• July 14, 2020
  • EFSA

EFSA Consults on Draft Guidance on Technical Requirements for Regulated Food and Feed Product Applications to Establish the Presence of Small Particles, Including Nanoparticles


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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has begun a public consultation on a draft document entitled “EFSA Guidance on Technical Requirements for Regulated Food and Feed Product Applications to Establish the Presence of Small Particles Including Nanoparticles.”  The draft Guidance sets out information requirements for applications in the regulated food and feed product areas and establishes criteria for assessing the presence of a fraction of small particles.  EFSA states that these requirements apply to particles requiring specific assessment at the nanoscale in conventional materials that do not meet the definition of engineered nanomaterial as set out in the Novel Food Regulation (EU) 2015/2283.  The draft Guidance outlines appraisal criteria, grouped in three sections, to confirm whether the conventional risk assessment should be complemented with nanospecific considerations. 

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