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Nanotechnology - Challenges and Opportunities

17-Mar-2011

Nanotechnology offers the food processing and packaging industries significant gains in terms of performance, safety and functionality. But uncertainties remain over the long-term effects of exposure to nanomaterials.

FoodProductionDaily.com examines some of the most recent breakthroughs in the employment of these tiny particles that have such momentous properties, as well as looking at guidance documents from regulatory and professional bodies on how to manage potential risks.

It also examines the challenges faced by the UK’s Food Standard’s Agency as it seeks to maintain a watching brief on nano-developments while navigating understandable corporate concerns over confidentiality of proprietary research.