Special Issue "Non-destructive Methods in Determining Safety and Quality of Foods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2020).
Interests: food science and technology; food chemistry; spectroscopy; food analysis; phytochemicals; sensory analysis; polyphenols; phenolic compounds; hyperspectral image analysis; cereal science; flavour chemistry; near-infrared spectroscopy; coffee; VIS/NIR spectroscopy; olive oil; aroma; SPME-GC/MS; olive oil quality assessment; oil-in-water emulsions
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Methods for non-destructive assessment of food quality are of increasing importance for the food industry and researchers to ensure safe, healthy and high-quality products for the consumer.
Methods such as NIR spectroscopy, remote vision systems and hyperspectral imaging, as well as technologies such as X-ray and NMR-based technologies, are just a few examples.
Meat, dairy products, fruit and vegetables, as well as grains, can be conveniently analysed by various means that do not involve the sample destruction, thus, avoiding waste at the food industry level, but also ensuring that the whole production will be assessed as opposed to a small representative batch.
For research applications, methods that allow non-destructive assessment of food composition or quality, are useful to then use those samples for further analyses, with benefits related to the fundamental understanding of correlations among food constituents or properties.
You are invited to submit your research papers on any aspect related to non-destructive methods for food assessment, from the raw material, to processing and final products, and from both laboratory-based as well as industrial applications.
The final deadline for submitting manuscripts is 20 May 2020. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed, and manuscripts received before the deadline will be immediately processed.
Dr. Nicola Caporaso
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 papers will be 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 monthly 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 1600 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.
- Food quality
- Non-destructive assessment
- Remote sensing
- Rapid analysis
- Food composition
- Food safety
- NIR spectroscopy
- hyperspectral imaging
- X-ray technologies
- NMR-based technologies
- Food chemistry
- Food science and technology
- Food analysis