Journal of Food Quality

Novel Methodologies for Food Quality and Provenance Fingerprints Assessment

Publishing date
01 Feb 2019
Submission deadline
28 Sep 2018

Lead Editor

1University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

2Water Research Institute, Barcelona, Spain

3Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey

4University of Udine, Udine, Italy

Novel Methodologies for Food Quality and Provenance Fingerprints Assessment


The development of novel reliable methodologies that allow the control, assessment, and prediction of the characteristics of food products is a field under expansion nowadays, especially those that allow their characterization, classification, and authentication. Industry is increasingly interested in fast-response and low-cost methods, to be used for the detection of adulterations or contamination of the products (either during or after their production), or to assess the guarantees of quality control standards.

Current approaches for quality control are shifting from compound-oriented to pattern-oriented strategies, the former focusing on the identification of few specific compounds, while the latter targeting the extraction of a global fingerprint of all the compounds present in the sample. Thus, fingerprinting techniques require the use of an analytical method that can simultaneously detect a large spectrum of compounds and provide comprehensive information of the sample, in combination with chemometric tools that allow the interpretation and extraction of meaningful data from the complex readings.

In this regards, this special issue aims to cover the advances in separation and sensing technologies for fast, reliable, and affordable characterization, classification, and authentication of food samples based on their analytical fingerprints.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fingerprinting approaches aimed at food quality, authenticity, and provenance assessment
  • Suitable procedures and novel methodologies for fingerprinting classification of foodstuffs
  • Chromatography and spectroscopy related methodologies for identification of key (bio)markers and/or detection of undesired compounds and contaminants
  • Application of NIR and MIR to food analysis
  • Application of electronic tongues and electronic noses towards food analysis
  • DNA fingerprinting
  • Usage of chemometrics in fingerprinting for food analysis


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8641786
  • - Editorial

Novel Methodologies for Food Quality and Provenance Fingerprints Assessment

Xavier Cetó | José M. Díaz-Cruz | ... | Sabrina Moret
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4342509
  • - Research Article

Combination of an E-Nose and an E-Tongue for Adulteration Detection of Minced Mutton Mixed with Pork

Xiaojing Tian | Jun Wang | ... | Zhenbo Wei
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5487890
  • - Research Article

Authenticating Raw from Reconstituted Milk Using Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy and Chemometrics

Lijuan Du | Weiying Lu | ... | Liangli (Lucy) Yu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4371206
  • - Research Article

Use of Natural Dietary Spices for Reclamation of Food Quality Impairment by Aflatoxin

Misgana Negera | Alemayehu P. Washe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8478471
  • - Research Article

Methods for Extraction of Muscle Proteins from Meat and Fish Using Denaturing and Nondenaturing Solutions

Antonella della Malva | Marzia Albenzio | ... | Rosaria Marino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1875892
  • - Research Article

Combined Use of Trisodium Citrate and Transglutaminase to Enhance the Stiffness and Water-Holding Capacity of Acidified Yak Milk Gels

Lin Yang
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