“Nanomaterial” means a natural, incidental or manufactured material consisting of solid particles that are present, either on their own or as identifiable constituent particles in aggregates or agglomerates, and where 50 % or more of these particles in the number-based size distribution fulfil at least one of the following conditions: one or more external dimensions of the particle are in the size range 1 nm to 100 nm ; the particle has an elongated shape, such as a rod, fibre or tube, where two external dimensions are smaller than 1 nm and the other dimension is larger than 100 nm ; the particle has a plate-like shape, where one external dimension is smaller than 1 nm and the other dimensions are larger than 100 nm (European Commission, Communication on the definition of nanomaterial, 10 June 2022).
National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (« Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé »)
In France, the ANSM is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Health. The ANSM is responsible for the scientific and technical evaluation of medicinal products and biological products, delivers marketing authorizations and contributes to European work for the so-called centralized or mutual recognition procedures. The Agency ensures a constant and regular re-evaluation of the benefit/risk ratio through continuous monitoring of foreseeable or unexpected adverse effects of medicinal products.
National Agency for Food, Environmental and Work Safety (« Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail »)
French scientific and independent agency carrying out risk assessment, reference and research missions in the fields of human, animal and plant health. Its central role is to assess health risks in order to inform public action. The Agency is active in the fields of labour, environment, food, animal health and welfare and plant health.
National Nutrition and Health Program
French nutrition policy which aims to improve the health of the entire population by acting on one of its major factors: nutrition, which includes diet, physical activity and sedentary lifestyle.
Any food that was not used for human consumption to a significant degree within the Union before 15 May 1997 (Regulation (EU) 2015/2283).
Logo on the front of packaging that provides information on the nutritional quality of products in a simplified form that is complementary to the mandatory nutritional declaration (Santé Publique France).
Any claim that refers to the content of a nutrient in a food or to a certain amount of energy, or to other substances with a nutritional effect (Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006).