The European Food Safety Authority has launched a public consultation on a draft EFSA guidance on the risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain: Part 1, human and animal health

The draft guidance cover a range of possible nanomaterial distinctions as used e.g. in regulations (e.g. Novel foods) but also other descriptions of nanomaterials that can be used in food/feed. The guidance inludes a flow chart developed in the EU NanoDefine project to facilitate the assessment of a nanomaterial. 

The draft document has been prepared by an EFSA working group under the EFSA Scientific Committee.

A second part of the Guidance will address aspects relating to environmental risk assessment of nanosciences and nanotechnologies. 

The EFSA public consultation is open until 4 March, 2018. In its usual fashion, NIA will launch a dedicated NIA Member Consultation to the draft EFSA Guidance.