Submitted to: Cereal Foods World
Publication Type: Trade Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 5, 2009
Publication Date: August 15, 2009
Citation: Park, B. 2009. Nanotechnology for food safety. Cereal Foods World. Vol. 54:4 pp.158-162.
Interpretive Summary: Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize agricultural and food system, especially in food industry with various applications including food safety, quality, product traceability, better nutrient delivery system, enhancing packaging performance, and improving food processing.
In this article, a novel bio-functional nanosensor using gold and silicon nanorods were used for detecting foodborne pathogenic bacteria detection. Also, using atomic force microscope (AFM), a single-molecule recognition method was used for fast detection of food toxin with high sensitivity and specificity.