Modern Food Production: New Approaches in Detection, Processing and Packaging Methods (Volume II)

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2024) | Viewed by 207

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Centre for Research in Biosciences, Department of Applied Sciences, University of the West of England - Bristol, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
Interests: food safety; novel food processing; food microbiology; food science; antivirulence strategies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food production consists of a complex, global network of diverse players that supply most of the food consumed worldwide. The global population is expected to increase to at least 9 billion by 2050; therefore, there is an urgent need to deliver improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of food supply chains. Future requirements do not only include the production of larger quantities of food, but also food that is safe, nutritious, and produced in a sustainable manner.

The innovative approaches targeted in this Special Issue include all aspects that contribute to modern food production. Special focus is placed on new detection methods for pathogenic microorganisms and nutrients present in food (e.g., molecular methods, biosensors, and spectroscopy), advanced food processing (e.g., non-thermal and thermal processing), and packaging (e.g., active packaging and 3D-printed packaging). Innovations on these aspects can significantly help toward building a more sustainable, safe, and nutritious food supply.

In the context of this Special Issue, we invite authors to submit high-quality original research articles, review papers, or short communications on (i) foodborne pathogen detection, (ii) nutrient determination, (iii) effects of novel thermal and non-thermal processing technologies on food safety and quality, and (iv) the development of novel food packaging methods. Contributions relevant to cultivated meat, life cycle assessment, and consumer behaviour are also welcome.

Dr. Alexandros Ch. Stratakos
Guest Editor

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  • cold plasma
  • high pressure processing
  • pulsed electric fields
  • novel processing methods
  • foodborne pathogen detection
  • biosensors
  • cultivated meat
  • active packaging
  • 3D printed packaging

Published Papers

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