At its most recent meeting (7 May 2019), the COT discussed the potential risks from certain mycotoxins (cyclopiazonic acid, fusarenon-X and patulin), from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and from contaminants such as tropane alkaloids, in the diets of infants and children. COT experts also conducted toxicity assessments for cinnamaldehyde and vanillin, flavourings commonly found in e-cigarettes. In addition, the potential for phosphate-based flame retardants to cause neurodevelopmental toxicity was considered.

UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (2019). COT meeting: 7 May 2019. TOX/2019/17โ€‘25. Relevant reports available at:


The above items were taken from the June 2019 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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