In recent years, various nanotechnology-based approaches have been explored to provide novel solutions to food safety challenges. Such solutions include nanoscale delivery of antimicrobials, novel nano-biomaterials and delivery vehicles, food processing surface modification at the nanoscale level, food polymer packaging, and interactions with food matrices.
On Sunday morning from 10:30 am–12:00 pm in Room 383, Session 017 Nanotechnology-Enabled Food Safety Interventions will present a comprehensive review of nanotechnology-based food safety intervention technologies. Four active research leaders in the field with diverse and complementary scientific approaches will discuss the newest and latest developments.
Presenter Julian McClements, Univ. of Mass., will examine how food-grade antimicrobial nanoparticles can be used by the food and beverage industry to more effectively combat foodborne diseases and spoilage. Speaker Yuan Yao, Purdue Univ., will discuss the capabilities of carbohydrate-mediated nano-constructs to prolong the efficacy of antimicrobial peptides against food pathogens. Researcher Carmen Moraru, Cornell Univ., will explore how to design and develop nano-engineered equipment surfaces to control the attachment of bacteria to food-contact surfaces.