International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health

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Editor in Chief: Associate Prof. Kristine Lykens
ISSN online: 1479-392X
ISSN print: 1479-3911
4 issues per year
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IJFSNPH contributes to the improvement of public health through quality research and a better understanding of the science involved in food safety, nutrition and dietetics, food studies, food and restaurant management. To promote better health for all, this initiative aims to broaden the context of public health and health equity, integrate the study of these various disciplines, and foster knowledge transfer on key issues regarding the pivotal role of food safety, nutrition and health equity in influencing health outcomes.


 Topics covered include

  • Food safety/hygiene, quality assurance/control
  • Hazard/risk detection/analysis/management, manufacturing practices
  • Food irradiation, genetically modified food, sustainable food production
  • Research methods, testing technologies, assay formats
  • Food allergen/contaminants/pathogens detection
  • Food packaging, migration/scalping and food safety
  • Nutritive value/bioavailability, trace elements, functional foods, nutraceuticals
  • Human nutrition and health sciences, epidemiology, micronutrients
  • Energy/metabolism, physical activity, exercise, sport nutrition
  • Public health challenges/consequences, diet selection/therapies
  • Emergency disasters, food poisoning outbreaks
  • Control of communicable/non-communicable diseases
  • Public health/nutrition programmes/interventions/promotion, consumer attitudes
  • Public health governance/policy/audit/quality, food security/nutrition policies
  • Health service effectiveness/management/design, clinical nutrition

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The objectives of IJFSNPH are to establish an effective channel of communication between food scientists, nutritionists, public health professionals, food producers, food marketers, policy makers, governmental and non-governmental agencies, and others concerned with the food safety, nutrition and public health dimensions. It aims to promote food and health equity which will consequently promote public health and combat diseases. The international dimension is emphasised in order to catalyse diffusion of technological advances to food producers and consumers worldwide and to heighten international awareness of emerging public health challenges related to food safety and malnutrition.

IJFSNPH provides a vehicle to help professionals working in the field of public health, rural health, health equity, academics, research, food policy, food science, nutrition, food processing, microbiology, disease prevention, regulatory and quality assurance, health sector, primary food production, and government to disseminate information and to learn from and discuss each other's work.


IJFSNPH publishes peer reviewed original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, book reviews. Special Issues devoted to important topics in food safety, food safety management, nutrition, interventions and public health will occasionally be published.



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Editor in Chief

  • Lykens, Kristine, University of North Texas Health Science Center, USA

    Associate Editors

    • Del Giudice, Luigi, National Research Council, Italy
    • Huang, Guangwei, Sophia University, Japan
    • Parente, Augusto, Second University of Naples (SUN), Italy
    • Singh, Karan P., University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    • Williams, Edith, University of South Carolina, USA

    Regional Editor

    • McCutcheon, Gloria, Clafin University, USA

    Editorial Board Members

    • Agho, Augustine, Indiana University, USA
    • Bae, Sejong, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    • Bergman, Ethan, Central Washington University, USA
    • Brunet, Sébastien, University of Liege, Belgium
    • Buckner-Brown, Joyce, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, USA
    • Decaille, Donna, Georgia Division of Public Health, USA
    • Freedman, Darcy A., University of South Carolina, USA
    • Guthrie, Joanne F., United States Department of Agriculture, USA
    • Jackson, Robert T, University of Maryland, USA
    • Julier, Alice, Chatham University, USA
    • Pace, Ralphenia, Tuskegee University, USA
    • Rivers, Patrick A., Southern Illinois University, USA
    • Rushing, James W., University of Maryland, USA
    • Shikany, James, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    • Szabo, Maria Szeitnzne, Hungarian Food Safety Office (MEBIH), Hungary
    • Trevino, Fernando, Florida International University, USA
    • Wharton, Christopher, Arizona State University, USA


    A few essentials for publishing in this journal


    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
    • Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (taken to mean more than 50%) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
    • All our articles are refereed through a double-blind process.
    • All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.


    Submission process


    All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.

    Read our Submitting articles page.



    Journal news

    • Catching the drinking game bug


      When the conversation fades and the food runs out, exuberant partygoers might turn to drinking games for their postprandial entertainment. But, be warned the ever-popular sport of beer pong could give you a little more than you bargained for, according to US scientists writing in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health. [...]

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    • Antibiotic resistant salad


      Antibiotic-resistant strains of the food-poisoning microbe Listeria monocytogenes in unprocessed salad products are not quite as widespread as scientists originally suspected according to a new study from Malaysia published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health reveals that strains of the microbe falling into six distinct groups can all be found on [...]

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    • Students cope well with healthier snacks


      Students do not mind buying healthier snacks from vending machines, according to research published in the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health. The findings could have implications for campus health initiatives as well as vendor profits. The common stereotype of the busy student is of someone who will grab a junk food [...]

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    • New Editor for IJ Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health


      Associate Prof. Kristine Lykens from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in the USA has been appointed to take over the editorship of the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition and Public Health.