• New definition of the term ’nanomaterial’ out for stakeholder consultation

    Posted 12.05.2021

    The European Commission has completed it's long-awaited review of it's recommendation on the definition of the term nanomaterial from 2011.

    This has resulted in a new proposed defintion of nanomaterials that is now subject to stakeholder consultation. The new definition to be reviewed is:

    1. 'Nanomaterial' means a natural, incidental or manufactured...


  • Titanium dioxide: E171 no longer considered safe when used as a food additive

    Posted 07.05.2021

    The European Food Safety Authority of the European Commission has updated its safety assessment of the food additive titanium dioxide (E 171), following a request by the European Commission in March 2020.

    EFSA’s expert Panel on Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF) concluded that “

  • Nano-silver is no longer approved under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) for specific uses

    Posted 23.04.2021

    The European Commission has listed ten active substances, which includes nano silver, that are no longer approved under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) for specific uses.

    The substances were listed in the biocidal review programme, but had no companies backing the chemicals. ECHA wasn’t able to find new backers for the chemicals. The Commission will amend Annex II to the BPR and...