Special Issue "Sustainable Food Processing and Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Food processing and engineering have been and are still the solution to feeding the world. Food production and technologies have evolved from traditional post-harvesting processing to new consumption systems. The routes “from farm to fork” frequently reach, however, thousands of kilometers and are included within a multistage scheme of processing and packaging. Various substances (ingredients, additives, preservatives) are, in addition, intentionally added or non-intentionally transferred (contaminants) to processed food. Despite its numerous successes, the complexity of the value chain affects its efficiency with higher risks (food waste, nutritional loss, higher contaminations, possibly more allergens) and higher impacts (transportation, additional stabilization treatments, more packaging materials, and wastes). This Special Issue reports new sustainable food production strategies and discusses their readiness level. Without being exhaustive, they include: minimally and integrated food processing; aseptic packaging as an alternative to thermal treatments; packaging optimized for food transformation and zero waste; zero packaging solutions; emerging food processes; ecodesign of food plants, sustainable food production and supply chains; bridging food and biorefinery industries; home as a food factory; revisiting shelf-life concepts to reduce food wastes, formulation, and processing requirements; cloud computing and artificial intelligence for food production on demand; and education in responsible food engineering.
Dr. Olivier Vitrac
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Responsible food engineering
- Ecodesign of food, packaging, process, and plant
- Life cycle assessment of food production systems
- Clean food plants
- Computer-aided design of agricultural and food processes
- Efficient food-supply chains
- Safe-by-design and global risk assessment
- Multicriteria optimization and integrated engineeringw