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.

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Valentina Meucci, Andrea Armani, Lara Tinacci, Lisa Guardone, Federica Battaglia, Luigi Intorre Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a mycotoxin produced as secondary metabolite by various Aspergillus and Penicillium species, with ascertained nephrotoxic, immunotoxic, carcinogenic and teratogenic potential. As a result of the introduction of alternative vegetable sources to substitute fish meal and...
Wed, 08/12/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Changjian Li, Yunfei Xie, Yahui Guo, Yuliang Cheng, Hang Yu, He Qian, Weirong Yao The removal of pesticide residues from fruits reduces the risk of pesticide exposure in humans. In this study, carbosulfan and trichlorfon residues removed from apple using ozone-microbubble treatment (OMBT), tap water, hypochlorous acid-water, ozone-water, and microbubble-water. The pesticide removal...
Tue, 08/11/2020 - 06:15
Author(s): Jhao-Yi Wu, Hsin-I. Hsiao Improper handling in the food cold chain may compromise food safety and degrade quality, which can result in economic losses and negative effects on food availability. This study evaluated risk in food cold chains using a failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) approach and developing improvement strategies. The research comprised two stages: The first stage...
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Ru Zhang, Linshu Lan, Hui Shi Freezing treatment is widely used to extend the shelf life of food, but sublethally injured Escherichia coli O157:H7 caused by freezing and thawing is a potential threat in food safety. This study investigated the sublethal injury of E. coli O157:H7 (NCTC 12900) after exposure to different freezing treatments (freezing time: 4 h, 8 h, 12 h and 16 h,...
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Octavian Augustin Mihalache, Loredana Dumitraşcu, Anca Ioana Nicolau, Daniela Borda This paper aimed to establish the relationship between food safety knowledge, food shopping attitude, and self-reported kitchen practices among Romanian consumers. The study used data collected in an online survey applied on 985 consumers. A knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) model applied by...
Sun, 08/09/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Mi-Ju Kim, Hyun-Joong Kim, Hae-Yeong Kim In this study, a novel triplex loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay was developed and applied to a model of representative foodborne pathogen, Salmonella, to investigate the performance of the assay with high rapidity, specificity and sensitivity, and its ability to detect a pathogen in contaminated food. Three sets of LAMP...
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Juanjuan Cao, Huan Liu, Yi Wang, Xiaoxian He, Heyang Jiang, Jiaojiao Yao, Fei Xia, Yanni Zhao, Xuefeng Chen The emergence of extensive and pandrug resistant Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which is recognized as the leading cause of seafood borne gastroenteritis globally, necessitates the urgent development of novel therapeutic strategies and antibacterial drugs. This study aims to...
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 06:16
Author(s): Ming-Hsun Shen, Rakesh K. Singh Ultraviolet irradiation (UV) has been used as a non-thermal processing method for food disinfection. In disinfecting solid foods such as peanuts, UV irradiation could be shaded or attenuated with increased distance, resulting in non-uniform dosage distribution. An affordable, rapid, and feasible method for measuring and improving irradiance distribution...
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 06:16
Author(s): Paula de Paula Menezes Barbosa, Amanda Roggia Ruviaro, Isabela Mateus Martins, Juliana Alves Macedo, Gisèle LaPointe, Gabriela Alves Macedo Food poisoning has been recognized as a global challenge, causing illness in millions of people. Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium is a major foodborne pathogen causing disease in humans by expressing virulence genes to invade...
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Paola Bordin, Sonia Dall’Ara, Luciana Tartaglione, Pietro Antonelli, Anna Calfapietra, Fabio Varriale, Denis Guiatti, Anna Milandri, Carmela Dell’Aversano, Giuseppe Arcangeli, Lisa Barco Tetrodotoxins are a potent neurotoxic class of toxins with potentially fatal effects if ingested by humans, and thus, these toxins are a dangerous threat for food safety. Tetrodotoxins are widely...
Tue, 07/28/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Gayoung Kim, Sung-Eun Lee Aflatoxins, currently thought to be the strongest natural carcinogens widely found in a variety of foods and feedstuffs, cause significant health problems to humans and animals alike. Prevention strategies for aflatoxin contamination are important for food safety issues, and control methods are continuously being developed and improved. In this study, the...
Tue, 07/28/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Pei Cao, Huai-ning Zhong, Kai Qiu, Dan Li, Gang Wu, Hai-xia Sui, Yan Song This study estimated the dietary exposures to BPA, BPF and BPS from canned foods and beverages in China. A total of 151 canned product samples were collected from the supermarkets in major Chinese cities, and the substances in the product were measured and analyzed. The detection rates of BPA, BPF and BPS in...
Sun, 07/26/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Anna Lenzi, Massimiliano Marvasi, Ada Baldi Vegetable produce can host human pathogens without exhibiting any sign of spoilage, raising concerns about food safety. Over the production chain, vegetables can be exposed to different routes of contamination to enteric pathogens, including during cultivation and at harvest. For this reason, foodborne disease control should start in the...
Sat, 07/25/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): In Hee Bang, Jiwon In, Sea C. Min A nonthermal process that applies ultraviolet (UV)–C and helium cold plasma (CP) simultaneously (UV-CP) has been investigated as an intervention technology to inactivate Salmonella on black peppercorns. The optimum CP treatment voltage and UV-CP treatment time for inactivating Salmonella on black peppercorns were predicted using a model equation as 9.7...
Fri, 07/24/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Jong-Seong Lim, Jae-Won Ha This study aimed to investigate the effect of acid adaptation on the resistance of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium to X-ray irradiation. The non-acid-adapted and acid-adapted E. coli O157:H7 cell counts decreased 8.02 and 5.48 log CFU/mL in apple juice, respectively, whereas the S. Typhimurium cell counts reduced by 3.87 and 3.98 log CFU/...
Fri, 07/24/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Derick Nyabera Malavi, George Ooko Abong’, Tawanda Muzhingi Sweetpotato purée processing is new to Kenya and a rapidly growing value addition activity among informal, small, and medium-sized food enterprises (SMEs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Inadequate knowledge of food safety and poor hygiene practices by food handlers, low level of compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs...
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Mei-Jun Zhu, Xiaoye Shen, Lina Sheng, Manoella Mendoza, Ines Hanrahan Antimicrobial sanitizers applied through a manifold spray-bar brush bed system is a main intervention strategy to prevent cross-contamination of foodborne pathogens on fresh apples. To date, information about antimicrobial efficacy of sanitizers including peroxyacetic acid (PAA) intervention is mainly based on...
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Chae-Hun Lee, Ji-Hoon Kang, Hyuk-Je Woo, Kyung Bin Song The aim of this study was to examine the washing effect of the positively charged emulsion produced by the combination of peanut skin extract (PSE) and benzethonium chloride (BEC) against Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on fresh-cut romaine lettuce. PSE and BEC showed a good washing effect regardless of...
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Chengtao Sun, Yingchao Wang, Shizhen Ma, Shan Zhang, Dejun Liu, Yang Wang, Congming Wu Public health intervention priorities to control the spread of antimicrobial resistance in the food sector rely on a comprehensive understanding of its situation among various food products. By analyzing a set of fifteen different kinds of food products (n = 495) collected at retail in Beijing, China...
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Simon N. Nyokabi, Imke J.M. de Boer, Pieternel A. Luning, Luke Korir, Johanna Lindahl, Bernard Bett, Simon J. Oosting Poor milk safety constitutes a persistent public health risk in Kenya. Poor milk composition, microbial contamination and adulteration is a constraint to dairy sector development. We hypothesise that variation in milk quality and safety depends on variation between...
Wed, 07/15/2020 - 06:09
Author(s): Nayla Salah Higazy, Aya Ehab Saleh, Zahoor Ul Hassan, Roda Al Thani, Quirico Migheli, Samir Jaoua This study was designed to investigate the antifungal activity of Bacillus pumilus 344-3 against toxigenic fungi. In vitro co-incubation assay revealed that A. carbonarius AC82, A. niger AN8 and P. digitatum PD43 are most sensitive fungi to bacterial antifungal compounds with zone of...
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): Laís Mariano Zanin, Pieternel A. Luning, Diogo Thimoteo da Cunha, Elke Stedefeldt Foodborne diseases still occur globally, and alongside food safety systems, food safety culture has been established as a factor in ensuring food safety. This study describes the development of a mixed-methods approach to collecting quantitative and qualitative data and interpreting the triangulated data...
Tue, 07/14/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): Anran Dong, Alesana Malo, Mabel Leong, Van T.T. Ho, Mark S. Turner Listeria monocytogenes is a potentially deadly psychrotrophic pathogen that can cause illness through contamination of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods. In this work we evaluated the use of a fermentate consisting of cells and supernatant of a nisin producing Lactococcus lactis strain to control L. monocytogenes in foods. In...
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Do-Kyun Kim, Dong-Hyun Kang UVC LEDs are gaining popularity for its advantages which compensate for the limitations of low-pressure mercury UV lamps. In order to investigate the efficacy of UVC LEDs-based continuous water disinfection system, various numbers of UVC LEDs chips were introduced to inactivate Escherichia coli O157:H7 in water. Also, the effect of an aluminum reflector in...
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Tong Zhao, Pingsheng Ji, Govindaraj Dev Kumar A new bactericide comprised of two chemicals, levulinic acid and sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), was evaluated for its efficacy on tomatoes to reduce contamination by foodborne pathogens at pre-harvest stage. Two approaches, one as prevention and the other as the treatment, were compared on Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (...
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 06:09
Author(s): Verger Philippe, Agamy Neveen, Anshasi Marwa, Al-Yousfi Ahmad Basel Fruits and vegetables represent both a considerable contribution to a healthy dietary pattern of the population and a source of income for countries exporting part of their production. Countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) have undergone rapid urbanization and changes in lifestyle and consumer demands....
Mon, 07/06/2020 - 06:09
Author(s): Qianchun Zhang, Yanqun Yang, Changbo Zhang, Yuguo Zheng, Yun Wun, Xingyi Wang Patulin is a type of mycotoxin that can compromise both food quality and human health, and its potential toxic effects on human health are concerning. Therefore, strict monitoring of patulin content in food systems is necessary. However, discrimination and quantification of this toxin are difficult because of...
Sun, 07/05/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Madeleine Moazzami, Lise-Lotte Fernström, Ingrid Hansson It is critical to maintain low levels of microbes in the whole food production chain. Due to high speed of slaughter, lack of time, and structural characteristics of crates, sufficient cleaning and disinfection of crates used for transporting chickens to abattoirs is a challenge. Inadequately cleaned transport crates for broiler...
Sun, 07/05/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Florence Becot, Jason Parker, David Conner, Lori Pivarnik, Nicole Richard, Diane Wright-Hirsch The 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) exempts most small- and medium-scale growers in the U.S. from the new produce safety rule that creates a set of minimum safety standards for producing and processing fresh fruits and vegetables. While the exemption may limit the financial burden...
Sun, 07/05/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Janne Lundén, Mikko Kosola, Juho Kiuru, Jenni Kaskela, Tommi Inkinen The consistency of inspections is an important requirement of official food control. Inconsistency may endanger food safety and lead to mistrust in official food control. The reasons leading to inconsistency and the mitigation of inconsistency are therefore important. Here we investigated the distribution of...
Sat, 07/04/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): Dilumi W.K. Liyanage, Dmytro P. Yevtushenko, Michele Konschuh, Benoît Bizimungu, Zhen-Xiang Lu Potato chips are among the highest contributors to the dietary intake of acrylamide, a potent neurotoxin and likely carcinogen in heat-processed foods. The present study aimed to determine the effects of frying conditions and additive treatments on reducing sugars, asparagine levels, and...
Sat, 07/04/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): James Ledo, Kasper A. Hettinga, Jamal B. Kussaga, Pieternel A. Luning The varying performance of safety and hygiene control practices by chain actors can influence the consistent production of milk of good quality and safety in dairy chains. Therefore, the study aimed to investigate if differences in safety and hygiene control practices translate into distinctions in milk quality and...
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Meimei Zhao, Jingwen Bai, Xueying Bu, Yang Tang, Wenqing Han, Dalong Li, Libo Wang, Yu Yang, Yaqin Xu Microwave-assisted ammonium sulfate/ethanol aqueous two-phase system was used to extract the phenolic compounds from blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) fruits. After purification with AB-8 macroporous resin, the phenolics (RMAP) was obtained with a purity of 80.50 ± 0.26%. The minimum...
Tue, 06/30/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Selamawit Tadesse, Tarekegn Berhanu, Ashagrie Zewdu Woldegiorgis Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) or milk toxin is a hydroxilated metabolite of aflatoxin B1 from a contaminated feed. This study investigated the occurrence of AFM1 in milk and milk products collected from Bishoftu town (one of the major milk producing place in Ethiopia). Milk (n = 108), cheese (82), yogurt (93) and butter (82)...
Sat, 06/27/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Angela Parry-Hanson Kunadu, Richard Yaw Otwey, Lydia Mosi Fresh chicken meat is retailed mostly in informal live bird markets (LBM), cottage farms and registered supermarkets. LBM are street food operations that slaughter, dress and trade live or dressed poultry on demand. Here, we provide data on microbiological hazards from LBM, supermarkets and cottage farms in Accra, and evidence...
Fri, 06/26/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Emily Forauer, Sophie Tongyu Wu, Andrea J. Etter Listeria monocytogenes has long been associated with ready-to-eat foods, particularly with deli products. A retail deli is full of potential niches for L. monocytogenes to establish, and this poses a significant sanitation challenge. Retail sliced deli meat products, also known as luncheon meat or cold cuts, are subject to long home...
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Jin Hwa Park, Mi Seon Kang, Kyung Min Park, Hee Young Lee, Gyeong Sik Ok, Min Seon Koo, Seok In Hong, Hyun Jung Kim The present study aimed to develop and validate a predictive model of Salmonella spp. and Staphylococcus aureus growth in fresh egg under isothermal and non-isothermal (fluctuating temperature) conditions and also estimate infection probability based on Monte Carlo...
Mon, 06/22/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Yamdeu Joseph Hubert Galani, Michael Houbraken, Abukari Wumbei, Joseph Fovo Djeugap, Daniel Fotio, Yun Yun Gong, Pieter Spanoghe This study monitored 81 pesticides residues in 160 samples of 11 dry agricultural products collected in the 3 largest cities of Cameroon, extracted using QuEChERS method and analysed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Residues of 58...
Tue, 06/16/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Su Lee Kuek, Azmil Haizam Ahmad Tarmizi, Raznim Arni Abd Razak, Selamat Jinap, Norliza Saparin, Maimunah Sanny This study aims to investigate the influence of lipid towards acrylamide formation during intermittent frying of French fries. A total of 80 frying cycles were performed on par-fried potato strips in different vegetable oils namely as red palm olein, palm olein, sunflower oil...
Tue, 06/16/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Sadi Taha, Tareq M. Osaili, Anu Vij, Ahmad Albloush, Abdelrahim Nassoura Food safety issues need careful attention from managers in foodservice establishments to minimize risks on consumers’ health, tourism and the economy. The purposes of the current study were to appraise food safety knowledge, attitude, commitment and behavior levels of food handlers in restaurants in Jebel Ali,...
Sun, 06/14/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Seung Young Lee, Hyeon Hwa Park, Sea C. Min Pulsed light plasma (PLP) treatment was developed as a simultaneous treatment with cold plasma (CP) and intense pulsed light (IPL) to inactivate Aspergillus flavus spores, Bacillus pumilus spores, and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in red pepper flakes. PLP treatment non-thermally inactivated A. flavus spores, B. pumilus spores, and E. coli O157:H7...
Sun, 06/14/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Yanan Yuan, Yehong Han, Dandan Han, Chunliu Yang, Hongyuan Yan Due to the excessive use of pesticides, which presents a threat to public health, large quantities of vegetables and fruits need to be analyzed. Herein, a rapid, low-cost, miniaturized ultrasound-assisted dispersive-filter extraction (UADFE), coupled with high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was developed for the...
Sun, 06/14/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Chaochao Chen, Xuezhi Yu, Diangang Han, Jun Ai, Yuebin Ke, Zhanhui Wang, Geng Meng New developing gold nanorods (AuNRs) is a promising alternative of gold nanospheres in the immunochromatographic assay (ICA) for the rapid screening of mycotoxins in cereals because of its unique three-dimensional structure. Nevertheless, cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) was used to prepare of AuNRs...
Sat, 06/13/2020 - 06:09
Author(s): Anna Kristina Witte, Birgit Bromberger, Patrick Mester, Christian Robben, Dagmar Schoder, Eva Streit, Peter Rossmanith Diagnostic strategies to detect foodborne pathogens such as L. monocytogenes in food processing environments are cost- and time-consuming necessities to ensure safe food. In this study we present in-house monitoring data of a relatively novel direct enrichment PCR (DEP...
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...
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...
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...
Wed, 05/27/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): M. Beyrer, M.C. Pina-Perez, D. Martinet, W. Andlauer Technologies for controlling microbial risks in a heat and humidity sensitive food powder are still limited. To preserve bioactive compounds while inactivating Bacillus subtilis spores in powdered Spirulina microalgae (Arthrospira platensis) with a non-thermal atmospheric plasma is the challenge presented in this paper. Artificially...
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...

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