Nanomaterial Use in Food = Food Safety Risk Assessment

According to a June 9, 2020 French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) news release https://www.anses.fr/en/content/nanomaterials-food-ansess-recommendations-improving-their-identification-and-better “… an increasing number of nanomaterials have been incorporated into everyday products, particularly foods … many questions are being asked about their identification, their impacts on human health and the environment, and how to regulate them … ANSES, requires manufacturers, importers and distributors of more than 100 grams of nanoparticle substances per year to declare the identity of the substances, the quantities handled and the intended uses … The food sub-sectors most concerned are infant formula (25.6%), confectionery (15.6%), breakfast cereals (14.8%), cereal bars (12.9%), and frozen pastries and desserts (10.9%) … Given the uncertainties … ANSES … calls for consumer exposure to be limited by avoiding unnecessary uses of nanomaterials in food and by promoting safe products, free of nanomaterials, that are equivalent in terms of function and effectiveness …” #Nanomaterials #FoodSafety #RiskAssessment