French agency ANSES publishes guidance on nanomaterials assessments

FRANCE – The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has  published a scientific guide on conducting risk assessments for engineered nanomaterials used as food additives and ingredients with a nutritional function. This move follows the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)’s latest safety assessment for the food additive titanium dioxide (E171) – also labeled as TiO2  – which deems the potentially carcinogenic white colorant unsafe. According to ANSES, a singular approach to assessing the health risks of engineered nanomaterials across food and nutraceutical ingredients is not…

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Bureau Veritas 7layers, Ioxt Alliance expand partnership in Asia

FRANCE – Bureau Veritas, world leader in testing, inspection and certification services (TIC) has taken a step to increase its engagement with Ioxt Alliance by opening Service and Competence Centers in Asia, following the successful ioXt Alliance Asia Summer Summit in June 2021, hence expanding its regional coverage. The event marked the launch of the ioXt Asia Alliance which will mark significant expansion for the ioXt Alliance into a critical market for both manufacturers and consumers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. “The Consumer Product Services Division of Bureau Veritas…

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