• EFSA Publishes Final Guidance on the Risk Assessment of the Application of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed Chain
  • July 18, 2011 | Authors: Leticia Lizardo; Sébastien F. Louvion; Jean-Philippe Montfort
  • Law Firm: Mayer Brown International LLP - Brussels Office
  • After the public consultation on the scientific opinion regarding the draft guidance on risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain, the final version of the document was published on the 10th of May 2011 (http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/pub/2140.htm). The aim of the opinion is to give practical guidance for the risk assessment of applications, involving the use of Engineered Nanomaterials (ENM) in the food and feed chain. The guidance also is clearly stating that reduced information can be provided when absence of exposure to the ENM can be proved by data indicating no migration from food contact materials, or in cases where complete degradation/dissolution is demonstrated with no absorption of the ENM as such.