FDA's Nanotech Safety Rules May Not Help Cos. Avoid Risk

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 8:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published long-awaited safety guidelines for nanotechnology in food and cosmetics products, but the recommendations are so ambiguous that companies may need to rely on consultations with the agency to protect themselves in future litigation, attorneys say.

The FDA demonstrated it would remain flexible toward nanotechnology in two draft guidance documents released Friday regarding the safe use of the technology in food ingredients, food contact substances and cosmetics, according to attorneys. While the agency laid out certain areas of nanotechnology...
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