1. Dragan Vujadinović, Univerzitet u Istočnom Sarajevu, Tehnološki fakultet Zvornik,
Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Svetlana Pelemiš, Tehnološki fakultet u Istočnom Sarajevu, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3. Milan Vukić, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
4. Vesna Gojković Cvjetković, Univerzitet u Istočnom Sarajevu, Tehnološki fakultet Zvornik,, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Research in food science is increasingly focusing on the use of biopolymers in areas such as active packaging and encapsulation of additives. Food packaging provides a wide range of functions that protect the food nutrition and the integrity of the supply chain. However, a potential hazard to human health is the use of components and substances in the manufacture of these polymers that can migrate from packaging to food upon contact. The most common sources of commercially usable bioactive monomers are residues from agri-food production and by-products. Nano-sized or nanostructured materials are often used to improve the mechanical and physical properties of these materials such as permeability to moisture and gases, antimicrobial or antioxidant capabilities, and other applications for the production of active and intelligent packaging. The properties of biopolymers, such as the biodegradability in the product, can lead to additional sources of risk not observed in fossil fuel-based plastics. A special problem is posed by chronic risks, which primarily relate to the presence of allergens, biotoxins, nanomaterials and process contaminants. A small number of studies have so far dealt more seriously with these problems, and recent research has focused on improving the characteristics and technological properties of biopolymers that are comparable to fossil fuels polymers. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze the hazards posed by the use of biopolymer materials in direct contact with food.
SIMPOZIJUM B - Biomaterijali i nanomedicina