Advances in Foodborne Pathogen Analysis and Detection

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Analytical Methods".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editors

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Characterization and Interventions for Foodborne Pathogens, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
Interests: biosensors; food safety; immunoassays; nanopore sequencing; phage typing; rapid methods; sample preparation
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Characterization and Interventions for Foodborne Pathogens, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA
Interests: microbiology; rapid methods; food safety; foodborne pathogens; long-read sequencing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Foodborne pathogens are a major source of illness and an economic burden worldwide. Methods for detecting pathogens in food are vital for protecting consumer health from contaminated products. Current culture-based methods take days to weeks to complete; therefore, there is a need to develop novel methods or improve upon current methods to increase the rapidity of pathogen identification. This Special Issue will focus on the research being conducted to advance any stage of method development, including to suitably prepare food samples for detection, identify pathogens more quickly, detect live versus dead organisms, quantify pathogen presence in a food matrix, and/or establish culture-independent methods. The innovative work being conducted by researchers such as yourself can revolutionize the field of foodborne pathogen detection and reduce the incidence of foodborne disease.

We welcome original and review papers to be included in this Special Issue of Foods. Manuscripts will focus on the following areas: development of new methods or improvement of current methods to screen for the presence of or identify foodborne pathogens more rapidly, novel methods for detecting viable pathogens, novel methods for quantifying pathogens, and/or the development of culture-independent pathogen detection methods.

Dr. Andrew G. Gehring
Guest Editor

Dr. Katrina Counihan
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2900 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.


  • automation
  • confirmation
  • detection
  • foodborne pathogens
  • food safety
  • identification
  • rapid methods
  • sample preparation
  • serotype determination
  • quantification
  • viability
  • zero tolerance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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