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europe flag-1350059751945The European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) has voted to adopt a draft report that 'proposed a moratorium on the use of nanomaterials in food, based on the precautionary principle'. The report is an amended version of theEuropean Commission's (EC) January 2014 proposal for a Regulation on Novel Foods 2013/0435 (COD).

A draft report containing 93 amendments to the original EC proposal was presented to members of the ENVI Committee at a recent plenary session of the European Parliament; MEPs present at the session 'nevertheless amended the text and proposed a moratorium', and an extraordinary session was held in order to vote on an adoption of the newly-amended report. One of the other significant amendments proposed by MEPs at the Plenary was for a nanoparticle number threshold of 10% to be used, instead of the originally-described 50%, in order to 'bring it in line with EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) recommendations).

The European Parliament will next discuss this draft report at a plenary session on 2 February 2015. Furthermore the rapporteur for the draft report was given a mandate to start negotiations with the European Council of Ministers.

Follow this link to read more about the draft report by the ENVI Committee on the Novel Foods regulation, this to read the draft report by ENVI that MEPs amended at the Plenary session, and this to see the current status of the proposed novel foods legislation.

 

Source: adopted from NIA's original article
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