Special Issue "Current Challenges in Food Microbiology"

A special issue of Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Franca Rossi

Istituto Zooprofilattico dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "G. Caporale", Diagnostic Laboratory, Isernia, Italy
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Interests: food safety; food microbiology; microbial genetics and physiology; gene cloning; antibiotic resistance; foodborne pathogens; bacteriocins; food microbial ecology; fermentation and ripening; gene expression
Guest Editor
Dr. Palmiro Poltronieri

National Research Council of Italy, AgroFood Department, Institute of Sciences of Food Productions, Lecce, Italy
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Interests: biotechnologies for the quality and safety of food productions; microbiology and quality of food productions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food safety concerns caused by microbial contaminants or their toxic metabolites are currently an enemy to fight on a global scale. The ongoing process of increased concentrations of the food production activities in a few big manufacturing facilities that deliver food products to many countries amplifies the consequences of any microbial contamination event. Measures of contamination prevention or reduction are therefore extremely needed to warrant consumer’s health. Use of beneficial microorganisms to contrast colonization and growth of hazardous ones in food production plants and in food products is a valid arm to reduce this health risk. In this Special Issue of the journal Challenges, we would like to collect research, research ideas or review articles describing the progresses achieved to solve this problem in different food production sectors through the exploitation of beneficial microbial agents or their products, as well as natural preservatives. In particular, remedies to the following food safety concerns may be addressed: contamination by ubiquitous microbial pathogens, biofilm formation, emerging pathogens, antimicrobial resistance spread, formation of biogenic amines or other toxic compounds.

Dr. Franca Rossi
Dr. Palmiro Poltronieri
Guest Editors

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. Challenges is an international peer-reviewed open access biannual journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Foodborne pathogen source identification
  • toxins
  • toxic metabolites
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • biofilm formation
  • bacteriocins
  • natural preservatives
  • beneficial microorganisms
  • traceability
  • cold chain
  • packaging

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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