Special Issue "Current and Future Trends in Chemical Analysis of Food: Techniques and Applications"

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Processes".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2023 | Viewed by 85

Special Issue Editors

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Medicines, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon, Rua Professor Gama Pinto, 1600-049 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: food; analytical chemistry; organic contaminants; sample pre-treatment; chromatography; mass spectrometry; health
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Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: molecular mechanisms of toxicity; thioredoxin and glutaredoxin systems; cancer; mercury and methylmercury toxicity; environmental and human risk assessment; biomarkers & food safety
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1. Research Institute for Medicines (iMed.ULisboa), Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidade de Lisboa, 1649-003 Lisboa, Portugal
2. Centro de Investigação Interdisciplinar Egas Moniz (CiiEM), Instituto Universitário Egas Moniz (IUEM), Quinta da Granja, Monte de Caparica, 2829-511 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: mercury toxicity; selenium and selenoproteins; redox active systems; mechanisms of toxicity
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food is necessary for life, growth, survival, and normal body function. In addition, a healthy diet helps to protect against malnutrition in all its forms, as well as non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer. However, the rising food demand has led producers and consumers to search for alternative food sources with high nutritional or potential prophylactic or therapeutic value. Nevertheless, food products may never be completely safe.

The additives, contaminants and reaction by-products of oxidation, Maillard and caramelisation\browning reactions play a pivotal role in food quality and toxicity, and there is a multitude of food problems that pose adverse risks to the human condition. Therefore, the analytical tools used in analysing food products are an important and growing issue that adversely impairs human health and well-being.

This Special Issue aims to present the current analytical techniques used to analyse food products, their structure and quality. In addition, it focuses on the trends and novel approaches in the field of separation, quantification and characterisation methods for analysing any substance or microorganism in food.

The quality of the obtained data is also a vital issue that supports the justification of the legislation or regulations regarding the consumption of food. Due to the complexity of food matrices, the quantification of different compounds requires advanced sample preparation technologies coupled with advanced hyphenate instrumentation.

These techniques range from non-invasive and non-destructive techniques, such as spectroscopic techniques, imaging techniques, machine vision, and electronic noses, to emerging areas, such as nanotechnology and biosensors, including those that are already well-established in food analysis, such as chromatographic and electrophoretic techniques, and other tools for solving problems in chemical and biological analysis, such as mass spectrometry and molecular-based techniques.

I hope you consider participating in this Special Issue.

Dr. Cristina Almeida
Dr. Cristina M. L. Carvalho
Dr. Vasco Branco
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Processes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • new foods
  • contaminants
  • organic compounds
  • inorganic compounds
  • microorganisms
  • chromatographic techniques
  • metabolomics approaches
  • spectroscopic techniques
  • sample preparation
  • mass spectrometry

Published Papers

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