Antimicrobial Oils of Nano-based Packaging Material Improve Food Safety Quality

Researchers from NANOPACK, a 3 year EU funded project, are investigating the antimicrobial attributes of nanomaterials and how they can be used in food packaging to prolong the shelf life and decrease the risk of food born illnesses. Extending the shelf life of foods while maintaining their safeness would help to reduce the nearly 1.3 billion tons of spoiled food which is thrown out annually.