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Overview on European Regulatory Issues Legislation and EFSA Evaluations of Nanomaterials

Chapter 10
: Pocas, F.; Franz, Roland


Cerqueira, Miguel Angelo (Ed.); Lagarón, José M. (Ed.); Pastrana Castro, Lorenzo Miguel (Ed.); Vicente, António Augusto (Ed.):
Nanomaterials for Food Packaging : Materials, Processing Technologies, and Safety Issues
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2018
ISBN: 0-323-51272-0
ISBN: 978-0-323-51271-8
Book Article
Fraunhofer IVV ()

This chapter addresses the legislation and the principles for safety evaluation of packaging and other food contact materials in Europe and how these have been applied to nanomaterials. The materials already authorized or evaluated in Europe are presented. From the regulatory point of view, the precise definition of “Nanomaterial” is important and therefore it is also briefly discussed. Developments in mathematical models to estimate migration of nanoparticles as a tool in their safety assessment are also addressed.