Micro and Nanoscaled Materials for Sustainable Food Packaging and Safety Assessment
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 142
Interests: micro & nanoencapsulation; micro & nanoplastics contamination; active packaging; development of meat analogues; food safety
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The development of sustainable food value chains relies on improvements in production, aggregation, processing, storage, and distribution. In particular, the storage and distribution of plant- and animal-derived foods (minimally, moderately, and highly processed) are known to be essential parts of the food value chain. Therefore, increased attention has been given to the development of sustainable food packaging. In addition, lowering waste from packaging has also taken priority due to environmental concerns. Various types of micro and nanomaterials are being developed for food packaging applications that mainly focus on the control of water activity and temperature, as well as the incorporation of bioactive agents (antimicrobial or antioxidant activities). The other major areas of interest include the safety assessment of food products and food packaging. This is because fillers such as nanoparticles or chemical constituents can migrate from packaging (nanocomposite) to food products.
We invite authors to submit original research articles, reviews, and viewpoint articles related to the global efforts being made to improve all aspects of food packaging. We are also interested in articles that focus on materials (matrices and fillers), processes, value chains, and technologies, which can have a considerable impact on food safety. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Novel nanocomposites;
- Polymeric nanoparticles;
- Metallic nanoparticles;
- Cost-effective and eco-friendly packaging;
- Novel micro and nanomaterials;
- Micro and nanoplastics;
- Plant- and animal-derived food packaging.
Dr. Karna Ramachandraiah
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