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Outstanding Reviewers for Food & Function in 2016

Following the success of Peer Review Week in September 2016 (dedicated to reviewer recognition) during which we published a list of our top reviewers, we are delighted to announce that we will continue to recognise the contribution that our reviewers make to the journal by announcing our Outstanding Reviewers each year.

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Food & Function in 2016, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Professor Hitoshi Ashida, Kobe University

Dr Lillian Barros, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança

Professor Zhen-yu Chen, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Professor Steven Feng Chen, Peking University

Dr Monica Galleano, University of Buenos Aires-National Council of Scientific and Technological Research

Dr Jing Hao, China Agricultural University

Dr Andrew Neilson, Virginia Tech

Dr Gianluca Picariello, National Research Council of Italy

Dr Gabriela Salvador, Universidad Nacional del Sur

Professor Gow-Chin Yen, National Chung Hsing University

We would also like to thank the Food & Function board and the food research community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.


If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Salivary salt modifies cheese’s tang

If your Christmas was anything like mine, then you ate an awful lot of cheese. I love mature cheddar, and I’m partial to brie, but don’t offer me anything blue. I always thought my taste buds dictated my choices but recent research has shown that your physiology can affect how you perceive food.

To test for a link between physiology and taste, Elisabeth Guichard from the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, and colleagues combined cheddar, soft cheese, butter, protein powder, salt and water in different proportions to create four model cheeses with differing fat content and firmness. They then trained 14 taste testers to recognise the odour of two specific compounds – nonan-2-one, which gives blue cheese its notable smell, and ethyl propanoate, which gives cheese a fruity odour – and rate their perception of these two compounds in the cheese they tasted. At the same time the researchers recorded the testers’ chewing activity and saliva composition.

Read the full article in Chemistry World >>>


Model cheese aroma perception is explained not only by in vivo aroma release but also by salivary composition and oral processing parameter
E. Guichard, M. Repoux, E. M. Qannari, H. Laboure and G. Feron
Food Funct., 2017, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6FO01472K

Do you fancy submitting an article to Food & Function? Why not submit to us here today or alternatively email us with your suggestions!

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Food Safety and Analysis Congress 2016

The 3rd Annual Food Safety & Analysis Congress is due to be held on September 6 and 7, 2016 in Cambridge, UK.

“Focus will be given to food contaminants and pathogen detection and methods for food safety. Points for discussion will also include the ongoing issue of food authenticity and efforts to reduce food fraud. Attending this event will provide you with excellent opportunities for networking with attendees from industry and academia, sharing knowledge, helping you to find solutions and build collaborations.”

The main topics of discussion will be as follows:

Food Authenticity and Food Fraud

Food Safety

Bioactivity Measurements of Food Contaminants

Detection of Food-borne Pathogens

Detection of Toxins

Food Safety Regulations

Novel Technologies for Food Analysis

For more information about the conference, to register your interest or to submit a research poster abstract, please see their website.

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Food & Function – top 10 most accessed articles between January – April 2016

The most downloaded Food & Function articles from January – April 2016 were:

A standardised static in vitro digestion method suitable for food – an international consensus
M. Minekus, M. Alminger, P. Alvito, S. Ballance, T. Bohn, C. Bourlieu, F. Carrière, R. Boutrou, M. Corredig, D. Dupont, C. Dufour, L. Egger, M. Golding, S. Karakaya, B. Kirkhus, S. Le Feunteun, U. Lesmes, A. Macierzanka, A. Mackie, S. Marze, D. J. McClements, O. Ménard, I. Recio, C. N. Santos, R. P. Singh, G. E. Vegarud, M. S. J. Wickham, W. Weitschiesa and A. Brodkorb*
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1113-1124
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60702J

Edible oil structuring: an overview and recent updates
Ashok R. Patel* and Koen Dewettinck
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 20-29
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO01006C

Dietary protein intake and human health
Guoyao Wu
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 1251-1265
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO01530H

Nuts, especially walnuts, have both antioxidant quantity and efficacy and exhibit significant potential health benefits
Joe A. Vinson* and Yuxing Cai
Food Funct., 2012, 3, 134-140
DOI: 10.1039/C2FO10152A

Transcription profiles of LPS-stimulated THP-1 monocytes and macrophages: a tool to study inflammation modulating effects of food-derived compounds
Wasaporn Chanput, Jurriaan Mes, Robert A. M. Vreeburg, Huub F. J. Savelkoul and Harry J. Wichers*
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 254-261
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00113A

Potential bioavailability enhancement of bioactive compounds using food-grade engineered nanomaterials: a review of the existing evidence
Kathleen Oehlke,* Marta Adamiuk, Diana Behsnilian, Volker Gräf, Esther Mayer-Miebach, Elke Walz and Ralf Greiner
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1341-1359
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60067J

Food derived microRNAs
Anika E. Wagner,* Stefanie Piegholdt, Martin Ferraro, Kathrin Pallauf and Gerald Rimbach
Food Funct., 2015, 6, 714-718
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO01119H

Anti-inflammatory activity of natural dietary flavonoids
Min-Hsiung Pan,* Ching-Shu Lai and Chi-Tang Ho*
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 15-31
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00103A

Review of in vitro digestion models for rapid screening of emulsion-based systems
David Julian McClements* and Yan Li
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 32-59
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00111B

Edible oleogels based on water soluble food polymers: preparation, characterization and potential application
Ashok R. Patel,* Nick Cludts, Mohd Dona Bin Sintang, Ans Lesaffer and Koen Dewettinck
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2833-2841
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00624K

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Food Matters Live Event

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The Food Matters Live Event will take place this year from the 22nd – 24th November at the ExCeL, London.

‘Food Matters Live is the UK’s only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future.’

Food Matters Live will include:

  • 600 leading organisations forming a carefully curated exhibition
  • 400 speakers participating in the event and seminar programme
  • 100 free to attend event and seminar sessions
  • Six educational and inspiring attractions
  • A series of special events presenting visitors and exhibitors with unique networking and business opportunities
  • Thousands of visitors from a range of professions and disciplines, including food science and manufacturing, R&D, food marketing and brand management, retailing, nutrition and public health

Registration for the event opens in July and further details including how to register can be found here.

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Open Access papers in Food & Function

We are very pleased to share with you below some of the latest Open Access papers published in Food & Function that may be of interest to you. These research papers and high-impact reviews are free to access for all – we hope you enjoy reading them.

Lillie R Cavonius, Eva Albers and Ingrid Undeland
Food Funct., 2016, Accepted Manuscript
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO01144B, Paper

Ashok R. Patel and Koen Dewettinck
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 20-29
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO01006C, Review Article

Guoyao Wu
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 1251-1265
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO01530H, Review Article

Cecilia Tullberg, Karin Larsson, Nils-Gunnar Carlsson, Irene Comi, Nathalie Scheers, Gerd Vegarud and Ingrid Undeland
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 1401-1412
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO01332A, Paper

Karin Larsson, Hanna Harrysson, Robert Havenaar, Marie Alminger and Ingrid Undeland
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 1176-1187
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO01401H, Paper

Silvia Vaghini, Antonio Cilla, Guadalupe Garcia-Llatas and María Jesús Lagarda
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 110-117
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00458F, Paper

Johannes Wüst and Monika Pischetsrieder
Food Funct., 2016, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO01550B, Paper

Joan Serrano, Àngela Casanova-Martí, Katherine Gil-Cardoso, M. Teresa Blay, Ximena Terra, Montserrat Pinent and Anna Ardévol
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 483-490
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00892A, Paper

Fahui Liu, Małgorzata Teodorowicz, Martinus A. J. S. van Boekel, Harry J. Wichers and Kasper A. Hettinga
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 239-249
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00718F, Paper

Myriam M. L. Grundy, Frédéric Carrière, Alan R. Mackie, David A. Gray, Peter J. Butterworth and Peter R. Ellis
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 69-78
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00758E, Paper

Bárbara R. Cardoso, Alexandre L. Busse, Dominic J. Hare, Cristiane Cominetti, Maria A. Horst, Gawain McColl, Regina M. Magaldi, Wilson Jacob-Filho and Silvia M. F. Cozzolino
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 825-833
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO01270H, Paper

Jan Philipp Schuchardt, Jasmin Wonik, Ute Bindrich, Michaela Heinemann, Heike Kohrs, Inga Schneider, Katharina Möller and Andreas Hahn
Food Funct., 2016, 7, 464-474
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO01137J, Paper
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Issue 12 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 12 features artwork by Sylvie Banon from the Université de Lorraine. With her colleagues, Sylvie investigates the ability of micellar casein (MC) to interact with curcumin during acidification and to produce acid gel.

Interested to find out more? Read the full article below – its free to access for the next 6 weeks!

Aya N. Khanji, Florentin Michaux, Jordane Jasniewski, Jeremy Petit, Emna Lahimer, Mohamed Cherif, Dominique Salameh, Toufic Rizk and Sylvie Banon
Food Funct., 2015, 6, 3624-3633
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00829H


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Top 10 most accessed Food & Function articles between July – September 2015

During the months July – September 2015, the most downloaded Food & Function articles were:

M. Minekus, M. Alminger, P. Alvito, S. Ballance, T. Bohn, C. Bourlieu, F. Carrière, R. Boutrou, M. Corredig, D. Dupont, C. Dufour, L. Egger, M. Golding, S. Karakaya, B. Kirkhus, S. Le Feunteun, U. Lesmes, A. Macierzanka, A. Mackie, S. Marze, D. J. McClements, O. Ménard, I. Recio, C. N. Santos, R. P. Singh, G. E. Vegarud, M. S. J. Wickham, W. Weitschies and A. Brodkorb
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1113-1124
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60702J, Paper

Kathleen Oehlke, Marta Adamiuk, Diana Behsnilian, Volker Gräf, Esther Mayer-Miebach, Elke Walz and Ralf Greiner
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1341-1359
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60067J, Review Article

Min-Hsiung Pan, Ching-Shu Lai and Chi-Tang Ho
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 15-31
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00103A, Review Article

Joe A. Vinson and Yuxing Cai
Food Funct., 2012, 3, 134-140
DOI: 10.1039/C2FO10152A, Paper

Ashok R. Patel, Nick Cludts, Mohd Dona Bin Sintang, Ans Lesaffer and Koen Dewettinck
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 2833-2841
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00624K, Paper

Wasaporn Chanput, Jurriaan Mes, Robert A. M. Vreeburg, Huub F. J. Savelkoul and Harry J. Wichers
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 254-261
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00113A, Paper

David Julian McClements and Yan Li
Food Funct., 2010, 1, 32-59
DOI: 10.1039/C0FO00111B, Review Article

Sydney M. Finegold, Zhaoping Li, Paula H. Summanen, Julia Downes, Gail Thames, Karen Corbett, Scot Dowd, Michael Krak and David Heber
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 436-445
DOI: 10.1039/C3FO60348B, Paper

Iziar A. Ludwig, Pedro Mena, Luca Calani, Concepción Cid, Daniele Del Rio, Michael E. J. Lean and Alan Crozier
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 1718-1726
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00290C, Paper

Ashok R. Patel, Pravin S. Rajarethinem, Agnieszka Grędowska, Ozge Turhan, Ans Lesaffer, Winnok H. De Vos, Davy Van de Walle and Koen Dewettinck
Food Funct., 2014, 5, 645-652
DOI: 10.1039/C4FO00034J, Paper

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Issue 10 now online!

Graphical AbstractThe front cover of issue 10 features artwork by Seishi Shimizu from the University of York. Seishi challenges the consensus of statistical thermodynamics by combining the rigorous Kirkwood–Buff theory of solution with the classical isodesmic model of caffeine association.

Interested to find out more? Read the full article below – its free to access for the next 6 weeks!

Seishi Shimizu
Food Funct., 2015, 6, 3228-3235
DOI: 10.1039/C5FO00610D

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Food matters live… 2015 Conference

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Food matters live 2015 will take place at ExCeL, London between 17th – 19th November 2015.

‘Food Matters Live is the UK’s first cross-sector event bringing together professionals from across the food and drink industry, nutrition and health to address one of the most important challenges of our time: the relationship between food, health, nutrition and their connections with the environment, population health and wellbeing.’

Main topics of discussion:

Innovations in nutrition for health and wellbeing
Sugar, salt and fat: strategies to reduce consumption
Free-from, allergy and intolerance
Improving nutrition in the community
Sustainable food business
Future nutrition: advances in science and technology
Packaging: sustainable and healthier by design
Marketing matters: strategies for healthy brands

Click here for the full program >>>

To find out more about the conference and to register your interest please visit their website: http://www.foodmatterslive.com/

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