Europe unveils risk assessment guidance for engineered nanomaterials used in food chain

Villanueva, Tiago
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/6/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 12, pE774
Academic Journal
The article discusses the guidance on the risk assessment of nanoscience and nanotechnology application in food carried out by the European Commission. It mentions that the guidance provides recommendations on the requirements for the use of engineered nanomaterials including food additives, flavourings, and novel foods. It cites European Food Safety Authority scientific officer David Carlander who says that guidance is essential as the use of nanotechnology in food is expected to increase.


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