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Special Issue "State-of-Art of Microbial Concerns in Food 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: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 11415
Special Issue Editors
Interests: antibacterial activity; microbiology; infectious disease; epidemiology; public health; antimicrobials
Interests: microbiology; multidrug resistance; essential oils; bacterial biofilm; bacteriocin and probiotics
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Special Issue Information
The microbiological quality of food remains an essential factor for industrialists and consumers, as foodborne diseases are still an important cause for morbidity and mortality. Foodborne illnesses are an increasingly widespread health and economic problem, despite technological improvements and a deeper knowledge of the responsible microorganisms. Even though most of the foodborne pathogens’ biology is well known, all the mechanisms that allow them to adapt and survive in different environmental conditions are not well understood yet. Harmful microbes may enter the manufacturing process and reach the end product in several ways, e.g., through raw materials, water, air in the manufacturing area, process surfaces, factory personnel, and a series of equipment concerning processing (slicing and cutting equipment, filling and packing machines) and packaging. Lastly, prevention and inhibition of microbial growth in foods is of utmost importance for the current globalized food production.
Therefore, in order to improve our knowledge on the diffusion of pathogens and for the future development of new and more efficient sanitation/preservation strategies, studies on foodborne diseases and causative agents are still necessary and include many areas of interest:
1) Epidemiology and new characterization methods of old and emerging foodborne pathogens;
2) Interaction between foodborne pathogens and producing environments;
3) Study on infections transmissible directly or indirectly between animals and humans (zoonosis);
4) Role of ready-to-eat food in the diffusion of foodborne diseases;
5) Emergence of multidrug-resistant pathogens in the food production chain;
6) Newer and “greener” strategies in the control of food contamination.
Prof. Patrizia Messi
Dr. Ramona Iseppi
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- food safety
- new and old foodborne pathogens
- ready-to-eat food
- MDR and foods