Photos from the event can be viewed hereA report from the event can be read hereProf Franz's powerpoint is available hereThe European Food Safety Authority in 2009, in its opinion on the potential risks arising from nanoscience and nanotechnologies used in food recommended that action should be taken to generate more information on the properties of nanomaterials when they are exposed to consumers.In response to this recommendation Dr Roland Franz of the Fraunhofer IVV independent research establishment carried out a study to examine whether nanomaterials present in food packaging could potentially migrate into the food and present a risk to consumers. The results of Dr Roland Franz’ study provides no evidence that this is the case and concludes that nanomaterials in food packaging are safe and convenient for consumers. The study also highlights that a more risk based approach to safety research offers far more clarity than labelling alone. The results of the study will be presented during this roundtable discussion. What is Nanotechnology? Nanotechnology is an innovative development used by the chemical industry to optimise manufacturing processes and product quality. It offers a technology that operates on a ‘nanoscale’ which is one millionth of a millimetre.
Tuesday, 26 March, 2013 12:30 - 14:00
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