Regulatory advice relating to nanotechnology-enabled foods or food contact materials

Applicants looking to develop nanotechnology-enabled foods or food contact materials can contact the Food Standards Agency to gain regulatory advice, either in general or specific terms.

Initial enquiries should be emailed to

The Agency routinely provides advice to industry and food business operators on regulatory aspects relating to novel foods. This can include foods or ingredients intentionally produced using nanotechnologies that will fall within the scope of the Novel Foods Regulation. Advice can be offered at any stage, from initial ideas and early product development through to near market, and is intended to prevent regulatory hurdles for applicants at later stages of risk assessment and authorisation.

The Agency also offers regulatory advice on food additives and food contact materials, including those produced using nanotechnologies.