IATP comment to FDA regarding draft guidance to industry on nanotechnology in food and food-contact surfaces

To: Office of Food Additive Safety, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Re: Docket number: FDA-2011-D-0490

“[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

Date: July 24, 2012

The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nongovernmental organization, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., with an office in Washington, D.C. Our mission states, “The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy works locally and globally at the intersection of policy and practice to ensure fair and sustainable food, farm and trade systems.” To carry out this mission regarding “emerging technologies” in food, specifically the use of Engineered Nanoscale Materials (ENMs) in food ingredients and food-contact surfaces, IATP engages in research and advocacy activities.

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