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Special Issue "Microbial Contamination and Food Safety"
A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737). This special issue belongs to the section "Microbiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 24393
Special Issue Editor
Interests: food microbiology; food safety; food quality; food biotechnology
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Special Issue Information
Microbial contamination is one of the food chain's main challenges, from farm to fork/plate. According to WHO, the consumption of contaminated food kills 420 thousand people every year and can cause more than 200 harmful diseases. Furthermore, microbial contamination of foods causes a huge economic impact due to loss of product, increased insurance costs or consumer confidence loss. Since microbial contamination can occur at any step of the food chain, the implementation of 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 behavior, and the monitoring and prevention/elimination of microbial contamination along the farm to fork/consumer chain. New approaches and innovative technologies are welcome.
Dr. Joana Barbosa
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- food contamination
- food safety practices
- microbial inactivation
- microbial safety
- microbiological hazards
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: First survey of current practices of Environmental monitoring programs within French food industries
Authors: Juliana DE OLIVEIRA MOTA, Pauline KOOH, Thomas MAIGNIEN, Emmanuel JAFFRES, Hervé PREVOST, Nathalie ARNICH, Moez SANAA, Géraldine BOUE, Michel FEDERIGHI
Affiliation: UMR INRA 1014 SECALIM, Oniris, Route de Gachet, CS 40706, CEDEX 03, 44307 Nantes, France
Abstract: Food safety is a constant challenge for stakeholders in the food chain. To manage the likelihood of microbiological contamination, food plant managing programs must be robust, including food and environmental testing. Environmental monitoring program (EMP) has emerged this last decade with the aim to verify the cleaning-sanitation procedures efficiency and the other environmental pathogen control programs with a range of sampling analysis, to prevent contamination of the finished product by the environment. The need to control the production environment has become evident as a result of recent food-borne outbreaks such as outbreak of listeriosis associated with processed meat in South Africa in 2017 or with deli meats in Canada in 2008. In addition, recent outbreak associated with Salmonella Agona on infant formula, affected 39 infants, from which 37 in France, one in Spain and one in Greece was suspected to be associated with a contamination from the processing environment of a French food plant. However, the boundaries of environmental monitoring are not limited to the management of pathogens, but also of spoilage organisms, indicator organisms, allergens and hygiene monitoring. Surfaces in production environments can be a source of contamination, either through ineffective cleaning and disinfection procedures or through contamination during production by flows or personnel. This paper presents the results for the current practices of 37 French food industries (small, medium or large) in front of : objectives of EMP, microbial targets, types, numbers and frequency of sampling, results analysis and types of bounded corrective actions.