The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published guidance on human and animal health aspects of the risk assessment of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications in the food and feed chain. The guidance gives practical suggestions on the types of testing that are needed and the methods that can be applied. It covers areas such as novel foods, food contact materials, food and feed additives and pesticides.
The guidance has now entered a pilot phase with the hope that it will be finalised by the end of 2019. Additionally, a second guidance will be developed in 2019 focusing on environmental risk assessment of nanoscience and nanotechnology applications in the food and feed chain.
Source: EFSA, 4 July 2018