Special issue - "Variability in behaviour of pathogens and spoilage organisms- impact on food safety and spoilage"
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 2区
• 小类 : 食品科技 - 2区
Control of food quality and food safety along the food chain is critical to produce high quality and safe foods. Efficacy of control is however challenged by diversity in behaviour of food-borne pathogens and spoilage microorganisms. Food processing environments and food preservation measures can trigger microbial adaptation and also impose significant selection forces on food-borne microorganisms, and thereby possibly selecting for the most robust microorganisms. These survivors can cause food safety or food spoilage problems, or can become domestic flora in factories. This special issue will focus on diversity of food spoilage organisms (both bacteria and fungi) and food-borne pathogens and will address mechanisms contributing to microbial diversity; impact of single cell and population diversity; and advances in modelling approaches to quantify and predict microbial diversity.