About this Research Topic
With rapid expansion of food industry and international trade in foodstuffs, food safety has become one of the most challenging issues in the world, particularly in developing countries. Outbreak and prevalence of human serious foodborne pathogenic bacteria are one of the major contributors to global disease burden and mortality, which has also led to huge economic losses in food industry in the past decades. The pathogens contaminate various types of foods including cereal, vegetable, fruit, meet, dairy, and aquatic products in entire proceedings from farmland to dining-table.
Human has not stopped struggling against foodborne pathogens since identified. In the last decades, various biological approaches have been developed to characterize the pathogens worldwide. Recent important technological breakthrough, particularly in genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabonomics, has significantly improved our understanding of molecular mechanisms underlying resurgence and pathogenesis of foodborne pathogenic bacteria. Also biological and non-biological innovation in technologies has emerged for better control the foodborne pathogens.
We welcome authors around the world to contribute high quality original research articles as well as review articles in this Research Topic. The human serious foodborne pathogenic bacteria include, but not limitted to: Campylobacter jejuni, Clostridium botulinum, Cronobacter sakazakii, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella enterica, Vibrio cholerae, and Vibrio parahaemolyticus. This Research Topic in Frontiers in Microbiology aims to provide an overview, for scientists, food industry and public, of recent discoveries in resurgence, pathogenesis, and control strategies of the human serious foodborne pathogenic bacteria, and support the increasing need for food safety and public health worldwide.
Keywords: Foodborne pathogenic bacteria, Resurgence, Pathogenesis, Control