Threshold of Toxicological Concern – EFSA meets stakeholders
23 October 2014
When: 2 December 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have embarked on a project to review the science underlying the concept of the Threshold of Toxicological Concern (TTC).
EFSA and WHO will convene a stakeholder event on 2 December 2014 to provide an opportunity for interested parties to present their views on specific questions to be assessed in the project. The meeting will be followed by a meeting of international experts which will aim to agree a consistent and globally accepted science-based TTC approach. This will include recommendations on revisions of the Cramer decision tree, the TTC class thresholds, and on a tiered TTC decision tree to improve the safety assessment of chemicals to which the public is exposed at low levels through food. A call for experts for the EFSA/WHO expert meeting has been launched and is available on the WHO website.
The overall goal of the project is to develop a globally harmonised decision tree for a tiered approach on the application of TTC in the risk assessment of chemicals, based on the current state-of-the-science and building on existing work.
SAFE will be represented at this meeting by Ms Floriana Cimmarusti.