Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Foodborne Pathogens - Recent Advances in Control and Detection

Alexandre Lamas

University of Santiago de Compostela

Alexandre Lamas is a granted post-doctoral researcher of the University of Santiago de Compostela focused on the study of new methods of pathogen control and the application of omic techniques. He graduated in veterinary medicine from USC and obtained his Ph.D. in Innovation in Food Safety and Technology. Dr. Lamas's research focuses on food microbiology, especially the study of Salmonella and the search for new control methods.

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Carlos Franco

University of Santiago de Compostela

Carlos Manuel Franco Abuín is a researcher and professor of the University of Santiago de Compostela. He is currently the director of the department of analytical chemistry, nutrition, and bromatology at the USC and a member of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition. Dr. Franco Abuín is an expert in food science and food safety; a member of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition; and a holder of diverse registered patents.

Patricia Regal

University of Santiago de Compostela

Patricia Regal is a researcher and assistant lecturer at the University of Santiago de Compostela. She graduated in veterinary medicine and got her Ph.D. at USC in 2012. Dr. Regal is an expert in food science and food safety, and holder of one registered patent.

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Foodborne Pathogens Antimicrobial Resistance Resistance Genes Gene Transfer Plasmids Multidrug Resistance Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification PCR qPCR Control Methods Biofilm Omic Technologies

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About the book

Foodborne pathogens are a major economic and public health problem in the food production chain. The presence of these pathogens in food products can cause from the discarding of contaminated food batches to illnesses with varying degrees of severity in the consumer. Food can be a source of pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes, viruses such as norovirus, or toxins such as those produced by Staphylococcus aureus. Although great advances have been made in the control and detection of these microorganisms, they are still a cause for concern in both developed and developing countries. One of the main concerns is the presence of multi-resistant strains that limit the efficacy of currently available treatments. On the other hand, bacterial pathogens can form biofilms, increasing their ability to persist in the food industry environment. The control of food pathogens in the food industry needs to be approached from different angles. First of all, it is important to understand how pathogens behave under different conditions in the food chain. The introduction of omics technologies in food microbiology will be a key step to achieve this goal. On the other hand, it is important to develop new detection methods that are sensitive, specific, and fast in order to reduce decision times in the food chain. Finally, it is necessary to develop new control methods that inhibit the presence of pathogens at every point in the food chain and protect the consumer. This book aims to give an overview of the latest trends in foodborne pathogen control.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 15th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: October 13th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: December 12th 2021

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 2nd 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: May 1st 2022

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About the editor

Alexandre Lamas

University of Santiago de Compostela

Alexandre Lamas is a postdoctoral researcher from the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC). He graduated in Veterinary medicine from the USC in 2012 and obtained his PhD in Innovation in Food Safety and Technology at the same university in 2019. That same year he was awarded a competitive postdoctoral scholarship. He is co-author of over 35 articles in prestigious international journals and 7 book chapters. He has participated in diverse research projects and is a member of the editorial team of some journals. His research focuses on food microbiology, especially the study of Salmonella and the search for new control methods.

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