Special Issue "Emerging Control on Quality of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 202

Special Issue Editors

School of Food & Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China
Interests: biological control of post-harvest diseases of fruits and vegetables; biodegradation of mycotoxins; physiology and pathology of post-harvest fruits and vegetables; mechanism of pathogenic fungi that infect post-harvest fruits and vegetables
Dr. Xiaoyun Zhang
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Guest Editor
School of Food and Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
Interests: food microbiology; postharvest biological control of diseases of fruits and vegetables; postharvest plant physiology and pathology
School of Food and Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
Interests: physiology and pathology of postharvest fruits and vegetables; postharvest biological control of diseases of fruits and vegetables; food microbiology, food biotechnology, food quality and safety control
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Worldwide, fresh fruit and vegetable-based diets have been adopted because of their nutritional value, although they are highly perishable foods. Recent global statistics indicate that approximately 25% of the fruits and vegetables grown are lost each year, mainly due to microbial infections at the post-harvest stage. Uncontrolled microbial development can lead to quality deterioration and poisoning (mycotoxin and bacterial toxins) of many fruits and vegetables. Using pesticides and various chemical compounds to preserve fruits and vegetables has raised growing concerns about environmental and health issues and has triggered a call for new alternatives. More than ever, effective and accurate strategies are needed to promote the safety of fruits and vegetables. Therefore, we invite and welcome submissions of original research papers and review articles for this Special Issue that address the control of the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables through the development of innovative strategies, such as biological control.

Dr. Lina Zhao
Dr. Xiaoyun Zhang
Dr. Qiya Yang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fruits and vegetables
  • post-harvest disease
  • storage quality
  • plant–pathogen interaction
  • biocontrol strategies

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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