Special Issues

Foods runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Sprouts and Microgreens: Phytochemicals, Health Benefits and Safety
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submission deadline 24 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5733
Keywords: vegetables; sprouts; microgreens; phytochemicals; biological activity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods)
Scientific Insights and Technological Advances in Gluten Free Products Development
edited by Maria Papageorgiou and
submission deadline 27 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 10646
Keywords: •       GF product quality •       gluten free cereals and pseudocereals •       alternative protein sources •       sourdough and the role of enzymes •       novel processes in GF product development •       nutritional profile/fortification of gluten-free products •       sensory profile of gluten-free products •       gluten free reference material for gluten quantification •       gluten-free regulation issues •       consumer acceptability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
Safety and Quality of Postharvest Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: 2nd Volume
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1753
Keywords: postharvest fruit and vegetable; quality; safety; postharvest technology; postharvest handling; biological control; microbial growth; nutritional quality; shelf life; storage; processed products; sustainability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Effect of Bioactive Ingredients for Gut Microbial Metabolism and Human Health
edited by Marina Sánchez-Hidalgo and María Angeles Rosillo
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 219
Keywords: dietary compounds; functional food; gut microbial; inflammation; ingredients; immune system; health; microbiome; metabolism; natural compounds
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods)
Probiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, Postbiotics and Paraprobiotics – New Perspective for Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 7256
Keywords: probiotics; prebiotics  ; synbiotics  ; postbiotics  ; paraprobiotics  ; functional foods  ; gut microbiota regulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods)
Rapid and Non-destructive Determination of Food Quality Control
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1385
Keywords: quality control; food; rapid; non-destructive; analytical methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Innovation Trends for the Meat Industry submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 9394
Keywords: meat products; health; unsaturated fats; nitrite; salt; plant-based ingredients; eco-friendly; reformulation; dietary fiber; bioactive compounds
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
Women’s Special Issue Series: Food Science submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1051
Food-Borne Disease Prevention and Risk Assessment 2.0 Edition submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2949
Keywords: foodborne disease surveillance and monitoring; representative surveillance sites such as FoodNet; expert elicitation; food attribution; social media to collect illness data; foodborne disease outbreak investigations; determining root cause analysis; improved surveillance; estimating cases and burden of foodborne diseases; rapid communication of food contamination/food poisoning issues prevention and control strategies; the role of food codes including Codex Alimentarius; national and local standards; guidelines; and regulations; industry association studies and recommendations; prerequisite programs/sanitation; hazard analysis critical control points; food safety objectives; performance objectives; etc.; novel pathogen inactivation methods; trend analysis/statistical process control; traceback/blockchain along the food chain microbiological testing and identification; whole genome sequencing; culture independent diagnostic testing the human element; food safety education and worker training; food safety culture and trust; understanding behavior of food preparers; exploring artificial intelligence risk analysis; quantitative microbiological risk assessment; qualitative risk assessment; risk profiles; predictive modeling; dose response assessment; exposure assessment; risk management; risk communication; future of the risk assessment process
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Microbiology)
Analytical Characterization of Foods and Beverages submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3038
Keywords: wine; vinegar; spirits; beer; foods; volatile compounds; phenolic compounds; chromatography; sensory analysis; characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Meat Safety Research: Microbial Risk Analysis and Foodborne Pathogens Control
edited by Elisabetta Delibato and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 4078
Keywords: meat safety; foodborne pathogens; molecular technologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
The Structural Properties, Modifications, and Nutritional Applications of Starch
edited by Bin Zhang, Kai Wang and Qiang Huang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 256
Keywords: starch granules; multi-level structures; chemical/physical/enzymatical/genetic modifications; nutritional applications; resistant starch; gut microbiota; glycemic index
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Physics and (Bio)Chemistry)
Applications of Non-destructive Technologies for Agricultural and Food Product Quality Determination submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5609
Keywords: novel nondestructive methods for food quality determination; advances in traditional methods for nondestructive testing of foods: Raman spectroscopy; optical sensing; electronic nose; near-infrared spectroscopy; computer vision; hyperspectral imaging application in biological material quality determination; vibroacoustic emission method application in food quality detection; machine and deep learning application in food quality determination; model and sensor data fusion approach for improved data analytics; artificial intelligence and robotics for improved quality characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Postmortem Factors Affecting Meat Quality
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 7233
Keywords: Meat; Postmortem aging; Cookery methods; Enhancement; Value-add products; Packaging; Shelf-life; Palatability; Meat tenderness; Meat flavor; Sensory evaluation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
Rapid and Untargeted Methods for Residues and Food Frauds submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2791
Keywords: Food frauds; Food authenticity; Illicit treatment; Untargeted method; Residue control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Integrated Governance Mechanisms for Empowerment and Resilience in International Food Value Chains submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 4407
Keywords: governance; value; empowerment; resilience; uncertainties; supply chain; food industry; risk management
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Systems)
Dynamic Modelling and Simulation of Food Systems submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 8060
Keywords: dynamic modeling; simulation and optimization; model identification; software sensors; process engineering; predictive microbiology; food quality and safety; numerical methods; food variability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Stabilization, Microencapsulation and Delivery of Bioactive Compounds submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 672
Keywords: Bioactive compounds; Stabilization; Release; Encapsulation; Bioaccessibility; Bioavailability; Addition to food; Food enrichment
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Microbiological Safety Control of Postharvest Fruits and Vegetables
edited by Hongyin Zhang, Xingfeng Shao and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5487
Keywords: fruit and vegetable safety; biocontrol strategies; microbial antagonists; fruit and vegetable decays; microbial interaction; antifungal microbial molecules; pathogenic fungi; mycotoxins and bacterial toxins; postharvest quality
(This special issue belongs to the Section Plant Foods)
Application of Emerging Nonthermal Technologies in the Food Industry
edited by and Xinan Zeng
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2100
Keywords: nonthermal technologies; food components; extraction; high-pressure processing; pulsed electric fields; cold plasma; irradiation; pulsed magnetic fields; pulsed light; high-density carbon dioxide
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Food Flavor Chemistry and Sensory Evaluation
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 256
Keywords: food flavor; volatile compounds; sensory profile; consumer acceptance; sensory analysis; GC– MS analysis; aroma chemical composition
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Physics and (Bio)Chemistry)
Food Hydrocolloids: Structure, Properties and Application
edited by and Hongshan Liang
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3512
Keywords: structure  ; rheological properties; self-assembly; interactions  ; chemical and physicochemical characterization; interfacial properties; film-forming properties; stabilization; health
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Physics and (Bio)Chemistry)
Food Integrity: Research Progress in Safety, Authenticity, and Quality of Food
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submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3234
Keywords: economically motivated adulteration; food authenticity; food defence; food fraud; food safety; food integrity; food quality; traceability
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Systems)
Egg Protein: Structure and Function
edited by and Xiang Duan
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1912
Keywords: egg; protein; peptides; structure; functional properties; interaction; delivery; purification; allergenic; detection
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Rapid Analytical, Removal and Transformation of Chemical Residues in Foods
edited by Joon-Kwan Moon
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1229
Keywords: Contaminant; Dissipation; Residue analysis; Environmental fate; Screening of chemical contaminants; Removal of pollutants
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Technological Processing Affecting the Functional Properties of Food submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3194
Keywords: functional foods; bioactive compounds; processing; food enrichment; packaging; by-products
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Advances in Wine Flavor Chemistry and Its Metabolic Mechanism
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 6803
Keywords: Volatiles; Phenolics; Chemical composition; Grape secondary metabolism; Viticulture; Vinification; Microbial metabolism; Aging chemistry; Sensory
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Intelligent Packagings for Food Products
edited by and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2043
Keywords: intelligent/smart/active packaging; antimicrobial agents; antioxidant compounds; sensor; volatile organic compounds; color change; pH indicator; humidity indicator; microbial load
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Packaging and Preservation)
Agro-Food Waste as Source of Nutraceuticals submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 1752
Keywords: phytochemicals; antioxidants; polyphenols; carotenoids; circular economy; waste valorization; plant secondary metabolites; bioactivity; food processing industry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods)
Recent Advances in Encapsulation for Food Applications submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1881
Keywords: Encapsulation of functional compounds  ; Antioxidant encapsulation  ; Essential oil encapsulation  ; Flavor encapsulation  ; Microencapsulation and nanoencapsulation processes  ; Controlled release studies  ; Functional supplements  ; Nutraceutical products  ; Characterization of microstructures  ; Kinetic release models
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Advanced Analytical Strategies in Food Safety and Quality Monitoring
edited by Xiaobo Zou and
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2253
Keywords: NIR/IR; hyperspectral imaging; electronic nose; machine vision; electrochemistry; raman spectroscopy; fluorescence spectroscopy; intelligent packaging; nanomaterials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Safety and Quality Assessment of Novel Food
edited by and Alessandra Tata
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3143
Keywords: novel food; novel technologies; food microbiology; food chemistry; authenticity; risk; edible insects; microalgae
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Grain and Pulses: Composition, Characteristics, Application and Health Promising Prospects
edited by Zhongquan Sui and Xiangli Kong
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2537
Keywords: grain; pulses; composition; characteristics; application; health benefits; nutrition; properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Grain)
Innovations in the Food System: Exploring the Future of Food
edited by Maria Lisa Clodoveo
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 8579
Keywords: innovative agricultural practices; novel food processing technologies; sustainable food chains; circular economy; functional foods; novel foods; healthy diets; economic; social; and environmental impacts of new processes and products; consumer behaviour; IoT; big data and artificial intelligence in agriculture and food industry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Security and Sustainability)
Advanced Research on the Green Color of Processed Foods submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 926
Keywords: chlorophylls; coloring foodstuffs; encapsulation; food authenticity; food colorants; food quality and composition; fortified food; green color stability; health benefits: functional food; digestion and bioaccesibility; metallo-chlorophyll complex; re-greening; waste valuation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Mycotoxins in Cereals and Cereal Products: Occurrence, Toxicity and Detoxification submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3045
Keywords: mycotoxins; Fusarium; Aspergillus; Penicillium; modified mycotoxins; cereals; cereal products; occurrence; toxicity; detoxification; biological methods; analysis; food processing; identification; chromatographic analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Quality and Safety)
Novel Approaches for Developing and Characterizing Value-Added Applications of Food and Agricultural Byproducts
edited by and Yiming Feng
submission deadline 30 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2198
Keywords: value-added products; bioprocessing; innovative technology; food waste; agricultural byproducts; characterization; nutritional value; health benefit; techno-economic analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Meat Quality and Health submission deadline 5 Jul 2022 | 21 articles | Viewed by 17812
Keywords: beef; pork; lamb; chicken; meat quality; health; natural antioxidant and antimicrobial; nutritional quality; active packaging; bioactive compounds; functional meat products; prebiotics and probiotics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Meat)
Application of Immunoassay Technology in Food Inspection
edited by Maojun Jin
submission deadline 5 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1705
Keywords: antibody; hapten; enzyme linked immunoassay; fluorescence immunoassay; chemiluminescence immunoassay; food inspection; colloidal gold immunochromatography
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Analytical Methods)
Natural Compounds in Plant-Based Food
edited by and Bernd Schaefer
submission deadline 10 Jul 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 10127
Keywords: Culinary herbs or spices; Food flavor or food coloring; Health perspective; Plant origin; Health ingredients; Analytical and regulatory issues; Essential oils; Food supplements; Food safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods)
Current Research on Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and Anti-obesity Potential of Food Extracts submission deadline 11 Jul 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3761
Keywords: bioactive compounds; functional foods; olive oil; immunonutrition; bioactive peptides; plant proteins; agro-food by-products
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Food Toxicology and Food Preservation: Risk Evaluation
edited by , , , Jose Manuel Barat Baviera and Raul Grau Meló
submission deadline 12 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1039
Keywords: food safety; food microbiology; food packaging and preservation; food toxicology; new methods for food preservation; preservation of foods by fermentation; physical methods of food preservation; biopreservative; preservative agents; food commercialization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Toxicology)
Marine Algae Bioactives: Isolation, Characterisation and Potential Application submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 700
Keywords: marine organisms; seaweeds; microalgae and macroalgae; secondary metabolites; chemodiversity; biologically active compounds; extraction; isolation; and purification; identification and quantification; biological activity screening; food application; nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals
(This special issue belongs to the Section Foods of Marine Origin)
Valorization of Food Processing By-Products submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 12 articles | Viewed by 12427
Keywords: reuse; recovery value; active compounds; extraction; fermentation; new ingredients; new use; no-waste
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Security and Sustainability)
Water and Food Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1325
Keywords: water safety; food safety; quality protocols; pollutants; COVID-19; monitoring; chemical properties; microbiological properties; quality control
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Security and Sustainability)
Circular Economy—The Way to Make More Sustainable Food Systems submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2777
Keywords: circular economy; food loss; food waste; by-products; sustainability; bioactive compounds; health promoters; high-value products; environmental impacts
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Systems)
Enzymes Function and Application in Food Products and Biomaterials submission deadline 15 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 172
Keywords: food enzymes; enzymatic processing; sustainable processing; immobilized enzymes; biocatalysis; bioprocessing; enzymatic modification; enzyme technology; microbial enzymes; plant enzymes; novel enzymes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Sustainable Omega-3 Foods: Fish, Vegetable and Innovative Sources
edited by and Narcisa Maria Bandarra
submission deadline 20 Jul 2022 | Viewed by 135
Keywords: novel sources of omega-3 PUFA; lipidomic and lipid profile; healthy properties of omega-3 PUFA; bioavailability; bioaccessibility and bioactivity; sustainable production; food processing and packaging; food storage and shelf-life; lipid oxidation; sensory profile
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Nutrition)
Novel Thermal Processing and Effects on the Foods Properties
edited by Elsa Margarida Gonçalves and
submission deadline 20 Jul 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 812
Keywords: novel thermal technologies; food innovation; food processing; process impact assessment; food quality and safety; environmental impact; health benefits; consumer perception; kinetic modelling; technology transfer and dissemination
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Engineering and Technology)
Functional Sustainable Foods: Chemistry, Health Benefits and Environmental Impact
edited by Cristina Pereira-Wilson, Manuel Fernandes-Ferreira and
submission deadline 20 Jul 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4073
Keywords: sustainable food; traditional food; functional food; health benefit; disease prevention; phytochemical; antioxidant; anticancer; antiageing; antidiabetic
(This special issue belongs to the Section Food Security and Sustainability)
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