Special Issue "New Approaches on Frozen Food Products"

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 March 2024 | Viewed by 234

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Food Engineering, Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava, 720229 Suceava, Romania
Interests: food science and technology; food microbiology and safety; food biotechnology
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Department of Agricultural Sciences and Food Engineering, Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, 550012 Sibiu, Romania
Interests: food science and technology; food microbiology and safety; food biotechnology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The issues addressed in this Special Issue include novel and innovative technologies for the freezing, storage and thawing of food products. Freezing is one of the most important preservation approaches applied to food products to extend the shelf life for a longer period of time and, at the same time, maintain the nutritional and sensory properties of the initial fresh product at a very high level. Freezing is currently applied to many food products: fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, dairy products, doughs, bakery and pastry products, ready-to-eat foods, etc. Various freezing methods are used to obtain many food products and their use is becoming increasingly frequent. For example, lyophilization is widely used to dehydrate plant-based foods and even some conventional and unconventional food products. Freeze-drying technologies are a new trend for functional additives that combine several functions (color, fiber, minerals, and vitamins). In the past few decades, there has been considerable scientific interest in the development of novel technologies that can improve the quality or economics of frozen food production.

We look forward to reading the work of colleagues investigating frozen food products, and we look forward to uncovering new perspectives and challenges in this increasingly popular field.

We cordially invite researchers to contribute with original and unpublished research and review articles to be published in this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Adriana Dabija
Prof. Dr. Georgiana Gabriela Codină
Prof. Dr. Ovidiu Tita
Guest Editors

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  • novel technologies of freezing, storage and thawing
  • innovative frozen food products
  • frozen food products quality
  • freeze damage assessment methods
  • cryofreezing
  • freeze-drying
  • lyophilization
  • spray-freeze-drying

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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