Governing Nano Foods: Principles-Based Responsive Regulation, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124202144
  • ISBN-13: 9780124202146
  • DDC: 344.04232
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 100 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Food which nanotechnology has impacted or to which nanotechnology is applied is referred to as nanofood.  From treatment of the soil in which a crop plant is grown to the caring of a food, nanotechnology is a growing factor in the food supply. At this point, however, there is no definitive, effective global method for regulating the use of nanotechnology as it relates to the food suply. Legislation on nanotechnologies is still evolving, as is understanding what data is needed for effective, efficient and appropriate risk assessment associated with nanotechnology impacted foods. Due to the emerging nature of nanotechnology and its role in the food supply, case-by-case studies are the current norm, but the need for wide-scale testing and broad-based regulatory standards is urgent. This project is based on an EFFoST study designed to provide a comparative study of nanofood regulations in order to guide regulation development in this rapidly expanding market.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface and Acknowledgements.
Executive Summary.
1: Introduction.
2: Requirements for Food Safety Regulation.
3: Safety Frame Applied to Food Applications of Nanotechnology.
4: Case-by-Case Premarket Approval.
5: Nano-Specific Regulation.
6: Regulatory Burdens.
7: A Responsive Regulatory System.
8: Conclusions and Way Forward.
Appendix A.
Appendix B.
Appendix C.
Appendix D.
Appendix E.