COT Meeting: 19 March 2019

Last updated:
11 March 2019
Agenda and papers for the meeting of the Committee at 10.00am on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 in Broadway House Conference Centre, Tothill St, London, SW1H 9NQ.


1. Apologies for absence

2. Draft minutes of February meeting TOX/MIN/2019/01

3. Matters arising 

4. Potential future discussion items – horizon scanning COT members have agreed that it would be useful to have an annual agenda item to discuss potential future topics. This paper lists ongoing and planned topics of discussion and invites members to give their opinions on emerging toxicological issues that may be of relevance to public health or to Committee working procedures, which could be included in the Committee’s programme of work in 2019. TOX/2019/08

5. Phosphate-based flame retardants:
    Follow-up to scoping paper on phosphate-based flame retardants and the potential for developmental toxicity. TOX/2019/09

6. First draft Committee view on phosphate-based flame retardants and the potential for developmental toxicity. TOX/2019/10

7. Potential toxicological risks from electronic nicotine (and non-nicotine) delivery systems (E(N)NDS – e-cigarettes), Paper 9: Bystander exposure. TOX/2019/11

8. Discussion paper on the EFSA Opinion on “Phthalates” TOX/2019/12

9. Risks to human health from the use of certain additives not currently allowed in the EU. TOX/2019/13

10. Draft 2018 Annual report. COT section of the 2018 Annual report for the Committees on Toxicity, Mutagenicity and Carcinogenicity. Members are invited to agree the text and also to consider how the COT has performed during 2018 against the Good Practice Guidelines for committees advising the Food Standards Agency (FSA). TOX/2019/14

11. Update paper for information: FSA Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs) update. TOX/2019/15

12. Any other business

Draft Minutes