Influence of Farm Animal Production and Processing Conditions on the Quality of Animal Origin Based Products

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2024) | Viewed by 229

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: food microbiology; molecular methods for food inspection
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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: food inspection; food control; advanced laboratory methods
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Worldwide, animals play important economic, cultural, and social roles, providing in the majority of cases a number of functions and services. They are considered an essential part of the world’s agro-ecosystems. In the last decade, animal production has registered an intensifying trend caused by an increase in the demand for food. That is why the majority of food-producing species are being bred in intensive growing systems, where their well-being is sometimes neglected. Also, the nutritional and hygiene quality of the products obtained from these animals might be affected. This Special Issue focuses on the effect of animal breeding and their well-being on the quality of the products obtained. Also, we encourage the submission of research that focuses on various effects of the traditional breeding and slaughtering process on well-being and the quality of the obtained products. We are focused on research that shows relevant scientific data for the hygiene quality of these products (pathogens or spoilage microflora) as well as on the nutritional value (compositional aspects) that might be influenced by these factors.

This Special Issue is a joint Special Issue by the journal Animals and journal Foods, for the papers addressing processed animal products that do not use animals are considered food science. We welcome the papers relevant to live animals to the journal Animals.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Animals

Dr. Alexandra Tǎbǎran
Prof. Dr. Marian Mihaiu
Guest Editors

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  • animal products
  • quality
  • farm conditions

Published Papers

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