Special Issue "Microbial Safety and Quality of Dairy Foods"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Dairy".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Vincenzina Fusco

National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Sciences of Food Production, CNR-ISPA, Bari, Italy
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Interests: nucleic acid-based methods to detect and quantify foodborne protechnological, probiotic, alterative and (opportunistic) pathogenic bacteria; microbial food quality, Weissella spp., lactic acid bacteria; selection and use of autochthonous (probiotic) microbial cultures; genomics; microbial food safety; (enterotoxigenic, methicillin-resistant) coagulase positive and negative staphylococci; Staphylococcus aureus; Listeria monocytogenes; Arcobacter spp.
Guest Editor
Dr. Francesca Fanelli

National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Sciences of Food Production, CNR-ISPA, Bari, Italy
Interests: microbial food safety, genomics, Arcobacter spp.; mycotoxigenic fungi; Trichoderma
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez

Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Cordoba (Spain), 14014 Cordoba, Spain
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Phone: +34-957218516
Interests: Predictive Microbiology, Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment, Food Safety, Food Preservation and Biopreservation Food Microbiology, Sensory Analysis, Food Packaging Materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This research topic will highlight the current knowledge on the microbial quality and safety of dairy foods. In particular we welcome research papers, case reports and reviews relevant but not limited to the composition, dynamics and role of microbial communities in dairy productions using omics approaches, quantitative microbial risk assessment, study and improvement (biopreservation technologies, isolation and use of autochthonous probiotic microorganisms, etc.) of microbial food quality and safety, molecular (genomic) characterization of emerging (opportunistic) dairy-borne pathogenic, probiotic, and alterative microorganisms and the relevant risk (benefit) assessment.

Dr. Vincenzina Fusco
Dr. Francesca Fanelli
Prof. Dr. Fernando Perez-Rodriguez
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • probiotic bacteria
  • opportunistic pathogenic bacteria
  • dairy products
  • food omics
  • food safety
  • genomics
  • food quality
  • microbial risk assessment
  • sampling plan
  • food fermentation
  • microbial dynamics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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