COT Meeting: 27 October 2015

Last updated:
12 October 2015
Agenda and papers for the meeting of the Committee at 10.00am on Tuesday, 8th September 2015 in Conference Rooms 4 & 5, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2 6NH -


1.  Apologies for absence

2.  Draft minutes of September meeting  TOX/MIN/2015/04

3.  Matters arising

4.  Follow-up paper on the recommendations of the Bystander Risk Assessment Working Group (BRAWG) report concerning skin sensitisation from exposure to pesticides. In 2012 the COT and the Advisory Committee on Pesticides (ACP) published the report of a joint Bystander Risk Assessment Working Group (BRAWG) on methods used in regulatory assessment of potential health risks to bystanders and residents from the application of pesticides.   TOX/2015/30

5.  Presentation on the microbiome by Prof Tim Gant, Public Health England (PHE)

6.  Review of risks arising from the infant diet and the development of atopic and autoimmune disease: systematic review C part I – the role of hydrolysed cows’ milk formulae in influencing the development of atopic and autoimmune disease: first draft statement. This draft COT statement summarises the available information and the Committee’s provisional conclusions.  (reserved business)TOX/2015/31

7.  COT contribution to SACN review of complementary and young child feeding; proposed scope of work for 1-5 year old children. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) is undertaking a review of scientific evidence that bears on the Government’s dietary recommendations for infants and young children and COT has been asked to review the risks of toxicity from chemicals in their diets. TOX/2015/32

8.  Paper for information: Response to EFSA Draft Guidance Document on Uncertainty in Scientific Assessment  TOX/2015/33

9.  Paper for information: FSA Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs) update. TOX/2015/34

10.  Any other business

Date of next meeting – 8th December 2015, Conference Rooms 4 &5, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2 6NH



Final Minutes