Food Control

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.

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 03:31
Author(s): Bolei Yang, Chenxi Zhang, Xiujuan Zhang, Gang Wang, Li Li, Hairong Geng, Yang Liu Peanut, as a nutritious, healthy and delicious food, is susceptible to contamination by aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and heavy metals, which has an adverse impact on the healthy development of peanut industry in China. This research was to evaluate the contamination of AFB1 and heavy metals (cadmium, chromium,...
Sun, 05/24/2020 - 03:31
Author(s): Meriem Aoun, William Stafstrom, Paige Priest, John Fuchs, Gary L. Windham, W. Paul Williams, Rebecca J. Nelson The widespread contamination of foods by mycotoxins continues to be a public health hazard in sub-Saharan Africa, with maize and groundnut being major sources of contamination. This study was undertaken to assess the hypothesis that grain sorting can be used to reduce...
Sun, 05/24/2020 - 03:31
Author(s): Junmin Ji, Yulan Liu, Dongmin Wang Peanut oil is a traditional high-end food oil, and most consumers enjoy fragrant peanut oil because of its unique flavor. In this paper, crude peanut oils were obtained from skinned and de-skinned peanut kernels by solvent extraction, cold pressing or hot pressing, and then, the contents of aflatoxins (AFs), phthalate esters (PAEs), and polycyclic...
Fri, 05/22/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Peiyao Chen, Bo Xiang, Haitao Shi, Peiqiang Yu, Yang Song, Shengli Li Trichothecenes are groups of chemically related toxins formed by some filamentous fungal species such as Fusarium, Myrothecium, and Stachybotrys. T-2 toxin (T-2), HT-2 toxin (HT-2), neosolaniol (NEO), diacetoxyscirpenol (DAS), monoacetoxyscirpenol (MAS), Verrucarol (VER), Scirpentriol (SCP), and their derivatives are...
Wed, 05/20/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Yuanyuan Song, Bassam A. Annous, Xuetong Fan The occurrence of foodborne illness outbreaks associated with fresh fruits and vegetables continues to be a major concern. Effective technologies that can be applied commercially are urgently needed. A pilot scale study was carried out to investigate the efficacy of ionized hydrogen peroxide (iHP) treatment for the inactivation of Salmonella...
Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Weiwei Li, Sara M. Pires, Zhitao Liu, Xiaochen Ma, Jinjun Liang, Yuyan Jiang, Jiang Chen, Junhua Liang, Santao Wang, Liansen Wang, Yafang Wang, Can Meng, Xiang Huo, Zhen Lan, Shanrong Lai, Chengwei Liu, Haihong Han, Jikai Liu, Ping Fu, Yunchang Guo Foodborne disease remains a major public health problem worldwide. To understand the epidemiology and changes of foodborne disease in China...
Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Lei Zhong, Jason Carere, Lili Mats, Zhaoxin Lu, Fengxia Lu, Ting Zhou Patulin (PAT) is a fungal secondary metabolite which is mainly detected in rotten apples, and possesses serious risks to human health. Saccharomyces cerevisiae has become a promising biological control candidate due to its ability to degrade PAT. However, the degradation mechanism remains elusive. In this study, the...
Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Hye-Jin Seo, Seok-Seong Kang Salmonella biofilms are responsible for contamination in food processing environments as well as serious foodborne diseases. In this study, bacteriocins purified from Pediococcus acidilactici K10 (bacteriocin K10) and HW01 (bacteriocin HW01) strains were investigated for their potential to inhibit Salmonella Typhimurium biofilm. Both bacteriocins...
Mon, 05/18/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Igor Tomasevic, Danijela Bursać Kovaćević, Anet Režek Jambrak, Katalin Zsolt, Antonella Dalle Zotte, Mirko Prodanov, Sołowiej Bartosz, Alexandrina Sirbu, Jonel Subić, Svetlana Roljević, Anastasia Semenova, Miro Kročko, Viera Duckova, Andriy Getya, Oksana Kravchenko, Ilija Djekic Important insight into the Central and Eastern European food industry, beyond traditional food safety (FS)...
Sun, 05/17/2020 - 03:31
Author(s): Li Min, Dagang Li, Xiong Tong, Hao Sun, Weidong Chen, Gang Wang, Nan Zheng, Jiaqi Wang The incidence of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) contamination in milk and milk products is a serious health hazard for human worldwide. Thus, the global monitoring of AFM1 in raw milk has been ongoing for decades. In this review, the occurrences of AFM1 in raw milk are summarized worldwide in 32 countries date...
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Wei Li, Rui Mao, Xiqing Yue, Junrui Wu, Rina Wu, Yu Qiao, Qing Peng, Bo Shi, Yong Luo, Xu Chen, Yuguang Du Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is widespread in nature and considered an important foodborne pathogen. And it can cause listeriosis, which can lead to miscarriage, neonatal death, septicemia and meningitis. Therefore, the appropriate detection methods are needed to...
Tue, 05/12/2020 - 03:30
Author(s): Joel Aik, Robin M. Turner, Martyn D. Kirk, Anita E. Heywood, Anthony T. Newall Foodborne diseases impose a considerable public health burden across the globe. According to the World Health Organization, almost 600 million episodes of diarrhoeal disease in 2010 were attributable to contaminated food, resulting in 25 million Disability Adjusted Life Years (Kirk et al., 2015). The global...
Fri, 05/08/2020 - 03:33
Author(s): Xiaoyuan Wang, Shihao Wang, Yizhe Yan, Weijing Wang, Lihua Zhang, Wei Zong In the present study, dielectric barrier discharge cold plasma was explored to treat alternariol (AOH) and alternariol monomethyl ether (AME) and the effect of mycotoxin states and plasma conditions on degradation were evaluated. The results showed that in either a solid state or aqueous solution, 100% AOH and...
Thu, 05/07/2020 - 03:31
Author(s): Silu Hou, Jingjiao Ma, Yuqiang Cheng, Hengan Wang, Jianhe Sun, Yaxian Yan The mycotoxins in grains is a serious threat to the health of humans and animals. In this study, we demonstrated an approach for development of a fast and sensitive fluorescent immunochromatographic assay for fumonisin B1 (FB1), deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN) detection using quantum dots nanobeads (...
Tue, 05/05/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Hyun Jung Lee, Chan Lee, Dojin Ryu Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a possible human carcinogen found in a wide range of foods and agricultural commodities worldwide. This potent nephrotoxin is of concern because of its thermal stability under most conditions used during food processing and high incidence and concentration in oat-based baby foods. In this study, the effects of added baking soda (...
Tue, 05/05/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): E. Bortolin, C. Cardamone, A.E. Chiaravalle, B. Carratù, G. Deiana, A. Di Noto, M.T. Di Schiavi, M.C. D'Oca, R. Gargiulo, M. Mangiacotti, G. Marchesani, M.C. Quattrini, M. Tomaiuolo, C. Boniglia This paper reports the results of a study carried out to verify the applicability of the EN 1787 method, which uses the Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) technique for the identification of...
Sat, 05/02/2020 - 03:30
Author(s): Yelena Sapozhnikova, Paul Zomer, Arjen Gerssen, Alberto Nuñez, Hans G.J. Mol A fast screening approach for simultaneous detection of twelve pesticides and seven mycotoxins in food and feed samples using flow injection (FI) mass spectrometry (MS) was developed and evaluated. Ten selected pesticides represented five pairs of structural isomers to challenge their MS differentiation...
Thu, 04/30/2020 - 03:33
Author(s): Yufeng Li, Ling Tan, Linxia Guo, Ping Zhang, Pradeep K. Malakar, Faraz Ahmed, Haiquan Liu, Jing Jing Wang, Yong Zhao Extracellular DNA (eDNA) is considered as important determinant in bacterial biofilm formation. This study investigated the effects of DNase I and acidic electrolytic water (AEW) in beaking down mature Vibrio parahaemolyticus biofilms. Changes of key chemical components...
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 03:30
Author(s): Jeong-Min Lee, Rini Nur Azizah, Keun-Sung Kim Vibrio parahaemolyticus has been one of the major bacterial species responsible for summer food poisoning. However, the limitations of current medium-based strategies for its detection necessitates a more effective selective or discriminatory agar media-based method. In this study, we first developed ChromoVP agar for more specific...
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Dan Li, Mingwu Zang, Xiaoman Li, Kaihua Zhang, Zheqi Zhang, Shouwei Wang National food safety and sample inspection is important for the discovery of food safety problems in China. Due to increases in sample quantity since 2014, many food fraud (FF) problems, such as lean meat essence and malachite green, have been identified through sample inspections. To gain insights into the...
Sat, 04/11/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Mounia Eygue, Florence Richard-Forget, Jean-Michel Cappelier, Laetitia Pinson-Gadais, Jeanne-Marie Membré The objective of this study was to develop a structured and transparent framework to rank emerging dietary practices. The first challenge was to rank simultaneously biological and chemical hazards using the same criteria whatever the nature of the hazard. For a list of dietary...
Sat, 04/11/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Epiphanie Nyirabahizi, Gregory H. Tyson, Uday Dessai, Shaohua Zhao, Claudine Kabera, Emily Crarey, Niketta Womack, Mary Katherine Crews, Errol Strain, Heather Tate National one health monitoring programs for antimicrobial-resistant enteric pathogens often include Escherichia coli as a sentinel for resistance to antimicrobials with Gram-negative activity. The purpose of this study was...
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 03:27
Author(s): Ying-Hua Song, Hui-Qin Yu, Yih-chi Tan, Wei Lv, Dan-Hui Fang, Dan Liu Because food safety risks are becoming increasingly complex, food regulators and public health professionals should improve their ability in food safety management process. This study used the Carrado food poisoning incident in China as a case study to assist related managers in food safety assurance. The indicator...
Tue, 04/07/2020 - 03:39
Author(s): Annalisa Ricci, Francesco Martelli, Roberta Razzano, Davide Cassi, Camilla Lazz, Erasmo Neviani, Valentina Bernini Microbial food contamination can take place in any step of food production from farms to factories and to retail, food services and storage, originating from different sources such as raw materials, operators and environmental conditions of manufacturing plant. To avoid...
Mon, 04/06/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Xinrui Lv, Li Wang, Jingfeng Zhang, Haiyan Zeng, Xun Chen, Lei Shi, Hualing Cui, Xiaoxin He, Lichao Zhao Accurate and rapid identification of the live fraction of pathogenic bacteria in beef food samples has emerged as a pressing issue due to the serious threat posed by pathogens to human health. Escherichia coli O157: H7, one of the most common pathogens in beef, causes hemorrhagic...
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Sihan Chen, Xinyan Yang, Shiqian Fu, Xue Qin, Tao Yang, Chaoxin Man, Yujun Jiang A sensitive and accurate strategy was presented based on gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) for visual detecting viable Salmonella typhimurium (S. typhimurium). In this paper, dual aptamers were used to capture S. typhimurium and PCR amplification, respectively. The highly stable network structure formed by the...
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Craig Baker-Austin, Claire Jenkins, Jerome Dadzie, Orson Mestanza, Erick Delgado, Andy Powell, Tim Bean, Jaime Martinez-Urtaza Globally, V. parahaemolyticus is the most prevalent food-poisoning bacterium associated with seafood consumption. To date, the epidemiology of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections in the UK has remained unexplored. Here we analysed archived V. parahaemolyticus...
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Marie Frétin, Christophe Chassard, Céline Delbès, René Lavigne, Etienne Rifa, Sébastien Theil, Benoit Fernandez, Patrice Laforce, Cécile Callon Safety in raw milk cheeses being a major public health issue, the aim of this study was to validate a new bio preservation strategy by evaluating the efficacy of an inhibitory bacterial consortium (Hafnia alvei, Lactobacillus plantarum and...
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Xue Zhao, Lin Chen, Lin Zhao, Yun He, Hongshun Yang The antimicrobial effects of nisin (2000 IU/mL) and grape seed extract (GSE, 1%) against Listeria monocytogenes (SSA184, SSA97 and LM10) inoculated on cooked shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) were investigated. Notable reductions (1.7–1.9 log CFU/g reduction) of L. monocytogenes were observed after 15-min treatment of combined nisin and...
Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Yuwei Wu, SamK.C. Chang Vibrio vulnificus and Vibrio parahaemolyticus are halophilic bacteria and can cause illness associated with the consumption of oysters. In this study, we tested the hypothesis to see if the adjustment of the acceleration voltage can change the efficacy of X-ray doses on V. vulnificus and V. parahaemolyticus in pure culture and inoculated V. parahaemolyticus...
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Zengfeng Zhang, Jingxian Yang, Xuebin Xu, Xiujuan Zhou, Chunlei Shi, Xiaodong Zhao, Yanhong Liu, Xianming Shi Salmonellosis is an important global foodborne disease, and Salmonella isolates that are resistant to a wide variety of antibiotics have become a major public health concern. The aim of this study was to investigate the distribution and transmission of mphA gene in azithromycin...
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Gültekin Gökçe, Sondes Ben Aissa, Katarína Nemčeková, Gaëlle Catanante, Noureddine Raouafi, Jean-Louis Marty Ochratoxin A (OTA), a widespread food contaminant, is considered as one of the most hazardous mycotoxins commonly occurring in beer. Herein, we describe a novel impedimetric aptasensor based on Pencil Graphite Electrodes (PGE) for the analysis of OTA. Taking advantage of its...
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Kelly C. Massarolo, Cláudia F.J. Ferreira, Carolina C. Collazzo, Andréia Bianchini, Larine Kupski, Eliana Badiale-Furlong The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a hydrothermal treatment on the residual levels of aflatoxins (G2, G1, B2, B1) and fumonisin B1 in cornmeal, and to investigate the chemical constituents of cornmeal that could affect potential...
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 03:37
Author(s): Yue Zhang, Yongkang Xie, Juming Tang, Shaojin Wang, Lu Wang, Guangfei Zhu, Xingyi Li, Yanhong Liu A 27.12 MHz thermostatic radio frequency (RF) system was employed to inactivate Cronobacter sakazakii in powdered infant formula milk. A proportional-integral-derivative controller achieved constant material temperature during the holding period. Hot air and similar dielectric material...
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): T. Mazaheri, C. Ripolles-Avila, A.S. Hascoët, J.J. Rodríguez-Jerez Biofilms increase the probability of microorganism survival and potentiate subsequent food product cross-contamination. The search for alternatives capable of eliminating the matrix produced by these communities, and accessing to the cells that made them up, is of real interest. This study aimed to evaluate the...
Tue, 03/24/2020 - 03:37
Author(s): Marjeta Mencin, Helena Abramovič, Rajko Vidrih, Matthias Schreiner This short communication reports on exposure of Slovenian adult population to acrylamide. For food products from five food categories on the Slovenian market, the acrylamide levels ranged from 20.5 μg/kg to 3,439.4 μg/kg, and varied considerably between the single food products within each food category. The highest...
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Naoual Alahlah, Mohammed El Maadoudi, Nourredine Bouchriti, Reda Triqui, Hajar Bougtaib Aflatoxins are secondary metabolites produced by some species belonging to Aspergillus genus. They are considered as natural contaminants in feed and food products. The present study investigates the presence of mycotoxins in milk; it offers an evaluation of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) occurrence in UHT and...
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Xenia Pascari, Ronald Maul, Sabine Kemmlein, Sonia Marin, Vicente Sanchis Cereal-based baby food production process is expected to have an impact on the initial level of Fusarium mycotoxins that can contaminate the raw materials. The aim of the present study was to investigate the changes of some of these toxins during roasting and the treatment with amylolytic enzymes, usually applied...
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Sarah Azinheiro, Krishna Kant, Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi, Alejandro Garrido-Maestu, Marta Prado, Lorena Dieguez Rapid and sensitive detection of foodborne pathogens in food industry is of high importance in day-to-day practice to ensure safe food. To address this issue, multiple foodborne pathogens are targeted for rapid identification based in DNA amplification. A 3D PDMS sponge was...
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Igor Tomasevic, Danijela Bursać Kovaćević, Anet Režek Jambrak, Szendrő Zsolt, Antonella Dalle Zotte, Aleksandra Martinović, Mirko Prodanov, Sołowiej Bartosz, Alexandrina Sirbu, Jonel Subić, Svetlana Roljević, Anastasia Semenova, Miro Kročko, Viera Duckova, Andriy Getya, Oksana Kravchenko, Ilija Djekic This investigation provides an important insight into the Central and Eastern...
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Luca Belleggia, Vesna Milanović, Federica Cardinali, Cristiana Garofalo, Marina Pasquini, Stefano Tavoletti, Paola Riolo, Sara Ruschioni, Nunzio Isidoro, Francesca Clementi, Athanasios Ntoumos, Lucia Aquilanti, Andrea Osimani The aim of the present study was to investigate Listeria innocua (used as a surrogate for Listeria monocytogenes) dynamics in a laboratory-scale food chain of...
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Lina Sheng, Zheng Zhang, Gang Sun, Luxin Wang Due to the lack of thermal inactivation steps, the fresh produce industry is actively looking for new, environmentally friendly and effective non-thermal control strategies to eliminate foodborne pathogens on produce surfaces and to prevent cross-contamination. Photodynamic inactivation of bacteria has emerged as a novel alternative...
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 03:38
Author(s): Doris Klingelhöfer, Markus Braun, Norman Schöffel, Gerhard M. Oremek, Dörthe Brüggmann, David A. Groneberg Ochratoxin, especially Ochratoxin A, is assumed to be one of the five most important mycotoxins contaminating food and feed. Primarily developing countries are affected due to the climate conditions and poorer modes of production. The overall adverse health effects on humans are...
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 03:38
Author(s): Taekeon Jung, Yugyung Jung, Jaehyeon Ahn, Sung Yang Most biosensors use small amounts (a few tens of microliters) of a sample to detect bacteria. However, it is necessary to detect bacteria with at least a few milliliters of the sample to obtain statistically significant results. Therefore, the bacteria concentration process is critical for the rapid and accurate detection of bacteria...
Sun, 03/15/2020 - 03:38
Author(s): Seung Hoon Baek, Chan Yeong Park, Thang Phan Nguyen, Min Woo Kim, Jong Pil Park, Changsun Choi, Soo Young Kim, Suresh Kumar Kailasa, Tae Jung Park Human norovirus is one of the potential foodborne pathogens causing acute gastroenteritis, diarrhea, and food poisoning. For norovirus detection, we developed the norovirus specifically capturable peptides functionalized gold nanoparticles (...
Wed, 03/11/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Micaela Álvarez, Alicia Rodríguez, Félix Núñez, Antonio Silva, María J. Andrade Penicillium nordicum, an ochratoxin A (OTA) producer, widely contaminates the surface of dry-cured fermented sausages. Although the meat industry uses antifungal synthetic compounds during ripening, consumers' preferences currently stand up for natural preservatives. The aim of this study was to evaluate...
Sat, 03/07/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Marta Mesias, Cristina Delgado-Andrade, Francisco J. Morales Acrylamide is a process contaminant already regulated in Europe whereas the toxicological effects of certain heat-induced furan derivatives such as hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and furfural are still under revision. Acrylamide, HMF and furfural content were evaluated in 113 coated fried foods provided by food services (...
Sat, 03/07/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Nicholas A. Barone, Erin Dicaprio, Abigail B. Snyder An anonymous survey regarding food safety training needs and preferences was distributed through an email-embedded link to Ohio food processors through extension listservs. Respondents were characterized by food production in licensed facilities inspected by the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Division of Food Safety. They were also...
Sat, 03/07/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Abdulhakeem Mahmoud Okour, Eva Alzein, Rami Saadeh, Mahmoud alfaqih Foodborne diseases is a worldwide public health issue. This study aimed to identify food safety knowledge among consumers in Jordan throughout the different steps included in the food handling process; specifically, purchasing, storage, and cooking. This was a multistage national representative study where a large...
Fri, 03/06/2020 - 03:39
Author(s): Hang Qi, Lu Wang, Qingguo Huang, Yen-Con Hung Activated persulfate is highly effective in inactivating foodborne pathogens. There is great potential to use this chemical in fresh produce sanitation. The present study evaluated the potential effect of organic load in fresh produce wash water on the bactericidal efficacy of activated persulfate. Romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce,...

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