WASHINGTON, D.C., May 12, 2017 – Keller and Heckman LLP announces the publication of The Use of Nanomaterials in Food Contact Materials: Design, Applications, Safety, edited by Rob Veraart, Ph.D. Joan Baughan, Rachida Semail, Hazel O’Keeffe and Mark Thompson authored chapters within the book. This volume surveys the problems, assesses the risks, and presents solutions regarding the use of nanomaterials in food-contact materials such as packaging and preparation surfaces. The book explains how and why nanoparticles are applied in packaging materials, inks, and coatings. Special attention is given to methods for determining the size and shape of nanoparticles. Within this framework, experimental and modeling information are provided on the safety risks caused by migration of molecular and sub-molecular-sized particles from packaging. The book investigates the vectors and probabilities of nanoparticle injection by consumers. A primary feature of this book is a review of laws governing nanomaterials in the food industry from Europe, Asia, South and North America.
“Nanomaterials are regarded as high risk substances. I want the reader to learn that the risk in food-contact materials is reduced,” said editor Rob Veraart. “Migration of nanoparticles from food contact materials is virtually zero and therefore in general, do not provide a risk for the consumer,” he added.
The authors have deep knowledge of global industry. Rob Veraart authored the chapter on “Determination of Migration of Nanoparticles from Food-Contact Materials.” Joan Baughan edited Global Legislation for Food Contact Materials, one of the leading texts on this subject. Here, she wrote the chapter on “Regulation of Nanotechnology in Food-Contact Applications in the United States and Canada.” Rachida Semail and Hazel O’Keeffe contributed “EU Member State legislation on Nanomaterials,” and Mark Thompson wrote “Legislative Status of Nanomaterials in Food-Contact Materials in Asia Pacific.”
The Use of Nanomaterials in Food Contact Materials: Design, Applications, Safety is published by DesTech publications, Inc., a leader in engineering and science professional publications. It is available for purchase on www.destechpub.com.