Special Issue "Microbial Activity in Food"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016)
Prof. Giuseppe Comi
Department of Food Science, University of Udine, Via Sondrio, 2/a, 33100 Udine, Italy
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Interests: food microorganisms; spoilage; safety; hygiene; natural antimicrobial compounds; starters; food bioprotection and improvement; fermented foods and beverages; microbial ecology; toxin and mycotoxin; biomolecular methods
Microorganisms for food improvement and safety are the most widespread and widely studied. In particular, studies in the ecology of microorganisms by molecular methods have increased in order to find out their importance regarding spoiling, safety or ripening of food products. Every food has indexes of freshness, quality and technological problems due to microorganisms. Study on public health issues and on particular microorganisms and opportunistic pathogens is necessary to determine food hygienic quality. Research and selections of microorganisms as a starter for fermentations or bioprotections of food are of great interest to improve their sensorial characteristics and safety. Food production needs fast and simple methods to detect the hygienic quality of food. Consequently, biomolecular methods represent a real answer to this request. Finally, the studies of activity of probiotic lactic acid bacteria and yeasts are necessary to combat nutritional defects and microbial diseases.
This issue will publish papers on all aspects of microorganisms activity in food.
Professor Giuseppe Comi
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- food production
- food safety
- food protection
- food spoilage
- food improvement
- toxin and mycotoxin
- essential oil