COT statement on a commercial survey investigating the occurrence of disinfectants and disinfection by-products in prepared salads

The Food Standards Agency received the results of a study, investigating the occurrence and formation of disinfectants and disinfection by-products in prepared salads. The study involved analysing a range of prepared salads, bought from various shops. The COT concluded that the study results did not indicate any cause for concern with respect to the use of chlorine washes.