Risk of nanotechnologies in food chain found to be negligible
Nanomaterials in food packaging are “safe and convenient” for consumers, a study commissioned by PlasticsEurope on the potential risks of nanotechnologies in the food chain shows.
The results of the research reveal that there is no or extremely little risk of migration of nano materials to plastics packaging and packaged food.
PlasticsEurope is the European trade association which represents the European plastics manufacturing chain. The study was commissioned to Roland Franz, head of the department of product safety and chemical analysis at the Fraunhofer IVV institute, based in Germany, and scientific expert on food issues to the European commission,
Nanotechnology is the act of purposefully manipulating matter at the atomic scale, otherwise known as the “nanoscale’. Nanotechnology is used in different applications, such as novel cancer therapeutic methods.