January 21, 2011

EFSA opens nanomaterials guide for comments

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has launched a public consultation on its draft guidance document for engineered nanomaterial (ENM) applications in food and feed. The guidance document  sets out for applicants, the data needed to understand the specific properties of the ENM, allowing a risk assessment to be carried out.

The draft guidance also recognises several uncertainties related to test methodologies and the availability of data and makes recommendations about how risk assessments should reflect such uncertainties.

Professor Vittorio Silano, Chair of EFSA's Scientific Committee said, "This is the first time that risk assessment guidance on nanotechnologies related to the food chain has been developed, making this public consultation very important to EFSA. We look forward to reviewing the contributions. " Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine from Perendale Publishers.
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