Committee on Toxicity (COT)

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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.

Annual report published July 2016:

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.

Useful resources

Subject index

TheĀ 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.


Recruitment of COT specialist and non-specialist members

The Chair of the Food Standards Agency and the Chief Medical Officers of the Department of Health and the devolved administrations invite applications for specialist and non-specialist members of the COT which will become vacant on 31 March 2017.