Food Control

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): J.L. Banach, M.H. Zwietering, H.J. van der Fels-Klerx Several chemical disinfection strategies may be used to control cross-contamination of pathogens during fresh-cut produce washing. Deciding which strategy to select not only requires the use of technical information on the relevant criteria but can also make use of stakeholder perception. This study aimed to describe the application...
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): Katarzyna Jakubowska-Gawlik, Wojciech Kolanowski, Joanna Trafialek The aim of this study was to assess the extent to which suppliers of spices, packaging, casings and intestines to a selected meat processing plant achieved the objectives of their food safety management systems, according to the results of audits conducted in the period 2007-2019. The results provide a new perspective...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Jing Jin, Karsten Beekmann, Einar Ringø, Ivonne M.C.M. Rietjens, Fuguo Xing Contamination of food and feed by mycotoxins is considered one of most serious food safety problems in the world, because these fungal metabolites can be teratogenic, mutagenic, carcinogenic and immunosuppressive, and can cause serious damages to animal and human health. Mycotoxins may modulate the gut...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): R.N. Fathurrahman, Y. Rukayadi, U.Z.A.Ungku Fatimah, S. Jinap, N.A. Abdul-Mutalib, M. Sanny The study's objective was to evaluate the performance of the food safety management system (FSMS) in relation to the microbiological food safety (FS) output of Salmon Nigiri Sushi in the selected outlets of a Japanese chain restaurant. Two outlets that are FSMS certified with ISO 22000 and two...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Rosimeire Resende dos Santos, Ricardo Mathias Orlando, Zenilda de Lourdes Cardeal, Helvécio Costa Menezes Sample preparation assisted by a cooling system including solid phase microextraction (SPME) has received an increased interest in recent years. In this work, a new cold fiber (CF-SPME) system using thermoelectric cooling is proposed. The system consists of three thermoelectric...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Qifan Sun, Shuzhen Cai, Jianheng Cheng, Ying Zhang, Ruoqin Lin, Qinghua Ye, Liang Xue, Haiyan Zeng, Tao Lei, Shuhong Zhang, Xueting Luo, Kegang Wu, Qingping Wu, Moutong Chen, Jumei Zhang Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne pathogen worldwide, with a high mortality rate of 20%-30% for vulnerable persons. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution, contamination...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Shujuan Luo, Haolan Du, Haftom Kebede, Yang Liu, Fuguo Xing Food and feed contamination by mycotoxins are extremely common worldwide. Mycotoxins are small-molecular natural products and toxic secondary metabolites mainly produced by filamentous fungi of Aspergillus, Fusarium, Penicillium and Alternaria. They can cause serious carcinogenicity, growth and reproduction toxicity,...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Haotian Yu, Wei Guo, Xin Lu, Hui Xu, Qian Yang, Jianxin Tan, Wei Zhang Foodborne disease poses an enormous threat to the safety of human beings all over the world. The rapid and accurate monitoring and determination of foodborne pathogenic bacteria is of great significance to food safety. In recent years, with the evolution of nanotechnology, reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposites...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Ellen W. Evans, Jessica Lacey, Helen R. Taylor Multiple benefits exist for food and drink manufacturing businesses from obtaining third-party food safety certification. However, barriers to obtaining certification have been identified as ‘knowledge and skills’, ‘time, cost and resources’, and ‘communication and information’. Such barriers may prevent small and medium-sized enterprise (...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Yun He, Xue Zhao, Lin Chen, Lin Zhao, Hongshun Yang Electrolysed water (EW) generated using sodium chloride (NaCl) and sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) as electrolytes shows strong bactericidal effects on pathogens. However, the sanitising effect of EW generated by adding NaHCO3 before and after electrolysis was not clear. The difference of the bactericidal mechanism in broth medium and...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): John Dzikunoo, Emmanuel Letsyo, Zeenatu Adams, David Asante-Donyinah, Courage Sedem Dzah Modern food science and technology has greatly influenced indigenous processing, safety and packaging of food. However, this body of knowledge has, over the years somehow, eluded the general public. This review seeks to provide an insight into the indigenous traditional processing techniques, the...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Yi-Zhou Xiang, Yan-Mei Zhang, Ying-Yang Liu, Man Zhang, Lian-Bing Lin, Qi-Lin Zhang Planktonic Salmonella Enteritidis and their biofilm threaten human health through the food chain. However, the resources of bacteriocins with activity against this threat are still limited. This study purified and characterized a novel bacteriocin (AMYX6) produced by the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens...
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): R. Paranthaman, J.A. Moses, C. Anandharamakrishnan This study aimed to develop and validate a powder X-ray diffraction method for the direct detection of PbCrO4 adulteration in turmeric powder. Different X-ray tube voltage (25–45 kV), tube current (25–45 mA), and scanning parameters (step size, 2θ° and time per step, s) were used and optimized on the angle of 15°–50° at 25°C with CuKα...
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): Kolawole I. Ayeni, Olusegun O. Atanda, Rudolf Krska, Chibundu N. Ezekiel Cereals, legumes and nuts are widely produced and consumed in Nigeria. Despite the availability of these food crops, their safety is often compromised by the presence of mycotoxins. In Nigeria, mixtures of several mycotoxins, including the highly carcinogenic aflatoxins together with fumonisins, ochratoxins and...
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): Paulo Vale, Inês Ribeiro, Susana M. Rodrigues Saxitoxin and its analogues are potent neurotoxins that originate the acute human neurological syndrome of paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) via bivalve vectors. The prechromatographic oxidation method, known commonly as the ‘Lawrence method’, was approved as the official testing method to replace mouse testing in the European Union. For...
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): E. Buscaroli, I. Braschi, C. Cirillo, A. Fargue-Lelièvre, G.C. Modarelli, G. Pennisi, I. Righini, K. Specht, F. Orsini Attention to urban agriculture (UA) has recently grown among practitioners, scientists, and the public, resulting in several initiatives worldwide. Despite the positive perception of modern UA and locally grown, fresh produce, the potential food safety risks connected...
Sun, 03/28/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Ogouyôm Herbert Iko Afé, Claude Saegerman, Yénoukounmè Euloge Kpoclou, Caroline Douny, Ahmed Igout, Jacques Mahillon, Victor Bienvenu Anihouvi, Djidjoho Joseph Hounhouigan, Marie-Louise Scippo The present study aims to assess the contamination of smoked and smoked-dried fish sampled on Beninese market with biogenic amines and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Fifteen PAHs, ten...
Sun, 03/28/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Ashish Pokharel, Patrick Webb, Johanna Andrews-Trevino, Ashish Lamichhane, Robin Shrestha, Sudikshya Acharya, Dale Davis, Kedar Baral, Jia-Sheng Wang, Kathy Xue, Krishna Paudel, Shibani Ghosh Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) is the hydroxylated metabolite of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) formed in the liver of mammals and subsequently excreted in breastmilk (BM) of mammals. Humans are exposed to AFM1 mainly...
Sat, 03/27/2021 - 06:10
Author(s): Ellen Evans, Emma Samuel, Elizabeth Redmond, Helen Taylor Due to its ability to colonize, grow and form in niches in food manufacturing environments, the management of Listeria monocytogenes can be complex, particularly for food manufacturing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). In addition to an effective food safety management system, the perceptions of risk, control and...
Sat, 03/27/2021 - 06:10
Author(s): Fangli Nong, Ping Zhang, Jing Meng, Qingchao Xie, Yufeng Li, Yingjie Pan, Yong Zhao, Haiquan Liu Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) is an important zoonotic foodborne pathogen that can induce acute gastrointestinal symptoms related to human infection. In this study, we characterized 49 STEC strains isolated from 816 retail raw meats from 2010 to 2016 in Southeast China for...
Fri, 03/26/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Liliana Pérez-Lavalle, Elena Carrasco, Pedro Vallesquino-Laguna, Manuel Cejudo-Gómez, Guiomar Denisse Posada-Izquierdo, Antonio Valero Strawberry production represents an agriculture sector of high relevance for the Spanish economy, due to their strawberries, highly appreciated for their organoleptic characteristics and health benefits. However, the reported outbreaks in different...
Wed, 03/24/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Jing Dong, Lushan Zhang, Yongtao Liu, Shun Zhou, Yibin Yang, Ning Xu, Qiuhong Yang, Xiaohui Ai Aeromonas hydrophila is widely distributed in freshwater environments and aquatic products which can cause a variety of infectious diseases to aquatic, terrestrial species and human. However, the emergence of antibiotic resistant strains results in the treatment failure of antibiotics....
Sat, 03/20/2021 - 06:09
Author(s): Anthony J. Wenndt, Hari Kishan Sudini, Rukshan Mehta, Prabhu Pingali, Rebecca Nelson The spatiotemporal trends in aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), fumonisin B1 (FB1), and deoxynivalenol (DON) accumulation were analyzed in a range of food commodities (maize, groundnut, pearl millet, rice, and wheat) in village settings in Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, India. Samples (n = 1549) were collected across six...
Fri, 03/19/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Yves Waché, Anil Kumar Anal, Son Chu-Ky Food safety is mobilizing academics and professionals in South-East Asia (SEA) as it is not only important for the health of Asian consumers but also for exports. This domain is thus a priority for ASEAN as well as in the European strategy to control its importation. The project “Universities as key partners for the new challenges regarding...
Mon, 03/15/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Emily Chuang, Merlyn Thomas, Yaohua Feng A lack of safe food handling knowledge and practices can contribute to a higher risk of foodborne illnesses from meals prepared at home. Young adults, an important consumer group, can be at an increased risk for foodborne illness due to their risky food behaviors. This study surveyed university students, as examples of young adults, to identify...
Wed, 03/10/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Zahra Sarlak, Kianoush Khosravi-Darani, Milad Rouhi, Farhad Garavand, Reza Mohammadi, Mohammad Reza Sobhiyeh Organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs) are widely used to control agricultural and domestic pests. Exposure to OPP residues poses serious health threats to human health through consumption of contaminated foods and water. Therefore, it is required to remove the OPP residues from...
Wed, 03/10/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Antonia Kreitlow, André Becker, Ulrich Schotte, Burkhard Malorny, Madeleine Plötz, Amir Abdulmawjood Salmonella infection represents a common foodborne zoonosis of public concern worldwide. Rapid and user-friendly nucleic acid-based detection methods like loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) can contribute to the improvement of food safety and prevention of foodborne illness....
Wed, 03/10/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Mogos Girmatsion, Abdu Mahmud, Bereket Abraha, Yunfei Xie, Yuliang Cheng, Hang Yu, Weirong Yao, Yahui Guo, He Qian The use of antibiotics as veterinary drugs is a significant practice to maintain the well-being of farmed animals. Meanwhile, ethical violations committed during the application of the drugs by animal producers have become a major reason for contamination of animal...
Wed, 03/10/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Simranjot Kaur, Jasbir Singh Bedi, Pankaj Dhaka, Deepthi Vijay, Rabinder Singh Aulakh The present study was conducted with the objectives to evaluate the prevalence of AFM1 in market milk and milk products from Ludhiana district of Punjab. A total of 408 samples comprising of milk (n = 109), butter (n = 97), cheese (n = 99) and curd (n = 103) were collected from seven tehsils of...
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): A.Arun Prince Milton, Kasanchi.M. Momin, G.Bhuvana Priya, Samir Das, M. Angappan, Arnab Sen, D.K. Sinha, Sandeep Ghatak Rapid detection and efficient removal of Campylobacter jejuni contaminated chicken-based food products from the food chain have become decisive for preventing outbreaks. Here, we report a novel, rapid, simple and sensitive polymerase spiral reaction (PSR) assay for...
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Pierrine Didier, Christophe Nguyen-The, Lydia Martens, Mike Foden, Loredana Dumitrascu, Augustin Octavian Mihalache, Anca Ioana Nicolau, Silje Elisabeth Skuland, Monica Truninger, Luís Junqueira, Isabelle Maitre Nearly 40% foodborne outbreaks in the European Union are attributable to food practices in domestic homes that include handling and preparation of raw chicken. Hand washing is...
Mon, 03/08/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Kunnanut Klaharn, Duangporn Pichpol, Tongkorn Meeyam, Dirk Pfeiffer, Anucha Moomon, Patpong Lohaanukul, Veerasak Punyapornwithaya Bacterial contamination in meat processed in slaughterhouses is a very important public health concern. The present study aimed to compare bacterial contamination levels in meat samples from pig slaughterhouses in six regions of Thailand. A total of 3066...
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Shani Craighead, Runze Huang, Haiqiang Chen, Kalmia E. Kniel Pulsed light (PL) is an emerging technology with potential applications in food processing. This study investigated the impact of PL treatment on the viability of Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts inoculated onto cilantro, mesclun lettuce, spinach, and tomatoes. A light with pulses at wavelengths of 180–1100 nm, generated at 3...
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Danielle Leblanc, Marie-Josée Gagné, Julie Brassard The presence of enteric viruses on fresh berries poses a health risk to consumers. After berries are picked, a washing step can reduce microbial counts on fruit surfaces to increase their safety. This study compared the effectiveness of tap water, commercial solutions of fruit and vegetable sanitizer composed of peroxyacetic acid and...
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Kathlene Cleah D. Benitez, Flordeliza D. Cambia, Riza Jane S. Banicod, Karl Bryan S. Perelonia, Gezelle C. Tadifa, Bryan E. Tanyag, Ana Trinidad F. Rivera, Ulysses M. Montojo Scallop, specifically Bractechlamys vexillum is one of the economically important fishery resources in Central Philippines. However, international trade can be constrained due to high concentrations of cadmium (Cd...
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Guowei Shu, Qiqi Zheng, Li Chen, Fufeng Jiang, Chunji Dai, Yao Hui, Guanli Du Cadmium (Cd) is a non-degradable heavy metal pollutant, which is harmful to human health. The aim of this study is to screen out excellent Lactic acid bacteria strains for cadmium removal. Among the tested 35 strains of lactic acid bacteria, 12 strains with strong Cd-resistant and cadmium removal ability were...
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Yan Gao, Yingwang Ye, Jianguo Xu, Qian Wu, Bangben Yao, Wei Chen Food-borne pathogen detection is of great significance for guaranteeing food safety and human health. Herein, we have developed a new detection method for rapid and easy quantitative identification of Cronobacter spp. in infant formula milk powder. This method well couples the advantages of isothermal strand exchange...
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Wei Li, Yanfei Yan, Jia Chen, Ruiwen Sun, Yuxuan Wang, Tingfen Wang, Zitian Feng, Kai Peng, Juan Wang, Sheng Chen, Yanping Luo, Ruichao Li, Baowei Yang To date, the genomic characterization of foodborne bacteria carrying the mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-1 and transferability of mcr-1-carrying plasmids between wild-type bacteria have not been studied in detail. We retrospectively...
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Hyung Soo Kim, Ye Jin Lee, Ye Ji Koo, Eun Chul Pack, Kyung Min Lim, Dal Woong Choi Ultraviolet (UV) sterilization of kitchenware is considered environmentally friendly and economical. However, there are many cases of extended UV irradiation, which raises concerns about the release of hazardous substances. Here, we investigated the migration of monomers, plastic additives, and non-...
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): B. Kramer, C. Mignard, D. Warschat, S. Gürbüz, P. Aiglstorfer, P. Muranyi Contamination of cold cuts with Listeria monocytogenes pose a risk to human health and frequently cause recalls of affected products. In order to avoid chemical additives for the preservation of ready-to-eat meat products, plant based antimicrobials are currently in demand. Beta acids from the hop plant are known...
Sun, 03/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Wandee Sirichokchatchawan, Nutta Taneepanichskul, Nuvee Prapasarakul Considering the growing restaurant business in Bangkok, and the lack of information regarding restaurant-related foodborne diseases this study aimed to examine the food handler demographics, work-related characteristics, and employee satisfaction; and to identify the predictors of knowledge, attitudes, and practices...
Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Yuhao Lu, Bin Yang, Huihui Zhang, Alvin Chi-keung Lai As an emerging UV source, UV light-emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) are an attractive alternative to traditional mercury vapor lamps for food decontamination. In this work, we sought to find the strategies for the improvement of UV-LED inactivation efficiencies on common foodborne pathogenic and spoilage bacteria. Inactivation efficiencies...
Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Mark Raguindin Limon Food Safety Education (FSED) is a crucial component of foodborne disease prevention, and the youth is an important demographic to target since they are already involved in the production of food for industries, households and for schools. Thus, this study aimed to assess the validity and feasibility of a curriculum guide (FSED-CG) for junior high school students....
Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Xin Tan, Jun Qiao, Qing Zhou, Danyang Huang, Hedan Li, Jianli Wang, Xiaoyuan Wang Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a foodborne pathogen and naturally resistant to polymyxins, the last line of therapy for infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria. Polymyxins resistance is typically facilitated by the modification of phosphoethanolamine group on the lipid A of lipopolysaccharide in...
Thu, 03/04/2021 - 06:10
Author(s): Balsam Qubais Saeed, Tareq M. Osaili, Sadi Taha Foodborne diseases are a worldwide public health issue, as they are responsible for large cases of sickness, deaths, and high financial losses. The objective of the current study was to identify the knowledge, practices, and risk factors of women in Sharjah-United Arab Emirates that can lead to foodborne diseases. The study was a cross-...
Mon, 03/01/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Jiwon Kim, Hoikyung Kim, Larry R. Beuchat, Jee-Hoon Ryu The objective of this study was to identify combinations of plant essential oils (EOs) that have synergistic antilisterial effects in raw organic tomato juice. Among the EOs approved for addition to organic foods in the Republic of Korea, twenty-four EOs were screened for antilisterial activity using a well diffusion assay. Six...
Mon, 03/01/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Qixing Lin, Kapil K. Chousalkar, Andrea R. McWhorter, Samiullah Khan In Australia and other parts of the world, contaminated eggs or egg-containing food products are common vehicles for human Salmonella outbreaks. Recently, an uncommon serotype, Salmonella Hessarek, has emerged in foodborne salmonellosis due to the consumption of contaminated eggs and egg products. Limited research is...
Sun, 02/28/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Tiago Centeno Einloft, Patrícia Bolzan de Oliveira, Lauri Lourenço Radünz, Rafael Gomes Dionello In this study, we aimed to evaluate the biocontrol capabilities of Bacillus safensis RF69, Bacillus sp. RP103 and Bacillus sp. RP242 towards Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) producer Aspergillus flavus. All Bacillus strains were able to reduce A. flavus mycelial growth rate, conidial germination, and...
Thu, 02/25/2021 - 06:10
Author(s): Torrung Vetchapitak, Mohammad Shohel Rana, Satomi Sasaki, Takako Taniguchi, Susumu Sugiyama, Junichiro Soejima, Taradon Luangtongkum, Yuya Yamaguchi, Naoaki Misawa Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) is an important cause of human gastroenteritis worldwide and chickens are considered to be a major reservoir of infection. Recently, a novel high-pressure pulsed jet spray (HPPJS) technique...

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