Special Issue "Application of Hurdle Technology for Food Preservation and Safety"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2019).
Interests: microbial food safety of fresh and fresh-cut fruits & vegetables and of fresh & processed meats; non-thermal technologies for pathogen control in foods; microbiome of fruits and vegetables; food irradiation; HACCP systems
Hurdle technology is the combination of preservation methods that can be applied in the food industry with food preservation or food safety purposes. When applied individually, these treatments must be sufficiently strong to reach the desired level of control, often resulting in an undesired change in the organoleptic characteristics of the food product. The hurdle technology permits the use of multiple, relatively gentle treatments (hurdles) that in combination should result in an adequate level of control by adding the effects of each hurdle. In this special issue, we are inviting researchers to submit their data to contribute to a better understanding of the advantages of using hurdle technology in food preservation and food safety. These contributions will offer the food industry with alternatives for more efficient, less destructive and more environment-friendly processing of foods.
Dr. Alejandro Castillo
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 papers will be 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 monthly 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 2000 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.
- Hurdle Technology
- Food Preservation
- Microbial Control