Overview on european regulatory issues, legislation, and EFSA evaluations of nanomaterials

Fátima Poças, Roland Franz

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanomaterials for food packaging
Subtitle of host publicationmaterials, processing technologies, and safety issues
EditorsMiguel Ângelo Cerqueira, José María Lagarón, Lorenzo Miguel Pastrana Castro, António Augusto Martins de Oliveira Soares Vicente
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780323512718
ISBN (Print)9780323512725
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Butadiene-ethyl acrylate-methyl methacrylate-styrene copolymer
  • Carbon black
  • Kaolin clay-polyacrylic acid sodium salt
  • Mathematical models
  • Migration
  • Modified bentonite
  • Modified montmorillonite clay
  • Safety
  • Silicon dioxide
  • Titanium nitride
  • Zinc oxide


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