Special Issue "Veterinary Public Health and Microbial Food Safety"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2019) | Viewed by 241

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Ihab Habib
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Guest Editor
Assistant Professor, Veterinary Medicine Department, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, and; School of Veterinary Medicine, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
Interests: Campylobacter; Salmonella; One Health; Antimicrobial Resistance
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on the intersection of animal agriculture and microbial food safety.

Microbial foodborne pathogens are an important cause of morbidity and mortality in humans worldwide. Animals and agriculture ecosystems play an important role in the exposure to foodborne microbial hazards and can be a source of pathogens in food products of animal origin (e.g. nontyphoidal Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria monocytogenes, E.coli O157, and enteric viruses) and also through the faecal contamination of plant-derived foods, fresh produce and water. To enhance microbial food safety, control measures should be considered at both the pre-harvest level and subsequent stages of the production-to-consumption chain, i.e. ‘from farm-to-fork’.

This Special Issue will focus on advancements in microbial foodborne pathogen detection, the farm-to-fork surveillance of biological hazards, epidemiology and hazard characterisation at pre-harvest and post-harvest levels, challenges to the microbial safety of food of animal origin, and interactions to emphasize research and capacity building of food safety and veterinary public health scientists. In addition, this issue will also highlight the One Health approach to food safety, discussing the successes and challenges of working towards a One Health approach to microbial food safety, and antimicrobial resistance, prevention and response.

Dr. Ihab Habib
Guest Editor

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Agriculture 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 1800 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.


  • Surveillance of microbiological hazards in animal agriculture
  • Campylobacter and Salmonella
  • Meat and dairy safety assurance
  • Microbial hazard characterization in fresh produce and plant foods
  • Antimicrobial resistance spread from farm-to-fork
  • Integrated food safety management systems
  • One Health approach to food safety
  • Advances in foodborne pathogen detection

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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