COT statement on the tolerable daily intake for perfluorooctanoic acid

The COT set a tolerable daily intake (TDI) for Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in 2006. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) have derived a TDI and a Provisional Health Advisory Value, respectively, using the same toxicity endpoint but using different uncertainty factors. Hence the COT was invited to re-evaluate the TDI previously recommended.