Special Issue "Development of Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) for Dairy and Infant Formula Manufacture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2021.
Interests: Animal Nutrition; Dairy Science; Meat Quality; Dairy; Animal Production; Animal Science; Spectroscopy; Process Analytical Technology
The new paradigm in the food industry is Quality by Design (QbD), inspired by the Process Analytical Technology (PAT) concept introduced originally for pharmaceutical manufacture. The hypothesis behind this paradigm shift is that the quality of the (food) products can and should be incorporated by process design and not by post-production quality testing. PAT is a framework for innovative process manufacturing and quality assurance through timely measurements (i.e., in-line monitoring) of critical quality attributes. The potential impact of PAT on product quality and safety, process efficiency and yields is tremendous. Smart sensing solutions can not only provide real-time quality assurance but also provide “big data” which facilitates increased product traceability as product batches can be referenced to their processing history.
For this Special Issue, I would like to encourage you to submit your research related to rapid, effective, and transparent systems which provide data on the quality and composition of milk, milk powders, and dairy products. I invite you to submit manuscripts on rapid methods that facilitate fast (eventually on-line) collection of product-specific information, effective in order to achieve real control over raw material and end-product quality and safety, and transparent in order to develop confidence in their utility by prospective customers. It is unlikely that any analytical instrument is capable of fully characterising the quality and safety of a given food product, thus data from a number of sensors combined to deliver information required to achieve robust on-line monitoring are also welcome. The aim of this Special Issue is to present an overview of the latest applications of feasible PAT tools for both the dairy industry and the academic community.
Dr. Maria Markiewicz-Keszycka
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Process Analytical Technology
- Dairy products
- Milk powders
- Infant formula