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Sun, 09/01/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Since polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are mutagenic, teratogenic, and carcinogenic, they are of considerable environmental concern. A biotechnological approach to remove such compounds from polluted ecosystems could be based on the use of white-rot fungi (WRF). The potential of well-adapted indigenous Ganoderma strains to degrade PAHs remains underexplored....
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 00:00
An improved gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) method was developed for the simultaneous determination of 24 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in edible oils. A novel purification procedure based on the coupling double cartridges (molecular imprinting polymer (MIP) cartridge and PAHs special cartridge) was applied. Under the optimized conditions, the method...
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 00:00
This paper focused on the quick and nondestructive evaluation of trimethylamine (TMA-N) in fish storage which is sequent to its freshness, the key for controlling the quality and safety of fish products by combining Fourier transform near-infrared (FT-NIR) and chemometric techniques. Calibration models of fish freshness were established using three multivariate chemometric...
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Synthetic antioxidants can reduce postharvest losses, but consumers are concerned about chemical residues in the product. There is a growing interest in using natural compounds for the preservation of foods. In this study, the efficiency of juices or extracts obtained from three fruit species with high antioxidant activity as browning inhibitors was measured and then...
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:03
Available online 22 August 2019 Author(s): Jianglin Xiong, Lijuan Peng, Hualin Zhou, Bo Lin, Pingyu Yan, Wenxuan Wu, Yulan Liu, Lingying Wu, Yinsheng QiuAbstractThe objective of this study was to survey the prevalence of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in raw, pasteurized, extended shelf life (ESL) and UHT milk from central-south China. A total of 734 milk samples, comprising raw milk (133 samples),...
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:03
Available online 22 August 2019 Author(s): Laura Quéro, Priscillia Courault, Beatrice Cellière, Sophie Lorber, Jean-Luc Jany, Olivier Puel, Victoria Girard, Valérie Vasseur, Patrice Nodet, Jérôme MounierAbstractFilamentous fungi are one of the main causes of food losses worldwide and their ability to produce mycotoxins represents a hazard for human health. Their correct and rapid identification...
Sat, 08/24/2019 - 01:03
Available online 22 August 2019 Author(s): Hamada A. Aboubakr, Fernando Sampedro, James Collins, Peter Bruggeman, Sagar M. GoyalAbstractCold atmospheric-gaseous plasma (CAP) is an important non-thermal technology for decontamination of foodborne bacterial and viral pathogens. We obtained a >5 log10 reduction in the titer (TCID50) of feline calicivirus (FCV) on stainless steel discs and Romaine...
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:03
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Available online 21 August 2019 Author(s): Romina P. Pizzolitto, Andrés G. Jacquat, Virginia L. Usseglio, Fernanda Achimón, Alejandro E. Cuello, Julio A. Zygadlo, José S. DambolenaAbstractFusarium verticillioides is the principal fungal pathogen affecting corn maize both in the field and/or during grain storage. The efficiency of essential oils (EOs) as antifungals has been well established...
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:03
Available online 21 August 2019 Author(s): Dandan Huang, Jingchen Zhao, Minglin Wang, Shuhua ZhuAbstractRepresenting tremendous enhancement effect for the Raman signal of trace chemicals, branched gold nanoparticles (Au NPs) are particularly attractive as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) substrates, though precise morphology control during synthesis might remain challenging. Herein,...
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:03
Available online 21 August 2019 Author(s): Lihui Zhang, Lixia Hou, Shuang Zhang, Xiaoxi Kou, Rui Li, Shaojin WangAbstractWater activity (aw) and heating rates are two major factors altering heat resistance of food-borne pathogens. The specific mechanism of heat resistance triggered by these two factors is still unclear. In this study, S. aureus ATCC 25923 was inoculated in walnut shells with two...
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:03
Available online 22 August 2019 Author(s): Hui-Erh Chai, Cheng-An Hwang, Lihan Huang, Vivian C.H. Wu, Lee-Yan SheenAbstractThe objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of using chlorine dioxide (ClO2) gas generated by dry media (sodium chlorite and ferric chloride) and sodium chlorite-hydrogen chloride dosing methods for decontamination of foodborne pathogens on...
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:03
Available online 21 August 2019 Author(s): Ziyi Hu, Alina Rohde, Lynn McMullen, Michael GänzleAbstractCattle are a reservoir for enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), and ground beef is a major vehicle for human infection with EHEC. Heat resistance of E. coli, including EHEC, is impacted by NaCl and other additives. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of NaCl and other additives on the...
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:03
Available online 21 August 2019 Author(s): Gökhan Kürşad Incili, Ahmet Koluman, Ayşegül Aktüre, Ahmet AtaşalanAbstractEscherichia coli O157:H7 is one of the most important food-borne pathogens to threaten public health. Cultural methods are used as a gold standard while they are laborious and time-consuming. Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) method is an alternative method that became...
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:03
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Shunmugavel Uma Maheshwari, Sundarajan Amutha, Rangasamy Anandham, Ganapathyswamy Hemalatha, Natesan Senthil, Soon Woo Kwon, Natesan SivakumarAbstract:Panchamirtham is a fermented fruit mix made from natural fermentation of fruits (banana, brown sugar, seedless dates, sugar candy, honey, cardamom and ghee), which offers...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 17:00
Tra-My Duong-Nu, Kwangjoon Jeong, Seol Hee Hong, Sao Puth, Soo Young Kim, Wenzhi Tan, Kwang Ho Lee, Shee Eun Lee, Joon Haeng Rhee The tad operons encode the machinery required for adhesive Flp (fimbrial low-molecular-weight protein) pili biogenesis. Vibrio vulnificus, an opportunistic pathogen, harbors three distinct tad loci. Among them, only tad1 locus was highly upregulated in in vivo growing...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 17:00
Sivan Laviad-Shitrit, Ido Izhaki, Malka Halpern Vibrio cholerae is the causative agent of cholera, a life-threatening diarrheal disease. Cholera causes epidemics and pandemics, but the ways this disease spreads worldwide is still unclear. This review highlights a relatively new hypothesis regarding the way V. cholerae can be globally dispersed. Copepods and chironomids are natural reservoirs of...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 11:14
Abstract Five tungsten carbide nanoparticle preparations (denoted WC1‐WC5) were investigated for broad spectrum virucidal activity against four recommended model viruses. These are modified vaccinia virus Ankara (MVA), human adenovirus type 5 (HAdV‐5), poliovirus type 1 (PV‐1) and murine norovirus (MNV). All virucidal tests were performed two to five times using the quantitative suspension test,...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 04:23
Summary Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus is a predator microorganism towards other Gram‐negative bacteria. We tested B.bacteriovorus to control E.coli growth on chicken slices and canned beef. Moreover, we analyzed B. bacteriovorus lytic ability on 8 toxigenic or multidrug resistant E.coli strains. In chicken slices the predator induced the highest prey reduction (4.3 log) respect to control at 6 h. In...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 9, Page 1607-1614, September 2019.
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:04
Publication date: October 2019 Environmental Research, Volume 177Author(s): Anne E. Nigra, Pablo Olmedo, Maria Grau-Perez, Rae O'Leary, Marcia O'Leary, Amanda M. Fretts, Jason G. Umans, Lyle G. Best, Kevin A. Francesconi, Walter Goessler, Shelley A. Cole, Ana Navas-AcienAbstractBackgroundChronic exposure to inorganic arsenic (iAs) in the US occurs mainly through drinking water and diet. Although...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 1 August 2019 Author(s): Aziz Homayouni Rad, Neda Hajipour
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 28 July 2019 Author(s): Alejandro Garrido-Maestu, Sarah Azinheiro, Joana Carvalho, Pablo Fuciños, Marta PradoAbstractE. coli O157 is the most commonly identified serotype among Shiga like-toxin E. coli infections. Current reference methodologies to detect these bacteria are reliable but take several days to provide a definitive result, as they require selective enrichment,...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 6 August 2019 Author(s): Sarina Pradhan Thapa, Smriti Shrestha, Anil Kumar AnalAbstractAntibiotics are the compounds widely used to treat bacterial infections in human and variety of agricultural sectors including livestock farming, plants and crops, and aquaculture. However, rampant and uncontrolled use of antibiotics results in the emergence of resistant bacterial strains. Such...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 6 August 2019 Author(s): Duygu Ozer Genis, Banu Sezer, Gonca Bilge, Sahin Durna, Ismail Hakki BoyaciAbstractAuthenticity of cow, goat, ewe and buffalo milk is a common concern worldwide for true labeling and value assessment. Because of their high economic value, these milk species are frequently adulterated with cow milk. Recently, non-invasive and rapid spectroscopic methods...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 7 August 2019 Author(s): Mohamed F. Abdallah, Kris Audenaert, Leonie Lust, Sofie Landschoot, Boris Bekaert, Geert Heasaert, Marthe De Boevre, Sarah De SaegerAbstractSugarcane juice is a traditional drink consumed on a daily basis in Egypt. The current work was conducted to (1) evaluate the multi-mycotoxin contamination in sugarcane juice, (2) identify the profiles of the...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 8 August 2019 Author(s): Hossein Daryaei, Qian Sui, Hui Liu, André Rehkopf, Walter Peñaloza, Andreas Rytz, Yuqi Luo, Jason WanAbstractTwenty-two Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) strains and six potential surrogates (E. coli strains K12 and P1, Listeria innocua, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, and Enterococcus faecium) were screened in wheat flour at...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 12 August 2019 Author(s): Jiayin Chen, Xiyang Wu, Gloria Sánchez, Walter RandazzoAbstractBerries have frequently been cited as causing gastroenteritis and acute hepatitis outbreaks due to enteric virus contamination, including human norovirus and hepatitis A virus (HAV). Model experiments were performed to evaluate the potential use of viability RT-qPCR to assess the thermal...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 13 August 2019 Author(s): Raul F. Guerrero, Josep Valls-Fonayet, Tristan Richard, Emma Cantos-VillarAbstractStilbenes are a family of bioactive phenolic compounds. Wine is one of the main sources of stilbenes in diet. Very few studies have dealt with a detailed quantitative analysis of stilbenes in wine. Most methodologies reported until now have been restricted to the analysis...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 14 August 2019 Author(s): E. Gkogka, M.W. Reij, L.G.M. Gorris, M.H. ZwieteringAbstractTo assess the risk of C. perfringens toxico-infections related to the consumption of Cornish pasties in the United Kingdom, a stochastic risk assessment model was created. Exposure to the pathogen was modelled as the result of contamination of different ingredients (i.e. beef and pepper),...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 16 August 2019 Author(s): María Isabel Rodríguez-López, María Teresa Mercader-Ros, José Antonio Pellicer, Vicente M. Gómez-López, Domingo Martínez-Romero, Estrella Núñez-Delicado, José A. GabaldónAbstractMonoterpenes have antimicrobial properties but are associated with strong smells and flavors that limit their use in foods; therefore, strategies to keep their effectivity using...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 17 August 2019 Author(s): Qiang Xia, Hong Tao, Yunfei Li, Daodong Pan, Jinxuan Cao, Lianliang Liu, Xiaowei Zhou, Francisco J. BarbaAbstractWhen ultrasonic stimulation is applied to plant seeds it may promote the development of new adaptive characteristics during germination, thus providing an alternative to regulate nutritional and physicochemical attributes of germinated seeds....
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 19 August 2019 Author(s): Arthur C. Okafor, Frank C. OgboAbstractSome Bacillus species are underestimated pathogens which commonly occur as irregular cases, rather than in major outbreaks. There are reports confirming the consistent presence of Bacillus species in edible snails. This study aimed to assess, by molecular studies, the virulent nature of some Bacillus strains in live...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 19 August 2019 Author(s): Xiaodi Niu, Li Zhu, Lijuan Xi, Ling Guo, Hongsu WangAbstractThe purpose of this study is to obtain a washable, nontoxic and safe green antibacterial preservation material that can be used for food preservation. Therefore, a water-soluble N-succinyl chitosan (NSC) was prepared by reacting succinic anhydride with chitosan, and lysozyme-N-succinyl chitosan...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 19 August 2019 Author(s): Jing Hu, Xiaofeng Yang, Qianqian Peng, Fengyi Wang, Yue Zhu, Xuan Hu, Baozhan Zheng, Juan Du, Dan XiaoAbstractIn this study, a ratiometric fluorescent probe BCDs-Eu/CMP-cit was developed for the detection of tetracycline (TC) in food samples by simply mixing blue fluorescent carbon quantum dots (BCDs) and cytidine monophosphate (CMP)/europium...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 19 August 2019 Author(s): F. Riccioli, R. Moruzzo, Z. Zhang, J. Zhao, Y. Tang, L. Tinacci, F. Boncinelli, D. De Martino, A. GuidiAbstractFood safety related incidents have increased consumers’ concern about food safety and quality and led to a distrust in the Chinese food market. This paper investigates how sociodemographic variables affect willingness to pay (WTP) both for safer...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 19 August 2019 Author(s): Wen Yan, Yiqi Zhang, Ruijin Yang, Wei ZhaoAbstractThe combined effect of slightly acidic electrolyzed water (SAEW) and ascorbic acid (AA) on the melanosis and quality of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) over a period of 6 days cold storage was investigated. AA solution (3 g/L) was used to immerse the prawn after prewashing with SAEW (pH 5.92...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 20 August 2019 Author(s): E. Suffredini, Q.H. Le, S. Di Pasquale, T.D. Pham, T. Vicenza, M. Losardo, K.A. To, D. De MediciAbstractViral contamination of bivalve molluscs is an extensively document food safety issue. Limited data are available, however, on the prevalence and quantitative levels of such viruses in countries, as Vietnam, with an important shellfish production, both...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 20 August 2019 Author(s): Antoni Femenias, Ferran Gatius, Antonio J. Ramos, Vicente Sanchis, Sonia MarínAbstractHyperspectral imaging (HSI) is an emergent, rapid, cost-effective and non-destructive technique in which the spectral data are obtained for each pixel location in a sample’s image. The application of this technique to assess mycotoxins and mycotoxigenic fungi in cereals...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 20 August 2019 Author(s): Jianhua Wang, Junying Tao, May ChuAbstractThis study aims to evaluate Chinese consumers’ trust in food certification, and incorporates perceived quality as a new construct into the theory of planned behaviour to further analyze their purchase intention of certified food. The study conducted a survey of 844 Chinese consumers in twelve selected cities in...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 20 August 2019 Author(s): Samet Ozturk, Fanbin Kong, Rakesh K. SinghAbstractSalmonella contamination of various seasonings and spices has occurred in the last decade. Radio frequency (RF) heating has been shown to be a potential alternative inactivation method for pathogens in low moisture foods (LMF), including spices and vegetable powders. This study aimed to (1) determine the...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 21 August 2019 Author(s): Chenlu Zhou, Mengya Zhu, Yongjuan Wang, Zhenquan Yang, Mao Ye, Litin Wu, Hongduo Bao, Maoda Pang, Yan Zhou, Ran Wang, Lichang Sun, Heye Wang, Chengkun Zheng, Hui ZhangAbstractListeria monocytogenes is a food borne pathogen causing listeriosis in humans and animals. L. monocytogenes can tolerate severe environments and food processing conditions by...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Publication date: January 2020 , Volume 107Author(s): Beihua Zhang, Lihui Zhang, Teng Cheng, Xiangyu Guan, Shaojin WangAbstractContaminated condiments with low water activity (aw) have encouraged the scientific community to study effective thermal methods of inactivating pathogens. The aim of this study was to identify whether microbial thermo-tolerance in red pepper powder was affected by water...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Publication date: February 2020 , Volume 108Author(s): Bo Ma, Yongming Han, Shiying Cui, Zhiqiang Geng, Hongda Li, Chong ChuAbstractFood safety risks has received great attention in all world. And the reasonable effectiveness of security warnings can reduce public panic and risk losses. Therefore, this paper proposes an improved risk early warning method for food safety detection data based on...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Publication date: February 2020 , Volume 108Author(s): Caterina Villa, Joana Costa, M. Beatriz P.P. Oliveira, Isabel MafraAbstractCow's milk proteins are food allergens present in uncounted foodstuffs. By exploiting and comparing different regions of bovine genome, this work intended to develop a real-time PCR method to detect/quantify traces of milk in complex foods. Two mitochondrial (cytb and...

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