Journal of Food Technology

Year: 2021
Volume: 19
Issue: 2
Page No. 7 - 11

Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on Food Surface Packaging

Authors : Syed Ehtasham Amin, Arslan Fareed, Aiman Arif, Arsalan Ahmed, Qamar Shahzad, Muhammad Subtain and Naveed ul Haq

Abstract: Nowadays, the packaging is an essential and primary element in modernizing trade in goods that preserve food and quality. Food items related to different brands are presented in various packaging colors, shapes, symbols, designs and messages. All these factors help to make these food products more attractive to the consumer. Globally an essential public health issue is hygiene in hospitals, colleges, schools, air, water, animal husbandry, the textile industry and especially the food industry. However, several contemporary interventions have been introduced for reducing contamination but still, it needs attention. Indeed, >300 emerging infectious diseases are a significant threat to humans. Nanocomposites of polymers containing metal nanoparticles or metal oxides have been produced to improve their characteristics (properties of gas barrier, flexibility, antioxidant or antimicrobial properties, etc. Silver nanoparticles are used for food packaging due to their antimicrobial effects. However, nanoparticles migrating to food are not wholly studied by researchers.

How to cite this article:

Syed Ehtasham Amin, Arslan Fareed, Aiman Arif, Arsalan Ahmed, Qamar Shahzad, Muhammad Subtain and Naveed ul Haq, 2021. Effect of Silver Nanoparticles on Food Surface Packaging. Journal of Food Technology, 19: 7-11.

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