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Special Issue "Food Traceability and Authenticity within Analytical Chemistry"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jesus Simal-Gandara

Food Science Lab, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University of Vigo-Ourense Campus, E-32004 Ourense, Spain
Phone: +34-988-387060 (or +34-988-387260)
Fax: +34-988-387001
Interests: food authenticity; food chemistry; Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in the food chain; sensorial analysis; functional ingredients; functional foods

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the rise of globalization and complex distribution systems, there has been an increase in food product counterfeiting. Food adulteration, which is mostly economically motivated, can have serious impacts and even detrimental consequences on the health of its consumers. The international community uses a collective approach to cope with food fraud in which all stakeholders in the food supply chain are certified and qualified (excluding those who do not meet the applicable standards), and foods are monitored in real-time. However, there is a need for a plan of action that takes the perspectives of the food industry and consumers into account. Available technologies for the detection of food fraud are mainly based on profiling and fingerprinting methods. In this section, we deal with future research areas, not only related to food adulterers but also to food safety and climate change, and the need to develop interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary problems.

Prof. Dr. Jesus Simal-Gandara
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 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.


  • traceability
  • authenticity
  • fraud detection
  • analytical chemistry
  • biomarkers
  • profiling
  • fingerprinting

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