COT Meeting: 7 February 2017

Last updated:
27 January 2017
Agenda and papers for the meeting of the Committee at 10.00am on Tuesday, 7th February 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/2016/06

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 2017.    TOX/2017/01

5.  A review of 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/2017/03

6.  First draft addendum to the 2013 COT statement on potential risks from vitamin A in the infant diet. This draft COT statement summarises the available information and the Committee’s provisional conclusions. TOX/2017/04

7.  FSA Funded Study on Chlorinated and Brominated Dioxins, Furans, Biphenyls and Diphenylethers in Adipose Tissue, Liver Tissue, and Blood in Obese and Control Groups in the United Kingdom. TOX/2017/05

8.  Potassium-based replacements for sodium chloride and sodium-based additives; Draft working group report. The COT was asked by the SACN to advise on the possible adverse effects of increased potassium intakes as a consequence of salt replacement. TOX/2017/06

9.  First 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/2017/02

10.  Draft guidance on submission of papers to COT regarding irritant sprays and information required (reserved business). TOX/2017/07

11.  Draft statement on a new formulation of PAVA irritant spray (reserved business). TOX/2017/08

12.  Toxicological evaluation of novel tobacco products: Overview summary of data submitted – follow up Following discussion of this topic at the December 2016 meeting, a data matrix has now been prepared to facilitate the Committee’s evaluation (reserved business). TOX/2017/09

13.  Draft 2016 Annual Report. COT section of the 2016 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 2016 against the Good Practice Guidelines for committees advising the Food Standards Agency (FSA). TOX/2017/10

14.  Update on actions taken subsequent to COT advice. TOX/2017/11

15.  Paper for information: FSA Scientific Advisory Committees (SACs) update. TOX/2017/12

16.  Any other business

Date of next meeting – 28th March 2017, Conference Rooms  4 & 5, Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2 6NH

 

 

 

 

 

Final Minutes