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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on regulation of nanomaterials present in food

Sophie Montel, Florian Philippot

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on regulation of nanomaterials present in food  

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the association ‘Agir pour l'environnement’ demonstrated recently in a study that many food products contain nanomaterials, i.e. particles of less than 100 nm;

B.  whereas the 2011 EU Regulation on provision of food information to consumers already stipulates that products containing nanomaterials shall be labelled, but this Regulation is poorly implemented and cannot by itself prevent nanomaterial-related risks;

C.  whereas several researchers state in their papers that nanomaterials have the characteristic feature of accumulating in the body’s tissues, are difficult to expel from the body and as a result pose particularly serious health risks to consumers;

1.  Calls on the Commission to consider what steps should be taken to improve the regulation and traceability of food products containing nanomaterials.

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