Special Issue "Analytical Methods for Allergen Control in Food Processing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 December 2021.
Interests: functional foods; nutraceuticals; novel food processing; nanoscience and nanotechnology; phytochemicals; food safety and contaminants; food immunology and allergy; molecular allergenomics; biosensors
2. School of Science, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Rd, Joondalup, WA 6027, Australia
Interests: proteins; peptides; proteomics; allergy; food intolerance; alternative proteins; sustainable food production
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Food allergy and anaphylaxis have become a significant public health and food safety issue worldwide. The World Allergy Organisation (WAO) has estimated that at least 250 million people live with food allergies. Without a practical cure for food allergy, diligent avoidance of allergenic foods is the best management option for allergic individuals. As a result, many regulatory bodies mandate food allergen labeling to help allergic consumers to make an informed food choice and avoid accidental exposure.
The analytical methodology for the detection and quantification of allergen residues in foods is an integral part of the evidenced-based risk assessment for label decisions including precautionary allergen labelling (PAL). Accurate allergen detection continues to be a challenging task due to high uncertainty. While enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) serves as a gold standard for allergen detection, PCR methods and particularly mass spectrometry have gained momentum in recent years. With the demand for user-friendly rapid on-site testing, biosensors are also emerging as new allergen detection platforms. Binding specificity of biorecognition molecules dictates the accuracy and precision in allergen detection and development of new biorecognition molecules is also emerging. However, in all these methodologies, sample preparation remains to be the most labor-intensive and innovation is needed to simplify this step with greater efficiency.
This Special Issue will welcome original research and review papers that contribute to advances in the allergen detection methodologies that address all aspects of “Analytical Methods for Allergen Control in Food Processing” with special attention to the following key areas: new allergen tests, novel sample preparation methods, novel biorecognition molecules, new analytical platforms (e.g., biosensors, plasmonic ELISAs, mass spectrometric methods, novel PCR), new instrumentation and validation approaches.Dr. Nanju Alice Lee
Prof. Dr. Michelle Colgrave
Prof. Dr. Andreas L. Lopata
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 2000 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 allergens
- food allergy
- public health
- food safety
- sample preparation
- allergen detection methodologies
- biorecognition molecules
- on-site testing
- PCR and Mass spectrometry
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Verónica García Arteaga, Victoria Demand, Isabel Muranyi, Ute Schweiggert-Weisz, Peter Eisner