CHaIRS meetings

Mr Carroll made this Freedom of Information request to Food Standards Agency

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Dear Food Standards Agency,

I am writing to make an open government request for all the
information to which I am entitled under the freedom of information act.

In order to assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as specifically as possible.If however this request is too wide or too unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the
act, you are required to advise and assist requesters.

I am seeking final minutes of the CHaIRS group meeting 7 to which you have previously supplied me with draft notes given the FSA provide secretarial support as a member of the Chemical Hazards and Identification Risk
Surveillance group.
I am seeking the draft note of the 8th meeting schedueled to have taken place in March, and also dates for future meetings of the group for the coming year.
I am particularly interested in whether the minutes contain
reference to "The Rhodia incident" white phosphorus poisoning of wildfowl at Rattlechain Mere(lagoon) referred to in previous CHaIRS meetings confirming that white phosphorus release is occurring from
the site.
Could you also advise me of how members of the public can approach The CHaIRS group in relation to presenting information which the individual members may not be aware of, or if members of the public are allowed to attend these meetings?
I understand that under the act, I should be entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm that you have received this request. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

Caseley, John,

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Mr Carroll

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John Caseley
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Food Standards Agency
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To: Mr Carroll

Please see the attached letter.

John Caseley
Incidents Branch
Food Standards Agency
Tel: 020 7276 8799

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

For the latest food news and information visit www.food.gov.uk

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Dear Caseley, John,

With reference to the request concerning CHaIRS meetings you indicated on 12th May

"The information you requested is not currently held by the Food Standards Agency because the minutes of the 7th CHaIRS Group meeting are in draft form and are due to be finalised at the 8th meeting, which is not scheduled to take place until 16 May. Once finalised, I will arrange for the final minutes of the 7th meeting to be e-mailed to you."
Could you please send me the final minutes of both of these meetings if they have now been finalised?

Yours sincerely,

Mr Carroll

Caseley, John,

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Mr Carroll

Thank you for your e-mail. Please see the attached acknowledgement letter.

John Caseley
Incidents Branch
Food Standards Agency
Tel: 020 7276 8799

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

For the latest food news and information visit www.food.gov.uk

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Caseley, John,

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Mr Carroll

I enclose a response to your FOI request (Ref: 1067).

John Caseley
Incidents Branch
Food Standards Agency
Tel: 020 7276 8799

Food Standards Agency (FSA)

For the latest food news and information visit www.food.gov.uk

This email and any attachments are intended for the named recipient only. Unauthorised use, disclosure, storage or copying is not permitted. If you have received this email in error, please destroy all copies and inform the sender immediately by return email.

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