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.
Annual report published August 2017:
Read the joint annual report of the COT, COM and COC. The aim of the report is to provide a brief toxicological background to the Committees' decisions.
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.
The processes of risk assessment, risk management and risk communication.
The Committee of the Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) started work in 1978. The COT replaced the toxicology sub-committee of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Chemicals in Food and the Environment.
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.