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J Environ Health. 2008 Jan-Feb;70(6):47-50.

Nanotechnology: its impact on food safety.

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  • 1Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., 333 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL 60062, USA.


The use of nanotechnology in the food safety industry is here-and if projections are correct, it will continue to grow rapidly over the next few years. Its potential for providing safer and more nutritious foods is important; however, there are still many uncertainties about the technology and its applications. We must make sure that the technology is safe and properly regulated to ensure maximum food safety and personal health protection.

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