Research Publications from Peer-Reviewed Journals

The Research Publications track research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. The most recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal Title, Subject, USDA Grant Funding Agencies or FDA Grant Funding Agencies. The research publications are tracked across five subject areas: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, and Viruses.

Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:34
Author(s): Esther GARCIA-CELA, Carol VERHEECKE-VAESSEN, Maria GUTIERREZ-POZO, Elisavet KIAITSI, Alessandra MARCON-GASPERINI, Naresh MAGAN, Angel MEDINA The aim was to decipher the temporal impact of key interacting climate change (CC) abiotic factors of temperature (30 vs 37 °C), water activity (aw; 0.985 vs 0.930) and CO2 exposure (400 vs 1000 ppm) on (a) growth of Aspergillus flavus and effects...
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:33
Author(s): Ignacio Muro-Fraguas, Ana Sainz-García, Paula Fernández Gómez, María López, Rodolfo Múgica-Vidal, Elisa Sainz-García, Paula Toledano, Yolanda Sáenz, Mercedes López, Montserrat González-Raurich, Miguel Prieto, Avelino Alvarez-Ordóñez, Ana González-Marcos, Fernando Alba-Elías Increasing adoption of 3D printing in the daily life and, specifically, the food field (kitchen tools and food...
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Shruti Sharma, Rakesh Singh The increasing demands from consumers for fresh-like 'minimally' processed foods have led to unprecedented research into novel non-thermal food processing technologies. This trend has drawn interest in the use of cold plasma systems in the past decade. The nonthermal technologies have been defined as preservation treatments effective at ambient or sublethal...
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Lingfei Ma, Yanfei Wang, Haipu Li, Fangyuan Peng, Bo Qiu, Zhaoguang Yang Monitoring neonicotinoid residues in grains is of significant interest for the proper assessment of pesticide exposure to human. The quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe extraction method combined with dispersive liquid-liquid micro-extraction (QuEChERS-DLLME) was developed for extracting, purifying,...
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Bolong Fang, Shaolan Xu, Youju Huang, Fengmei Su, Zhen Huang, Hao Fang, Juan Peng, Yonghua Xiong, Weihua Lai In this study, we developed an indirect competitive plasmonic immunoassay using glucose oxidase (GOx)-induced redox reaction to etch Au nanorods (AuNRs) for qualitative and quantitative detection of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in milk. In this system, streptavidin (SA) was selected as a...
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:31
Author(s): Yalan Lai, Ling He, Anchun Cheng, Mingshu Wang, Xumin Ou, XingJian Wen, Sai Mao, Di Sun, Renyong Jia, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Dekang Zhu, Shun Chen, Mafeng Liu, Shaqiu Zhang, Xin-Xin Zhao, Juan Huang, Qun Gao, Yunya Liu, Yanling Yu An indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (I-ELISA) based on the VP2 protein of duck hepatitis A virus type 3 (DHAV-3) was established in this study. The...
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:26
Nanotechnology is considered a highly valued technology to reduce the current environmental problem that is derived from plastic accumulation. The need to recycle and reuse packaging materials is essential to create a sustainable society towards a circular economy. However, the reprocessing of polymers leads to the deterioration of their characteristic mechanical, optical, thermal, and barrier...
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:23
BACKGROUND The use of pesticides during tea plant cultivation support agricultural production and prevents and controls pests, diseases, and weeds. It is of the utmost importance to balance pesticide application with tea quality, safety, and consumer health. The uptake of pesticides into plants may lead to the presence of residues that are hazardous to human health, especially for some foliar‐...
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:23
A soft coral-derived fungus Penicillium sp. among other isolates e high antibacterial, anti-yeast and cytotoxic activities. The fungus, Penicillium sp. MMA, isolated from Sarcphyton glaucoma, afforded nine diverse compounds (1–9). Their structures were identified by 1D and 2 D NMR and ESI–MS spectroscopic data as two alkaloids: veridicatol (1), aurantiomide C (2); one sesquiterpene, aspterric...
Mon, 06/01/2020 - 03:21
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) may enter a non-replicative, non-culturable, low metabolically active state, the so-called coccoid form, to survive in extreme environmental conditions. Since coccoid forms are not susceptible to antibiotics, they could represent a cause of therapy failure even in the absence of antibiotic resistance, i.e., relapse within one year. Furthermore, coccoid forms may...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:34
Author(s): Nazia Tarannum, Shahjadi Khatoon, Boris B. Dzantiev The food and environmental samples contaminated with antibiotic residues poses drastic risk to human health. It is believed that the continuous use of destructive chemicals cause numerous health problems including allergic reaction, hypertension, temporary loss of vision, headache, muscles pain, and serious hormonal dysfunction. The...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:33
Author(s): Rebecca E. Colman, Anita Suresh, David L. Dolinger, Taylor Muñoz, Claudia M. Denkinger, Timothy C. Rodwell Robust clinical specimen nucleic acid extraction instrumentation and methods are critical to the performance of downstream molecular diagnostics for the diagnosis of drug resistant tuberculosis (DR TB). Currently there is a high level of interest in sequencing-based solutions for...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:33
Author(s): Yuchen Zhu, Yinghua Luo, Guoyu Sun, Pengpu Wang, Xiaosong Hu, Fang Chen The inhibition effects of glutathione (GSH) on acrylamide (AA) in the asparagine/glucose model systems and cookies were investigated. The formation of AA was significantly inhibited by GSH addition in the model systems. The decreasing levels of AA were in the range of 38-86%, 57-82%, and 3-41% at 120, 140, and 160...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:31
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Author(s): Yongheng Yang, Lijuan Wei, Jianan Pei Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a bacterial pathogen commonly detected in fishery products. However, incidences of this pathogen in fishery products reported in previous studies varied dramatically. This study aimed at producing reliable estimates of prevalence and geographical distribution of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in fishery products in China, by the...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:25
Food contaminated by hepatitis A virus (HAV) is responsible of the 2‐7% of all HAV outbreaks worldwide. This review provides a description of the HAV characteristics, its infectivity and epidemiological features. In addition, this review compiles existing original papers reporting HAV prevalence, viral titers in foodstuffs and the risk associated with food contamination. The purpose of this...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:24
Active food packaging is currently of high demand in food industries to provide protections to food. Food packaging is not only used to store and protect food from the environment, but also to provide functional values with the incorporation of active agent. Essential oils (EOs) extracted from a variety of plants represent active ingredients of natural origin which provide numerous benefits to...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:23
This study focused on the development of novel active packaging methods based on natural compounds. Its main objective was the quality enhancement of refrigerated packaged fish. For it, the effect of the inclusion of a protein concentrate (PC) extracted from microalga Spirulina platensis into a crosslinked gelatine-based biofilm was investigated during the preservation of hake (Merluccius...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:21
In 2016, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) published practice guidelines for botulinum toxin (BoNT) in the treatment of blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, adult spasticity, and headache. This article, focusing on dystonia, provides context for these guidelines through literature review. Studies that led to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of each toxin for dystonia indications are...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:21
Different batches of biomass/feed quality maize contaminated by aflatoxins were processed at the industrial scale (a continuous process and separate discontinuous steps) to evaluate the effect of different cleaning solutions on toxin reduction. The investigated cleaning solutions included: (i) mechanical size separation of coarse, small and broken kernels, (ii) removal of dust/fine particles...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:21
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common pathogens that infects the airways of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) and contributes to respiratory failure. Recently, livestock-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus (LA-MRSA), usually cultured in farm animals, were detected in CF airways. Although some of these strains are able to establish severe infections in humans, there is limited...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:38
by Rohana P. Dassanayake, Shollie M. Falkenberg, Judith A. Stasko, Adrienne L. Shircliff, John D. Lippolis, Robert E. Briggs Bacterial biofilms are organized sessile communities of bacteria enclosed in extracellular polymeric substances (EPS). To analyze organization of bacteria and EPS in high resolution and high magnification by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), it is important to preserve...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:38
by Stephanie J. Wan, Sophia Ma, David J. Evans, Suzanne M. J. Fleiszig The healthy cornea is remarkably resistant to infection, quickly clearing deliberately inoculated bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus. Contrasting with the adjacent conjunctiva and other body surfaces, it also lacks a resident viable bacterial microbiome. Corneal resistance to microbes depends on...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:37
Author(s): Maria Alessia Schouten, Jessica Genovese, Silvia Tappi, Alessandra Di Francesco, Elena Baraldi, Manuela Cortese, Giovanni Caprioli, Simone Angeloni, Sauro Vittori, Pietro Rocculi, Santina Romani The aim of this research was to evaluate the reduction of acrylamide (AA) formation in potato chips applying innovative pre-treatments. Raw potato slices were subjected for 5 and 15 min to:...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:37
Author(s): Hany M.R. Abdel-Latif, Mohsen Abdel-Tawwab, Asmaa F. Khafaga, Mahmoud A.O. Dawood The use of herbal essential oils in aquafeeds is an important approach to maintain the fish health status. The oregano essential oil (OEO), extracted from Origanum vulgare, was included at levels of 0, 5, 10, 15, and 20 g per kg diet to evaluate its beneficial effects on antioxidant, immunity status, and...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:36
Author(s): Christopher Chikaodili Onyeke Contamination of foods by fungi and subsequent synthesis of mycotoxins in situ is a global menace. This is attributed to biotic and abiotic factors. There are several reported incidences of mycotoxins in foods marketed in Nigeria, though inadequate. Mycotoxins contaminate foods at pre and post harvest stages, during storage, transportation, processing and...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:35
Author(s): Long Wu, Weimin Zhang, Chen Liu, Mohamed F. Foda, Yongheng Zhu In this work, based on the strawberry-like SiO2/Ag nanocomposites (SANC) immersed filter paper, a newly surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) substrate was constructed for the detection of acrylamide (AAm) in food products. To construct filter paper-based SANC (F-SANC) SERS substrates, SiO2 nanoparticles (SNP) were...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:35
Author(s): Shirin Hooshfar, Roya Khosrokhavar, Hassan Yazdanpanah, Samira Eslamizad, Farzad Kobarfard, Firuzeh Nazari, Venetia Kokaraki, Manolis Kokkinakis, Marina Goumenou, Christina Tsitsimpikou, Aristides Tsatsakis In this study, two accurate, precise, selective and sensitive methods were developed for determining aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in infant formula milk using immunoaffinity column clean-up...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:34
Author(s): Alejandro Molina-Chavarria, Leticia Félix-Valenzuela, Erika Silva-Campa, Verónica Mata-Haro Norovirus (NoV) is the leading cause of epidemic and sporadic gastroenteritis worldwide; a high number of those cases are attributed to the consumption of contaminated food. Crop producers have used several strategies to inactivate the virus present in these products and thus stop the NoV...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:34
Author(s): Jingjing He, Fan Sun, Dewei Sun, Zhenyu Wang, Shanshan Jin, Zhiming Pan, Zhengzhong Xu, Xiang Chen, Xinan Jiao Salmonella 4,[5],12:i:- is a monophasic variant of Salmonella Typhimurium, which is responsible for global foodborne disease outbreaks. Here, 255 S. 4,[5],12:i:- strains isolated from humans (11.0%) or food-borne animals (89.0%) between 2010 and 2018 were examined. Tests of...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:31
Understanding consumers’ perceptions toward chicken meat safety and quality could provide valuable information to public health educators since it is the most consumed meat. This study explores perceptions of a group of South African consumers on the safety and quality of chicken meat based on intrinsic and extrinsic attributes and identifies related safety risks. Data were collected through a...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:30
This paper focused on the determination of the effects of curcumin on extension the shelf life of Oncorhynchus mykiss. The least values of the particle size (10.34 ± 3.8 nm), the total volatile basic nitrogen (11.18 mg/100 g), and the greatest polydispersity index (8.50 ± 0.13) were calculated in a group 5% nanoemulsion after 5 days. Similarly, the least values of total viable bacteria (6.34 ± 0....
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:30
Graphene oxide has received extensive attention because of its unique properties and potential applications. In this study, magnetic nitrogen‐doped graphene was prepared by one‐step hydrothermal reaction using urea as the dopant and reductant, and ferroferric oxide nanoparticles were in‐situ deposited on the surface of the nanohybrids. The magnetic nitrogen‐doped graphene was characterized using...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:29
Sediment samples were taken from sediment adjacent to an urban river in Sheffield in Northern England that had suffered heavy metal pollution due to previous activity of the steel industry (between the 17th and 19th centuries). The most abundant heavy metals found in the samples were lead, chromium, nickel, arsenic and cobalt, with maximum concentrations of 412.80 mg kg‐1 25.232 mg kg‐1, 25.196...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:37
This study aimed to identify a suitable non-pathogenic surrogate for industrial validation of the irradiation process by high energy electron beam (5 MeV) of dried seeds. Pumpkin seeds and flax seeds were contaminated with a five-strain Salmonella cocktail comprising five different serovars or a two-strain Escherichia coli cocktail comprising pathogenic strains, including E. coli O157:H7....
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:37
Umai  is a popular, traditional, native dish of the Melanau ethnic group in Sarawak. It is prepared using thin slices of raw marine fish marinated with calamansi juice and seasoned with other ingredients. The local people believe that the acidity of the citrus juice along with the use of salt and spice, can slightly cook the fish and remove the fishy smell. The aim of the study was to investigate...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:35
by Kelsey Brown, Maina Mugoh, Douglas R. Call, Sylvia Omulo The use of veterinary antibiotics is largely unregulated in low-income countries. Consequently, food producers rarely observe drug withdrawal periods, contributing to drug residues in food products. Drug residues in milk can cause immunogenic reactions in people, and selectively favor antibiotic-resistant bacteria in unpasteurized...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:35
Salmonella enterica is a Gram-negative bacterium, recognized as one of the most important foodborne pathogens in the world. Bacteriophages represent a promising alternative to the biocontrol of Salmonella. Here, we report the isolation of five Salmonella bacteriophages, the sequencing of their full genomes, and initial genomic characterization.
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:34
Author(s): Tongtong Kong, Shanmeng Lin, Xin Ren, Shengkang Li, Yi Gong Vibrio parahaemolyticus (V. parahaemolyticus) is a common pathogen for marine crustacean, which causes severe illnesses in aquatic animals. Therefore, it is meaningful to explore the mechanism during V. parahaemolyticus infection. In this study, to investigate the immune responses of mud crab Scylla paramamosain (S....
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:33
Author(s): Hyun Jung Lee Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a possible human carcinogen commonly occurring in many agricultural commodities, particularly in oats and their processed products. Due to its heat stability, OTA has been found in thermally processed food products including breakfast cereals and cereal grains. In this study, the reduction of OTA during roasting of oats was investigated under...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Sumeyye Inanoglu, Gustavo V. Barbosa-Cánovas, Juhi Patel, Mei-Jun Zhu, Frank Liu, Zhongwei Tang, Juming Tang There is an increasing consumer demand for high-quality, minimally processed ready-to-eat (RTE) meals. The food industry is developing new processing technologies to meet this demand by producing safe RTE meals with an adequate shelf life for distribution in cold chains. The...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Jinqiang Hu, Yi Wang, Huimin Ding, Chunpeng Jiang, Yao Geng, Xincheng Sun, Jianzhou Jing, Hui Gao, Zhangcun Wang, Caiwen Dong Currently, rapid, sensitive, and convenient visual detection methods for Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) are scarce. In this study, a novel detection method based on recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) and polymer flocculation sedimentation (PFS) was...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Gabriella Centorotola, Romolo Salini, Anna Franca Sperandii, Diana Neri, Patrizia Tucci, Gino Angelo Santarelli, Violeta Di Marzio, Romina Romantini, Luca Candeloro, Annamaria Conte, Giacomo Migliorati, Francesco Pomilio, Luigi Iannetti Pecorino di Farindola is a typical cheese produced in the area surrounding the village of Farindola, located in the Abruzzo Region (central Italy),...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:28
African swine fever (ASF) is an infectious disease of pigs and represents a massive threat to animal health and the pig industry worldwide. The ASF virus (ASFV) is efficiently transmitted via blood and meat from infected animals and can be highly stable in the environment. There is therefore great concern about the potential role of contaminated raw materials used for feed or bedding in the...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:28
This observational study aimed to determine MRSA prevalence using strain‐specific real‐time PCR at the pig level, stratified by age groupings, within a pig enterprise. A total of 658 samples were collected from individual pigs (n = 618) and the piggery environment (n = 40), distributed amongst five different pig age groups. Presumptive MRSA isolates were confirmed by the presence of mecA, and...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:27
The current study aimed at investigating the impact of nitrogen (N)‐generated cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) treatment on blueberries focusing on the overall impact on berry quality and microbial load along a storage period of 10 days. Blueberries were treated for 0 (control), 5, and 10 min. Assessment of fruit quality (°Bx, ascorbic acid, anthocyanins, titratable acidity, elasticity,...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:27
Hydrocolloid gums are extensively used in food industry. Recently, hydrocolloid gums such as gum arabic have been widely researched as edible coatings to extend postharvest life of fruits and vegetables. Therefore, in this study, the efficacy of gum arabic (GA)‐based edible coating was investigated for maintaining quality of persimmon fruits during ambient storage. Persimmon fruits were coated...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:26
Lake and adjoining river ecosystems are ecologically and economically valuable and are heavily threatened by anthropogenic activities. Determining the inherent capacity of ecosystems for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) biodegradation can help quantify environmental impacts on the functioning of ecosystems, especially on that of the microbial community. Here, PAH biodegradation potential was...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:25
Melanoidins, formed at the final stages of Maillard reaction (MR) present important physiological activities, but their structure and reaction pathways are largely unknown in real food systems. In the present work, these bioactive compounds derived from Brewers’ spent grain (BSG) with different roasting degrees were analyzed. Results showed that BSG could be considered a more important source of...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:25
The effects of dietary hydroalcoholic extract of honeybee pollen (HBPE) on growth performance, flesh quality, immunity and stress response were investigated. Two hundred fifty‐five rainbow trout (11.14 ± 1.06 g) were fed five diets containing increasing levels of HBPE: control, 0.25HBPE (0.25 g HBPE/kg), 0.5HBPE (0.5 g HBPE/kg), 1HBPE (1 g HBPE/kg) and 1.5HBPE (1.5 g HBPE/kg). After 56 days,...
Fri, 05/29/2020 - 03:25
The present study was conducted to administer a commercial multi‐strain probiotic (MP), Yilibao (Bacillus velezensis:Bacillus cereus:Lactobacillus casei = 2:2:1), in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. In terms of aerobic Bacillus spp. counts, we produced five diets containing 0, 0.34, 1.68, 3.36 and 6.72 g/kg of MP dry product (Control, T1, T2, T3, T4). Seven hundred and fifty tilapia juveniles...

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