Special Issue "DNA-Based Techniques for Authentication of Processed Food and Food Supplements"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2023 | Viewed by 114

Special Issue Editors

State Key Laboratory for Managing Biotic and Chemical Threats to the Quality and Safety of Agro-products, Institute of Agro-Product Safety and Nutrition, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, China
Interests: DNA extraction from food samples; molecular markers; qPCR technology; rapid detection; GMO detection; safety assessment
Institute of Agro-Product Safety and Nutrition, Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou 310021, China
Interests: molecular detection; sequencing technology; traceability of GMOs; detection of gene-editing plants and its derived food; DNA fingerprinting
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food safety is of great significance to the social economy and stability in the lives of individuals. In food science and technology, one of the most important challenges is the authentication of processed food and food supplements.

In this Special Issue, we encourage submissions of review or research manuscripts related to the authentication of processed food and food supplements in the areas of food science and food safety, such as DNA extraction from food samples, molecular markers, food authenticity tests, PCR-based technology and transgenic food product tests. We are highly interested in and encourage manuscripts related to new techniques in this field for food safety, such as biosensors, DNA chips, high-throughput sequencing, etc.

Dr. Junfeng Xu
Dr. Cheng Peng
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • DNA extraction
  • molecular markers
  • qPCR technology
  • GM food detection
  • rapid and accurate detection
  • sequencing technology
  • DNA fingerprinting
  • food products authentication
  • grain dry technology
  • machine learning for food

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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