Special Issue "Safety of Meat Products: Detection and Control of Microorganisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: food microbiology, molecular epidemiology, tracing foodborne pathogens, alternative methods
Interests: food microbiology, foodborne pathogens, technogical approaches
The production of meat products is a highly sensitive area due to the possibility of the introduction of spoilage and pathogenic organisms from primary production to the final product at retail level. In order to achieve a risk-based assessment of pathogen contamination in primary as well as secondary production, longitudinal sampling approaches are needed that encompass all levels of sampling (raw material, intermediate product, food environment, and vectors). The latest findings based on culture-based as well as culture-independent microbiological and molecular biological methods are necessary and should be used to detect contamination events in order to improve food safety at the consumer, trade, and producer levels. These methods should be applied in a networked manner in order to provide the best possible insight into bacterial transmission pathways.
Dr. Beatrix Stessl
Dr. Martina Ludewig
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Foodborne pathogens
- Spoilage microorganism
- Longitudinal sampling approaches
- Culture-dependent and culture-independent microorganism
- Pathogen transmission
- Alternative sampling methods and materials
- Transmission routes
- Persistent microorganisms
- Selection of resistance in microorganisms to environmental stress
- Molecular typing and resistance profiling