Special Issue "Flavor and Sensory Analysis as a Tool for Quality Control of Foods"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 73

Special Issue Editor

Department of Human Science and Quality of Life Promotion, University San Raffaele, Rome, Italy
Interests: chemical, physical and sensory characterisation of agro-food products; determination of bioactive substances for the formulation of functional foods; determination of the shelf-life of foods and on product and process quality control; analytical chemistry based on mass spectrometry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For several years, the aroma composition of foods has been the focus of studies aimed at product characterisation, shelf-life evaluation, process and product improvement, and consumer opinion. All of these areas are a part of the macro thematic area that focuses on food quality. The composition and concentration of volatile compounds depend on several factors: product variety, soil and climatic conditions, agronomic practices, and production and storage processes. In this variable context, analytical analyses allow a qualitative–quantitative assessment of the volatile fraction that is useful to characterize and evaluate the quality and safety of the product. However, sensory analysis, which can only quantitatively determine sensory descriptors, allows us to quickly monitor food attributes and characteristics, and above all, assess consumer acceptability.

The importance of the volatile composition of food is the focus of this Special Issue, which aims to collect studies that use analytical analysis and/or sensory analysis as a tool for assessing food quality.

Dr. Gianluca Tripodi
Guest Editor

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 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.


  • volatile compunds
  • food quality
  • food control
  • sensory analysis
  • GC analysis
  • volatile extraction
  • consumers
  • aroma

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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