The European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) published in July 2018 its Guidance on human and animal health aspects (Part 1) of the risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain.
The guidance is applicable to novel foods, food contact materials, food/feed additives and pesticides. Its correct implementation is important for applicants that seek market approval/renewal of a product under the various food laws, as well as for regulatory risk assessors from EFSA, Member States, and stakeholders. Since the new novel food legislation came into force in January 2018, it has been mandatory for the most up-to-date test methods to be used in risk assessments.
EFSA invites applicants to share their experiences of implementing the guidance on risk assessment of nanoscience and nanotechnologies applications in the food and feed chain. They will have the opportunity to raise specific issues, give and follow presentations, and discuss with EFSA scientists.