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Jan 12, 2018

Public consultation on the draft EFSA guidance on the risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain: Part 1, human and animal health


 
Call from The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for a public consultation on its draft guidance for the risk assessment of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications in the food and feed chain (deadline: March 4).
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Posted by: Anastasios.Papadiamantis
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has opened a public consultation on its draft guidance for the risk assessment of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications in the food and feed chain. The guidance covers the relevant areas within EFSA’s remit, such as novel foods, food contact materials, food and feed additives, and pesticides.
 
The new document takes account of scientific developments that have taken place since publication of the previous guidance in 2011, particularly studies that offer new insights into exposure assessment and hazard characterisation of nanomaterials.
 
It also considers nanospecific considerations relating to in vivo/in vitro toxicological studies and outlines a tiered framework for toxicological testing, and proposes ways to carry out risk characterisation and uncertainty analysis.
 
Comments to the risk assessment approaches can be submitted until 4 March through this online platform: