The European Food Safety Authority arrange this meeting, with about 60 participants, mainly from industry, to gather first views and inputs on the EFSA 2018 ‘Guidance on risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain: Part 1, human and animal health

The input provided to EFSA from the participants will be used by EFSA to revise and update the guidance document which will then be published, likely by the end of 2019, or early 2020 as a final EFSA Guidance. EFSA also informed that Part 2 Environmental aspects, had been delayed but that the work was in progress. 

NIAs’ David Carlander gave a presentation (Bottlenecks faced in the industry and multi-disciplinary approach in risk assessment of nanomaterials: A Regulatory perspective) where e.g. the lack of standardised methods and lack of service providers where mentioned. The NIA presentation, and all others, as well as the programme is published on the EFSA website