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NIA urges FDA to intensify the Support of internationally harmonised Efforts on the Interpretation of Nanomaterials

On 21 July 2012, ahead of the US FDA's 25 July deadline, the NIA submitted replies to the two Draft FDA Guidance documents: Draft Guidance for Industry: Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products; and Draft Guidance for Industry: Assessing the Effects of Significant Manufacturing Process Changes, Including Emerging Technologies, on the Safety and Regulatory Status of Food Ingredients and Food Contact Substances, Including Food Ingredients that are Color Additives that had been published by the FDA in April 2012.

The NIA is of the view that the draft documents, which in both cases do not represent legally enforceable responsibilities, are thorough and well-prepared and that they provide useful and appropriate information and guidance for industry.

In its comments on the US FDA DRAFT Guidance for Industry - Safety of Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products, the NIA points out that the FDA guidance could 'be of additional value, if more details could be provided on what type of data would be required for nanomaterials. This would increase the certainty of what manufacturers would be required to provide and facilitate their planning and resource estimations'.

In its comments on the US FDA DRAFT Guidance for Industry Assessing the Effects of Significant Process Changes, including Emerging Technologies, on the Safety and Regulatory Status of Food Ingredients and Food Contact Substances, Including Food Ingredients that are Color Additives, the 'NIA urges the FDA to support intensified international efforts to arrive at harmonised international interpretations of nanomaterials'.

 

Follow these links to find out more about the FDA DRAFT Guidance documents on (a) Cosmetics, or (b) Food and Food Contact, or to download the NIA's comment documents on (a) Cosmetics, or (b) Food and Food Contact.

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