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Safety of nanofood : a review

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dc.contributor.author Ijabadeniyi, Oluwatosin Ademola
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-05T08:52:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-05T08:52:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-30
dc.identifier.citation Ijabadeniyi, O.A. "Safety of nanofood: A review". African Journal of Biotechnology .Vol. 11, no. 86 (2012): 15258-15263 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 684–5315
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/790
dc.description.abstract Introduction of genetically modified (GM) foods generated a lot of controversy few years back, now it is the turn of nanofoods. There has been debate on the safety of foods that have been produced directly or indirectly with nanomaterials. Nanoparticles or nanotechnology procedures may be used to make food products, food additives, seeds and food packaging materials to give rise to a new and novel nanofood. While a lot have been written about the benefits of nanotechnology and nanomaterials in the food system, there is little research into the toxicological and possible hazard of nanofood. In this paper, the concept of nanotechnology, its diverse applications in the food industry and recent safety issues are considered. The paper concluded that it is necessary to do a thorough risk assessment of nanofoods before they are released to the market. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 p en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academic Journals en_US
dc.subject Nanotechnology en_US
dc.subject Nanofood en_US
dc.subject Nanoparticles en_US
dc.subject Risk assessment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nanotechnology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nanoparticles en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Risk assessment en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Health risk assessment en_US
dc.title Safety of nanofood : a review en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.dut-rims.pubnum DUT-001788


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