Special Issue "Biocontrol of Food Borne Pathogens"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: antimicrobials; lactic acid bacteria; meat quality and safety; food microbiology
Prof. Lothar Leistner firstly used the term Hurdle Technology in 1995, and he said that it is used to identify a gentle but effective strategy for the preservation of foods. This means that the application of more hurdles at a low level, to control microbial growth during food processing, could better preserve sensorial and nutritional features of foods, compared to the application of few hurdles at a high level. The biopreservation of foods is a fascinating approach to food safety, and the biocontrol systems of food-borne pathogens, have to be considered new hurdles. Indeed, they affect food characteristics little and, remarkably, are harmless to human health. Therefore, research on the use of bacteria and/or their metabolites, bacteriophages, herb metabolites, and all bio-based food-borne pathogen control systems, are welcome in this Special Issue. Due to the high number of manuscripts in the current literature describing “in vitro” experiments, particular attention will be given to manuscripts describing use of potential biocontrol agents in real food systems, both at the laboratory or industrial scales.
Prof. Gianluigi Mauriello
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- food borne pathogens
- food safty
- food quality