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Nanotechnology focus for BfR event

By Joseph James Whitworth

Integrating nanomaterial in the entire value chain creates challenges and requires different approaches, according to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).

Nanotechnology offers great potential to the food and drink industry, said Steffi Friedrichs

Nanotechnology benefits: public needs reassurance

By Rick Pendrous

Nanotechnology offers great potential for use in the food and drink supply chain, but the public’s food safety concerns still need to be overcome, according to the head of the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA).

The Commission will have to think again and come up with another proposal on how to define and label nanomaterials

Rejected nano labelling law goes back to square one


The question of how to define and label nano-scale ingredients will return to the drawing board, after the European Parliament rejected the Commission’s proposed regulation on Wednesday.

MEPs oppose ‘weak’ nano definition

MEPs oppose ‘weak’ nano definition


MEPs have opposed a measure that would have exempted nano-sized food additives from labelling if they are already in common use.

The biggest topic for nanotech research is nanostructures, nanoparticles and nanomaterials

Nanotech concerns highlight core research needs

By Rod Addy

Public concerns about nanotechnology in food processing highlight important areas for further research, according to a US paper just published in the journal Nanobiotechnology.


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