Independent report

Nanoparticles in food: methods to determine number and size

An evaluation of methods to characterise silica nanoparticles in complex food matrices.

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Nanoparticles in food: methods to determine number and size

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A technical report evaluating different methods of characterising nanoparticles which can be used to enforce the proposed EU legislation on the definition of a nanomaterial.

The study measured silica nanoparticles present in coffee creamer - a complex sample matrix.

The study was funded under the Advisory Function of the Government Chemist.

Published 30 August 2013