catherine Brown, Chief Executive, FSA, Rt Hon Lord Rooker, Chair, FSA, Mr Steve Wearne, Interim Director, Food Safety, FSA, Mr Andrew Rhodes, Director, Operations, FSA

Tuesday 21 May 2013 - European Commission, DG Health and Consumers (SANCO)

Witnesses: Joanna Darmanin, Head of Cabinet, Bernard Van Goethem, Director of Directorate G (Veterinary and International Affairs), Koen Van Dyck (Head of Unit of Unit G4 (Food, Alert Systems and Training) Jacqueline Minor, Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK

Tuesday 11 June 2013 - Defra and Food Standards Agency

Witnesses: David Heath CBE, MP, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrew Rhodes, Director of Operations, Food Standards Agency