Sir John Krebs, chairman of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), has announced on behalf of the FSA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and devolved administrations, the appointment of Dr Chitra Bharucha as chairman of the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF).

Bharucha's term of office will run for three years.

Krebs said: "The Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs is one of the committees which play a very important role in providing the FSA, Defra and devolved administrations with expert advice.

"The Committee is extremely fortunate to have an independent chairman with the reputation and ability of Dr Bharucha. I am delighted that she has agreed to serve for the next three years. I wish her well in her new appointment".