Nanoparticles may affect gut function

New study finds zinc nanoparticles used in food can coatings to negatively affect intestinal functions such as nutrient absorption, iron and glucose transport

Sweden: New website on safety of nanomaterials

Swedish platform on nanomaterial safety publishes new website with information on safety aspects of nanomaterials

Toolbox for nanomaterial safety assessment

JRC develops inventory of tools for assessing nanomaterial safety; toolbox freely accessible on JRC’s website

EFSA Nano Network report 2017

EFSA’s Network for Risk Assessment of Nanotechnologies in Food and Feed contributes to draft nano-guidance; annual report now available online

Opinion: EFSA’s draft nano-guidance too braod

Nanotechnology Industries Association comments on EFSA’s draft guidance on risk assessment of nanomaterials, deems scope too general and requirements too conservative

Belgium: Registration of nano-mixtures

Belgian nano-register requires reporting of mixtures containing nanomaterials as of January 1, 2018; food contact materials exempted from registry

EU nanoinformatics roadmap published

EU program NanoSafety Cluster releases draft roadmap on nanoinformatics, addresses future research, risk assessment, governance

Public consultation on EFSA’s nano-guidance

EFSA publishes draft guidance on risk assessment of nanomaterials in food and feed; public consultation open until March 4, 2018

Environmental toxicity of nanomaterials

German Environment Agency releases reports on aquatic toxicity and environmental fate of nanomaterials

Sweden launches nano-register

Swedish Chemicals Agency issues new rules for mandatory reporting of nanomaterials data to national products register; rules apply from January 1, 2018; deadline for data submission is February 2019