The European Meals Security Authority (EFSA) not too long ago launched for public session a draft steerage on technical necessities for regulated meals and feed product functions to ascertain the presence of small particles, together with nanoparticles. The draft steerage doc, accessible Right here, establishes necessities that apply to particles requiring particular evaluation on the nanoscale in standard supplies that don’t meet the definition of engineered nanomaterial as set out within the Novel Meals Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. The Novel Meals Regulation, (EU) 2015/2283, defines “engineered nanomaterial” as “any deliberately produced materials that has a number of dimensions of the order of 100 nm or much less or that’s composed of discrete useful components, both internally or on the floor, lots of which have a number of dimensions of the order of 100 nm or much less, together with constructions, agglomerates or aggregates, which can have a measurement above the order of 100 nm however retain properties which might be attribute of the nanoscale.” (See Article 3.2(f) of (EU) 2015/2283.)
Whereas the steerage will immediately apply to sure regulated meals and feed merchandise and offers obligatory info necessities for novel meals functions submitted within the context of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283, EFSA explains that sure features of the steerage could also be of worth in assessing particles on the nanoscale in different domains, together with meals contact supplies. Feedback on the draft steerage are due by September 9, 2020.
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