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Classic and/versus Novel Analytical Methods for Determination of Adulteration in Food

Call for Papers

Food adulteration is an international issue that has attracted the interest of the scientific community and raised the concern of the regulatory authorities as well as the consumers; several outbreaks over the last decades with either safety or ethic aspects indicate that this is constant problem of the food industry asking for an intensive management.

The new discoveries of the scientific community along with the significant improvement of the apparatus used have led to the development of new analytical methods for the determination of different food components which were either difficult or impossible in the past due to their low concentration or their complexity.

Food matrixes are very unique with different substances interacting differently in different conditions. Developing new detection and quantification methodologies can be time consuming and demanding. The aim of this special issue is promote new analytical techniques along with improved classic analytical methods for the determination of adulteration in food products. The scope is as wide as food science, including applications on food components, microorganisms, genetically modified foods, and substances used in food industry. Although novel methodology is key factor improvement, the adjustment of classic methods is always very important.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Novel methods such as PCR application on food
  • Improvement of classic methods as per their accuracy, their scope, or their time
  • Applications on different food categories
  • Targeted applications for the protection of traditional and PDO products
  • Methodologies as tools for food safety
  • The ethics behind food adulteration

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 24 November 2017
Publication DateApril 2018

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

Lead Guest Editor

  • John Tsaknis, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Athens, Greece

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