This section will showcase research on the latest food processing and preservation technologies and their integration within the circular economy for increased sustainability and safety in the food industry.Read More
Innovation is a key-driver for the food industry and this becomes more relevant as the importance of food on health and well-being is being disclosed every day, creating higher expectations and demand from the consumers.
In order to answer satisfactorily to these demands, the food industry must evolve processing technologies that are effective not only in processing food materials in a way that minimizes the degradation of the components that are relevant for health and well-being, but are also able to incorporate materials in the processed foods that allow for an increase in these properties. Moreover, these objectives must be fulfilled by complying with another key issue in food (and industrial) processing – sustainability – in such way that circular economy becomes a reality in the food industry. This demands more efficient and environmentally friendly food processing technologies and process integration together with waste minimization and recovery and incorporation of food by-products in the food processing chain.
Processing must also comply with extremely rigorous food safety challenges, making the development of rapid and high throughput safety evaluation techniques of the highest relevance for the evaluation of risk management in the food industry.
We hope that the publication of Sustainable Food Processing (specialty section of Frontiers in Sustainable Food and Agriculture) will be an important contribution for the technological development of the food industry. Innovative and cutting-edge research will be published in the following subjects: novel technologies for food processing and preservation, functional foods, active and functional packaging, process integration in food processing, novel technologies for food waste and by-product processing, food waste and by-products for the production of bioactives, food processing for increased food safety and risk management in food processing.
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Sustainable Food Processing welcomes submissions of the following article types: Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology Report.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Sustainable Food Processing, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Sustainable Food Processing will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Sustainable Food Systems.