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- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 10-11 April 2003 pdf (95KB) updated
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 6-7 March 2003 pdf (87KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 16-17 January 2003 pdf (79KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 05-06 December 2002 pdf (70KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 07-08 November 2002 pdf (75KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 12-13 September 2002 pdf (74KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 27-28 June 2002 pdf (72KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 16-17 May 2002 pdf (75KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 4-5 April 2002 pdf (11KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 20-21 February 2002 pdf (12KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 10-11 January 2002 pdf (19KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 29-30 November 2001 pdf (10KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 18-19 October 2001 pdf (8KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 6-7 September 2001 pdf (10KB)
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 28-29 June 2001
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 10-11 May 2001
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 29-30 March 2001
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 8-9 February 2001
- Draft agenda of the Meeting of 11-12 January 2001

Draft agenda of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 28-29 June 2001

1. Welcome, apologies, introductory remarks, declaration of interest.

2. Approval of the agenda

3. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of 10-11 May 2001

4. Procedural matters

a. Membership of the TSE/BSE ad hoc Group;

b. Planning of activities and priorities.

5. Multidisciplinary matters:

a. Co-ordination: Reports of the Chairmen of the 8 Scientific Committees;

b. Harmonisation of risk assessment methods:

- Progress report on Task Force activities;

- Common format for opinions;

- Glossary of terms.

c. Safety of cotton (for opinion);

d. Emerging scientific issues (progress reports);

e. New questions (if any).

6. Multidisciplinary matters relating to TSE/BSE

6.1. Report by the chairman of the TSE/BSE ad-hoc group meeting of 20 June 2001

6.2. Reports on specific issues:

a. Safety of intestine-associated adipose tissues (for opinion);

b. The risk of dissemination of brain particles into the blood and carcass when applying certain slaughter methods (for opinion)

c. Safety of tallow (for opinion)

d Safety of gelatine (progress report / for opinion)

e. Geographical BSE of a number of Third Countries (for opinion).

f. Treatment and disposal of animal waste by alkaline hydrolysis at elevated temperature;

g. Progress report on pending questions:

  • BSE epidemiology (survey methods)
  • Origin of BSE, transmission and 3 rd route
  • Frame for the evaluation of proposals for alternative ways of disposal;
  • SRMs
  • The safety of human-derived products and medical devices, with regard to TSEs (state of affairs)

h. New questions submitted by Commission Services (if any).

7. Info on the follow-up given to the opinions adopted at the previous SSC meeting.

8. Information by the Commission services on matters related to consumer health.

9. Any other business.


Draft agenda of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 10-11 May 2001

1. Welcome, apologies, introductory remarks, declaration of interest.

2. Approval of the agenda

3. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of 29-30 March 2001

4. Procedural matters

a. Membership of the TSE/BSE ad hoc Group;

b. Planning of activities and priorities.

5. Multidisciplinary matters:

a. Co-ordination: Reports of the Chairmen of the 8 Scientific Committees;

b. Harmonisation of risk assessment methods:

- Progress report on Task Force activities;

- Common format for opinions;

- Glossary of terms.

c. Safety of cotton (draft opinion);

d. Emerging scientific issues (progress reports);

e. New questions (if any).

f. 6 th Framework Programme for Research

6. Multidisciplinary matters relating to TSE/BSE

6.1. Report by the chairman of the TSE/BSE ad-hoc group meeting of 26 April 2001

6.2. Reports on specific issues:

a. Geographical BSE Risk: update and draft opinions on the GBR of a number of Third Countries.

b. Safety of tallow (progress report)

c. Safety of collagen (draft opinion)

d. Frame for the evaluation of proposals for alternative ways of disposal (J.Bridges & secretariat);

e. Progress report on pending questions

  • BSE epidemiology (survey methods);
  • Origin of BSE, transmission and 3 rd route;
  • Safety of organic fertilisers and soil conditioners;

- Safety of gelatine;

- SRMs.

f. New questions:

- Questions in relation to the safety of human-derived products and medical devices, with regard to TSEs

- The auto-immune hypothesis: need for an update?

- Determination of appropriate heat treatment of animal meal

- inventory of other recently submitted questions (if any).

7. Info on the follow-up given to the opinions adopted at the previous SSC meeting.

8. Information by the Commission services on matters related to consumer health.

9. Any other business.


Draft agenda of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 29-30 March 2001

1. Welcome, apologies, introductory remarks, declaration of interest.

2. Approval of the agenda

3. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of 8-9 February 2001

4. Procedural matters

a. Rules of procedure;

b. Membership of the TSE/BSE ad hoc Group

5. Multidisciplinary matters:

a. Co-ordination: Reports of the Chairmen of the 8 Scientific Committees;

b. Harmonisation of risk assessment methods;

c. Safety of cotton (progress report);

d. Emerging scientific issues (progress reports);

e. New questions.

6. Multidisciplinary matters relating to TSE/BSE

6.1. Report by the chairman of the TSE/BSE ad-hoc group meeting of 15 March 2001

6.2. Reports on specific issues:

a. Geographical BSE Risk: Update

b. Geographical BSE Risk (GBR): possible adoption of an opinion on the GBR of a number of Third Countries.

c. safety of tallow.

d. Progress report on pending questions:

  • BSE epidemiology (survey methods);
  • Medical instruments;
  • Origin of BSE, transmission and 3 rd route;
  • Treatment and disposal of animal waste by alkaline hydrolysis at elevated temperature;
  • Safety of organic fertilisers and soil conditioners;
  • Alternative ways of disposal;
  • Safety of collagen;
  • Literature survey on milk.
  • safety of tallow.

e. New questions:

- Correspondence matrix of BSE risk levels

7. Info on the follow-up given to the opinions adopted at the previous SSC meeting.

8. Information by the Commission services on matters related to consumer health.

9. Any other business.


Draft agenda of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 8-9 February 2001

1. Welcome, apologies, introductory remarks, declaration of interest.

2. Approval of the agenda

3. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of 11-12 January 2001

4. Multidisciplinary matters:

a. Co-ordination: Reports of the Chairmen of the 8 Scientific Committees

b. Harmonisation of risk assessment methods.

c. Safety of cotton (progress report)

d. Emerging scientific issues (progress reports from task forces, working groups and scientific committees)

e. New questions

5. Multidisciplinary matters relating to TSE/BSE

5.1. Report by the chairman of the TSE/BSE ad-hoc group meeting of 1 February 2001

5.2. Reports on specific issues:

a. Pre-emptive opinion on risk scenarios, should BSE in sheep be found under natural conditions. Monitoring of research results on experimental BSE in small ruminants.

b. Update and possible adoption of an opinion on the GBR of a number of Third Countries.

c. Progress report on pending questions:

  • BSE epidemiology (survey methods);
  • Medical instruments;
  • Origin of BSE and 3 rd route;
  • Treatment and disposal of animal waste by alkaline hydrolysis at elevated temperature;
  • Safety of a soil conditioner;
  • Alternative ways of disposal;
  • Safety of collagen;
  • Literature survey on milk.
  • Scientific background to the Austrian measures

d. New questions: safety of tallow

6. Info on the follow-up given to the opinions adopted at the previous SSC meeting.

7. Information by the Commission services on matters related to consumer health.

8. Any other business.


Draft agenda of the Scientific Steering Committee Meeting of 11-12 January 2001

(items marked with an asterix (*) are priority)

1. Welcome, apologies, introductory remarks, declaration of interest.

2. Approval of the agenda

3. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of 7-8 December 2000

4. Multidisciplinary matters:

a. Co-ordination: Reports of the Chairmen of the 8 Scientific Committees

b. Harmonisation of risk assessment methods: (draft) mandate for a task force.

c. Safety of cotton (progress report)

d. Emerging scientific issues (progress reports from task forces, working groups and scientific committees)

*e. New questions

5. Multidisciplinary matters relating to TSE/BSE

5.1. * Report by the chairman of the TSE/BSE ad-hoc group meeting of 4 January 2001

5.2. Reports on specific issues:

Questions resulting from the Council of Ministers meeting of 4 December 2000:

*a. Safety of bovine vertebral column and T-bone-steaks.

*b. Safety of bovine thymus and spleen.

*c. Safety of bovine rendered fats.

*d. Safety of hydrolysed proteins (all sources).

e. Safety of ruminant-derived mechanically recovered meat (MRM).

f. BSE epidemiology (survey methods).

Geographical BSE-risk.

g. Update

Other issues:

*h. Pre-emptive opinion on risk scenarios, should BSE in sheep be found under natural conditions. Monitoring of research results on experimental BSE in small ruminants.

6. Info on the follow-up given to the opinions adopted at the previous SSC meeting.

7. Information by the Commission services on matters related to consumer health.

8. Any other business.

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