COT Meeting: 7th February 2023

Agenda and papers for the meeting of the Committee at 10.00am on Tuesday 7th February 2023

Last updated: 27 October 2023

1.    Apologies for absence.

2.    Draft minutes and reserved minutes of the 7 th of February 2023 meeting TOX/MIN/2023/01.    

3.    Matters arising.                                                                         

4.    CBD update (Reserved) TOX/2023/12.

5.    . CBD update (Reserved) TOX/2023/12.

6.     First draft statement on the safety of green tea catechins      TOX/2023/05.

7.     First draft statement on the review of the guidance levels for fortificants in the bread and flour regulations (BFR) TOX/2023/03.

8.      Draft EFSA opinion on the Tolerable Upper Level for vitamin B6 TOX/2023/10.

9.        Discussion paper on the effects of pica during pregnancy     TOX/2023/06.

10.  Draft 2022 COT Annual report TOX/2023/07.

11.  Update on actions taken subsequent to the Committee’s advice TOX/2023/08.

12.   Annual COT horizon scanning TOX/2023/09.

13.   Update on the work of other FSA Scientific Advisory Committees - for information TOX/2023/11. 

14.    Any other business.

Next meeting of the Committee: Tuesday 28th of March 2023 at Broadway House, London and via Teams. 

Matters arising:

  • JEGs Update
  • Working Groups Update        

Media discussed during the meeting

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Draft minutes of the 14th December 2022 meeting


Opinion on the safety of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate phosphate as a monomer for use in the manufacture of plastic food contact materials and article.


First draft statement on the guidance levels for the fortificants in the bread and flour regulations


Discussion paper on existing health-based guidance values (HBGVs) for T2 & HT2 mycotoxins


Second Draft Statement on the Hepatotoxicity of Green Tea Catechins


Discussion paper on the effects of pica during pregnancy


2022 Annual Report of the COT

Draft Annual report 2022 


Update on actions taken subsequent to COT advice



Potential future discussion items – horizon scanning 2023


Draft scientific opinion on the Tolerable Upper Intake Level 2 for vitamin B6


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

Final minutes of the meeting:

Final minutes of the 7th February 2023 COT Meeting