Formerly Advisory Commitee on Genetic Modification (ACGM)
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) - SACGM (CU) - provides technical and scientific advice to the UK Competent Authorities (UK CAs) on all aspects of the human and environmental risks of the contained use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). In particular:
Contact: The secretary SACGM (CU), Health and Safety Executive, Hazardous Installations Directorate, Specialised Industries Division, Biological Agents Unit, 1.2 Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, Merseyside L20 7HS
SACGM (CU) replaces the esteemed Advisory Committee on Genetic Modification (ACGM) together with its Technical Subcommittee (TSC). ACGM, and latterly TSC, played a key role in the development of the comprehensive and highly successful legislation now in place for the contained use of GMOs. Careful consideration has recently been given to future advisory requirements in relation to GM contained use activities and it has been concluded that the emphasis is now on obtaining independent expert scientific/technical advice for the UK CA on specific GM notifications and related issues. SACGM (CU) came into effect on 1 January 2004.