Food Research International

Sun, 06/13/2021 - 06:08
Author(s): Basheer Aaliya, Kappat Valiyapeediyekkal Sunooj, Muhammed Navaf, Plachikkattu Parambil Akhila, Cherakkathodi Sudheesh, Shabir Ahmed Mir, Sarasan Sabu, Abhilash Sasidharan, Moe Theingi Hlaing, Johnsy George Researchers are continuously discovering varied technologies for microbial control to ensure worldwide food safety from farm-to-fork. The microbial load and virulence of spoilage...
Wed, 06/09/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Paula Alvito, Elsa Vasco, Ricardo Assunção This special issue was launched under the scope of the 3rd International Conference on Food Contaminants (ICFC2019): Challenges on Risk Assessment. ICFC2019 was held in Aveiro (Portugal) on 26 and 27 September 2019, and was organized by the National Institute of Health Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Lisboa, Portugal, in close collaboration with...
Wed, 06/09/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Guan-Wen Chen, Yi-An Chen, Hsin-Yi Chang, Tsui-Chin Huang, Tai-Yuan Chen Slightly acidic electrolysed water (SAEW) and high-pressure processing (HPP) are well-established non-thermal preservation technologies. This study investigated the deactivation mechanisms of Listeria monocytogenes by label-free quantitative proteomics analysis. Samples were treated through HPP (300 MPa for 3 min...
Sat, 06/05/2021 - 06:13
Author(s): Yating Guo, Jie Li, Md. Sharifull Islam, Ting Yan, Yang Zhou, Lu Liang, Ian F. Connerton, Kai Deng, Jinquan Li Salmonella is one of the most common foodborne pathogens around the world. Phages are envisioned as a new strategy to control foodborne pathogenic bacteria and food safety. A Salmonella specific lytic phage vB_SalS-LPSTLL (LPSTLL) was selected for food applications on the...
Tue, 06/01/2021 - 06:16
Author(s): Ana K. F. Leite, Thatyane V. Fonteles, Thaiz B.A.R. Miguel, Giselle Silvestre da Silva, Edy Sousa de Brito, Elenilson G. Alves Filho, Fabiano A.N. Fernandes, Sueli Rodrigues This study evaluated the atmospheric cold plasma (ACP) effect on cashew apple juice composition at different frequencies (200 and 700 Hz). The impact of this non-thermal technology on the organic juice compounds...
Tue, 06/01/2021 - 06:16
Author(s): Andria da C. Loureiro, Francisca das C. do A. Souza, Edgar A. Sanches, Jaqueline de A. Bezerra, Carlos Victor Lamarão, Sueli Rodrigues, Fabiano A. N. Fernandes, Pedro H. Campelo The present work aims to evaluate the effect of different excitation frequency (200, 500 and 800 Hz) of cold plasma technique as a pretreatment for drying tucumã. SEM images showed changes on the pretreated...
Tue, 06/01/2021 - 06:16
Author(s): Sun Min Park, Hye Won Kim, Changsun Choi, Min Suk Rhee Aeromonas hydrophila is an emerging foodborne pathogen capable of causing human gastroenteritis, and the main reservoir is the aquatic environment. In this study, the prevalence and virulence of A. hydrophila in seafoods and ready-to-eat (RTE) sushi distributed in various conditions (refrigerated, dried, or frozen) or seasons was...
Tue, 06/01/2021 - 06:16
Author(s): Guangyu Lu, Qi Chen, Yuping Li, Yuting Liu, Yuying Zhang, Yujia Huang, Lei Zhu Antibiotic residues (ARs) in food of animal origin are of worldwide concern, particularly in China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of antibiotics. Aiming to provide a reference for the use of antibiotics in dairy cows, for supervision and management departments in the detection of related...
Tue, 06/01/2021 - 06:16
Author(s): Shamsun Nahar, Ha Lim Jeong, Younsoo Kim, Angela Jie-won Ha, Pantu Kumar Roy, Si Hong Park, Md. Ashrafudoulla, Md. Furkanur Rahman Mizan, Sang-Do Ha Salmonella enterica and Shiga toxin-producing (or verotoxin-producing) Escherichia coli are major foodborne pathogens, posing substantial food safety risks. Due to the negative effects of chemical treatment against foodborne pathogens, the...
Thu, 05/20/2021 - 06:17
Author(s): Yingli Liu, Huijia Mao, Kalekristos Woldemariam Yohannes, Zhen Wan, Yating Cao, Thierry Tron, Junfang Lin, Yixuan Jiang, Hongyan Li, Jing Wang Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is the most harmful mycotoxin and presents risks to human health. Utilization of enzyme to degrade AFB1 is a promising strategy to overcome this problem. In this study, we evaluated the effect of recombinant laccase expressed...
Thu, 05/13/2021 - 06:17
Author(s): Kaat Neckermann, Gregor Claus, Siegrid De Baere, Gunther Antonissen, Sarah Lebrun, Céline Gemmi, Bernard Taminiau, Caroline Douny, Marie-Louise Scippo, Dian Schatzmayr, James Gathumbi, Silvio Uhlig, Siska Croubels, Véronique Delcenserie Mycotoxin intoxication is in general an acknowledged and tackled issue in animals. However, in several parts of the world, mycotoxicoses in humans...
Thu, 05/13/2021 - 06:17
Author(s): Daniel Berdejo, Elisa Pagán, Natalia Merino, Diego García-Gonzalo, Rafael Pagán Due to their excellent antimicrobial properties, essential oils (EO) have been proposed as potential preservatives for certain kinds of foods, such as dairy products. However, the occurrence of pathogenic populations that are resistant to EOs could pose a health risk. This report seeks to assess the...
Mon, 05/10/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Xiaobing Jiang, Siyu Ren, Yimin Geng, Congyi Jiang, Guosheng Liu, Hailei Wang, Tao Yu, Yu Liang The ability of Listeria monocytogenes, an important foodborne pathogen, to form biofilms in food processing environments leads to increased opportunity for contamination of food products, which is a major concern for food safety. In this study, the role of a complex system composed of the...
Sun, 05/02/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Ana Caroline de Oliveira, Vanete Thomaz-Soccol, Michelle Zibetti Tadra-Sfeir, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Maria Elena Crespo-Lopez, Hervé Rogez Without standardized methods for rapidly detecting in food matrices viable T. cruzi, foodborne outbreaks remain neglected. In this work, a reverse-transcriptase real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) mRNA-based technique was developed for the rapid and...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Marco Cossu, Luigi Ledda, Andrea Cossu The food and drink manufacturing industry is constantly seeking for alternative sanitation and disinfection systems that may achieve the same antimicrobial efficiency of conventional chemical sanitisers and at the same time be convenient in terms of energy and water savings. A candidate technology for this purpose is the use of light in...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Shang Wu, Yang Yang, Tingwei Wang, Jiadi Sun, Yinzhi Zhang, Jian Ji, Xiulan Sun Antibiotic resistance in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (S. ser. Typhimurium) has become a critical safety hazard in food. Sublethal environmental stresses can influence resistance in Salmonella during food processing. This study simulated environmental stresses in food processing. The antibiotic...
Thu, 04/01/2021 - 06:13
Author(s): Zhanwen Zheng, Yawen Xie, Sheng Ma, Junhong Tu, Jiahui Li, Sen Liang, Yunfeng Xu, Chao Shi Cronobacter sakazakii is an opportunistic pathogen that can survive extreme desiccation, heat, acid, and osmotic stress. This can increase the risk of infection, resulting in severe diseases, mainly in neonates. The inactivation effect of 405 ± 5-nm light-emitting diode (LED) illumination on C....
Thu, 03/11/2021 - 06:11
Author(s): Lu Lin, Min Chen, Jie Ou, Weiling Yan Numerous studies on bacterial growth or survival predictive models have been conducted since the establishment of predictive microbiology. However, limited research focused on the prediction of bacteria-producing enterotoxins, which are often the causative agents of food-borne diseases. This study aimed to determine an appropriate kinetic model of...
Wed, 03/10/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Jiajing Guo, Xiao Hu, Zhipeng Gao, Gaoyang Li, Fuhua Fu, Xuebo Shang, Zengenni Liang, Yang Shan Listeria monocytogenes, which could cause severe disease of listeriosis, is one of the most concerned foodborne pathogens worldwide. Citrus medica L. var. sarcodactylis Swingle (Fingered Citron) is one of the citrus species cultivated in south China. Here, we investigated the efficacy of...
Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Xiaoying Han, Yuanhui Liu, Juxin Yin, Min Yue, Ying Mu The global burden of foodborne diseases is substantial and foodborne pathogens are the major cause for human illnesses. In order to prevent the spread of foodborne pathogens, detection methods are constantly being updated towards rapid, portable, inexpensive, and multiplexed on-site detection. Due to the nature of the small size...
Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Haiyan Zeng, Chengsi Li, Dandan Luo, Jumei Zhang, Yu Ding, Moutong Chen, Xiaojuan Yang, Tao Lei, Shi Wu, Qinghua Ye, Rui Pang, Qihui Gu, Qingping Wu Cronobacter spp. are important foodborne pathogens that are a threat to people of all ages, but especially neonates and infants. Bacteriophages are biological agents that are potentially useful for the control of foodborne pathogens....
Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Kenny C.S. Ribeiro, Nathalia M. Coutinho, Marcello R. Silveira, Ramon S. Rocha, Henrique S. Arruda, Gláucia Maria Pastore, Roberto P.C. Neto, Maria Inês B. Tavares, Tatiana C. Pimentel, Paulo Henrique F. Silva, Mônica Q. Freitas, Erick A. Esmerino, Marcia Cristina Silva, Maria Carmela K.H. Duarte, Adriano G. Cruz This study aimed to evaluate the impact of cold plasma (0, 5, 10, or 15...
Sat, 02/20/2021 - 06:17
Author(s): Ga-Lam Cho, Jae-Won Ha The aim of this study was to evaluate the synergistic antimicrobial effect of xenon light (XL) and citric acid (CA) combination against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes on spinach leaves and determine the effect of XL-CA combination on quality of spinach leaves. The XL-CA combined treatment for 8 min synergistically...
Thu, 02/11/2021 - 06:17
Author(s): Adriana Raquel Persson da Silva, Maria Helena Pelegrinelli Fungaro, Josué José Silva, Ligia Manoel Martins, Marta Hiromi Taniwaki, Beatriz Thie Iamanaka Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a mycotoxin with nephrotoxic, genotoxic, teratogenic and carcinogenic properties, produced by several species of Aspergillus, mainly those belonging to the A. section Circumdati and A. section Nigri. Although this...
Sun, 02/07/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Mohsen Gavahian, Chaitanya Sarangapani, NN Misra Pesticide and agrochemical residues in food and water are among hazardous chemicals that are associated with adverse health effects. Consequently, technologies for pesticide abatement in food and water remain in focus. Cold plasma is an emerging decontamination technology, that is being increasingly explored for the abatement of...
Sun, 02/07/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Songtao Du, I-Hsuan Chen, Alana MacLachlan, Yuzhe Liu, Tung-shi Huang, Zhongyang Cheng, Pengyu Chen, Bryan A. Chin Foodborne illnesses caused by pathogens on fresh produce remain one of the most critical food safety problems the world faces. The recalls of pasta salad in 2018 and pre-cut melons in 2019 imply current methods in identifying the source of pathogens and outbreak prevention...
Sun, 02/07/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Yingyu Liu, Jindou Jiang, Abdelaziz Ed-Dra, Xiaomeng Li, Xianqi Peng, Lining Xia, Qingyong Guo, Gang Yao, Min Yue Salmonella is a major foodborne pathogen worldwide, causing serious cases of morbidity and mortality due to the consumption of contaminated foods. Animal-borne foods were considered the main source of transferring Salmonella to humans; however, route surveillance by genomic...
Wed, 02/03/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Eun Bi Jeon, Man-Seok Choi, Ji Yoon Kim, Eun Ha Choi, Jun Sup Lim, Jinsung Choi, Kwang Soo Ha, Ji Young Kwon, Sang Hyeon Jeong, Shin Young Park This study investigated the antiviral effects of floating electrode-dielectric barrier discharge (FE-DBD) plasma treatment (1.1 kV, 43 kHz, N2 1.5 m/s, 5–30 min) against human norovirus (HuNoV) GII.4 in Jogaejeotgal Infectivity was assessed...
Wed, 01/27/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Tássia Henrique Nievierowski, Flávio Fonseca Veras, Rafaela Diogo Silveira, Bruna Dachery, Karolina Cardoso Hernandes, Fernanda Cortez Lopes, Edegar Scortegagna, Claudia Alcaraz Zini, Juliane Elisa Welke Dehydration of grapes has been used in various regions of the world to produce special wines, aiming to add value to oenological products. Post-harvest dehydration in rooms may be...
Sun, 01/24/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Z. Wang, H.J. van der Fels-Klerx, A. G. J. M. Oude Lansink, HJ (Ine) van der Fels-Klerx Food safety monitoring is essential for hazard identification in food chain, but its application may be limited due to costly analytical methods and (inefficient) sampling procedures. The objective of this study was to design cost-effective monitoring schemes for food safety contaminants along the...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Dandan Luo, Chengsi Li, Qingping Wu, Yu Ding, Meiyan Yang, Yongdan Hu, Haiyan Zeng, Jumei Zhang Cronobacter spp. are opportunistic pathogenic bacteria that cause severe diseases in neonates and infants. Bacteriophages are novel antibacterial agents with a potential to control this pathogen. In the current study, a novel lytic Cronobacter phage, vB_CtuP_A24, was isolated from a river in...
Wed, 01/20/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Yi-Ming Huang, Wei-Chih Chang, Chuan-Liang Hsu This study investigated atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) jet, an emerging novel non-thermal technology, for the inactivation of human norovirus (NoV) on salmon sashimi. The influences of the non-thermal plasma on quality attributes of sashimi were also evaluated. Air, O2, and N2 (15 L/min) were used to produce the plasma jets. N2 plasma...
Wed, 01/13/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Andrea R. McWhorter, Samiullah Khan, Margaret Sexton, Talia S. Moyle, Kapil K. Chousalkar Despite food safety recommendations, raw egg-based foods, such as mayonnaise, are frequently identified as the source of Salmonella during outbreaks. Acidification and storage temperature have been linked with reduced bacterial culturability. Raw egg-based sauces stored at 25°C have historically...
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Mario González-Angulo, Vinicio Serment-Moreno, Laura Clemente-García, Carole Tonello, Isabel Jaime, Jordi Rovira Despite the commercial success of high pressure processing (HPP) in the juice industry and the fact that no foodborne outbreaks have been reported so far, some regulatory agencies still require process validation. However, there is a lack of consensus on various aspects...
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Hans Verhagen, Cristina Alonso-Andicoberry, Ricardo Assunção, Francesca Cavaliere, Hanna Eneroth, Jeljer Hoekstra, Stylianos Koulouris, Andreas Kouroumalis, Stefano Lorenzetti, Alberto Mantovani, Davide Menozzi, Maarten Nauta, Morten Poulsen, Josep Rubert, Alfonso Siani, Veronique Sirot, Giulia Spaggiari, Sofie T. Thomsen, Marco Trevisan, Pietro Cozzini Risk-benefit assessment is the...
Thu, 12/31/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): Xu Li, Yaoyao Ren, Jin Jing, Yiran Jiang, Qingli Yang, Shujuan Luo, Fuguo Xing As the most toxic and carcinogenic mycotoxin, aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) biosynthesis depends on a series of enzymatic reactions and a complicated regulatory system. Methyl jasmonate (MeJA) is one of stress associated phytohormones. In this study, MeJA could inhibit A. flavus growth and AFB1 production with a dose-...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Xiaojing Tian, Qianqian Yu, Lele Shao, Wladimir Silva-Vera, Xingmin Li, Ruitong Dai In this study, the high-throughput Illumina HiSeq 2000 mRNA sequencing technique was used to investigate the transcriptome response of Escherichia coli O157:H7 exposed to ohmic heating (OH) and water bath heating (WB). Compared to untreated samples, a total of 293, 516, and 498 genes showed differential...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): P. Tarancón, P. Fernández-Serrano, C. Besada In recent years, a decreasing trend in fruit consumption has been detected in Mediterranean countries, with the consequent risk for the population’s health. The objective of this study was to obtain consumer knowledge that can be useful to promote fruit consumption by designing specific interventions. This study was conducted in Spain as its...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Cristina Serra-Castelló, Anna Jofré, Nicoletta Belletti, Margarita Garriga, Sara Bover-Cid Food safety is often based on the application of several preservative (hurdle) factors whose combination must be smartly selected. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of lactate and diacetate on the high pressure processing (HPP) inactivation of three L. monocytogenes strains...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Junjie Li, Yameng Li, Yifeng Ding, Chenxi Huang, Yu Zhang, Jia Wang, Xiaohong Wang Salmonella is one of the most common causes of foodborne diseases and can cause severe economic loss. Increased antibiotic resistance, particularly of multidrug-resistant strains, has led to the use of phages as substitute agents. However, bacteriophages are usually sensitive to harsh environments. At...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Xiangfeng Zheng, Wanning Wei, Wenyuan Zhou, Huaxiang Li, Shengqi Rao, Lu Gao, Zhenquan Yang Patulin-producing fungi pose an unavoidable problem for apple and its product quality, thereby threatening human and/or animal health. Studies on controlling the patulin-producing fungal growth and patulin contamination in apple and its products by physical methods, chemical fungicides, and...
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Matthias Filter, Esther M. Sundermann, Octavio Mesa-Varona, Tasja Buschhardt, Estibaliz Lopez de Abechuco, Marios Georgiadis In the last decades, mathematical models and model-based simulations became important elements not only in the area of risk assessment concerning microbiological and chemical hazards but also in modelling biological phenomena in general. Unfortunately, many of...
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Antonella Cavazza, Chiara Bignardi, Maria Grimaldi, Paola Salvadeo, Claudio Corradini A recent European Regulation further restricted the use of bisphenol A in food-contact materials, reducing its limit of migration. However, all analytical systems of control are aimed at identifying and quantifying the molecules of this monomer without taking in consideration the possible presence of...
Sun, 11/22/2020 - 06:09
Author(s): Yongpeng Guo, Lihong Zhao, Qiugang Ma, Cheng Ji Aflatoxins are toxic secondary metabolites mainly produced by Aspergillus fungi, posing high carcinogenic potency in humans and animals. Dietary exposure to aflatoxins is a global problem in both developed and developing countries especially where there is poor regulation of their levels in food and feed. Thus, academics have been...
Wed, 11/11/2020 - 06:11
Peanuts in China are heavily contaminated with aflatoxin, which pose a threaten to human health. To compare the dietary exposure risk of aflatoxins (AFT) in peanuts and peanut oil in different areas of China, the spatial distribution of AFT contamination levels in peanuts and peanut oil from different areas was analyzed. The dietary exposure was calculated by simple distributed risk assessment...
Wed, 11/04/2020 - 06:12
Author(s): Carla Martins, Duarte Torres, Carla Lopes, Daniela Correia, Ana Goios, Ricardo Assunção, Paula Alvito, Arnau Vidal, Marthe De Boevre, Sarah De Saeger, Carla Nunes Deoxynivalenol (DON), an enteropathogenic mycotoxin produced by Fusarium species, is usually associated with adverse health outcomes such as gastrointestinal diseases and immunotoxicity. To estimate DON exposure of the...
Wed, 11/04/2020 - 06:12
Author(s): Tassiana Ramires, Natalie Rauber Kleinubing, Mariana Almeida Iglesias, Helena Reissig Soares Vitola, Adriana Souto Pereira Núncio, Isabela Schneid Kroning, Gustavo Marçal Schmidt Garcia Moreira, Ângela Maria Fiorentini, Wladimir Padilha da Silva Sushi is a ready-to-eat (RTE) food prepared from raw or cooked fish that is widely consumed worldwide. Listeria monocytogenes is the foodborne...
Thu, 10/15/2020 - 06:20
Author(s): Magaly Rodríguez-Saavedra, Dolores González de Llano, M. Victoria Moreno-Arribas Craft beer is more susceptible to microbial spoilage because it does not have a pasteurization or filtration process, with lactic acid bacteria (LAB) being the most common beer spoilage microorganism. The aim of this study was to isolate LAB in a craft brewery and their characterization from a food safety...
Wed, 10/07/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): Farhat Rashid, Yiwen Bao, Zaheer Ahmed, Jen-Yi Huang Fenugreek is a good source of galactomannan, however, conventional methods for its extraction are generally time-consuming and have relatively low recovery rates. In this study, we applied high voltage atmospheric cold plasma (HVACP) as a pretreatment and investigated its effects on galactomannan extraction from dry fenugreek seeds...
Wed, 10/07/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): Rodrigo Lira de Oliveira, Vinícius Luís Vilela dos Santos, Marcos Fellipe da Silva, Tatiana Souza Porto β-fructofuranosidase (FFase) from Aspergillus tamarii URM4634 was immobilized covalently in chitosan beads. It was characterized biochemically, studied in terms of kinetic and thermodynamic parameters, and applied on conversion of sucrose for invert sugar production in a packed bed...

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