Meeting

COT Meeting: 12th December 2023

Agenda and papers for the meeting of the Committee at 10.00am on Tuesday 12th December 2023

Last updated: 30 January 2024

Meeting Agenda

1.    Apologies for absence.

2.     Draft minutes and reserved minutes of the 17th October meeting TOX/MIN/2023/06. 

3.    Matters arising.         

4.     Discussion paper: Risk of emerging marine biotoxins in British shellfish – Pectenotoxin group TOX/2023/58.

5.    Scoping paper: Advice on the risk to human health from consumption of bivalve molluscs (shellfish) harvested from UK waters associated with marine biotoxins TOX/2023/59.

6.    Second Draft Statement on the Safety of Ginger Supplement Use in Pregnancy Ginger (Maternal diet) TOX/2023/60.

7.     Bisphenol A.

a)    Discussion paper/Paper for information: Bisphenol A: The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), BPA Part 2 TOX/2023/61.

b)    Discussion paper: Bisphenol A (BPA): Additional information TOX/2023/62.

8.    Draft EFSA Opinion on polychlorinated naphthalenes TOX/2023/63.

9.    Plant-based drinks Working Group- first draft report (Reserved) TOX/2023/64. 

10. Draft advice of the AEJEG on steviol glycosides (E 960) produced by fermentation (Rebaudioside M) using Saccharomyces cerevisiae (RP1112) (Reserved) TOX/2023/65.

11. Committee Advice on the safety of the Application to Request the approval of 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzaldehyde for use as a new flavouring substance in or on foods (RP1466) (Reserved) TOX/2023/66.

12. Update on the work of other FSA Scientific Advisory Committees - for information TOX/2023/67. 

13. Any other business

Matters arising:

  • JEG updates.
  • Regulation of food supplements and letter from the Council for Responsible Nutrition TOX/2023/57.

Media discussed during the meeting

TOX/MIN/2023/06

Draft Minutes of the 17th October 2023 COT Meeting

TOX/2023/57

Matters Arising: Letter from Council for Responsible Nutrition

(Annex A is not publicly available)

TOX/2023/58

Risk of emerging marine biotoxins in British shellfish – Pectenotoxin group

TOX/2023/59

Advice on the risk to human health from consumption of bivalve molluscs (shellfish) harvested from UK waters associated with marine biotoxins

TOX/2023/60

Second Draft Statement on the Safety of Ginger Supplement Use in Pregnancy

TOX/2023/61

Bisphenol A: The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), BPA Part 2

TOX/2023/62

Bisphenol A (BPA): Additional information

TOX/2023/63

EFSA consultation on a draft opinion on risks from polychlorinated naphthalenes in food and feed

TOX/2023/64

(Reserved)

TOX/2023/65 

(Reserved)

TOX/2023/66

(Reserved)

TOX/2023/67

Update on the work of other Scientific Advisory Committees- December 2023

Draft minutes of the meeting:

Draft Minutes of the 12th December 2023 COT Meeting