Food Control

Wed, 01/27/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Ningning Xu, Yingping Xiao, Qinggang Xie, Yang Li, Junan Ye, Daxi Ren This study aims to investigate the occurrence of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in total mixed rations (TMR) and aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in raw and commercial milk in northern China during winter season. A total of 22 feed samples, as well as the corresponding 84 raw milk and 69 commercial milk samples were randomly collected from...
Wed, 01/27/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Min-Jeong Kim, Dian Kartikasari Lianto, Gek Hoon Koo, Hyun-Gyun Yuk The aim of this study was to elucidate the antibacterial mechanism of riboflavin-mediated 460 nm light emitting diode (LED) illumination against Listeria monocytogenes in phosphate buffered saline (PBS) solution and on the surface of smoked salmon by determining reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, bacterial...
Tue, 01/26/2021 - 06:14
Author(s): Ji-Yeon Kim, Hana Song, Danbi Kim, Sun-Young Lee Mild heat treatment enhances the ability of microorganisms to endure subsequent heat treatment and other environmental stresses by initiating the heat shock response (HSR). This study was conducted to determine the thermal resistance of foodborne pathogens (Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, Listeria...
Mon, 01/25/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): James Ledo, Kasper A. Hettinga, Jos Bijman, Jamal Kussaga, Pieternel A. Luning Improvement in the knowledge level of dairy farmers and the performance of on-farm safety and hygiene practices in emerging dairy chains is repeatedly recommended. However, appropriate training interventions to help farmers is not yet fully explored. Behaviour change theories to design training to improve...
Sat, 01/23/2021 - 06:13
Author(s): Shu-Chuan Kuo, Yih-Ming Weng Foodborne illness is a common public health problem. To avoid foodborne illness, many studies suggested that food safety education was an effective way. In Taiwan, a food safety course is formally taught to sixth graders. The study aims to evaluate effects of the food safety course on knowledge, attitude, and practice of the sixth graders when compared to...
Fri, 01/22/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Hongxia Tan, Hongyuan Zhou, Ting Guo, Yuhao Zhang, Liang Ma Zearalenone (ZEN) is one of the most polluted mycotoxins in maize and its maize-products. To date, however, previous studies have only focused on the presence of free ZEN. To confirm the occurrence of hidden ZEN in maize and maize-products, the samples were pretreated using different hydrolysis methods and in vitro digestion....
Fri, 01/22/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Jun Wang, Hui-Ling Duan, Li Fan, You-Ming Lin, Jia-Ning Sun, Zhi-Qi Zhang In order to better remove the interfering substances in the vegetables, a type of tetraethylenepentamine modified multi-wall carbon nanotubes has been prepared. As-prepared materials contain amino-groups and organic chains, and magnetism is endowed by using physical blending method. Taking the magnetic...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Raznim Arni Abd. Razak, Azmil Haizam Ahmad Tarmizi, Ainie Kuntom, Maimunah Sanny, Intan Safinar Ismail This study was carried out to determine the effect of intermittent frying of French fries using four different types of frying media on the media quality as well as 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol esters (3-MCPDE) and glycidyl esters (GE) in frying oils and acrylamide contents in...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Do-Yeong Kim, Gyu-Tae Han, Han-Seung Shin The present study proposes a natural cellulosic adsorbent for removing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) generated during the manufacture of smoked pork sausage. Cellulose aerogels regenerated from three different solutions (NaOH/urea, LiBr, and LiOH/urea) were prepared and evaluated for adsorption of PAHs (benzo[a]anthracene, chrysene,...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Bruno S.J. Phiri, Mushekwa Sakumona, Bernard M. Hang’ombe, Alexandra Fetsch, Sara Schaarschmidt Milk is a highly valuable food for a balanced nutrition and contributes to food security in Sub-Saharan African countries like Zambia. The traditional dairy value chain accounts for a large share of Zambia’s total milk supply. Comprehensive surveys yielding in around 400 filled-in...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Jiratchaya Puangseree, Saharuetai Jeamsripong, Rangsiya Prathan, Chanika Pungpian, Rungtip Chuanchuen A total of Escherichia coli isolated from pigs (n=643), pork (n=111) and pig carcasses (n=110) in Thailand during 2008-2018 were included. Susceptibilities to antibiotics, disinfectants (i.e. triclosan (TCS), chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX), benzalkonium chloride (BKC), glutaraldehyde...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Ulysses M. Montojo, Bernajocele Jalyn S. Baldoza, Flordeliza D. Cambia, Kathlene Cleah D. Benitez, Karl Bryan S. Perelonia, Ana Trinidad F. Rivera The coastal provinces of Manila Bay contribute 38% of mussel and oyster’s production in the Philippines. However, concerns in the consumers’ health are rising due to the possible pollution in the bay waters that may contaminate the bivalves...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Shijue Gao, Chongzhen Sun, Hanlu Hong, Ravi Gooneratne, Anthony Mutukumira, Xiyang Wu Cronobacter sakazakii is a common foodborne pathogen that may cause serious neonatal disease. The quantification of the viable bacteria is a major concern during food processing. The traditional culture-based method is time-consuming and laborious. In this work, the improved propidium monoazide (PMAxx...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Andréia Miho Morishita Harada, Maristela S. Nascimento This study assessed the efficacy of five dry sanitizing treatments on Listeria monocytogenes biofilms grown on two different surface types; stainless steel (SS) and polypropylene (PP). Treatments with 70% ethanol and a commercial product (quaternary ammonium compound + isopropyl alcohol) exhibited similar weak performance on both...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Yuting Shang, Qinghua Ye, Qingping Wu, Rui Pang, Baoqing Zhou, Chufang Wang, Xinran Xiang, Fan Li, Juan Wang, Yinzhi Zhang, Jiasheng Wang, Xiulan Sun, Jumei Zhang Cronobacter species are opportunistic pathogens associated with severe infections in immunocompromised individuals. Species differentiation is essential as the sensitivity of different species to chemical reagents,...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Nysrine Mannani, Ahmed Tabarani, Chakib El Adlouni, El Hassane Abdennebi, Abdellah Zinedine Milk plays an essential role in a balanced diet for human health. Mycotoxins are among the most toxic compounds found in milk of lactating cows. The purpose of this work was to assess aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) levels in 67 liquid milk samples (46 pasteurized and 21 UHT) randomly collected during 2019...
Wed, 01/13/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Wen-Li Seow, Nor Ainy Mahyudin, Syafinaz Amin-Nordin, Son Radu, Noor Azira Abdul-Mutalib The purpose of the study was to identify the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and its antimicrobial resistance profile among food handlers and in cooked food in Klang Valley, Malaysia. The correlation between the prevalence of S. aureus and the occupational information of the food handlers was...
Sat, 01/09/2021 - 06:11
Author(s): Jesús Sevillano Caño, Fernando Cámara Martos, Ricardo Zamora-Díaz, Jesús Salvador Sevillano–Morales Consumption of Pb-contaminated game meat is a concern for the population, as it poses a potential risk to consumer health. Thus, this study is aimed at determining Pb content in muscle tissue of migratory birds, evaluating the influence of the use of Pb ammunition on the content of this...
Sat, 01/09/2021 - 06:11
Author(s): Chao Liao, Luxin Wang The native bacterial populations present in three brands of Spring Mix salads (brands A, B, and C) were analyzed by plating and 16S rRNA gene sequencing during 15 days of storage at 4°C. While the traditional plating method did not show significant differences among three brands or between before and after storage, 16S rRNA gene sequencing showed that the “brand”...
Fri, 01/08/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Ju Liu, Guoyang Xie, Qin Xiong, Taobo Liang, Hengyi Xu Cronobacter spp. are important opportunistic foodborne pathogens in powdered infant formula (PIF). In this study, a sensitive and specific assay was developed for fluorescent and colorimetric detection of Cronobacter spp. in PIF samples by using ligase chain reaction and rolling circle amplification (LCR-RCA) dual-amplification...
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 06:11
Author(s): Usama Nasir, Iqra Naeem, Muhammad Asif, Amir Ismail, Yun Yun Gong, Michael N. Routledge, Adnan Amjad, Ambreen Fazal, Zubair Ismail Aflatoxins are the secondary metabolites of a limited number of fungal species. Aflatoxins are classified as group one category carcinogenic compounds and are also reported to retard the growth, especially in children. Food commodities especially from the...
Sun, 01/03/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Shogo Yamaki, Yuji Kawai, Koji Yamazaki Bacterial cell filamentation is induced in response to sublethal stress in Listeria monocytogenes. The formation of filamentous cells, which have plural nucleoids and are connected in rows, is thought to result in the underestimation of viable cell counting using the agar plating method. Filamentous cells are able to return to their initial...
Sun, 01/03/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Jong-Heon Seok, Jae-Won Ha The purpose of this study was to investigate the synergistic bactericidal effect and mechanism of the simultaneous treatment with ultraviolet-A irradiation (UVA) and citric acid (CA) against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes on sliced cheese. Simultaneous UVA and 0.5% CA treatment for 90 min resulted in 3.63-, 3.21...
Thu, 12/31/2020 - 06:09
Author(s): Yinka M. Somorin, Olumide A. Odeyemi, Collins N. Ateba Global food imports, including those from Africa, constitute an integral part of the food chain in the European Union (EU) and a potential source of food hazards. Foodborne pathogens are among the food hazards that do not only impact on public health but also have economic implications for exporters. The Rapid Alert System for Food...
Wed, 12/30/2020 - 06:05
Author(s): Kye-Hwan Byun, Sang Ha Han, Jang-won Yoon, Si Hong Park, Sang-Do Ha In this study, we investigated the efficacy of chlorine-based disinfectants (sodium hypochlorite and chlorine dioxide) against Salmonella Enteritidis planktonic cells in the presence of different level of organic substances. Also, the reduction effect against S. Enteritidis biofilms formed on stainless steel, silicone...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Jenni Kaskela, Reijo Sund, Janne Lundén Noncompliances that decrease food safety are commonly detected in food safety inspections at restaurants, and challenges in correcting the noncompliances have been reported. Disclosure of inspection results has been used as a tool to decrease the rate of noncompliances by increasing motivation to attain and maintain compliance with regulations....
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Zengfeng Zhang, Shoukui He, Baowei Yang, Chunlei Shi, Yanhong Liu, Xianming Shi The recent emergence of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) foodborne bacteria is posing a huge threat to food safety and public health. In this study, we reported the genome features of an XDR Salmonella Indiana isolate (SJTUF87912v2) recovered from a chicken carcass in 2012 in Guangdong, China. This isolate...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Masaru Usui, Sho Tateno, Masanobu Onozaki, Naoaki Misawa, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Yutaka Tamura, Chie Nakajima A rapid method for the simultaneous detection of fluoroquinolone- and macrolide-resistant Campylobacter jejuni/coli in food products is long-awaited. In this study, we developed a DNA microarray-based method with primer extension, named CAMpylobacter Express Resistance Array (CAMERA...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Hui-Erh Chai, Shiowshuh Sheen High pressure processing (HPP) technique combined with food-grade antimicrobials, i.e. allyl isothiocyanate (AITC, a major compound in mustard oil) and acetic acid (AA, a key component in vinegar), is a promising preservative hurdle system for meat industries to reduce foodborne pathogens. With the addition of AITC and AA, the hydrostatic pressure level...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Xiaonan Zhao, Xiaomeng Yuan, Ming Hu, Yin Zhang, Lulu Li, Qing Zhang, Xuexia Yuan, Wenbo Wang, Yuqing Liu Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is one of the most common pathogens that cause mastitis in dairy cows. The emergence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) constitutes a serious public health concern due to its ability to colonize and infect humans and animals. In this study,...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Xiaoyi Ma, Cang wang, Mingcan Qin, Xiaopeng Tian, Shihui Fan, Hangtian Zu, Mingsheng Lyu, Shujun Wang Aeromonas hydrophila is a highly pathogenic bacteria that is naturally present in foods and the environment. A. hydrophila contamination can lead to economic losses to food industries and pose a critical threat to human's health. In this study, an unmodified DNA library was used for...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Shuang Zhao, Tong Bu, Kunyi He, Feier Bai, Meng Zhang, Yongming Tian, Xinyu Sun, Xin Wang, Hui Zhangsun, Li Wang Multiple mycotoxins may co-occurred in a single product and cause serious threats to public health. Herein, a multiplex immunochromatographic assay (mICA) was developed based on novel α-Fe2O3 nanocubes (FNCs) as signal tags for the simultaneous detection of deoxynivalenol (...
Thu, 12/17/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): Carlota Gamboa-Cruz, Sílvia Barros, Ana Sofia Vila Pouca, Jorge Barbosa, Andreia Freitas, Fernando Ramos The use of antibiotics in livestock production has become a common practice. In the EU, the use of antibiotics as growth promoters is forbidden. However, the (mis)use of antibiotics may lead to antimicrobial resistance, which adversely affects humans, animals and the environment....
Thu, 12/17/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): Shu-Chuan Kuo, Yih-Ming Weng In Taiwan, food safety courses are taught to Grade 6 schoolchildren at elementary school. However, no report discussed the relationship and these changes among knowledge, attitudes, and practices concerning food safety in Taiwan before. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the association of food safety education with a combination of knowledge...
Sun, 12/13/2020 - 06:04
Author(s): Daiqi Shang, Hang Zhao, Xuebin Xu, Kannappan Arunachalam, Jiang Chang, Ling Bai, Chunlei Shi Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is one of the most important serovars among nontyphoidal Salmonella. The inappropriate and over usage of antimicrobials in clinical and animal husbandry has increased the prevalence of antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium)....
Sun, 12/13/2020 - 06:04
Author(s): Godfrey Wokorach, Sofie Landschoot, Juliet Anena, Kris Audenaert, Richard Echodu, Geert Haesaert Mycotoxins are toxic metabolites of fungi that contaminate food and feed. These toxins can cause acute and chronic health threats to both humans and animals. In sub-Saharan Africa, exposure to mycotoxins is chronic and under-reported. The study explores contamination of grains (sorghum,...
Sat, 12/12/2020 - 06:05
Author(s): Piyanan Chuesiang, Romanee Sanguandeekul, Ubonrat Siripatrawan A nanoemulsion approach to enhance antimicrobial performance of cinnamon essential oil as a natural preservative for the real food system was studied. The antimicrobial activity of cinnamon essential oil nanoemulsion (1429 and 11429 mg/L), in comparison to bulk cinnamon oil (488 and 11429 mg/L) and food industrial used...
Sat, 12/12/2020 - 06:05
Author(s): Md. Sharifull Islam, Xiangwei Yang, Chad W. Euler, Xueqing Han, Jiahui Liu, Md. Isrfil Hossen, Yang Zhou, Jinquan Li Aeromonas hydrophila is an important pathogenic bacterium that causes foodborne illness worldwide. In this study, virulent phages from the sediment of a fish farm were propagated and isolated on a multidrug-resistant strain of A. hydrophila, ZYAH75. One phage, designated...
Fri, 12/11/2020 - 06:04
Author(s): Marialetizia Palomba, Mario Santoro, Renato Aco Alburqueque, Paolo Cipriani, Simonetta Mattiucci Trypanorhynch tapeworms are marine heteroxenous parasites, involving sharks and rays as definitive hosts, invertebrates (i.e. crustaceans) as first intermediate hosts, and various teleost fishes as intermediate/paratenic ones. The massive presence of Trypanorhyncha larval forms in the flesh...
Fri, 12/11/2020 - 06:04
Author(s): Rui Liu, Yunlian Zhang, Shujat Ali, Suleiman A. Haruna, Peihuan He, Huanhuan Li, Qin Ouyang, Quansheng Chen In this study, a simple fluorescence aptasensor was developed for rapid and sensitive detection of Listeria monocytogenes in food. The aptasensor was comprised of two parts. Aptamer-functionalized upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) recognized and adhered to the L. monocytogenes...
Fri, 12/11/2020 - 06:04
Author(s): Ilija Djekic, Aleksandra Nikolić, Mirza Uzunović, Aluwé Marijke, Aijun Liu, Jiqin Han, Mladen Brnčić, Nada Knežević, Photis Papademas, Katerina Lemoniati, Franziska Witte, Nino Terjung, Maria Papageorgiou, Kyriaki G. Zinoviadou, Antonella Dalle Zotte, Erika Pellattiero, Bartosz G. Sołowiej, Raquel P.F. Guiné, Paula Correia, Alexandrina Sirbu This study provides an important insight...
Thu, 12/10/2020 - 06:05
Author(s): Yue Sun, Xiaodong Zhai, Yiwei Xu, Chao Liu, Xiaobo Zou, Zhihua Li, Jiyong Shi, Xiaowei Huang Applicable surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) active substrate require not only high enhancement factor (EF), but also excellent reproducibility and facile fabrication process. Although some colloidal SERS substrates have advantages of high EF, random assembly causing the unstable signal...
Thu, 12/10/2020 - 06:05
Author(s): Sara W. Erasmus, Lisanne van Hasselt, Linda M. Ebbinge, Saskia M. van Ruth For centuries, the colour of foods has played a significant role in the way products are perceived and valued. Generally, the more vibrant the product, the higher its quality and price. For modern-day consumers, various brightly coloured foods are known as superfoods and often consumed at higher concentrations...
Thu, 10/22/2020 - 06:20
Author(s): Sara Schaarschmidt, Carsten Fauhl-Hassek Mycotoxins are widespread natural toxins with diverse toxicological impacts, produced in crops like cereals in the field and/or post-harvest. Most common mycotoxins that occur at relatively high levels in maize are fumonisins, zearalenone, and aflatoxins. In addition, other mycotoxins such as deoxynivalenol are also frequently present in maize....
Thu, 10/15/2020 - 06:18
Author(s): Neda Fallah, Mehran Ghaemi, Kiarash Ghazvini, Mehrnaz Rad, Abdollah Jamshidi Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli (DEC) strains are common pathogens that transmitted through the consumption of contaminated foods, and cause acute intestinal diseases in human. The present study was conducted on 300 samples including raw milk, meat and some of their products from November 2016 to October 2017....
Mon, 10/12/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): Hua'ning Zhang, Danlei Liu, Zilei Zhang, Joanne Hewitt, Xinpeng Li, Peibin Hou, Dapeng Wang, Qingping Wu Human norovirus (HuNoV) is the leading cause of non-bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. Oysters are known food-related vehicles for HuNoV transmission. However, there are few data available on the viral contamination of shellfish from production areas in China. A one-year...
Sat, 10/10/2020 - 06:18
Author(s): John Jorgensen, Rebecca Bland, Joy Waite-Cusic, Jovana Kovacevic The widespread nature of Listeria monocytogenes and its presence in soil and agricultural environments, make it a challenging pathogen to control in the produce industry. The objective of this study was to assess diversity of Listeria spp. isolates (n = 113) previously recovered from five produce handling and processing...
Sat, 10/10/2020 - 06:17
Author(s): M.D. Hanvi, P. Lawson-Evi, E.C. Bouka, K. Eklu-Gadegbeku Aflatoxins are produced by fungi Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus which are found, among others, in sub-Saharan African countries in the tropical climate. Aflatoxins pose food safety challenges for many countries. They affect agricultural products, particularly cereals and are harmful to human. We investigated aflatoxin...
Fri, 10/09/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Wanjiku N. Gichohi-Wainaina, Nelson Kumwenda, Rodah Zulu, Justice Munthali, Patrick Okori The aims of this study were to assess the state of knowledge and perceptions regarding aflatoxin contamination among frontline workers in direct contact with small holder farming households in Malawi as well as among the households themselves. The study first investigated and documented...
Fri, 10/09/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Ji-Hoon Kang, Kyung Bin Song This study aimed to determine the antimicrobial activities of honeybush ethanol extract (HBE) against Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7, and to define whether it could be used to wash fresh-cut Swiss chard. HPLC analysis showed that HBE contained the phenolic compounds, hesperidin, luteolin, kaempferol, mangiferin, and epicatechin,...

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