The advent of nanotechnology has led to novel applications in a variety of industrial and consumer products, including food and food packaging. Although nanotechnology applications in the EU's food/food packaging industry are still at an elementary stage, it is widely anticipated that they will emerge on the EU market during the next few years. This book provides a source of much needed and up-to-date information on nano foods and food contact materials. Ideal for scientists, regulators, industrialists and consumers alike, this valuable book reviews current developments in the field and highlights areas of uncertainty in relation to safety of the consumer and the environment, and regulatory inadequacies and gaps. The authors provide a balanced and impartial view of the applications of the new technology in food and food packaging, as well as addressing broader consumer safety and regulatory issues.