Food Control

Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Hanxu Pan, Kai Dong, Lei Rao, Liang Zhao, Xiaomeng Wu, Yongtao Wang, Xiaojun LiaoAbstractEscherichia coli O157:H7, the causative agent of haemorrhagic colitis and haemolytic uremic syndrome in humans, has been implicated in large food-borne outbreaks all over the world. When confronted with harsh environmental stresses, it can enter into a viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state, which...
Sun, 01/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Priscila Liou, Angela Banda, Rachel B. Isaacs, Rosalee S. HellbergAbstractSeafood mislabeling has numerous consequences, including economic deception and food safety risks. The focus of this study was to investigate fish species labeling, use of acceptable market names, and Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) compliance for fresh fish fillets sold at grocery store seafood counters in...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:22
Food safety study targeting university students from 24 Swedish universities. Experience of food safety education significantly showed more knowledge. Experience of food safety education indicated more optimal behavior. The foremost sources of food safety knowledge were family and friends. The project is conceptualized and performed by a National food safety network.
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Saeed Akhtar, Muhammad Riaz, Iqra Naeem, Yun Yun Gong, Amir Ismail, Majid Hussain, Kashif AkramAbstractSpices are an essential part of our food preparations and are considered a potential source of health-protective components. However, spices may also contain some toxic substances primarily aflatoxins and heavy metals. This study aimed to quantify the level of total aflatoxins and...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Ganyu Gu, Samantha Bolten, Joseph Mowery, Yaguang Luo, Connor Gulbronson, Xiangwu NouAbstractChemical sanitizers are commonly used for fresh produce washing to reduce potential presence of foodborne pathogens and spoilage bacteria, and to prevent cross-contamination. In this study, we evaluated the susceptibility of foodborne pathogens, including Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli,...
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): J.M. SoonAbstractThe incidence of allergic reactions to food occurring in eating out situations is becoming increasingly prevalent amongst susceptible consumers. Previous studies repeatedly identified food allergy knowledge gaps among foodservice staff. This highlights the importance of food safety and food allergy training in foodservices to minimise risk of food allergic reactions....
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Gülden Göksen, Maria José Fabra, H. Ibrahim Ekiz, Amparo López-RubioAbstractThe aim of this work was to develop novel active edible electrospun coatings with antimicrobial properties through the encapsulation of essential oils (EOs) from two widely used spices (Laurus nobilis and Rosmarinus officinalis) for inactivating or reducing spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms. Firstly, EOs...
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): J.O. de Moraes, S.T. Hilton, C.I. MoraruAbstractThe main goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a combination of antimicrobial films and Pulsed Light (PL) on inactivation of Listeria innocua on Cheddar cheese surface, and maintaining of product quality during refrigerated storage. The mechanical and antimicrobial properties of starch films (ASF) containing sodium...
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Agnieszka Pluta-Kubica, Magda Filipczak-Fiutak, Jacek Domagała, Iwona Duda, Władysław MigdałAbstractThe purpose of this research was to determine the occurrence of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and 8 biogenic amines in traditionally smoked cheeses in order to control their safety. The majority of the examined cheeses met the requirements of the maximum level of benzo[a]...
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Tuan Huu Do, Son Cao Tran, Chi Dinh Le, Binh Thi Ha Nguyen, Thao Thi Phuong Le, Hao Thi Hong Le, Tuyen Danh Le, Thu Hung Thai-NguyenAbstractA dietary exposure and health risk assessment of mycotoxins including aflatoxin B1, fumonisin B1, ochratoxin A, and zearalenone was conducted in 3 provinces in Northern Vietnam namely Hanoi, Thanh Hoa, and Ha Giang. Results of the analysis of...
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 03:20
Author(s): Zhaohui Qiao, Yingchun Fu, Chunyang Lei, Yanbin LiAbstractFoodborne diseases caused by pathogens are great threats to human health. Rapid detection of foodborne pathogens at an early stage is imperative for preventing the outbreak of diseases. The identification and detection of foodborne pathogens by biosensors have attracted great attention due to their high sensitivity, nearly real-...
Tue, 01/14/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Luana Bonome Message Costa, Moacir Godinho Filho, Lawrence D. Fredendall, Gilberto Miller Devós GangaAbstractLean, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma initiatives (L&SSi) have been adopted by different industry and service sectors to improve companies' performance and competitiveness; however, adoption in the food industry is still very low. The sector lacks familiarity with the L&SSi...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Zhen Jia, Yabo Peng, Xiaotong Yan, Ziye Zhang, Ting Fang, Changcheng LiAbstractThe present study was aimed at developing a mathematical model to predict the growth of Salmonella in ground chicken in the presence of the background microflora. Ground chicken was inoculated with a cocktail of S. Typhimurium and S. Enteritidis and incubated at various isothermal temperatures (8-33 °C)....
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Chujun Ou, Daiqi Shang, Jingxian Yang, Bo Chen, Jiang Chang, Fangning Jin, Chunlei ShiAbstractAntimicrobial resistance has gradually become a serious problem threatening public health and food safety throughout the world. Biofilm is one of the important factors affecting the antimicrobial resistance of bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus usually has strong biofilm formation ability, and it...
Sun, 01/12/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Silu Hou, Jingjiao Ma, Yuqiang Cheng, Hengan Wang, Jianhe Sun, Yaxian YanAbstractMycotoxins are a class of secondary metabolites produced by filamentous fungi that are harmful to humans and animals. Here, a multiplex immunochromatographic assay was reported, which is based on 25 nm colloidal gold for simultaneous qualitative detection of fumonisin B1 (FB1), deoxynivalenol (DON) and...
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Vinicius A.M. Nardi, Rafael Teixeira, Wagner Junior Ladeira, Fernando de Oliveira SantiniAbstractStudies investigating food safety risk perception (FSRP) have substantially increased in recent years, particularly because of recent cases of food contamination. Most studies analysed the effects of FSRP antecedents and their consequences but reported heterogeneous effects. To consolidate...
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): José Luan da Paixão Teixeira, Elem Tamirys dos Santos Caramês, Débora Parra Baptista, Mirna Lúcia Gigante, Juliana Azevedo Lima PalloneAbstractGoat milk has a potential target of fraud. In this sense, Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) have been successfully used to detect food fraud. This study aimed to develop multivariate classification models using NIRS to detect adulterants in goat...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:38
Author(s): Simon Packer, Jane Day, Peter Hardman, Julia Cameron, Michael Kennedy, Jonathan Turner, Caroline Willis, Corinne Amar, Bayad Nozad, Maya GobinAbstractIn March 2018, Public Health England was alerted to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in persons who had eaten at a restaurant in the South West of England on Mothering Sunday. We aimed to determine the source of infection and...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:38
Author(s): Mohammed AL-Mohaithef, Bijaya K. Padhi, Mohammed Shameel, Ahmed M.E. Elkhalifa, Mohammed Tahash, Sriram Chandramohan, Ahmed HazaziAbstractBackgroundFoodborne diseases (FBD) is becoming a significant public health concern in both developed and developing countries. Young adults are the most vulnerable demographic of food poisoning. While research has indicated that young adults are...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:38
Author(s): Veerachandra K. Yemmireddy, Cameron Cason, Juan Moreira, Achyut AdhikariAbstractThe shells of pecans are a rich source of bioactive compounds with potential inhibitory activity against various pathogenic microorganisms. This study investigated the antimicrobial activity of pecan shell extracts as effected by the type of cultivar and the method of extraction against various foodborne...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:38
Author(s): Ruchi Sharma, Seid Mahdi Jafari, Somesh SharmaAbstractBio-nanocomposites are bio-based polymers made up of two major components in which one acts as a matrix called biopolymer (continuous phase) and second called as reinforcement agent (dispersed phase) with dimensions in the range of 1–100 nm. These exhibit typical characteristics such as flexibility, biocompatibility,...
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 03:38
Author(s): Torrung Vetchapitak, Taisuke Shinki, Satomi Sasaki, Takako Taniguchi, Taradon Luangtongkum, Naoaki MisawaAbstractThe present study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of a new technique for removal of campylobacters from naturally contaminated free-range and broiler chicken carcasses. The carcasses, obtained from commercial processing plants after evisceration, were immersed in 0.1...
Wed, 01/01/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Zavala-Franco Anai, Arámbula-Villa Gerónimo, Ramírez-Noguera Patricia, Salazar Ana María, Sordo Monserrat, Marroquín-Cardona Alicia, Figueroa-Cárdenas Juan de Dios, Méndez-Albores AbrahamAbstractAflatoxins are secondary metabolites with mutagenic, carcinogenic, teratogenic and immunosuppressive capacity in humans, the occurrence of which in maize grain is widespread. Nixtamalization, a...
Mon, 12/30/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Hans D. Allender, Stephanie Buchanan, Naser Abdelmajid, Ilene Arnold, Jeanetta Tankson, John Mark CarterAbstractThis article describes the procedures and statistical techniques that the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) utilizes when performing a microbiological baseline survey. A baseline is a statistical survey of a specific product regulated by...
Mon, 12/30/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Shingai P. Nyarugwe, Anita R. Linnemann, Yingxue Ren, Evert-Jan Bakker, Jamal B. Kussaga, Derek Watson, Vincenzo Fogliano, Pieternel A. LuningAbstractTaking food safety culture into account is a promising way to improve food safety performance in the food industry. Food safety culture (FS-culture) research is expanding from an organisational perspective to include characteristics of...
Sun, 12/29/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): F.R. Bertani, L. Businaro, L. Gambacorta, A. Mencattini, D. Brenda, D. Di Giuseppe, A. De Ninno, M. Solfrizzo, E. Martinelli, A. GerardinoAbstractAflatoxins are fungal metabolites extensively produced by many different fungal species that may contaminate a wide range of agricultural food products. They have been studied extensively because of being associated with various chronic and...
Sat, 12/28/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Qisen Xiang, Liumin Fan, Rong Zhang, Yunfang Ma, Shengnan Liu, Yanhong BaiAbstractThe effects of ultraviolet-C light emitting diodes (UVC-LEDs) irradiation on Zygosaccharomyces rouxii levels and physicochemical properties of apple juice were determined. The populations of Z. rouxii in apple juice were reduced by 4.86- and 5.46-log values after UVC-LEDs irradiation at 800 and 1200 mJ/...
Thu, 12/26/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Nemanja Mirkovic, Jelena Kulas, Zorana Miloradovic, Marija Miljkovic, Dina Tucovic, Jelena Miocionovic, Branko Jovcic, Ivana Mirkov, Milan KojicAbstractIn last two decades, there has been a strong trend in the application of lactic acid bacteria as adjunctive cultures to control growth of spoilage and pathogenic bacteria in food. One of the most important properties that contribute to...
Thu, 12/26/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Hasan Işık, Zeynal Topalcengiz, Senem Güner, Aziz AksoyAbstractPathogens can be transferred to microgreens from seeds, irrigation water and growth media. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the contamination of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC O157:H7) and generic E. coli to lettuce and radish microgreens grown in spray and bottom irrigated peat moss and perlite....
Wed, 12/25/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Trond Møretrø, Lydia Martens, Paula Teixeira, Vânia B. Ferreira, Rui Maia, Tove Maugesten, Solveig LangsrudAbstractCleaning is a method at the disposal of domestic cooks for curtailing the dispersal of foodborne pathogens in the process of preparing food. The observation of visible dirt/soil ‘in the wrong place’ operates as one of the stimuli for action. This paper makes a...
Wed, 12/25/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): James Ledo, Kasper A. Hettinga, Pieternel A. LuningAbstractIn emerging dairy chains, inconsistent product quality and safety are recurring issues. The need for improvement in hygiene and safety control practices to meet rapidly growing demands for dairy products quality and safety is imperative. However, existing assessment tools do not consider specific situations in emerging dairy...
Wed, 12/25/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Loredana Dumitrașcu, Anca Ioana Nicolau, Corina Neagu, Pierrine Didier, Isabelle Maitre, Christophe Nguyen-The, Silje Elisabeth Skuland, Trond Møretrø, Solveig Langsrud, Monica Truninger, Paula Teixeira, Vânia Ferreira, Lydia Martens, Daniela BordaAbstractA transdisciplinary observational study, coupled with a web-based survey, was conducted to investigate refrigerated storage of food...
Sun, 12/22/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Ghenwa Saleh, Nada El Darra, Samer Kharroubi, Mohammad T. FarranAbstractEgg is considered a nutritionally complete food and an excellent source of protein. However, storing eggs for a prolonged period of time under uncontrolled temperature results in egg quality deterioration. The objective of this study is to determine the effect of storage conditions (time & temperature) on the...
Sat, 12/21/2019 - 03:38
Author(s): Eric D. Ebel, Michael S. Williams, Denise M. AmannAbstractWhen interpreting the status of poultry processing establishments subject to performance standards testing, USDA-FSIS employs a round-up rule when fewer than the standard 52 samples per establishment per year are collected. This rule is to ensure that an establishment with fewer than 52 samples is held to a performance standard...
Sat, 12/21/2019 - 03:38
Author(s): Hsinjung Chen, Bo-Kang Liou, Fan-Jhen Dai, Pei-Ting Chuang, Chin-Shuh ChenAbstractForeign objects in food threaten food safety. For the food industry, incidents involving these objects can tarnish a company’s reputation, reduce sales, and may even lead to customer distrust towards the company. There have been no studies to correctly establish an operational prerequisite program (OPRP)...
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Mathieu Weil, Fabienne Remize, Noel Durand, Pascaline Alter, Mathilde Hoarau, Jean Christophe MeileAbstractThe management of microbial contamination is an important issue in spice trade. For common domesticated black pepper (Piper spp.), the control relies mainly on post-process decontamination. The aim of the present study was to examine microbial contamination of wild pepper (Piper...
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Daniela Borda, Octavian Augustin Mihalache, Anca Ioana Nicolau, Paula Teixeira, Solveig Langsrud, Loredana DumitrascuAbstractThe safety of many foods is dependent on ensuring the cold chain until the time of consumption. A weak link is the consumer part of the chain as the temperatures of domestic refrigerators are often too high and the users have limited possibilities to monitor and...
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Francesca Patrignani, Lorenzo Siroli, Giacomo Braschi, Rosalba LanciottiAbstractThe present research was aimed to investigate the potentialities of ultra high pressure homogenization (UHPH) to produce stable natural antimicrobial based nanoemulsions. Initially, the nanoemulsions were characterized for their size, stability over time and antimicrobial properties against several...
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Le Zhang, Liang Xue, Junshan Gao, Weicheng Cai, Yueting Jiang, Yueting Zuo, Yingyin Liao, Zhiwei Qin, Haoming Wu, Tong Cheng, Xueting Luo, Qingping Wu, Kegang Wu, Jumei ZhangAbstract:Noroviruses are the primary cause of gastroenteritis and foodborne diseases, affecting millions of individuals annually worldwide. Oysters are frequently associated with norovirus outbreaks. Hence,...
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Xiao-hong Sun, Li-ran Hao, Qing-chao Xie, Wei-qing Lan, Yong Zhao, Ying-jie Pan, Vivian C.H. WuAbstractThis study aimed to investigate the antimicrobial effect and membrane damage mechanism of blueberry extract against Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimal bactericidal concentration (MBC) of blueberry extract against three strains of V....
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Jinyu Zhu, Daofeng Zhang, Xiujuan Zhou, Yan Cui, Shunshan Jiao, Xianming ShiAbstractRadio frequency (RF) heating is considered to be a promising pasteurization technology to control microorganisms in various types of foods without damaging product quality. In this study, liquid whole egg (LWE), liquid egg white (LEW) and liquid egg yolk (LEY) were artificially contaminated by...
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Noritoshi Hatanaka, Sharda Prasad Awasthi, Hisataka Goda, Hiroyuki Kawata, Yuzuru Uchino, Takahiro Kubo, Shigeru Aoki, Atsushi Hinenoya, Shinji YamasakiAbstractFoodborne disease caused by campylobacters is one of the major global problems for food safety. Infection source of Campylobacter to human is mainly through contaminated meat particularly chicken. Contamination of meat with...
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Xuming Kang, Yanfang Zhao, Derong Shang, Yuxiu Zhai, Jinsong Ning, Haiyan Ding, Xiaofeng ShengAbstractThe determination of the geographical origins of seafood is significant for food safety and health of consumers. It is necessary to develop a feasible method of identifying the geographical origins of sea cucumbers in China. In this study, 76 sea cucumbers collected from five different...
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Xiaolin Wang, Shufan Wang, Fenghua Li, Renpeng Li, Jing Zhu, Jindong Chen, Wei Li, Dafeng JiangAbstractThis study analyzed 15 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in 170 youtiao (Chinese dough sticks) samples collected from Shandong Province of China, which were determined using high performance liquid chromatography-fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD). The results indicated that the...
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Rouaa Daou, Charbel Afif, Karine Joubrane, Lydia rabbaa Khabbaz, Richard Maroun, Ali Ismail, André el KhouryAbstractIn this study, a total amount of 868 samples of raw cows' milk, pasteurized and UHT cows’ milk, and dairy products were analyzed for their AFM1 content. Milk and dairy consumption in Lebanon was evaluated through a food frequency questionnaire, and accordingly the...
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Mahmoud Abdel-Hamid, Ehab Romeih, Paola Saporito, Ali Osman, Ramona Valentina Mateiu, Biljana Mojsoska, Håvard JenssenAbstractPseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1 and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are amongst the most virulent pathogens, causing chronic and life-threatening human infections. Thus, novel natural compounds able to inhibit these pathogens, reduce and/or...
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Nânci Santos-Ferreira, João Rodrigo Mesquita, Enrique Rivadulla, Ângela S. Inácio, Maria São José Nascimento, Jesus Romalde, Paulo Martins da CostaAbstractSea urchin gonads are today considered a gourmet food but despite eaten raw, not much attention has been given to microbiological quality. This study evaluated the microbial (bacterial and viral) contamination and adequacy to current...
Sun, 12/15/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Xingyi Jiang, Qinchun Rao, Kristen Mittl, Yun-Hwa Peggy HsiehAbstractIn order to (1) reduce the risk of intentional or unintentional contamination of foods, (2) better comply with food regulations, and (3) decrease economic loss to the food industry caused by recall, it is necessary to develop reliable methods for the detection of different food adulterants/contaminants. This study was...
Sun, 12/15/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Rodrigo C. Oliveira, Magda Carvajal-Moreno, Pedro Mercado-Ruaro, Francisco Rojo-Callejas, Benedito CorreaAbstractIn the present study, we offer detailed insights into the mechanisms of action of clove and rosemary essential oils (EOs) on Aspergillus flavus and provide evidence that the induction of apoptosis-like cell death and the downregulation of metabolic genes trigger their...
Sat, 12/14/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Jian Chen, Shuso Kawamura, Shigenobu KosekiAbstractCurrent refrigeration temperatures are inadequate to restrain psychrophilic bacteria capable of survival and growth at low temperatures. Specifically, Listeria monocytogenes is strongly resistant to chilling stress and osmotic stress and tends to be more pathogenic during long-term refrigeration. Here, we demonstrated that d-tryptophan...

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