Monitoring, Detection and Control of Food Contaminants

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Process Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2024 | Viewed by 355

Special Issue Editors

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CONAHCYT-Facultad de Zootecnia y Ecología, Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Periférico Fco. R. Almada km 1, Zootecnia, Chihuahua 31453, Mexico
Interests: emerging technologies; ultrasound; meat science; milk and dairy products; sensory analysis

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CONAHCYT-Centro de Desarrollo de Productos Bióticos, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Carr. Yautepec-Jojutla Km. 8.5, San Isidro Yautepec, Morelos 62731, Mexico.
Interests: technologies for detecting food contaminants; antimicrobials from natural sources; biosensors; microorganisms

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food contamination constitutes one of the most important potential food safety hazards and risks. Traditionally, the contamination of fresh and processed foods includes biological, physical, chemical, and allergenic hazards which can derive from microorganisms, natural toxins, chemical compounds, packaging materials, and poisons. A single hazard can also introduce more than one type of contaminant.

This Special Issue focuses on the conventional and emerging technologies for the monitoring, detection, and control of food contaminants. Additives, microbiological issues, and pesticide and animal drug residues are all major concerns.

Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Methods for controlling contamination in food processing (GMPs, HAACP, packaging, temperature, sanitation, freezing, UV radiation, and others);
  • Technologies for decontamination (heat, radiation, chemicals);
  • Conventional techniques (spectroscopic/colorimetric techniques, chromatography, immunoassays, etc.);
  • Nanomaterials and biosensors for detecting food contaminants;
  • Emerging technologies (ultrasound, plasma, nanotechnology, natural antimicrobials, etc.).

Dr. Luis M. Carrillo-López
Dr. Rosa Isela Ventura Aguilar
Guest Editors

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. Processes 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 2400 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 contaminants
  • decontamination
  • additives
  • residues
  • food safety

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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