Volume 90 Issue 18 | p. 8 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 30, 2012

Nanomaterials In Food, Cosmetics

Policy: FDA releases draft safety guidelines, denies petition to strengthen oversight
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Nano SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: nanotechnology, food, cosmetics, FDA

The Food & Drug Administration has denied a 2006 petition from a consumer advocacy group to require premarket safety testing and labeling of nanoscale materials in consumer products, such as food packaging and sunscreen. The agency has instead opted to propose voluntary guidelines that industry should follow to ensure the safety of nanomaterials in food and cosmetics.

The agency released the draft guidelines on April 20, the same day it denied . . .

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