Acta Scientific Microbiology (ISSN: 2581-3226)

Review Article Volume 6 Issue 5

Metal/Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Enhancing the Antimicrobial Activity of Food Packaging and Reducing Food-Borne Disease

Nasser A Al-Tayyar1*, Abdulaziz Radhi S ALjohni2, Fayez Hadhram ALsehli3 and Mohammed Abdulrahman Alsaedi4

1PhD in Food Microbiology, Biology Teacher in General Directorate of Education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2Ph.D. Microbiology, Department of Laboratory at King Fahad Hospital, Saudi Arabia

3MSc Regional blood bank Madinah, Saudi Arabia

4Master student in King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author: Nasser A Al-Tayyar, PhD in Food Microbiology, Biology Teacher in General Directorate of Education in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Received: January 30, 2023; Published: April 14, 2023


One of the main challenges of creating food packaging is preventing the products from deteriorating, but still keeping their quality during handling and storage. One factor that decreases shelf life is a lack of antimicrobial packaging films. These normally prevent microbial contamination, but without them might be decreases shelf life of food products. The best packaging films have great mechanical properties and also the permeability of water vapor or oxygen, for example. Because consumers often prefer products that are high quality and fresh, they buy food without additives. This creates issues for manufacturers that need the additives to maintain freshness. In this review, the development of innovative packaging materials using nanotechnology was addressed. Polysaccharides such as chitosan, carboxymethyl cellulose, and starch are biodegradable and nontoxic, so they do not pose environmental threats; however, they have poor antimicrobial activity, mechanical properties, and low water resistance. Therefore, nanomaterials can be employed to improve antimicrobial activity, thermal, mechanical, and gas barrier properties of food packaging. Bionanocomposites technologies are novel, high-performance, lightweight, and ecofriendly materials that can replace traditional nonbiodegradable plastic packaging.

 Keywords: Utilization of Nanotechnology in Food Packaging; Antimicrobial Mechanisms; Polymer nanocomposites in Food Packaging; Antimicrobial Inorganic Nanostructures in Food Packaging Applications


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Citation: Nasser A Al-Tayyar., et al. “Metal/Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Enhancing the Antimicrobial Activity of Food Packaging and Reducing Food-Borne Disease". Acta Scientific Microbiology 6.5 (2023): 25-38.


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