COT Meeting: 13 December 2017

Last updated:
28 November 2017
Agenda and papers for the meeting of the Committee at 10.00am on Wednesday, 13th December 2017 in Conference Rooms 4 & 5, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2 6NH

Agenda

1.  Apologies for absence

2.  Draft minutes of September meeting.  TOX/MIN/2017/05

3.  Matters arising 

4.  Review of potential risks from ochratoxin A (OTA) in the diet of infants aged 0 to 12 months and children aged 1 to 5 years. This discussion paper provides a summary of the toxicity of OTA, where data is available.  TOX/2017/45

5.  Review of potential risks from manganese in the diets of infants aged 0-12 months and children aged 1 to 5 years. The reviews will identify new evidence that has emerged since the Government recommendations were formulated and will appraise that evidence to determine whether the advice should be revised. The secretariat hope to submit a manuscript on manganese to a peer-reviewed journal and therefore this discussion paper will not be published at this time.  TOX/2017/46

6.  First draft statement of T2-toxin (T2) and HT2-toxin (HT-2) in the diet of infants aged 0 to 12 months and children aged 1 to 5 years. This draft COT statement summarises the available information and the Committee’s provisional conclusions.  TOX/2017/47

7.  Discussion paper on the potential risks from copper in the diet of infants aged 0 to 12 months and children aged 1 to 5 years. The COT was asked to review the risks of toxicity from chemicals in the diet of infants, most of which has been completed, and young children.  TOX/2017/48

8.  Potential toxicological risks from e-cigarettes. Paper 1: Characterisation of the aerosol droplet particle fraction.  TOX/2017/49

9.  Statement on maternal and infant dietary exposures and risk of development of atopic outcomes and autoimmune disease. This COT statement summarises the available information and the Committee’s provisional conclusions.  TOX/2017/50

10.  Third draft guidance for submission of papers to COT regarding irritant sprays and information required.  TOX/2017/51

11.  Paper for information: FSA Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs) update.  TOX/2017/52

12.  Any other business

 Date of next meeting: 6 - 7th February 2018  

Final minutes