A Comprehensive Review of the Synthesis and Antimicrobial Properties of Food Nanopackaging

Muniba Zahid, Momna Abbasi, Tanzila Zahid, Tayyaba Tariq, Shazia Erum, Shabana Irum, Arifa Khan, Wajeeha Hassan


Nanotechnology is a vast field of science that plays a significant role in our daily life by providing a lot of advantages. It improves our feeding habits by preventing a lot of microbiological infections. Nanotechnology promises interesting changes for a better environment, for a better life. It provides a lot of advantages to improve health and wealth. Biosynthesis of nanoparticles is the green approach for the eco-friendly environment. It plays an important role in improving quality of products and life, for eco-friendly environment. Foodborne pathogens such as bacteria, viruses and parasites cause foodborne illness by ingesting the food contaminated by foodborne pathogens. This article reviews uses of different materials in advance field of smart nanotechnology, including bio-based packaging, improved packaging, intelligent packaging and active packaging. Silver, gold, zinc oxide, silicon dioxide are the inorganic nanoparticles which improve and extend the shelf life of fruits, vegetables and meat because of their unique properties such as oxygen exchange and retains the moisture and freshness in the food for a long period of time. It prevents the foodborne pathogens and thus providing eco-friendly packaging.


Eco-friendly; Food packaging; Nanoparticles; Nanotechnology; Foodborne pathogens

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