Food Control

Mon, 07/26/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Hussein M.H. Mohamed, Samantha Burroughs, Alex W. Emch, Joy Waite-Cusic Abstract The main objective of this study was to quantify reduction of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes during salami production phases. Salami batter was prepared, inoculated with Salmonella and L. monocytogenes, stuffed into casings (50 and 80 mm), and subjected to four processing trials (A-D). Trials A/B...
Sat, 07/24/2021 - 06:18
Author(s): Sandra Pradana-López, Ana M. Pérez-Calabuig, John C. Cancilla, Laura Otero, José S. Torrecilla Abstract In this work, a method to detect and quantify melamine in three different powdered milks is presented. The goal has been achieved by training convolutional neural networks (CNN) with a photograph database. The three types of milk are of different brands, each with their own fat...
Fri, 07/23/2021 - 16:02
Author(s): Thomas De Bock, Xingchen Zhao, Liesbeth Jacxsens, Frank Devlieghere, Andreja Rajkovic, Pieter Spanoghe, Monica Höfte, Mieke Uyttendaele Background B. thuringiensis is a naturally occurring insect pathogen, genetically closely related to the human pathogen B. cereus. Commercial B. thuringiensis biopesticides have a long track record of safe use. Still, concerns are raised on the...
Fri, 07/23/2021 - 16:02
Author(s): Yaoyin Pan, Chendi Liu, Jiguo Yang, Yuqian Tang Abstract Zearalenone (ZEN), mainly produced by Fusarium species in many crops worldwide, is an estrogenic mycotoxin that causes reproductive disorders in livestock. In this study, we developed a different degradation mode by choosing specific microorganisms to catalyze directional reactions to produce less toxic or non-toxic target...
Fri, 07/23/2021 - 16:02
Author(s): Hualin Guo, Yuhan Sun, Pengfei Ma, Imran Mahmood Khan, Nuo Duan, Zhouping Wang Abstract Patulin (PAT) is a mycotoxin that exists in a wide range and is harmful to human health, which has aroused great attention to food safety. In this study, we established a novel assay to detect food samples contaminated by PAT. First of all, we proposed a truncation protocol based on the secondary...
Sun, 07/18/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Wenxiu Zhu, Jingzhu Gao, Hongli Liu, Jiaxiu Liu, Tong Jin, Ningbo Qin, Xiaomeng Ren, Xiaodong xia Vibrio parahaemolyticus (V. parahaemolyticus) is an important foodborne pathogen, which is frequently associated with seafood consumption and commonly causes gastroenteritis. The biofilm formed by V. parahaemolyticus in the food production chain poses a continuous threat to food safety,...
Sat, 07/17/2021 - 06:08
Author(s): Lis Alban, Maybritt Kiel Poulsen, Jesper Valentin Petersen, Lene Lund Lindegaard, Lene Meinert, Anette Granly Koch, Vibeke Møgelmose In the European Union (EU), Salmonella is the main zoonotic hazard of interest in pig meat. Contamination occurs during slaughter mainly due to spread of faecal material. In 2020, the Danish competent authorities (CA) raised the question of the risk to...
Thu, 07/15/2021 - 06:08
Author(s): Ruben A. Chavez, Xianbin Cheng, Tim J. Herrman, Matthew J. Stasiewicz Aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination distribution in corn is non-homogeneous. Therefore, bulk sample testing may not accurately represent the levels of contamination. Single kernel analysis could provide a solution to these problems and lead to remediation strategies such as sorting. Our study uses extensive single...
Sun, 07/11/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Joseph Kumphanda, Limbikani Matumba, Maurice Monjerezi, Thomas B. Whitaker, Sarah De Saeger, Hussaini Anthony Makun Sampling and sample preparation (grinding and subsampling) are largest sources of variability that negate precision and accuracy of mycotoxin quantitation, particularly in grains. In general, halving sample or sub-sample (e.g., ground test portion) size doubles variance....
Sat, 07/10/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Nodali Ndraha, Hsin-I Hsiao, Yi-Zeng Hsieh, Abani K. Pradhan This study sought to investigate the effects of environmental parameters on the variation of V. parahaemolyticus in the oyster culture environment in Taiwan. Environmental factors were used to develop predictive models for V. parahaemolyticus concentration in oysters, seawater, and sediment by employing the extreme gradient...
Sat, 07/10/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Yoah Moon, Sangha Han, Jeong won Son, Si Hong Park, Sang-Do Ha The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the representative method of physical (ultraviolet-C [UV-C] irradiation) and chemical disinfectant treatment (peroxyacetic acid, PAA) against murine norovirus (MNV-1) in suspension and on a food-contact surface (stainless steel) and food (lettuce). Stainless steel and...
Sat, 07/10/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Ye Eun Kim, Sea C. Min An in-package cold plasma (CP) treatment integrated with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) treatment was developed for the inactivation of foodborne pathogens in cabbage slices packaged in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) containers. The effects of H2O2-CP treatment on microbial inactivation, microbial cell membrane integrity, cell oxidation, and the antioxidant activity...
Wed, 07/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Yu Ra Kim, Hui-Seung Kang An analytical method has been developed for the simultaneous determination of twenty aminoglycosides (AGs) in meat, milk, and egg using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. The target analytes were separated on a reverse-phase C18 column and eluted with acetonitrile containing the ion-pairing reagent (heptafluorobutyric acid). For sample preparation...
Wed, 07/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Karl Bryan S. Perelonia, Kathlene Cleah D. Benitez, Riza Jane S. Banicod, Gezelle C. Tadifa, Flordeliza D. Cambia, Ulysses M. Montojo This paper describes the validation of analytical methods for the determination of heavy metals in fish and fishery resources by microwave assisted digestion method followed by Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (GFAAS) and Cold Vapor Atomic...
Mon, 07/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Miaojia Xie, Fengguang Zhao, Yaping Zhang, Yong Xiong, Shuangyan Han Background Food contaminants are a threat to agriculture, the food chain, and consequently human health. Traditional analytical methods for food safety usually have limitations in achieving quick on-site detection of contaminants in large food samples. Hence, there is an urgent need to develop sensitive, simple, and...
Thu, 07/01/2021 - 06:08
Author(s): A. Niveditha, R. Pandiselvam, V. Arun Prasath, Sushil Kumar Singh, Khalid Gul, Anjineyulu Kothakota Unsafe foods and water bodies are the leading cause of disease outbreaks in India and Escherichia coli (E. coli) contributes to the majority of food-borne illnesses in human beings. Elimination of food-borne pathogens is of paramount importance in food industries to ensure consumer food...
Thu, 07/01/2021 - 06:08
Author(s): Rui Kang, Bosoon Park, Qin Ouyang, Ni Ren An artificial intelligence (AI) assisted hyperspectral microscopic imaging (HMI) method was successfully developed to differentiate five common foodborne pathogens simultaneously. HMI is extremely powerful for characterizing living cells, with every pixel of the cell region containing abundant spectral information. Three regions of interest (...
Tue, 06/22/2021 - 06:13
Author(s): Daniela Bencardino, Giulia Amagliani, Giorgio Brandi Staphylococcus aureus is a commensal bacterium known to colonize the skin, nares, and gastrointestinal tract of humans. Asymptomatic workers can contaminate food via manual contact or through respiratory secretions thus becoming the source of staphylococcal food poisoning. This gastrointestinal intoxication occurs after the ingestion...
Sun, 06/20/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Kaiwen Feng, Ting Li, Cuizhu Ye, Xiaoyu Gao, Tan Yang, Xuehua Liang, Xianglin Yue, Shuangyan Ding, Qiuling Dong, Mingqi Yang, Chunhong Xiong, Ganhui Huang, Jinsheng Zhang The presence of Salmonella in food has been a serious threat to human health all over the world. Herein, a novel electrochemical immunosensor based on CoFe-MOFs-graphene nanocomposite was constructed to detect...
Sat, 06/19/2021 - 06:17
Author(s): Li Haiping, Wu Jiangyue, Meng Fanping, Li Aifeng Nowadays, adverse human reactions such as allergies and organ damage caused by antibiotics, as well as the drug resistance of bacteria have raised popular concern. Due to abuse in livestock production and aquaculture, many countries have established standards limiting the residual amounts of antibiotics in food. Therefore, it is...
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 06:17
Author(s): Mantana Maman, Somsiri Sangchote, Onuma Piasai, Wiphawee Leesutthiphonchai, Henik Sukorini, Netnapis Khewkhom Arabica coffee is one of the most popular varieties globally; however, during postharvest and storage, it can be contaminated by fungi which produce mycotoxins such as ochratoxin A (OTA). The goal of this study was to determine fungal contamination and OTA levels of arabica...
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 06:17
Author(s): Xianli Wang, Qicai Zhang, Zhiyong Zhao, Weiguo Song, Lin Cheng, Junhua Yang, Shanshan Chen, Shuhui Guan, Wei Song, Qinxiong Rao, Zhihui Zhao Dietary intake is a major pathway of human exposure to perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). Livestock and poultry meats (chicken, beef, mutton) account for a significant proportion of dietary consumption in China, and thus it is crucial to investigate...
Sat, 06/12/2021 - 06:18
Author(s): Shengjia Xu, Yanxia Wang, Junqiang Hu, Xinran Chen, Yufeng Qiu, Jianrong Shi, Gang Wang, Jianhong Xu Fusarium graminearum is the predominant pathogen related to Fusarium head blight (FHB) which causes mycotoxin contamination of grains, mainly involving zearalenone (ZEN) and deoxynivalenol. The present work aimed to isolate a bacterium capable of antagonizing various phytopathogenic...
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 06:15
Author(s): Jamras Lerdsri, Chidkamon Thunkhamrak, Jaroon Jakmunee A sensitive colorimetric aptasensor for rapid quantification of aflatoxin B1 (AfB1) has been successfully developed. The sensing strategy is based on the aggregation and localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) that involves interactions of a specific aptamer, positively charged perylene diimide (...
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 06:15
Author(s): Raj Kamal Gautam, Vazhiyil Venugopal Seafood contributes significantly to world food security. However, supply of safe seafood is a challenge. Because of their inherent nature, diverse habitats and production processes, seafood products are highly prone to biohazards including pathogenic microorganism, viruses, and also parasites that can affect human health. Conventional processing...
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 06:15
Author(s): Jianyun Zhao, Tianxiao Cheng, Wenjing Xu, Xiaomin Han, Jing Zhang, Hongyuan Zhang, Chong Wang, Séamus Fanning, Fengqin Li This study aimed at assessing the occurrence of twelve mycotoxins, including deoxynivalenol (DON) and its derivatives, 3- and 15-acetyl-deoxynivalenol (3-ADON and 15-ADON), nivalenol (NIV), zearalenone (ZEN), fumonisins (FB1, FB2 and FB3) and aflatoxins (AFB1, AFB2...
Thu, 06/10/2021 - 06:15
Author(s): Mohamad I. Abou Zeid, Mireille Kallassy Awad, Khalil C. Melki, Yusuf Abou Jawdah, Adla M. Jammoul Loquat in Lebanon is subjected to sprays by a variety of unregistered pesticides, as is the case with minor crops in many parts of the world, to protect it from pests mainly scab. This malpractice would raise consumer’s health safety issues related to pesticides residues that could be...
Tue, 06/08/2021 - 06:13
Author(s): Haluk Gedikoglu, Ayca Gedikoglu Food safety is a critical issue in the United States and worldwide. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, 403,110 cases of foodborne illness were reported between 1998 and 2017 in the United States, with the consumption of fresh produce as a significant cause. The objectives of this study are to determine consumers’ awareness...
Tue, 06/08/2021 - 06:13
Author(s): Merlyn S. Thomas, Yaohua Feng Risk perceptions and trusted sources of information may have influenced consumer food handling practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study used a mixed-method qualitative-quantitative approach to assess consumer risk perception and trusted sources of food safety information during the pandemic. From April to August of 2020, five waves of online...
Tue, 06/08/2021 - 06:13
Author(s): Caroline Douny, Hasika Mith, Ahmed Igout, Marie-Louise Scippo This study presents the results from nine species of Cambodian smoked freshwater fish subjected to analysis of fatty acid, biogenic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) with chromatographic techniques. The fatty acid profile of fish showed a high content of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) that can lead...
Mon, 06/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Giuseppe Bonifazi, Giuseppe Capobianco, Riccardo Gasbarrone, Silvia Serranti In this paper different multivariate classification methods applied to hyperspectral images acquired in the short-wave infrared range (SWIR: 1000-2500 nm) were evaluated for quality control of pistachio nuts. In more detail, the detection of contaminants in edible pistachio products was assessed. Six material...
Mon, 06/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Delia Castilla-Fernández, David Moreno-González, Marcos Bouza, Andrea Saez-Gómez, Evaristo Ballesteros, Juan F. García-Reyes, Antonio Molina-Díaz A novel sample treatment approach based on a modified QuEChERS method was evaluated for the simultaneous determination of veterinary drug and pesticide residues in salmon in this work. To improve the QuEChERS performance, Enhanced Matrix...
Mon, 06/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Stephanie Arellano, Bibiana Law, Mendel Friedman, Sadhana Ravishankar The produce industry commonly uses chlorine to wash vegetables during post-harvest practices. However, chlorine has disadvantages because it is not sustainable to the environment, is not user-friendly, is corrosive to equipment, and loses efficacy in the presence of organic matter. Hence, alternatives to wash...
Mon, 06/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Feng Chen, Xiang Miao, Zixin Lin, Yu Xiu, Lingling Shi, Qian Zhang, Dongcheng Liang, Shanzhi Lin, Boxiang He Current trend in food safety and public health is focusing on the use of natural antimicrobials. The Lindera glauca fruit with rich resource and essential oil has emerged as potential application in China. This work aimed to detect chemical compounds of L. glauca fruit essential...
Mon, 06/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Qian Chen, Qun Li, Ailing Guo, Ling Liu, Lihong Gu, WuKang Liu, Xinshuai Zhang, Yao Ruan The resistance of food-borne pathogens to many unfavorable environments after the formation of microbial aggregates is significantly enhanced, which is an important reason for the continuous pathogen contamination. Ralstonia insidiosa can induce the food-borne pathogens to form larger multi-species...
Mon, 05/31/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): J.M. Ramos-Diaz, M. Sulyok, S.E. Jacobsen, K. Jouppila, A.V. Nathanail The consumption of high-quality Andean grains (a.k.a. pseudocereals) is increasing worldwide, and yet very little is known about the susceptibility of these crops to mycotoxin contamination. In this survey study, a multi-analyte liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) method was utilised to...
Mon, 05/31/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Juliana De Oliveira Mota, Géraldine Boue, Hervé Prevost, Aurélien Maillet, Emmanuel Jaffres, Thomas Maignien, Nathalie Arnich, Moez Sanaa, Michel Federighi Background Food safety and quality can be compromised by microbiological contamination caused by a variety of pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms present in the production environment. The combination of monitoring both food...
Thu, 05/27/2021 - 06:15
Author(s): Sazzad Hossen Toushik, Kyeongjun Kim, Md. Ashrafudoulla, Md. Furkanur Rahman Mizan, Pantu Kumar Roy, Shamsun Nahar, Younsoo Kim, Sang-Do Ha Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) with probiotic potential have become highly sought-after by global consumers due to their wide applicability. Here, two LAB strains (J.27 and M.21) were isolated from a traditional Korean fermented vegetable (kimchi) and...
Wed, 05/26/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Tingting Gu, Apisak Meesrisom, Yaguang Luo, Quynh N. Dinh, Sophia Lin, Manyun Yang, Arnav Sharma, Ruogu Tang, Jinde Zhang, Zhen Jia, Patricia D. Millner, Arne J. Pearlstein, Boce Zhang Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) biofilm formation on food-contact surfaces is a significant food safety concern. However, research on the ability of contact surfaces to resist fouling by L....
Mon, 05/24/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Muiz O. Akinyemi, Dominik Braun, Patrick Windisch, Benedikt Warth, Chibundu N. Ezekiel The mycotoxin profile of 135 raw milk samples from camel (n=25), cow (n=23) and goat (n=87) in Nigeria was assessed by an ultra-sensitive LC-MS/MS method. Four, seven and 17 of the tested 36 mycotoxins were detected in camel, cow and goat milk, respectively. Among these were aflatoxin P1, alternariol...
Fri, 05/21/2021 - 06:08
Author(s): Yue Li, Jiahao Li, Huachuan Huang, Dan Jian, Yanke Shan, Shouyu Wang, Fei Liu We design a honey antibiotic detection system (HADS), which provides honey antibiotic residue rapid on-site detecting solution relying on simple sample preparation tactics, lateral-flow immunochromatographic assay (LFIA)-based strip and handheld sensor reader. Relying on the quantum dot microsphere probes...
Wed, 05/19/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Danae Strantzali, Dimitra Kostoglou, Aikaterini Perikleous, Michael Zestas, Stavroula Ornithopoulou, Florence Dubois-Brissonnet, Efstathios Giaouris Nowadays there is a need to develop cost-effective, safe, and preferably eco-friendly methods to combat the pathogenic and other detrimental robust biofilms. Ιn this work, the disinfection actions of thymol (THY), a phytocompound...
Wed, 05/19/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): N. Piira, M. Kosola, C. Hellsten, A. Fagerlund, J. Lundén Certified food safety management systems (FSMSs), such as ISO 22000 and BRC, along with official food control, focus on food safety. European Union regulation 2017/625 requires to take FSMSs and their audits into account in official food control. To assess the possibility to decrease official food control frequency due to...
Wed, 05/19/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Micaela Álvarez, Josué Delgado, Félix Núñez, Eva Cebrián, María J. Andrade Penicillium nordicum is among the main ochratoxin A (OTA) producers in dry-cured fermented sausages. Recent strategies to prevent its development on the surface of these products include the substitution of synthetic antifungals, such as potassium sorbate, by natural compounds. However, the mechanisms of action...
Sun, 05/16/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Ling Ni, Dailing Chen, Huiyu Fu, Qingchao Xie, Yao Lu, Xichang Wang, Yong Zhao, Lanming Chen Currently, few integrated studies of residual antimicrobial agents and heavy metals in aquatic products and their cumulative exposure risk to children and teenagers exist. In this study, residual levels of 37 antimicrobial drugs and 5 heavy metals in 41 species of commonly consumed aquatic food...
Sun, 05/16/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Hailong Yu, Xiufen Shen, Hongyu Chen, Haoran Dong, Lujun Zhang, Tao Yuan, Dan Zhang, Xiaodong Shang, Qi Tan, Jianyu Liu, Beibei Lv, Yu Li Lentinula edodes is the second largest edible mushroom species in the world and an important medicinal fungus. However, the content of heavy metals in this edible mushroom has attracted increasing attention from consumers. To fully understand the...
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Jae-Hyun Yoon, Do-Young Jeong, Su-Bin Lee, Se-Ri Kim This study was undertaken to evaluate the combined effect of organic acids, nisin, and ultrasound (US) on the reduction of Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in enoki mushrooms stored at 5 ºC. Each bacterium was treated with 1-3% organic acids, 0.1% nisin, and 40 kHz US in enoki mushrooms individually or in...
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Amarachukwu Anyogu, Ayomide Olukorede, Christian Anumudu, Helen Onyeaka, Esther Areo, Obadina Adewale, Joyce N. Odimba, Ogueri Nwaiwu Indigenous fermented foods (IFFs) have a long history in Africa and are embedded in cultural norms and practices. Typically, these foods are produced at small or household scale using indigenous processing technologies. In addition, limited knowledge of...
Wed, 05/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): H. Chen, J.K. Ellett, R. Phillips, Y. Feng Small-scale produce growers are increasingly interested in making value-added products because it enables them to expand profits while reducing food waste. However, small-scale growers also face challenges in establishing value-added businesses, such as a lack of understanding about food safety regulations and limited resources. This study...
Fri, 04/30/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Shujuan Wang, Yiling Fan, Zhen Feng, Minghui Song, Qiongqiong Li, Bo Jiang, Feng Qin, Hao Liu, Lefu Lan, Meicheng Yang Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) is one of the most dangerous foodborne pathogens causing severe illnesses in the elderly, children and immunocompromised people. Traditional methods could not meet the detection requirements of high speed, sensitivity, and...

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