Science policy responses

SfAM enables microbiologists within our membership and beyond to connect with Government and Parliament, giving them a voice to help maximise the impact of microbiological research and application. To achieve this, the Society frequently responds to requests from policymakers for evidence and information, working in tandem with our members and partner organizations. Through our science policy responses, our membership places SfAM as a go-to organization for policymakers to access high-quality evidence and advice, based on cutting edge microbiological research.

You can find a catalogue of the Society's previous science policy responses below.


23 Oct 2018

SfAM response to inquiry into forensic science

The Society for Applied Microbiology submitted written evidence to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into forensic science

14 Oct 2018

SfAM response to Food Standards Agency consultation on EU Exit

The Society for Applied Microbiology responded to a consultation from the Food Standards Agency on their proposed approach to retained EU law for food and feed safety and hygiene


SfAM and Microbiology Society response to inquiry into antimicrobial resistance image
SfAM and Microbiology Society response to inquiry into antimicrobial resistance

The Society for Applied Microbiology and Microbiology Society jointly submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Health & Social Care Select Committee inquiry into AMR

SfAM response to inquiry into sustainable seas image
SfAM response to inquiry into sustainable seas

The Society for Applied Microbiology has submitted written evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into sustainable seas

Royal Society of Biology response to consultation on the future for food, farming and the environment image
Royal Society of Biology response to consultation on the future for food, farming and the environment

The Society for Applied Microbiology contributed to the Royal Society of Biology's response to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' consultation on the future for food, farming and the environment