Special Issue "Microbial Safety, Biotechnology and Antimicrobial Applications in the Food Industry"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 979

Special Issue Editor

Food and Nutritional Sciences Program, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC 27411-1064, USA
Interests: food microbiology; food safety; food fermentation; lactic acid bacteria; dairy food technology; functional foods; probiotics; prebiotics; organic acid production; spoilage microbes; fermented beverages; bioconversion process; rapid methods for detection foodborne pathogens
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Foodborne pathogens represent a major burden on society, being the cause of many illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths each year. Microbial pathogens in particular can cause foodborne diseases after the ingestion of contaminated food. Several preservation methods have been developed to ensure microbial food safety. However, the demand for natural antimicrobial agents is increasing due to consumers’ concern for their health. Moreover, the use of antibiotics is increasingly bolstering the threat of multidrug-resistant microorganisms, reinforcing the focus of researchers and the food industry on natural antimicrobials. This Special Issue welcomes original research articles, reviews and notes contributing to a better understanding of the impact of biotechnology and antimicrobial compounds on microbial food safety.

Prof. Dr. Salam A. Ibrahim
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • microbial food safety
  • foodborne pathogens
  • biotechnology
  • antimicrobial compounds

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