Food Standards Agency
London WC2B 6NH
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The Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) is an independent scientific committee that provides advice to the Food Standards Agency, the Department of Health and other Government Departments and Agencies on matters concerning the toxicity of chemicals.
Assessing chemical risks in food
Chemical risk assessment is the process that provides the scientific basis for decisions aimed at ensuring, maintaining and enhancing the safety of human exposure to chemicals.
Risk analysis framework
The processes of risk assessment, risk management and risk communication.
History of the COT
The COT started work in 1978. Find out more about its history.
The subject index identifies topics previously discussed by the COT, COC and COM. If your area of interest relates to the COT, further information such as minutes, papers and statements can be found using our search engine.
For areas covered by the COC and COM you can search their respective websites via the links on the left hand side.
The next meeting will be held on 14 May 2013, at Aviation House, Kingsway WC2 6NH.
New members for the Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT)
FSA Chair Lord Jeff Rooker and the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies have appointed two new members to the COT.
Dr Caroline Harris and Dr René Crevel are appointed to the COT with effect from 1 April 2013 for a period of three years.
The FSA is grateful to the departing members, Professor Justin Konje and Dr Rebecca Dearman who left the COT on 31 March 2013 for the commitment and valuable advice they have given.