Special Issue "Food Microbiology and Safety"
A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)
Dr. Malik Altaf Hussain
1 Senior Technical Officer, NSW Food Authority, Department of Primary Industries, Sydney, Australia
2 Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Food Microbiology, Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences, Lincoln University, New Zealand
Interests: food safety; microbiological risk assessment; foodborne pathogens; safe food supply; HACCP; food safety management; food security; microbial biotechnology
Food microbiology is an important part of food sciences. Recent developments in food biotechnology and improvements in food safety/quality are two major witnesses of enhanced role of this discipline. Food and food additives production, avoiding spoilage of food, and detection and prevention of foodborne diseases are major areas of its application.
Concept of “from farm to fork” is generally perceived as a simple food supply chain description. In reality it exposes food products to several hazards that increase chances of contamination in a food system i.e., production and supply. Modern food system is getting more complex, which encompasses high volume of processed foods and vast international food trade. There is no foodborne illnesses free zone in the world. Therefore, proper understanding of foodborne pathogens and factors that impact their growth, survival and pathogenesis would equip us with tools to ensure global food safety.
This special issue aims to publish original research papers, innovative application results, technical articles, opinions, and reviews on different aspects of food microbiology and safety, including but not limited to:
• Food microorganisms
• Food biotechnology
• Food microbes and health
• Foodborne illnesses
• Food safety
• Food contamination
• Microbiological risk assessment of foods
• Risk analysis of the food supply chain
• Social and economic implications of food contamination
• Microbiology food safety management
Dr. Malik A. Hussain
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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 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 550 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 safety
• food biotechnology
• foodborne pathogens
• food laws