A letter with some suggestions on nanomaterials in food was sent to the Environment Committee MEPs in view of the 2nd reading vote on the amendments to the Council position on the Regulation on Novel Foods to take place on the 4th of May 2010. The letter was sent jointly on behalf of EEB and MIO-ECSDE and calls for the protection of consumers’ health and the environment by supporting the amendments 13, 73 and 81 related to nanomaterials.
The main points are:
- The precautionary principle must be applied to nano in food and food packaging (support amendments 13, 73);
- All nano ingredients must be clearly indicated to consumers through a mandatory labeling of products (support amendment 81)
Find below the NGO recommendations on nano in food in view of the ENVI vote on Regulation on Novel foods (4 May 2010):
For more info contact: Thomais Vlachogianni