FDA Unveils Criteria for Nanotechnology Products
In draft guidance released Friday, FDA described the approval process for food companies and cosmetic manufacturers that want to use nanotechnology in their products. The agency said that the tiny engineered particles are increasingly being used in FDA-regulated products, such as lotions and food, and require additional scrutiny. Officials have noted that nanotechnology is not inherently unsafe, but they caution that materials at the nano scale can pose different safety issues compared with larger materials.
- "FDA Outlines Rules for Nanotechnology in Food" (Perrone, AP/Washington Times, 4/20).