Australia

Report Finds No Food Safety Risk from Nanomaterials

Three prominent nanomaterials, silicion dioxide, titanium dioxide and nanosilver, pose no "significant health risk for food grade materials" while nanoclays and nanosilver do not 'migrate' when used in food packaging, according to new, peer-reviewed reports from Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), the government body responsible for food safety in the two countries. As a result, authorities believe the current regulatory approach for nanomaterials in the country is 'valid...and consistent with international best practices.'