Investigations into Food Hygiene and Public Health: A Focus on Microbiological Contamination
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Microbiology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 6416
Interests: food microbiology; food safety; foodwaste valorization; fermentation process management; biofuel; biorefinery; value-added products
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In recent years, there has been an increasing amount of concern around food hygiene and safety, as well as around the incidence of food borne diseases due to the strict correlation with Public Health. In this respect, microbiological contamination limitation is a major challenge for prevention. Food contamination with microbial agents can occur at any stage of the food chain (from farm to fork). For this reason, good hygienic and manufacturing practices must be followed in the entire food chain in order to prevent microbial food contamination due to microbes which can cause high morbidity and mortality among consumers. Recent research has focused on the implementation of innovative technologies for enhancing the quality and safety of food without compromising its organoleptic and nutritional characteristics. Studies should be directed to the development of simple, less expensive, and rapid tests for monitoring and controlling microbial food contamination, as well as to the development of new food manufacturing processes.
This Special Issue will focus on innovations which include but are not limited to the implementation of new technologies for preventing and/or reducing food microbiological contamination in all the food chain steps, enhancing food safety and quality. Therefore, I would like to invite authors to submit original innovative research articles and review papers related to the potential topics of the “Investigations into Food Hygiene and Public Health: A Focus on Microbiological Contamination”. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: food processing methods for enhancing food quality and safety, smart packaging for food contamination monitoring/control devices for improving the evaluation of microbial food contamination, monitoring of microbial contamination in the food chain, good microbe utilization for preventing pathogen contamination, biosensors and/or biomarkers useful for food contamination detection, new devices implemented for removing microbial food contamination, surveillance of foodborne diseases due to microbial contamination, and innovative methods for monitoring food microbial contamination in the production and transport chain.
Dr. Alessia Tropea
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- microbiological contamination
- food contamination
- innovative technologies
- public health
- foodborne diseases
- food hygiene
- food safety
- good hygienic and manufacturing practices