the work of Chemical Hazard Identification & Risk Surveillance Group (CHaIRS)

Mr Carroll made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was partially successful.

Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,

Could you please provide me with information concerning this group in terms of
(i) it's terms of reference and role
(ii) Membership (who and from which organisations sit on the group)
(iii) minutes of meetings held so far.
There is little information currently available on the DEFRA website about the role of this group.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Carroll

Helpline, Defra (CCU), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Dear Mr Carroll

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: CHAIRS GROUP

Thank you for your request for information on the work of the Chemical Hazard Identification & Risk Surveillance Group (CHaIRS). We are dealing with your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

I am writing to advise you that the information requested is not held by Defra and that it would be more appropriate for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to provide a response in this case. The Secretary to the CHaIRS Group is John Caseley at the FSA Food Safety: Implementation and Delivery Division.

Details on how to contact the Food Standards Agency can be found here: http://www.food.gov.uk/aboutus/contactus/ . Alternatively I can transfer, your request to the FSA, but before doing so we request your permission to notify them of your name and contact details. If you agree to this please reply to this email stating that you authorize the transfer of your information request.

Regards

Jennifer Long
Business Support Team
Customer Contact Unit

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Dear Helpline, Defra (CCU),

Please pass on my name and details via the what do they know site to the FSA concerning my FOI request concerning the work of the CHaIRS group.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Carroll

Caseley, John,

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To: Mr Carroll

Please see the attached letter.

John Caseley
Incidents Branch
Food Safety: Implementation and Delivery Division
Food Standards Agency
Tel: 020 7276 8799

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Dunn, Elizabeth,

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Dear Mr Carroll

Further to your request for information relating to the Chemical Hazard
Identification & Risk Surveillance (CHaIRS) Group, please see the attached
letter.

Kind regards

Beth

Beth Dunn
Incidents Unit
Tel: 0207 276 8364
Fax: 0207 276 8446

Food Standards Agency | Area 4B | Aviation House | 125 Kingsway | London |
WC2B 6NH

[1]www.food.gov.uk

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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To: Mr Carroll

Please see the attached letter (and attachments) in response to your
recent FOI request.

John Caseley
Incidents Branch
Enforcement & Local Authority Delivery Division
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,
Thankyou for providing me with information relating to the membership and minutes of the meetings held so far of the CHaIRS group. I will however be pursuing a seperate FOI request concerning whether the redacted sections contain information relating to Rattlechain Mere and white phosphorus poisoning of wildfowl which I was told by the VLA was raised as an issue at at least one meeting, has now been proven to have occured and is in the public demain already. As there is no mention of this topic in any of the none redated information, I can only assume that it has been redacted, and I therefore have to question why this is the case?

Yours sincerely,

Mr Carroll

Caseley, John,

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Mr Carroll

Thank you for your recent FOI request. Please see our response (attached).

John Caseley
Incidents Branch
Enforcement & Local Authority Delivery Division
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.

The original of this email was scanned for viruses by the Government
Secure Intranet (GSI) virus scanning service supplied exclusively by Cable
& Wireless Worldwide in partnership with MessageLabs and on leaving the
GSI this email was certified virus-free. However you should always use
your own virus-scanning software to ensure mail and attachments are safe
to open.

Communications on the FSA's computer systems may be monitored and/or
recorded to secure effective operation of the system and for other lawful
purposes.

Caseley, John,

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To: Mr Carroll

Please see the attached letter.

John Caseley
Incidents Branch
Enforcement & Local Authority Delivery Division
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.

The original of this email was scanned for viruses by the Government
Secure Intranet (GSI) virus scanning service supplied exclusively by Cable
& Wireless Worldwide in partnership with MessageLabs and on leaving the
GSI this email was certified virus-free. However you should always use
your own virus-scanning software to ensure mail and attachments are safe
to open.

Communications on the FSA's computer systems may be monitored and/or
recorded to secure effective operation of the system and for other lawful
purposes.