Storage and Shelf-Life Assessment of Food Products

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Packaging and Preservation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 14 October 2024 | Viewed by 349

Special Issue Editor

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1. Department of Food Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Universidade do Algarve, Campus da Penha, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
2. MED-Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development and CHANGE-Global Change and Sustainability Institute, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: food packaging; food processing; emerging technologies; biomaterials; sustainability; mathematical modeling; shelf-life; food preservation; food waste recovery
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of the journal Foods is focused on “Storage and Shelf-Life Assessment of Food Products”. The assessment of food product storage and shelf life is a critical aspect of ensuring food safety, quality, and sustainability in the food industry. This entails a methodical assessment of numerous parameters that affect the food-storage circumstances and the time frame for which the desired characteristics of a food product can be preserved. In today's food industry, there is a growing focus on increasing shelf life while reducing the use of artificial additives and preservatives. Innovations in packaging technology, processing techniques, and natural preservatives have resulted from this focus. Therefore, this Special Issue is open to receiving research results and/or quality reviews focused on new challenges and new technological approaches related to the storage and shelf life of food products. 

Dr. Rui M.S. Cruz
Guest Editor

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  • food storage
  • shelf-life assessment
  • food safety
  • food quality
  • food sustainability
  • food industry
  • storage parameters
  • preservation techniques
  • packaging innovations

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