Regulatory frameworks for food nanotechnologies

Q. Chaudhry, A. Gergely, D. Bowman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations


This chapter begins with an overview of the use of nanotechnology for food and healthfood applications. It discusses the likely benefits of such applications to the food chain. It then reviews the potential risks that the use of nanomaterials in food-related applications may pose to the consumer, and reviews the current regulatory frameworks that are in place to control such risks in different jurisdictions. The chapter also highlights the current knowledge gaps that may pose a limitation to the assessment of potential risk, and suggests a way forward to enable the development of products that are both beneficial and safe to the consumer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology in the Food, Beverage and Nutraceutical Industries
PublisherElsevier Ltd.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781845697396
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Food nanotechnology
  • Healthfood
  • Regulation
  • Risk assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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