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EFSA – draft opinion on the relationship between nanotechnology and food and feed safety

EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has launched (17/10/2008) a public consultation on its draft scientific opinion in relation to nanoscience and nanotechnologies and food and feed safety. The document [pdf] focuses on engineered nano materials (ENM) that could be deliberately introduced into the food chain and  elaborates on approaches to risk assessment in this field.