Special Issue "Safety and Quality of Food of Animal Origin"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: food inspection; quality system; safety of agri-food chain; control systems for food safety
Interests: food quality control; food microbiology; food security; sustainability of food of animal origin
Interests: animal physiology; biostatistics; animal production; rabbit; behavior; nutritional and metabolic diseases; animal models.
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Interests: meat quality; food hygiene and safety; food microbiology; natural antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds
Interests: veterinary microbiology and immunology; infectious diseases of veterinary interest; zoonoses; one health; food quality and safety
We are inviting the submission of reviews and original research papers that present basic and applied research into the safety and quality of food of animal origin.
The safety and quality of food of animal origin for human consumption has become an essential part of the public health debate. At the international level, the principles of equivalence, harmonization, transparency of food safety systems and risk assessment methods based on these principles are of fundamental importance. In order to minimize the risks and to prevent foodborne hazards of animal origin, a “from farm to fork” approach is required for all stages of the food chain.
In recent years, public concern about the safety of foods of animal origin has heightened due to problems arising from BSE, dioxin contamination, outbreaks of foodborne bacterial infections, veterinary drug residues, and antimicrobial resistance, and reviews and original articles dealing with these topics are welcome.
Moreover, any kind of contribution to intelligent and active packaging that can extend the shelf life of food of animal origin, scientific studies on rapid and smart diagnostic devices to be used onsite for preliminary health profile assessments are also welcome.
Also appreciated are original articles about sustainable chains which enhance local animal products and new integrated approaches that can allow a safe recovery of food of animal origin in the third sector (charitable organizations) ensuring, in the recovery chain, the application of correct hygiene procedures for social solidarity purposes.
Dr. Claudia Maria Balzaretti
Dr. Marta Castrica
Dr. Laura Menchetti
Dr. Dino Miraglia
Prof. Dr. Luigi Bonizzi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- food supply chain integration
- safety of food of animal origin
- quality assurance
- public health
- innovative and active packaging
- smart diagnostic device
- sustainable food supply chain
- food safety in the food recovery chain