Special Issue "Sustainable Utilisation and Management of Food Waste"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Amit K. Jaiswal

School of Food Science and Environmental Health, College of Sciences and Health, Dublin Institute of Technology, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin, Ireland
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Interests: Food Engineering; Industrial Biotechnology; Biobased Chemicals; Nutraceuticals; Waste Valorisation; Novel food processing technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The global population is expanding at an exponential rate, which leads to an increasing demand for food production and, consequently, the generation of large amounts of food waste. It is estimated that an average 30–40% of food is wasted throughout the world, and not only poses a sustainability problem related to food security, but also poses economic and environmental problems. These problems are further intensified due to slow progress in the development of effective waste management strategies and disposal of waste. Food waste is a reservoir of complex carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and bioactive compounds and can form the raw materials for commercially important products such as enzymes, organic acids, and biofuels. The idea of conversion of food waste into biofuels and other high value products used in our daily activities is an area of research with huge potential and opportunities.

In this Special Issue, I invite you to submit original research, review articles, and opinions on the broad area of sustainable utilisation and management of food waste of plant and animal origin for the production of high-value products.

Dr. Amit K. Jaiswal
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 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 550 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.


  • Waste valorisation
  • Food supply chain wastes
  • Food processing waste
  • Bioactive compounds
  • Functional ingredients
  • High-value products
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Sustainability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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