Cereal Chemistry Focus Issue
Grain and Grain-Based Food Safety

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2020

Publish your research in Cereal Chemistry's January 2021 Focus Issue on Grain and Grain-Based Food Safety

Guest Editors: Sheryl Tittlemier, Canadian Grain Commission; Andreia Bianchini Huebner, University of Nebraska–Lincoln; Terry Koerner, Health Canada; Michele Suman, Barilla

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There are a number of potential hazards relevant to grains and grain-based foods. These include both chemical (e.g., mycotoxins, heavy metals, allergens, pesticides) and microbiological (e.g., E. coli and Salmonella) agents that have the potential to cause acute and chronic effects. Some of these hazards are well-studied and managed using regulations and good agricultural or processing practices to minimize risks associated with these hazards.  Others, such as pathogenic bacteria in flour, are considered emerging hazards because factors affecting their occurrence, methods of monitoring, and prevention practices are not yet well characterized.  

Recent food safety regulations and legislation enacted in the United States, Canada, and globally via the Codex Alimentarius Commission reflect the desire from consumers to have access to safe food, which requires the involvement of the whole supply chain, from production to processing to distribution, to meet this goal.  Research on the potential hazards and factors affecting consumer exposure from grains and grain-based foods can help ensure that risk management undertaken is meaningful and effective.

This Focus Issue will consider research on all factors related to hazard identification and characterization, exposure assessment, and risk management for the consumption of grains and grain-based foods.

Publication of the Focus Issue is scheduled for January 2021, but papers will be published online upon acceptance. There are no page fees for the first 8 pages (typically 5,000 words). Inclusion in the Focus Issue will increase the exposure and impact of articles through citation tracking of coordinated research papers. Submitted manuscripts will go through Cereal Chemistry's standard rigorous peer-review process and must meet the scope and quality standards of the journal.

Manuscripts should be submitted to the Cereal Chemistry ScholarOne site. We look forward to reading your research!

Les Copeland
Editor-in-Chief, Cereal Chemistry