COT Meeting: 28 March 2017

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

Agenda

1.  Apologies for absence 

2.  Draft minutes of December meeting    TOX/MIN/2017/01

3.  Matters arising

4.  Reports of the COT-COC Synthesising Epidemiological Evidence Subgroup (SEES). TOX/2017/13

5.  Review of potential risks from cadmium 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/2017/14

6.  Second draft statement on the potential risks from iodine in the diets of infants aged 0-12 months and children aged 1 to 5 years. This is part of ongoing work in which the COT are reviewing the risks of toxicity from chemicals in the diets of infants and young children.  TOX/2017/15

7.  Second draft statement on potential risks from nickel 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/2017/16

8.  Updated discussion paper on the results of the 2014 survey of metals and other elements in infant foods.  TOX/2017/18

9.   CS Skin absorption study. TOX/2017/23

10.  EFSA consultation on draft guidance on the risk assessment of substances present in food intended for infants below 16 weeks of age.  TOX/2017/17

11.  Draft EFSA protocol for a systematic review on health outcomes related to the age of introduction of complementary food for the scientific assessment of the appropriate age of introduction of complementary feeding into an infant’s diet – an update. TOX/2017/19   

12.  EFSA consultation on draft guidance on biological relevance.  The COT will consider responding to this public consultation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). TOX/2017/20

13.  EFSA consultation on draft guidance on the use of the weight of evidence approach in scientific assessments. The COT will consider responding to this public consultation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). TOX/2017/21 

14.  Horizon scanning follow-up. This paper follows up on the COT’s horizon scanning discussion at the last meeting, with a list of topics and a proposed action plan. TOX/2017/22  

15.  Paper for information: FSA Scientific Advisory Committees(SACs) update.  TOX/2017/24

16.  Any other business  

Date of next meeting – 16th May 2017, Conference Rooms  4 & 5, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2 6NH

 

Final Minutes