The Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006
12. Functions of Central Advisory Committee. -
1. The Central Advisory Committee shall ensure close co-operation between the Food Authority and the enforcement agencies and organisations operating in the field of food.
2. The Central Advisory Committee shall advise the Food Authority on-
a. the performance of its duties under this section and in particular in drawing up of a proposal for the Food Authority's work programme,
b. on the prioritisation of work,
c. identifying potential risks,
d. pooling of knowledge, and
e. such other functions as may be specified by regulations.
3. The Central Advisory Committee shall meet regularly at the invitation of the Chairperson of Central Advisory Committee or at the request of at least one-third of its members, and not less than three times a year.