Journal of Food Protection

First published in 1937, the Journal of Food Protection is a refereed monthly publication.

Each issue contains scientific research and authoritative review articles reporting on a variety of topics in food science pertaining to food safety and quality. The journal is internationally recognized as the leading publication in the field of food microbiology with a readership exceeding 11,000 scientists from 70 countries. The Journal of Food Protection is indexed in Agricola, Barbour Index, Biobase, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Preview/BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Dairy Science Abstracts, EBSCO Discovery, EMCare, FSTA, Google Scholar, IC Journals Master List, Index Medicus, Microbiological Abstracts (CAS), Microsoft Academic Search, OCLC/World Cat Discovery Services, ProQuest, Pubmed/Medline, Scopus and Science Citation Index.

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JFP Scientific Editors

  • P. Michael Davidson

    Scientific Editor

    University of Tennessee

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  • Joseph Frank

    Scientific Editor

    University of Georgia

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  • Elliot T. Ryser

    Scientific Editor

    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University

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  • Lauren S. Jackson

    Scientific Editor


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  • Didi Loynachan

    JFP Administrative Editor

    International Association for Food Protection

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    +1 515.276.8655

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  • Lisa K. Hovey

    Managing Editor

    International Association for Food Protection

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    +1 515.276.8655

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