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Improving the food safety in supply chain: The value of nanotechnology on a growing problem


Lu, J and Bowles, M, Improving the food safety in supply chain: The value of nanotechnology on a growing problem, Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops and Foods, 6, (2) pp. 123-133. ISSN 1757-8361 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3920/QAS2012.0182


Food safety requires more sophisticated and intelligent technology in the food supply chain management. The emergence and development of nanotechnology brings a good opportunity to improve the complex technical issues that food supply chain safety needed and may bring revolutionary changes to the food supply chain in the future. This paper reviews the current and potential application of nanotechnology to every aspect of food safety in supply chains, include the quality detection, packaging, storage and distribution, tracking and tracing. This review suggests that even with communication as to how nanotechnology may advantage food supply chain safety the next area of research must be to investigate if awareness of the technical advances and benefits alone will be sufficient to accelerate adoption of these technologies by businesses to improve product visibility and food safety, quality and security.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:food safety, food supply chain, nanosensor, nanotechnology, supply chain safety
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Food sciences
Research Field:Food packaging, preservation and processing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Food safety
UTAS Author:Bowles, M (Dr Marcus Bowles)
ID Code:100323
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-05-11
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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