Chapter 5. Application of Zinc Oxide Quantum Dots in Food Safety

  1. Saura C. Sahu3 and
  2. Daniel A. Casciano4
  1. Tony Jin1,
  2. Dazhi Sun2,
  3. Howard Zhang1 and
  4. Hung-Jue Sue2

Published Online: 18 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470747803.ch5



How to Cite

Jin, T., Sun, D., Zhang, H. and Sue, H.-J. (2009) Application of Zinc Oxide Quantum Dots in Food Safety, in Nanotoxicity (eds S. C. Sahu and D. A. Casciano), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470747803.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Division of Toxicology, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 8301 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, MD 20708, USA

  2. 4

    Department for Applied Science, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Food Safety Intervention Technologies Research Unit, USDA, ARS Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, NAA, ERRC, 600 East Mermaid Lane, Wyndmoor PA 19038, USA

  2. 2

    Polymer Technology Center, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 21 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470741375

Online ISBN: 9780470747803



  • zinc oxide quantum dots application in food safety;
  • new antimicrobials for ensuring food safety;
  • inorganic antimicrobial agents in non-food applications and microbe control;
  • ZnO - ‘generally recognized as safe’, or GRAS by US Food and Drug Administration;
  • nanotechnology and impact on food and agricultural systems;
  • polylactic acid (PLA) - biodegradable and compostable polymer;
  • zinc oxide quantum dots in food safety;
  • High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HR-TEM);
  • antimicrobial films and antimicrobial packaging as bottle/jar coatings;
  • PLA/nisin polymer and effective antibacterial activity against L. monocytogenes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Materials and Methods

  • Results and Discussion

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References