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NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE FOOD CHAIN - Favv

NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE FOOD CHAIN - Favv

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THEME 6: REGULATORY ASPECTS OF EU FOOD LEGISLATION Eric Poudelet European Commission, DG Health & Consumer Protection, Brussels, Belgium E-mail: Jean-Francois.Roche@ec.europa.eu A safe and responsible development of nanotechnology Nanotechnologies represent both an opportunity in the context of the EU 2020 innovation policy and a challenge to overcome the obstacles, which hinder their development. The acceptance of nanomaterials in consumer goods and in food products in particular will depend on the clear demonstration of their safety and their benefits for society, and also on consumer confidence. In its 2004 Nanotechnology Strategy, the European Commission already called for an "integrated, safe and responsible" approach to the use of nanotechnologies. This approach implies that significant resources and efforts are devoted to the development of scientific knowledge on the specific properties of nanomaterials to be able to manage accurately the related risks for Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). Policy makers have a key role to play in managing the potential risks related to the use of nanomaterials in food and the capacity to perform a proper risk assessment is central to this. The Commission has called on the independent scientific committees of the European Union to address some of the critical issues relevant to the assessment of the safety of nanomaterials for food and consumer goods. As a result, several opinions have been adopted or are under development, in particular by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly- Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). In particular, the Commission has asked EFSA to provide guidance by mid 2011 on the risk assessment concerning potential risks arising from applications of 85

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