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Journal of Food Science and Technology

, Volume 53, Issue 4, pp 1739–1749 | Cite as

Nanotechnology: a future tool to improve quality and safety in meat industry

  • Pradeep Kumar SinghEmail author
  • Gauri Jairath
  • Satyavir Singh Ahlawat
Review

Abstract

Nanotechnology refers to the new aspect of science modifies its physical, chemical and biological properties leading to new applications or enhanced utility. Keeping the pace with other industries, the meat industry has adopted the new technology in a range of applications to improve the quality and safety of products. The potential applications include the improvement in the tastes, texture, flavor, production of low fat and salt products, enhanced nutrient absorption, improved packaging techniques and better pathogen detection system. However some safety issues need to be addressed before taking a ride on the technology at the full throttle.

Keywords

Nanotechnology Packaging Meat products Nanosensors Nanocomposites 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pradeep Kumar Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gauri Jairath
    • 1
  • Satyavir Singh Ahlawat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Livestock Products TechnologyLala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal SciencesHisarIndia

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