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Home > News > Assess risk from nano-pollution and antimicrobials in packaging - IFST

March 1st, 2011

Assess risk from nano-pollution and antimicrobials in packaging - IFST

Abstract:
The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) has called for greater appraisal of the potential risks from the release into the environment of nanomaterials used in food packaging.

The possibility that wider exposure to anti-microbial agents in food contact materials (FCMs) may contribute to heightened bacterial resistance was highlighted as an area of concern for the UK-based body. It also said the accumulation of nanosilver in the environment should be scrutinised and the development of bespoke recycling procedures considered.

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