Microbial Contamination and Food Safety (Volume II)
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2024 | Viewed by 2584
Interests: food microbiology; food safety; food quality; food biotechnology
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Microbial contamination is one of the food chain's main challenges, from farm to fork/plate. According to the WHO, consuming contaminated food kills 420,000 people yearly and can cause more than 200 harmful diseases. Furthermore, microbial contamination of foods causes a huge economic impact due to product losses, increased insurance costs and consumer confidence loss. Since microbial contamination can occur at any step of the food chain, implementing effective food safety strategies is needed throughout production, postharvest handling, processing, distribution, and consumer handling to control and eliminate potential microbial hazards.
This Special Issue will collect comprehensive manuscripts dedicated to topics focused on food safety strategies, models that predict microbial behaviour, and the monitoring and prevention/elimination of microbial contamination along the farm-to-fork/consumer chain. Papers that present new approaches and innovative technologies are welcome for submission.
Dr. Joana Barbosa
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Biology is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- food contamination
- food safety practices
- microbial inactivation
- microbial safety
- microbiological hazards