- Electronic ISBN 9780124202146
- Print ISBN 9780124201569
Food which nanotechnology has impacted or to which nanotechnology is applied is referred to as nanofood. From treatment of the soil in which a crop plant is grown to the caring of a food, nanotechnology is a growing factor in the food supply. At this point, however, there is no definitive, effective global method for regulating the use of nanotechnology as it relates to the food suply.
Legislation on nanotechnologies is still evolving, as is understanding what data is needed for effective, efficient and appropriate risk assessment associated with nanotechnology impacted foods. Due to the emerging nature of nanotechnology and its role in the food supply, case-by-case studies are the current norm, but the need for wide-scale testing and broad-based regulatory standards is urgent.
This project is based on an EFFoST study designed to provide a comparative study of nanofood regulations in order to guide regulation development in this rapidly expanding market.
Preface and Acknowledgements
Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1 Why Regulate the Application of Nanotechnologies in Food?
1.2 Applications of Nanotechnologies in Food and Agriculture
1.3 The Challenge to Regulate Nanotechnology in Food
1.4 Objectives, Methods and Scope of the Study
1.5 Structure of the Study
Chapter 2. Requirements for Food Safety Regulation
2.2 Fundamental Principles of Food Safety Governance
2.3 Risk Analysis as a Method to Determine the Regulatory Outcome
2.4 Increasing Responsibility of Businesses (Private) Risk Assessors
2.5 Consequences for Regulation
Chapter 3. Safety Frame Applied to Food Applications of Nanotechnology
3.2 Food Business
3.3 Food Products
3.6 Food Contact Materials
Chapter 4. Case-by-Case Premarket Approval
4.2 Object of Approval
4.3 Subject of Approval
4.4 Scope of Approval
4.6 Generally Recognized as Safe
4.7 A Responsive System?
Chapter 5. Nano-Specific Regulation
5.1 Towards a Legal Concept
Chapter 6. Regulatory Burdens
6.2 Other Concerns
6.3 Alleviating Burdens
6.4 Global Harmonisation?
Chapter 7. A Responsive Regulatory System
Chapter 8. Conclusions and Way Forward
8.1 Recommendations to Legislatures
8.2 Recommendation to the Scientific Community
8.3 Recommendation to International Risk Assessment Authorities
Appendix A. Analytical Framework
A.1 Elements of Food Safety Regulation
A.2 Requirements on Food Businesses
Appendix B. On the Delineation of the Concept ‘Nanotechnology’
"The report discusses testing and improving regulatory infrastructures or building new ones to ensure food safety in the face of challenges posed by nanotechnologies. It argues for a principles-based regulatory framework for nanotechnologies, in contrast to conventional rule-based approaches…"--ProtoView.com, April 2014