Special Issue "Frontiers on Sustainable Food Packaging"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2021.
Interests: food technology; food engineering; food safety; food quality; extra virgin olive oil; mycotoxins
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2. MED-Mediterranean Institute for Agriculture, Environment and Development, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: food packaging; food processing; quality kinetics; emerging technologies; mathematical modeling; shelf-life; food preservation; food waste recovery
The implementation of sustainable food packaging solutions within future circular food supply chains is essential today to protect customers and ensure food quality, safety, and optimal shelf-life. This will be improved by new innovative packaging materials and the reduction of food waste. In this direction, it is important to employ lifecycle assessment (LCA) to define food supply chain impacts, taking into consideration food waste, global food industry environmental impacts, and shipping distances with the final target to achieve consumer satisfaction.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to attract papers in the new era of sustainability and food packaging addressing all major sectors of food from cereals and confectionery to fruits and vegetables, meat, and dairy products.
It is important to share data on the (i) consequences of specific food product–package interactions, (ii) consideration of the utilization of novel packaging biomaterials, and (iii) overall consumer behavior and satisfaction as a critical focus.
This implementation will be facilitated by the interaction of all scientists in the field from food packaging experts to consumer scientists and policy experts.
Prof. Dr. Theodoros Varzakas
Prof. Dr. Rui M.S. Cruz
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 2000 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 packaging systems
- LCA (life cycle assessment)
- novel biomaterials