Research and Analysis on Microbial Food Quality and Safety

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 68

Special Issue Editors

Università Degli Studi di Milano, Via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122 Milan, Italy
Interests: food safety; microbiology in food
Department of Animal Medicine, Productions and Health, University of Padova, Viale dell’Università 16, 35020 Legnaro, Italy
Interests: microbial food quality and safety; food safety and hygiene

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As in all other scientific fields, in the 21st century, microbiological research for food safety and quality is evolving rapidly; traditional analytical techniques are increasingly used alongside methods specific to molecular biology, bioinformatics and "Artificial Intelligence" (AI). Observational data have increased enormously ("Big Data”), and even standard techniques provide relevant results if used in a modern and rigorous methodological context, whether computer-assisted or not, on particular or innovative organisms or food. This Special Issue intends to give space to experimental, observational studies or systematic/narrative reviews of the literature in the field of food microbiology concerning methodologies or foods of emerging interest; in addition, studies that define, with greater precision, the quality of food and methods, along with the risks and benefits of microorganisms, are valorised.

Dr. Fabio Maria Colombo
Dr. Leonardo Alberghini
Guest Editors

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  • food research
  • food microbiology
  • food quality
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • bioinformatics
  • molecular biology
  • systematic reviews
  • narrative reviews
  • methodology
  • standard techniques

Published Papers

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