Quality and Safety Assessment of Fruits and Vegetables

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 August 2024 | Viewed by 199

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Research Group "Food Quality and Safety (CSA)", Department of Agro-Food Technology, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Orihuela (EPSO), Centro de Investigación e Innovación Agroalimentaria y Agroambiental (CIAGRO-UMH), Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Carretera de Beniel, km 3.2, 03312 Orihuela, Spain
Interests: evaluation of volatile compounds and the sensory quality of fruits, vegetables, and derived products; evolution of the functional and sensory properties of different fruits and vegetables as affected by different agricultural practices and processing; dehydration of fruits, vegetables, aromatic herbs
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Research Group “Food Quality and Safety (CSA)”, Department of Agro-Food Technology, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Orihuela (EPSO), Centro de Investigación e Innovación Agroalimentaria y Agroambiental (CIAGRO-UMH), Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Carretera de Beniel, km 3.2, 03312 Orihuela, Spain
Interests: food processing; nuts; volatile; antioxidants; organic; sensory quality; bioactive components; chromatography
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Foods is focused on the “Quality and Safety Assessment of Fruits and Vegetables”. Preventing contamination and maintaining the freshness of fruits and vegetables can be achieved with a properly implemented system for quality and safety. Starting from the first steps, this includes implementing good agricultural practices, continuing with good processing practices, regular quality checks throughout the food chain, and also proper sanitation measures. Prioritizing quality and safety through the supply chain results in reduced foodborne illnesses and healthier consumption. Prioritizing quality and safety for fruits and vegetables is not only beneficial for individual health but also contributes to a safer and more responsible food industry. Quality can be assessed in terms of functional, nutritional, and sensory quality throughout their growth, processing, and shelf life, and acceptance by consumers through the sensory analysis tool, while safety can be assessed by both contaminants and microbiological aspects. Therefore, this Special Issue is open to receiving research results and/or quality reviews on measures and systems implemented to maintain the quality and safety of fruits and vegetables across the food chain.

Dr. Ángel Calín-Sánchez
Dr. Luis Noguera-Artiaga
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • safety assessment
  • food quality
  • fruits and vegetables
  • food chain
  • good practices

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