Special Issue "Sustainable Food Systems and Food Safety"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: agri-food technology; sustainable food systems; food safety; food traceability and authenticity; analytical chemistry
Interests: food quality; aquaculture; foodborn illness; food safety; food control
In the context of a world in deep change due to climate change, loss of biodiversity, a sharp increase in the world population, and in the midst of a health crisis due to Covid-19, the development of sustainable and efficient food systems is more fundamental that never. With the objective to feed an overpopulated world, sustainable practices are gathering more relevance in the food sector in order to protect the ecosystems and biodiversity, and principally, the consumers.
Food Safety is a very important quality pre-requisite, since food safety hazards directly affect public health and economies. As the product moves through the supply chain, safety can also be defined as the style of production, harvesting, preparing, handling and storing, to prevent infection and to help ensure that the food maintains its nutritional value for the consumer.
Therefore, we invite the submission of articles and reviews for the follow topics:
- Food systems development based on sustainable practices and innovative technologies throughout all stages of food chain supply: food production (agriculture/aquaculture), food processing (fresh/heated/frozen) and food packing (biodegradable/recycled).
- Food management strategies to improve the quality control and guarantee the safety of foods from sustainable systems during the production, harvest, processing, storage and transport.
- Analytical methods development and application to analysis of pathogens, metals, toxins, pesticides, food additives, preservatives, physical hazards and spoilage during the food chain supply of sustainable systems.
Dr. Pedro Miguel Capêlo da Silva
Dr. Jorge Dinis Câmara Freitas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- food sustainable systems
- food safety
- food chain supply
- analytical methods