COT 2023 meeting notes
Last updated: 09 February 2023
At their February meeting the Committee discussed a paper on existing health-based guidance values (HBGVs) for T2 & HT2 mycotoxins and a discussion paper on the effects of pica during pregnancy along with a draft opinion on the safety of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate phosphate as a monomer for use in the manufacture of plastic food contact materials; this is currently being treated as reserved.
They also reviewed their 2022 Annual Report of the COT, an update on actions taken subsequent to COT advice, potential future discussion items as part of horizon scanning 2023 and a draft scientific opinion from EFSA on the Tolerable Upper Intake Level 2 for vitamin B6.
The committee continued to work on their first draft statement on the guidance levels for the fortificants in the bread and flour regulations and their second draft statement on the hepatotoxicity of green tea catechins.