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HORIZON 2020
EUROPEAN UNION FUNDING
FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Need for quality assurance
tools for the
detection of nanoma...
Measurements, legislation and standardisation
6/29/201
5
2
• Millions of measurements are performed every year
• Important...
Who benefits of standardisation?
• Producers and Authorities: implementation of legislation
• Industry: competiveness and ...
Prerequisite for consumers’ acceptance
• Definition and characterisation of potentially hazardous
compounds
• Safety asses...
Quality assurance tools for quality of test results
6/29/201
5
5
Quality of test result
Samples to be analysed
Validatedme...
Nanomaterials: harmonisation/ standardisation
• Hazard assessment requires
comparable data
• Labelling based on definition...
Regulatory background
EC nanomaterial definition
• Commission Recommendation
2011/696/EU
• Number-based particle size dist...
Detection and quantification of nanomaterials
Implementation of labelling requirements
• No hazard labelling
• Consumer in...
Labelling of products containing nanomaterials
6/29/201
5
9
* in specific cases lower
Number size
distribution
≥ 50% *
Ide...
Challenges for production of certified
reference materials
6/29/201
5
10
Measurands
• What to measure?
• Decision relevanc...
The EC-JRC and nanotechnology/nanomaterials
6/29/201
5
11
Analysis of nanomaterials in consumer products
 Developing and ...
Development of analytical methods
6/29/201
5
12
Cross-linked gelatine
nanoparticles in beverage
Ag nanoparticles in
chicke...
Certified reference materials
6/29/201
5
13
ERM®-FD100
20 nm
ERM®-FD304
40 nm
Silica nanoparticles with
bimodal particle s...
Summary
• Need for reliable measurements
• Need for quality assurance tools
• Need for increased collaboration on measurem...
Quality assurance tools and coopertion
• to have confidence in measurements and to ensure
reliable data
• to avoid dispute...
6/29/201
5
16
Thank you
for
your attention!
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food industry. We have the largest database of Asian food
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Quality Assurance Tools in Nanomaterials in Food and Consumer Products_2015

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Presentation from the 7th EuroNanoForum Conference held in Riga, Latvia from 10 ~ 12 June 2015.

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Quality Assurance Tools in Nanomaterials in Food and Consumer Products_2015

  1. 1. HORIZON 2020 EUROPEAN UNION FUNDING FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION Need for quality assurance tools for the detection of nanomaterials in food & consumer products Elke Anklam, EC-JRC
  2. 2. Measurements, legislation and standardisation 6/29/201 5 2 • Millions of measurements are performed every year • Important decisions are taken based on those measurements • Need for harmonised implementation of policies in EU28+ • 40 % of EU legislation is related to measurements
  3. 3. Who benefits of standardisation? • Producers and Authorities: implementation of legislation • Industry: competiveness and innovation • Trade: facilitated movement of goods • Environment: sustainable processes • Consumers: safe and high-quality products on the market 6/29/201 5 3
  4. 4. Prerequisite for consumers’ acceptance • Definition and characterisation of potentially hazardous compounds • Safety assessment (methodologies for risk assessment) • Control of final products on the market (analytical methods, sampling, etc.) • Quality assurance tools (reference methods and materials, proficiency testing) 6/29/201 5 4
  5. 5. Quality assurance tools for quality of test results 6/29/201 5 5 Quality of test result Samples to be analysed Validatedmethods Proficiencytesting Referencematerials
  6. 6. Nanomaterials: harmonisation/ standardisation • Hazard assessment requires comparable data • Labelling based on definition of nanomaterials • Analysis is challenging, especially in complex matrices 6/29/201 5 6
  7. 7. Regulatory background EC nanomaterial definition • Commission Recommendation 2011/696/EU • Number-based particle size distribution • > 50 % particles between 1-100 nm Labelling Requirements • Food information to consumers • Cosmetics • … 6/29/201 5 7
  8. 8. Detection and quantification of nanomaterials Implementation of labelling requirements • No hazard labelling • Consumer information Need for appropriate analytical and quality assurance tools 6/29/201 5 8 Titanium Dioxide (nano)
  9. 9. Labelling of products containing nanomaterials 6/29/201 5 9 * in specific cases lower Number size distribution ≥ 50% * Identification (type & size) Quantification Labelling Number size distribution < 50% * Product YES, contains Nanomaterial(s) No labelling No labelling NO, does not contain any Nanomaterial
  10. 10. Challenges for production of certified reference materials 6/29/201 5 10 Measurands • What to measure? • Decision relevance! • What type of method? Measurement uncertainties • Realistic • Fit-for-decision Qualified expert collaborators • Quality Assurance (ISO/IEC 17025) • Proficiency • Availability of instruments
  11. 11. The EC-JRC and nanotechnology/nanomaterials 6/29/201 5 11 Analysis of nanomaterials in consumer products  Developing and validating fit-for-the-purpose analytical methods for detection and quantification in food and consumer products  Developing and providing certified reference materials also in complex matrices Safety assessment of nanomaterials  Developing standardised protocols for toxicity testing  Establishing testing strategies and risk assessment methodologies  Repository of representative nanomaterials for testing and the NANOhub database
  12. 12. Development of analytical methods 6/29/201 5 12 Cross-linked gelatine nanoparticles in beverage Ag nanoparticles in chicken paste SiO2 nanoparticles in tomato soup Outcome of the EC-FP 7 Project Nanolyse
  13. 13. Certified reference materials 6/29/201 5 13 ERM®-FD100 20 nm ERM®-FD304 40 nm Silica nanoparticles with bimodal particle size distribution ERM®-FD102 Nominal particle size 20 nm and 80 nm Nanoparticles with polydisperse size distribution Representative for most industrial materials FUTURE Silica nanoparticles with monomodal particle size distributions Increasing complexity
  14. 14. Summary • Need for reliable measurements • Need for quality assurance tools • Need for increased collaboration on measurement challenges • Need for scientific advice to policy makers 6/29/201 5 14
  15. 15. Quality assurance tools and coopertion • to have confidence in measurements and to ensure reliable data • to avoid disputes on data and reduce costs preventing duplication of measurements • to have confidence in risk(hazard) assessment • to ensure consumers' confidence and to facilitate trade 6/29/201 5 15
  16. 16. 6/29/201 5 16 Thank you for your attention!
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