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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 00:00
With the increasing of the food safety awareness, the quality control of amaranth as the common food additives was significant for human’s physical health. The objective of this study was to establish a green, simple, and rapid fluorescence sensor for amaranth quantification detection. The nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots (NGQDs) were synthesized under a friendly...
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 00:00
As patulin is a kind of mycotoxin commonly found in fruit products, it is of great importance to develop simple and accurate analytical methods for the sensitive detection of patulin (PAT). In this work, based on molecular imprinted polymer (MIP) and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) technique, a specific and sensitive PAT sensor was developed. To prepare the MIP-SERS...
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 00:00
Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella choleraesuis are two important foodborne pathogens that cause illnesses and even deaths. Rapid and convenient methods, such as immunochromatographic assays (ICAs), are useful for detecting these two pathogens. Herein, we developed a highly sensitive ICA for the simultaneous quantitative analysis of these two foodborne pathogens. Silver...
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Heavy metals, being toxic in nature, are one of the most persistent problems in wastewater. Unabated discharge of large amount of heavy metals into water bodies are known to cause several environmental and health impacts. Biological remediation processes like microbial remediation and phytoremediation are proved to be very effective in the reduction of heavy metal...
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 01:12
Available online 15 June 2019 Author(s): Lucia Rincon-B, Gustavo Lannelongue, Javier González-BenitoAbstractPurposeCompanies in the food sector use a food safety management system (FSMS) to ensure the safety of their products, and thereby minimize any risk to consumers; nevertheless, FSMSs have been used less extensively in Latin America. The purpose of this study was therefore to analyze the...
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 01:12
Available online 14 June 2019 Author(s): Takashi Yarita, Shinsuke Inagaki, Ayano Miyamoto, Taichi Yamazaki, Migaku Kawaguchi, Hajime Uchida, Akiko Takatsu, Toshiyuki SuzukiAbstractA scallop midgut gland certified reference material, NMIJ CRM 7520-a, was developed for validation and quality assurance during the inspection of shellfish for diarrhetic shellfish toxins. The candidate material was...
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 01:12
Available online 15 June 2019 Author(s): Meng Wang, Muqi Sun, Yanyan Zhang, Yi Chen, Yanwen Wu, Jie OuyangAbstractThe effect of microwave irradiation-retrogradation (MIR) treatment on the physicochemical properties and in vitro digestibility of corn starch (A-type crystallinity), potato starch (B-type) and chestnut starch (C-type) were evaluated. After MIR treatment, the amount of resistant...
Sun, 06/16/2019 - 01:12
Available online 14 June 2019 Author(s): Yu-Lin Lee, Min-Chi Lu, Pei-Lan Shao, Po-Liang Lu, Yen-Hsu Chen, Shu-Hsing Cheng, Wen-Chien Ko, Chi-Ying Lin, Ting-Shu Wu, Muh-Yong Yen, Lih-Shinn Wang, Chang-Pan Liu, Wen-Sen Lee, Zhi-Yuan Shi, Yao-Shen Chen, Fu-Der Wang, Shu-Hui Tseng, Chao-Nan Lin, Yu-Hui Chen, Wang-Huei ShengAbstractWe performed multicentre surveillance of the antimicrobial...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:15
Publication date: September 2019Source: LWT, Volume 112Author(s): Hyung-Seok Yu, Hye Ji Jang, Na-Kyoung Lee, Hyun-Dong PaikAbstractThe objective of this study was to evaluate the probiotic and prophylactic properties of two Weissella cibaria strains (D29 and D30) isolated from kimchi; Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), a well-known commercial strain, and W. cibaria JW15, a previously reported...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 14 June 2019 Author(s): Sandy Thao, Maria T. Brandl, Michelle Qiu CarterAbstractBacterial persistence is a form of phenotypic heterogeneity in which a subpopulation, persisters, has high tolerance to antibiotics and other stresses. Persisters of enteric pathogens may represent the subpopulations capable of surviving in harsh environments and causing human infections. Here we...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Mustapha Yakubu Madaki, Miroslava BavorovaAbstractThe aim of this study was to assess the food safety knowledge of food vendors in higher institutions of learning in Bauchi state, Nigeria, and to analyze the effect of socio-economic characteristics and use of information sources on food safety knowledge. To evaluate food safety knowledge, we used 18...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Hang Qi, Yen-Con HungAbstractActivated persulfate could be an alternative sanitizer for fresh produce decontamination. This study is the first in reporting the potential of activated persulfate in reducing Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes from romaine lettuce surface. Ferrous sulfate and sodium hydroxide were used as the activators. Both...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Wenting Li, Yongqiang Shi, Xuetao Hu, Zhihua Li, Xiaowei Huang, Melvin Holmes, Yunyun Gong, Jiyong Shi, Xiaobo ZouAbstractA novel ratiometric fluorescence sensor based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) between MoS2 QDs and AuNCs was developed for nitrite detection in sausages. The MoS2 QDs-AuNCs nanocomposite exhibited dual emission peaks at...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Jingwen Xu, Shayna Smith, Gordon Smith, Weiqun Wang, Yonghui LiAbstractGlyphosate is an active ingredient in most herbicides utilized for the purpose of weed control and desiccation on cereal and other grain crops in the U.S. and globally. Glyphosate residues in these products are causing public health concerns regarding its exposure. This review focuses...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Qin Liu, Xiaoxuan Jin, Xiao Feng, Hongshun Yang, Caili FuAbstractIn the present study, the synergistic disinfection efficacy of low concentration electrolyzed water (LcEW) (free available chlorine, 4 mg/L) combined with brief heat enhancement was evaluated and the bactericidal mechanism was investigated by atomic force microscopy (AFM). The inactivation...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): L. Tinacci, L. Guardone, J. Castro-Palomino Rubio, M.V. Riina, D. Stratev, A. Guidi, A. ArmaniAbstractThe present study aimed at verifying labelling compliance to the current EU legislation, as well as the products’ identity against substitution incidents, of processed herring currently available on the Italian market. Totally, one hundred and twenty-two...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Bingyao Du, Fang Wen, Xiaodong Guo, Nan Zheng, Yangdong Zhang, Songli Li, Shengguo Zhao, Huimin Liu, Lu Meng, Qingbiao Xu, Ming Li, Fadi Li, Jiaqi WangAbstractAntibiotics are increasingly found in dairy products. To ensure consumer safety, rapid screening methods which are accurate and cost-effective are highly in demand. A multiplexed detection technology...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Yong Ma, Sujuan Ding, Yanquan Fei, Gang Liu, Hongmei Jang, Jun FangAbstractThe main foodborne pathogens are Norovirus, Enteric parasites, bacteria and fungi. Foodborne diseases can lead to high morbidity and mortality and result in huge economic losses. Some foodborne diseases are associated with antibiotic resistance, which is a significant problem...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Eva Lorencová, Richardos Nikolaos Salek, Iveta Černošková, František BuňkaAbstract:The scope of the study was the evaluation of selected physicochemical parameters and organoleptic properties of Czech-type lager beer [11.00 % (w/w) original wort extract; 4.60 % (v/v) ethyl alcohol content] during a 12-month storage period (25±2 °C), in relation to the...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 01:07
Available online 14 June 2019 Author(s): Qin Shu, Yongwu Niu, Wenjun Zhao, Qihe ChenAbstractThis study aimed to investigate the antibacterial activity and underlying mechanism of mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs) against vegetative cells and spores of Gram-positive Bacillus cereus. The minimum inhibitory concentration and minimum bactericidal concentration of MELs was 1.25 mg/mL and 2.50 mg/mL,...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 342: Occurrence of Mycotoxins in Swine Feeding from Spain Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11060342 Authors: Natalia Arroyo-Manzanares Vicente Rodríguez-Estévez Plácido Arenas-Fernández Ana M. García-Campaña Laura Gámiz-Gracia A survey including 228 pig feed samples from Spain has been developed, exploring the occurrence of 19 mycotoxins (aflatoxins B1, B2, G1 and...
Sat, 06/15/2019 - 00:00
Abstract This paper analyses the phytochemical composition, and antioxidant activity of new selected biotypes of cherry silverberry grown in Poland. In addition, the polyphenolic contents, sugars, and vitamin C, as well as organic acid profile were evaluated. Among the researched compounds, two sugars, seven organic acids, and six fatty acids were reported in new studied...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 7, Page 1104-1109, July 2019.
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Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 7, Page 1096-1103, July 2019.
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 12 June 2019 Innovative Food Science & Emerging TechnologiesAuthor(s): Filomena Silva, Fabrizio Caldera, Francesco Trotta, Cristina Nerín, Fernanda C. DominguesAbstractIn this work, we exploit the antimicrobial properties of coriander essential oil (CEO) incorporated in dextrin-derived nanosponges to create a stable controlled release system. Nanosponges (CD...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:12
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Khashayar Shahin, Majid Bouzari, Ran Wang, Mahsa YazdiAbstractShigella spp. can be isolated from various food sources and is responsible for many outbreaks and sporadic cases of foodborne diseases worldwide. Although Shigella species are known as one of the major foodborne pathogens, a few studies have characterized the prevalence and molecular basis of...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:12
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Romina Zanabria, Manon Racicot, Alexandre Leroux, Liu Xucen, Mathieu Cormier, Cécile Ferrouillet, Julie Arsenault, Anna Mackay, Mansel Griffiths, Rick Holley, Tom Gill, Sylvain Charlebois, Jeffrey Farber, Aamir Fazil, Sylvain QuessyAbstractDecreasing the health burden caused by foodborne pathogens is challenging and it depends on the identification of the...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:12
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Sylwia Mildner-Szkudlarz, Maria Różańska, Paulina Piechowska, Agnieszka Waśkiewicz, Renata Zawirska-WojtasiakAbstractThe formation of toxic and potentially carcinogenic acrylamide, alongside volatile aroma compounds, was studied after polyphenols ((+)-catechin, quercetin, gallic, ferulic, caffeic acids) were added to model bread. The addition of as little...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:12
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Putu Eka Sudaryatma, Hirohisa Mekata, Meiko Kubo, Mawar Subangkit, Yoshitaka Goto, Tamaki OkabayashiAbstractBovine respiratory disease complex is a major disease affecting the global cattle industry. Multiple infections by viruses and bacteria increase disease severity. Previously, we reported that bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) infection...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 13 June 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Giacomo Russo, Francesco Barbato, Damiano Gustavo Mita, Lucia GrumettoAbstractBisphenol A and its analogues belong to the class of endocrine disrupting chemicals, massively employed by industries to produce polycarbonate and epoxy resins, designed to be in direct contact with foodstuffs. Their leaching from the...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:06
Publication date: September 2019Source: LWT, Volume 112Author(s): Jovana Vunduk, Wan Abd Al Qadr Imad Wan-Mohtar, Shaiful Azuar Mohamad, Nur Hafizati Abd Halim, Ahmad Zainuri Mohd Dzomir, Željko Žižak, Anita KlausAbstractFoodborne bacteria biofilms present a major concern for the food industry. Although their numerous biological activities are well established, there is little research to date on...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:06
Publication date: September 2019Source: LWT, Volume 112Author(s): Tiago de Melo Nazareth, Juan Manuel Quiles, Raquel Torrijos, Fernando Bittencourt Luciano, Jordi Mañes, Giuseppe MecaAbstractThe present study evaluated the efficacy of allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) in avoiding the growth of Penicillium verrucosum and consequent ochratoxin A (OTA) production in barley during storage for 90 d....
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 341: Cytotoxicity, Genotoxicity and Disturbance of Cell Cycle in HepG2 Cells Exposed to OTA and BEA: Single and Combined Actions Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11060341 Authors: Juan-García Tolosa Juan Ruiz Mycotoxins are produced by a number of fungal genera spp., for example, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Alternaria, Fusarium, and Claviceps. Beauvericin (BEA) and...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 20:00
Shigella has evolved as a result of acquiring extragenetic material through horizontal gene exchange. These aid in the rapid emergence of bacterial inter-strain diversity in virulence factors and serotype variant...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 17:00
R. Lucassen, L. Rehberg, M. Heyden, D. Bockmühl One of the biggest challenges of health care systems worldwide is the increasing number of pathogenic bacteria resistant to a growing number of antibiotics. In this respect, class 1 integrons which are part of mobile genetic elements can confer several phenotypes including resistance to a broad range of antibiotic classes, heavy metals and biocides...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 17:00
Lawrence Jung, Michael E. Hogan, Yuhua Sun, Benjamin Minghwa Liang, James A. Hayward A small PCR-generated DNA fragment was introduced into a pharmaceutical grade ink as a molecular taggant, and the DNA tagged ink was delivered onto the surface of capsules standard high-speed offset printing. The amount of DNA in the ink on each capsule is roughly 10−12 fold lower than that allowed as safe the...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:28
Alginate‐based edible coating acts as a carrier enabling the sustained release of thyme oil to the surface of the fresh‐cut apples, inhibiting the growth of Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella Typhimurium, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli O157:H7 inoculated onto fresh‐cut apples. Summary In this study, the inhibition of an alginate‐based edible coating (EC) containing thyme oil (0.05...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019Source: Author(s): Virginia M. Guitián, Carolina Ibarguren, Cecilia M. Soria, Paula Hovanyecz, Claudia Banchio, Carina M. AudisioAbstractBacteriocins synthesised by lactic acid bacteria are natural alternatives to control Listeria monocytogenes, a foodborne pathogen. Additionally, antimicrobial biopolymer coatings have significant benefits in food...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 11 June 2019 Author(s): Caterina Agrimonti, Jason C. White, Stefano Tonetti, Nelson MarmiroliAbstractCellulosic pads, amended with emulsions containing essential oils of thyme and oregano, exhibited antimicrobial activity against the psychrophilic microbiota of minced beef. In addition, the pads were active against specific meat bacterial species (Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 11 June 2019 Author(s): Eugenio Parente, Francesca De Filippis, Ercolini Danilo, Annamaria Ricciardi, Teresa ZottaAbstractWe present a new version of FoodMicrobionet, a database for the exploration of food bacterial communities. The database, available as an app built with the Shiny package of R, includes data from 44 studies and 2234 samples (food or food environment), covering...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Sera Jung, Hyelyeon Hwang, Jong-Hee LeeAbstractPhenyllactic acid (2-hydroxy-3-phenyl propionic acid; PLA) is a natural antibacterial compound derived from phenylalanine catabolism. PLA shares a metabolic pathway with lactic acid (LA) and is metabolized by the glycolytic enzyme, lactate dehydrogenase, during fermentation. In this study, we identified PLA in...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Xuan Zhang, Yan Dong Niu, Yuchen Nan, Kim Stanford, Rick Holley, Tim McAllister, Claudia Narváez-BravoAbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a commercial Salmonella bacteriophage mixture (SalmoFresh™ 6-phage strains) and to compare its effectiveness with a chlorinated water treatment to reduce Salmonella on produce and...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Lívia Cirino de Carvalho, Camilo de Lelis Medeiros de Morais, Kássio Michell Gomes de Lima, Gustavo Henrique de Almeida TeixeiraAbstractMacadamia kernels are visually sorted based on the presence of quality defects by specialized labors. However, this process is not as accurate as non-destructive methods such as near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) and...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Lin Lin, Xinlei Wang, Haiying CuiAbstractPulsed magnetic fields (PMF) as a non-thermal sterilization has broad application prospects, but at this stage its bactericidal effect is not satisfactory. The essential oils have been proved with good antimicrobial effects. However, they will cover the original flavor of the food products at high dosages. In order...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Sava Buncic, Lis Alban, Bojan BlagojevicAbstractThe main goal of the present paper is to overview, using the example of pigs/pork, the developments in official meat inspection in the European Union that occurred from 2000 onwards. The developments aim at transition from traditional, macroscopic examination of slaughtered animals to a risk and meat-chain...

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