European Regulation on Organic Foods excluding Engineered Nanomaterials From Organics awaits Ratification

The European Parliament adopted on 19 April 2018, in its first reading, Regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products. The Regulation will state that organic food production shall exclude food containing, or consisting of, engineered nanomaterials. The text uses the definition of 'engineered nanomaterials' already in place in the Novel Foods Regulation of 2015.

NIA Summary Report on the 2018 EC REACH Review

The European Commission published earlier in March its 2nd review of the functioning of the REACH Regulation. NIA has assessed this communication regard to its nanospecific aspects and prepared a summary report available to NIA Members. 

According to the EC communicaiton there is currently no need to change the enacting terms of REACH. and it includes several comments with respect to nanomaterials.

NIA Members can access the full NIA Summary Report