The main talking points at the COT’s recent meeting on 14 May were the potential risks arising from certain substances within the diets of young children, and contaminated land risk assessment.

The following papers were discussed:

  • A report on a revised toxicological framework to aid the development of new screening levels for contaminants in soil (TOX/2013/18).
  • Third draft statement on the potential risks from high levels of vitamin A in the infant diet (TOX/2013/20).
  • First draft statement on endosulfan isomers, pentachlorobenzene and chlordecone in relation to the infant diet (TOX/2013/21).
  • Third draft statement on the potential risks from high levels of aluminium in the infant diet (TOX/2013/22).
  • Paper for information: Diet and Nutrition Survey of Infants and Young Children (DNSIYC), 2011 (TOX/2013/24).

UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment. COT agenda and access to all papers including annexes via the link given below.

http://cot.food.gov.uk/cotmtgs/cotmeets/cotmeets2013/cotmeet14may13/cotagepap14may13

 

The above item was taken from the June 2013 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).

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