IMR Press / FBE / Volume 3 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.2741/E315

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Open Access Article
Nano-sized structures for the detection of food components and contaminants
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1 Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hacettepe University, Beytepe Ankara, Turkey 06800
2 Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey 06330

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Academic Editor:Zoraida P. Aguilar

Front. Biosci. (Elite Ed) 2011, 3(3), 1109–1127; https://doi.org/10.2741/E315
Published: 1 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nano and bio sensors)
Abstract

New methods to identify trace amount of food components and/or contaminants (infectious pathogens and chemicals) rapidly, accurately, and with high sensitivity are in constant demand to prevent foodborne illnesses. Multipurpose biofunctionalized engineered nanomaterials are very promising for the detection of food components and contaminants. The unique optical and magnetic properties of the nanoscale materials are very useful in the analysis of food. The objectives of this review paper are to discuss the development of applications of nanoscale structures related to food industries and to provide an overview of available methods of detecting food components and contaminants with particular emphasis on the use of nanoparticles.

Keywords
Food component
Food Contaminant
Detection
Nanostructure
Nanoparticle
Nanotechnology
Review
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