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Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
Abstract In this study, the antioxidant contents and the antimicrobial activities of 18 vinegar samples were investigated. For this purpose, total flavonoid contents (TFC) and total phenolic contents (TPC) of different vinegar samples were determined. In addition, total antioxidant capacities (TAC) of vinegars were analyzed using four different in vitro tests: ABTS, CUPRAC,...
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
Abstract Almond shell is a major waste from the almond processing industry. Its feasibility as natural source of health-promoting components was examined. The by-product was fractionated under basic conditions following an easy scale-up process. The chemical composition of the recovered fraction and its antioxidant and antidiabetic properties were evaluated. Novel information...
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
Abstract The present study aimed to identify and screen the antibacterial activity of a mixture of sesquiterpene lactones (SLs) obtained from the dichloromethane extract of Smallanthus sonchifolius leaves. Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella enterica strains were used as bacterial tests. The identification and quantification of...
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
A voltammetric method for fast and high sensitive determination of Bisphenol A (BPA) using glassy carbon electrode (GC) modified with carbon black nanoparticles (CB) was developed. Cyclic voltammetry study in the 0.1 M phosphates of pH = 7.0 gave single anodic peak at 578 mV. Adsorption-controlled oxidation of BPA was found to be irreversible with the participation of two...
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
In this study, a core–shell magnetic dummy molecularly imprinted polymer (MDMIP) was prepared with a novel and simple method. The imprinting layer was synthesized directly on the surface of Fe3O4 by only one step, which avoided further modification on the exterior of magnetic core. 4,4′-Dihydroxybiphenyl (DDBP) was used as dummy template instead of bisphenol A (BPA) to...
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
Modified QuEChERS method combined with gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) was developed and validated to determine pesticide residues in dried cocoa beans. Extraction efficiency of matrix hydration effect on 19 pesticide residues was studied and optimized using 23 full factorial design with percentage recoveries as the response variable. The optimized...
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
The application of a simple, fast, and cheap sample pre-concentration technique based on the dispersive magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticle solid-phase extraction has been developed for extraction and determination of aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, and G2 in nut and cereals. Aflatoxins were extracted from samples with a mixture of methanol–water 8:2 (v/v) and then by magnetic Fe3O4...
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
An acryloyl β-cyclodextrin (A-β-CD) monolithic column for solid-phase microextraction (SPME) and determination of carbofuran and carbaryl by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) have been prepared through a “one-step” polymerization method. The synthesis conditions, including the volume of cross-linker, the ratio and volume of mixed porogenic solvent consisted of...
Fri, 12/01/2017 - 00:00
Vanilla extracts are widely used as flavoring ingredients in foods, beverages, perfumes, and pharmaceuticals. Due to the high cost of producing high-quality natural extracts, artificial flavorings, such as ethyl vanillin and coumarin, are often used. For food safety and to ensure high-quality products, it is important to differentiate between natural and artificial extracts....
Fri, 11/17/2017 - 01:15
Maha A. Aldubyan, Ibtesam S. Almami, Fatiha M. Benslimane, Abdlrhman M. Alsonosi, Stephen J. Forsythe
Fri, 11/17/2017 - 01:13
Kendal G. Cooper, Audrey Chong, Tregei Starr, Ciaran E. Finn, Olivia Steele-Mortimer
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:57
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 86 Author(s): Heyao Yu, Jack A. Neal, Sujata A. Sirsat There has been an increasing number of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with fresh and fresh-cut produce recently; however, few studies have examined consumers' risk perceptions and their willingness to pay (WTP) for fresh-cut produce with lower foodborne illness risk (FBIR). Hence, the...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:57
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 86 Author(s): Kumela Dibaba, Lelise Tilahun, Neela Satheesh, Melkayo Geremu Keribo is one of the most commonly used traditional beverages in both rural and urban areas of Ethiopia. However, the occurrence of some harmful compounds which could potentially be formed due to its processing methods has never been investigated. The aim of this study...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:57
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 86 Author(s): Anna Bauer, Jens Luetjohann, Sascha Rohn, Jürgen Kuballa, Eckard Jantzen A new sensitive, fast, and robust analytical method based on a QuPPe (Quick Polar Pesticides) extraction procedure coupled to ion chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (IC-MS/MS) was developed. The study aimed at the determination of the highly polar...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 21:57
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 86 Author(s): Ricardo S. Aguiar, Erick A. Esmerino, Ramon S. Rocha, Tatiana C. Pimentel, Verônica O. Alvarenga, Mônica Q. Freitas, Marcia C. Silva, Anderson S. Sant'Ana, Adriana C.O. Silva, Adriano G. Cruz The incidence of physical hazards in dairy products (2012–2016) was investigated through a complaint website (Reclame Aqui) used by...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:03
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Marina Giello, Antonietta La Storia, Francesca De Filippis, Danilo Ercolini, Francesco Villani Lactobacillus curvatus 54M16 produced bacteriocins sak X, sak Tα, sak Tβ and sak P. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-listerial activity of the bacteriocins-producing strain against Listeria monocytogenes in vitro co-...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:00
In 2015, a typhoid fever outbreak began in downtown Kampala, Uganda, and spread into adjacent districts. In response, an environmental survey of drinking water source types was conducted in areas of the city with high case numbers. A total of 122 samples was collected from 12 source types and tested for Escherichia coli, free chlorine, and conductivity. An additional 37 grab samples from seven...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:00
Source attribution studies report that the consumption of contaminated poultry is the primary source for acquiring human campylobacteriosis. Oral administration of an engineered Escherichia coli strain expressing the Campylobacter jejuni N-glycan reduces bacterial colonization in specific-pathogen-free leghorn chickens, but only a fraction of birds respond to vaccination. Optimization of the...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:00
Transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from animals to humans is of great concern due to the implications for human health and the health care system. The objective was to investigate the frequency and duration of MRSA carriage in human volunteers after a short-term exposure in a swine farm. The experimental study included 34 human volunteers staying 1 h in a MRSA-...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:00
This study examined the inactivation of human norovirus (HuNoV) GI.1 and GII.4 by chlorine under conditions mimicking sewage treatment. Using a porcine gastric mucin-magnetic bead (PGM-MB) assay, no statistically significant loss in HuNoV binding (inactivation) was observed for secondary effluent treatments of ≤25 ppm total chlorine; for both strains, 50 and 100 ppm treatments resulted in ≤...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:00
Sorbitol-fermenting (SF) enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) O157:H– strains, first identified in Germany, have emerged as important pathogens throughout Europe. Besides chromosomally encoded Shiga toxin 2a (the major virulence factor), several putative virulence loci, including the hly, etp, and sfp operons, encoding EHEC hemolysin, type II secretion system proteins, and Sfp fimbriae...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 01:20
Luca Freddi, Maria A. Damiano, Laurent Chaloin, Eugenia Pennacchietti, Sascha Al Dahouk, Stephan Köhler, Daniela De Biase, Alessandra Occhialini
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 17:00
Ryan D. Oliveira, Michelle R. Mousel, Kristy L. Pabilonia, Margaret A. Highland, J. Bret Taylor, Donald P. Knowles, Stephen N. White Coxiella burnetii is a globally distributed zoonotic bacterial pathogen that causes abortions in ruminant livestock. In humans, an influenza-like illness results with the potential for hospitalization, chronic infection, abortion, and fatal endocarditis. Ruminant...
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 80, Issue 12, Page 2029-2032, November 2017.
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Journal of Food Protection, Volume 80, Issue 12, Page 2014-2021, November 2017.
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Juliana Alves-Silva, Isabela P. Tavares, Erika S. Guimarães, Miriam M. Costa Franco, Barbara C. Figueiredo, João T. Marques, Gary Splitter, Sergio C. Oliveira
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 01:15
Karen Fong, Brett LaBossiere, Andrea I. M. Switt, Pascal Delaquis, Lawrence Goodridge, Roger C. Levesque, Michelle D. Danyluk, Siyun Wang
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Liljana Petrovska, Yue Tang, Melissa J. Jansen van Rensburg, Shaun Cawthraw, Javier Nunez, Samuel K. Sheppard, Richard J. Ellis, Adrian M. Whatmore, Tim R. Crawshaw, Richard M. Irvine
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 9, Pages 371: Ameliorative Effects of Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Extract on Growth Performance, Immune Function, Antioxidant Capacity, Biochemical Constituents, Liver Histopathology and Aflatoxin Residues in Broilers Exposed to Aflatoxin B1 Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins9110371 Authors: Shahid Ali Rajput Lvhui Sun Niya Zhang Mahmoud Mohamed Khalil Xin Gao Zhao Ling Luoyi...
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 23:45
Summary From 2009 to 2015, 74 lungs from suckling (6.8%), nursing (70.3%), fattening (20.3%) pigs and pregnant sows (2.7%) with respiratory signs from pig farms in Southern Brazil were submitted to a diagnostic laboratory for necropsy and/or histologic examination and screening for respiratory agents by RT-qPCR, immunohistochemistry (IHC), virus isolation (VI) and subtyping for influenza A virus...
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:12
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 86 Author(s): Xinyi Pang, Hyun-Gyun Yuk Salmonella Enteritidis may be encountered in poultry processing plants in the form of biofilms on food contact surfaces. Little is known about the fate of Salmonella in mixed-species biofilms with other bacteria commonly found in food processing environment. Thus, the objectives of this study were to determine...
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:38
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2017 Source: Author(s): Gricel Riquelme, Joaquín M. Sepúlveda, Zaki Al Ghumgham, Miguel del Campo, Cecilia Montero, Nestor Lagos Local anesthesia is an effective method to control pain. Neosaxitoxin is a phycotoxin whose molecular mechanism includes a reversible inhibition of voltage–gated sodium channels at the axonal level, impeding...
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:05
Publication date: Available online 10 November 2017 Author(s): Junli Liu, Lu Yao, Feifei Zhai, Yuqing Chen, Jing Lei, Zhenwei Bi, Jianhua Hu, Qian Xiao, Suquan Song, Liping Yan, Jiyong Zhou Avian influenza virus (AIV), especially subtypes H5, H7 and H9, has contributed to enormous economic losses and poses a potential pandemic threat to global human public health. Early...
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:05
Publication date: January 2018 , Volume 251 Author(s): Natthanan Sangsriratanakul, Chiharu Toyofuku, Mayuko Suzuki, Miyuki Komura, Masashi Yamada, Md. Shahin Alam, Sakchai Ruenphet, Dany Shoham, Kouji Sakai, Kazuaki Takehara An alkaline agent, namely, food additive grade calcium hydroxide (FdCa(OH)2) in the solution, powder and suspension forms was evaluated as a virucidal...
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:05
Publication date: February 2018 , Volume 252 Author(s): Michelle Wille, Hong Yin, Åke Lundkvist, Juan Xu, Shaman Muradrasoli, Josef D. Järhult Surveillance of wild birds is critical in monitoring for highly pathogenic avian influenza A viruses (AIVs). However, a successful surveillance regime requires proper treatment of samples in the field – rapid placement of samples in −80°C...
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:00
Aristos Ioannou, Constantinos Varotsis High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with a Fraction Collector was employed to isolate Maillard reaction products (MRPs) formed in model systems comprising of asparagine and monosaccharides in the 60–180°C range. The primary MRP which is detected at 60°C is important for Acrylamide content and color/aroma development in foods and also in...
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 80, Issue 12, Page 2006-2013, November 2017.
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Journal of Food Protection, Volume 80, Issue 12, Page 1999-2005, November 2017.
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Journal of Food Protection, Volume 80, Issue 12, Page 1993-1998, November 2017.
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Toxins, Vol. 9, Pages 367: Management of Ciguatoxin Risk in Eastern Australia Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins9110367 Authors: Hazel Farrell Shauna Murray Anthony Zammit Alan Edwards Between 2014 and 2016, five cases of ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP), involving twenty four individuals, were linked to Spanish Mackerel (Scomberomorus commerson) caught in the coastal waters of the state of...
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 23:15
Abstract BACKGROUNDThe study determined the heavy metal contamination (mercury, cadmium, lead, arsenic and nickel) of nori, restaurant-served sushi and ready-to-eat sushi meals available through retail chains. Moreover the microbiological loads and biogenic amines content in ready-to-eat sushi meals were analysed. RESULTSAll the nori samples contained high levels of Cd (2.122 mg kg-1), Ni (0.715...
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:07
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 86 Author(s): E.A. Zvereva, A.V. Zherdev, C. Xu, B.B. Dzantiev Salbutamol (SAL) is a beta-adrenoreceptor agonist (beta-agonist) and is widely used as a growth promoter in livestock and poultry. Two schemes for the immunochromatographic analysis of SAL using gold nanoparticles as labels have been developed and tested for modes of visual and...
Mon, 11/13/2017 - 19:00
The waterborne diarrheagenic bacterium Vibrio cholerae, cause of the pandemic cholera disease, thrives in a variety of environments ranging from estuarine waters to the human intestinal tract. This species has tw...

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