Emerging Researches in Postharvest Physiology and Shelf-Life Extension Technologies for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 63

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Institute of Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council of Italy, Foggia, Italy
Interests: fresh fruit and vegetables; minimally processed product; postharvest physiology; storage condition; chemical and physical treatment; modified and controlled atmosphere; active packaging; non-destructive quality evaluation; logistic solutions; nutritional and sensorial evaluation of fruit and vegetables; volatile compounds as quality markers
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Institute of Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council of Italy, Foggia, Italy
Interests: quality of fresh and fresh cut fruits and vegetables; innovative pre-treatment; packaging and/or storage condition; modified and controlled atmosphere; logistic cold chain; innovative transport system; no-destructive systems for quality evaluation
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Guest Editor Assistant
Institute of Sciences of Food Production, National Research Council of Italy, Foggia, Italy
Interests: quality of fresh fruit and vegetables; fresh-cut products; postharvest physiology and technology; pre-harvest and postharvest treatments; modified and controlled atmosphere; storage condition; intelligent and active packaging; sustainability of production processes; non-destructive quality assessment; image analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to present emerging and novel technologies for maintaining the postharvest quality of fresh fruits, vegetables, and minimally processed products. Although a great deal of research has previously been published on this topic, the current Special Issue aims to form a new point of view for postharvest stakeholders, with a focus on decreasing the food loss and food waste at this stage through the application of new sustainable methods, processes, and technologies. The Guest Editors of this Special Issue welcome high-quality original research articles as well as comprehensive review papers. They encourage the publication of new findings on innovative processing technologies, coatings, pre-treatments, sustainable and eco-friendly packaging, modified or controlled atmosphere systems, disinfection methods, and the application of GRAS substances. The final goal is to obtain solutions that prolong the freshness, reduce the nutritional value loss, and extend the postharvest life of fruits and vegetables, from farm to fork.

Dr. Bernardo Pace
Dr. Maria Cefola
Guest Editors

Dr. Michela Palumbo
Guest Editor Assistant

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 2900 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.


  • active and innovative packaging
  • chemical and physical treatments
  • edible coating
  • innovative processing technologies
  • microbial preservation
  • modified and controlled atmosphere
  • natural food preservatives
  • postharvest loss reduction
  • no-destructive and contactless quality evaluation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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