Regulatory safety assessment of nanoparticles for the food chain in Europe

Last updated on 9-2-2023 by Jan Mast

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Peer reviewed scientific article



Background The risk assessment of small particles (including nanoparticles) in products used in the food chain in the EU falls within the remit of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and has been under thorough scientific considerations for over a decade. Now that more experience is gained with evaluating novel foods, food contact materials, food/feed additives and pesticides, the outlines for regulatory safety assessments and data requirements are established. Scope and approach This paper reviews the principles underlying safety testing of small particles, referring to two …

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