France set to ban titanium dioxide nanoparticles from food products, EFSA is still re-evaluating

On Sunday 27th of May, the French Government amendment No. 2557 was adopted by the National Assembly. The amendment states the Government shall take regulatory measures to suspend the placing on the market of additive E171 (titanium dioxide - TiO2) as well as foods containing it. This is based on the French Consumer Code, articles 521‑17 and  also under Article 54 'Other Emergeny Measures' in EU Regulatin (EC) 178/2002 (the General Food Law Regulation).

French State Secretary for Ecology announced Plans to ban Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles from Food Products

On 18 May 2018, the French State Secretary for Ecology, Ms Brune Poirson, announced in the newspaper Le Parisien that the Government intends to implement a ban on the use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles in food products. "We want to ban, before the end of the year, the use of this substance as a food additive in France" said the State Secretary to Le Parisien. She also reminded that France had asked the European Commission for measures on titanium dioxide.