Food safety

FAO/WHO Expert meeting on the application of nanotechnologies in the food and agriculture sectors: potential food safety implica tions

Meeting report

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WHO/FAO

Publication details

Editors: World Health Organization
Publication date: 2010
Languages: English, French

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Overview

Given the increased global interest in the use of nanotechnology and concerns on the potential food safety implications, FAO and WHO convened a joint Expert Meeting which aimed to identify knowledge gaps including issues on food safety, review current risk assessment procedures, consequently support further food safety research and develop global guidance on adequate and accurate methodologies to assess potential food safety risks that may arise from nanoparticles.