Implications - Nano Delivery

The consumer-safety implications from nanotechnology applications in food are also intrinsically linked to the physicochemical nature of the nanoparticles, and the likelihood and extent of exposure through consumption of Nano foods. It is known that nanoparticles have much larger surface areas and may exhibit substantially different physicochemical and biological properties compared to their conventional forms. The potential effects of nanoparticles through the gastrointestinal route are largely unknown. The application of nanotechnology in food has, therefore, led to concerns that ingestion of Nano sized ingredients and additives through food and drinks may pose certain hazards to consumer health.