Special Issue "Detection, Control, Risk Assessment, and Prevention of Foodborne Microorganisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 26 May 2022.
Interests: food microbiology and safety; predictive microbiology; food biopreservation; molecular microbiology; high-throughput sequencing technologies; microbial risk assessment of foods
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Interests: food safety; food hygiene; predictive microbiology; microbial risk assessment; modelling; emerging technologies; biopreservation; antimicrobial resistance
Despite the efforts made by governments and industry in recent decades, enteric foodborne diseases continue being a public health problem worldwide, significantly contributing to the total disease and mortality burden. According to The European Union One Health 2019 Zoonoses Report, the incidence of Campylobacter and Salmonella illness cases in humans remained stable, while Escherichia coli (STEC) infection cases increased from 2015 to 2019. Recent changes in consumer behavior, global commerce, food processing technologies, and population aging are driving the current foodborne disease emergences. In a new era of food safety, underpinned by a risk-based approach, omics data and quantitative tools are the most promising assets to combat enteric foodborne diseases. This Special Issue is seeking original manuscripts covering novel approaches for the detection, control, and prevention of enteric foodborne microorganisms. Papers combining quantitative and molecular methods applied to the study of emergence and reemergence foodborne pathogens are particularly welcome. We also invite works that deploy a quantitative risk assessment approach, based on computational tools, to examine existing microbial food safety problems in more depth.
Dr. Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez
Dr. Arícia Possas
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 semimonthly 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 2200 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.
- predictive microbiology
- quantitative microbial risk assessment
- next generation sequencing
- food hygiene
- food inspection
- foodborne outbreaks
- foodborne viruses
- foodborne bacteria
- risk analysis