We have updated our Information Statement on Nanotechnology.
Although there are many applications of nanotechnologies in various industries from electronics to sports goods, only a small percentage of them are in the food arena.
As nanotechnology and nanoscience are believed to benefit agriculture, food packaging, food supplements and food processing, this Information Statement assesses their potential applications and public concerns as well as outlines the safety, risk and food regulations in this area.
IFST's Information Statements summarise the authoritative and impartial science behind key food science issues. They are peer-reviewed by IFST’s Scientific Committee.