Food Research International

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 03:39
Author(s): Zhijun Wang, Sara W. Erasmus, Pieter Dekker, Boli Guo, Jetse J. Stoorvogel, Saskia M. van RuthAbstractTraceability of agricultural produce is getting increasingly important for numerous reasons including marketing, certification, and food safety. Globally, banana (Musa spp.) with its high nutritional value and easy accessibility, is a popular fruit among consumers. Bananas are produced...
Sat, 12/07/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Qingmeng Tong, Sven Anders, Junbiao Zhang, Lu ZhangAbstractIn the face of growing environmental concerns among Chinese consumers over food contamination, this study investigates the determinants of Chinese consumers’ purchase intentions and willingness to pay for rice with environmental attributes (green rice). The analysis focused especially on latent consumer traits of environmental...
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): ZAHRA H. MOHAMMAD, ELSA A. MURANO, ROSANA G. MOREIRA, ALEJANDRO CASTILLOAbstractSince two outbreaks of salmonellosis were linked to the consumption of almonds in 2001 and 2004, the study of pathogen inactivation kinetics in almonds has been encouraged, often by conducting inoculated challenge studies. The inoculation method could affect the results of such challenge studies, because of...
Thu, 12/05/2019 - 03:43
Author(s): Elvira Frías, Yenea Iglesias, Avelino Alvarez-Ordóñez, Miguel Prieto, Montserrat González-Raurich, Mercedes LópezAbstractThe efficacy of Cold Atmospheric Pressure Plasma (CAPP) for the inactivation of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on tofu was evaluated. The potential of using Plasma...
Wed, 12/04/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Mehrnoosh Babaahmadifooladi, Liesbeth Jacxsens, Tom Van De Wiele, Gijs Du LaingAbstractThe metal nickel is well known to cause nickel allergy in sensitive humans by prolonged dermal contact to materials releasing (high) amounts of nickel. Oral nickel exposure via water and food intake is of potential concern. Nickel is essential to plants and animals and can be naturally found in food...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Stéfani T.A. Dantas, Carlos H. Camargo, Monique R. Tiba-Casas, Ricardo C. Vivian, José P.A.N. Pinto, José C.F. Pantoja, Rodrigo T. Hernandes, Ary Fernandes Júnior, Vera L.M. RallAbstractSalmonella spp. is responsible for severe foodborne disease, and is one of the main agents involved in foodborne outbreaks worldwide. Contamination occurs mainly as a result of poultry and egg...
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Kelly Lameiro Rodrigues, Anita Eves, Caroline Pereira das Neves, Bruna Kerstner Souto, Sara Joana Gadotti dos AnjosAbstractThis study evaluates the influences on food handlers’ intention to conduct safe handling behaviours in food service settings in Brazil and the United Kingdom, focusing on Optimistic bias (OB). Although OB has been identified in food handlers in other studies, this...
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Christina Sakarikou, Dimitra Kostoglou, Manuel Simões, Efstathios GiaourisAbstractSalmonella is one of the most frequent causes of foodborne outbreaks throughout the world. In the last years, the resistance of this and other pathogenic bacteria to antimicrobials has become a prime concern towards their successful control. In addition, the tolerance and virulence of pathogenic bacteria...
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Diana Alves, Miguel A. Cerqueira, Lorenzo M. Pastrana, Sanna SillankorvaAbstractNotwithstanding the implementation of good processing practices in food companies and appropriate washing of food products by the consumer, Salmonella and Escherichia coli outbreaks continue to occur. In this study, different combinations of bacteriophages (phages) and cinnamaldehyde (CNMA) were...
Sat, 11/23/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Els Vossen, Sophie Goethals, Jo De Vrieze, Nico Boon, Thomas van Hecke, Stefaan De SmetAbstractPigs were fed either red and processed meat or chicken meat within either a prudent or a Western dietary pattern for four weeks (2 × 2 full factorial design). The colon microbial community and volatile organic compounds were assessed (either quantified or based on their presence). Results...
Fri, 11/22/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Tiago de Melo Nazareth, Manuel Alonso-Garrido, Oana Stanciu, Jordi Mañes, Lara Manyes, Giuseppe MecaAbstractThe goals of this study were to determine the efficacy of allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) against the growth of A. flavus and Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) production as well as to evaluate changes in the transcriptome profile when colonizing maize. A. flavus was inoculated in potato dextrose...
Fri, 11/22/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Xingmin Wang, Yonghong Yang, Mark M. HuyckeAbstractProbiotics are naturally occurring microorganisms that confer health benefits by altering host commensal microbiota, modulating immunity, enhancing intestinal barrier function, or altering pain perception. Enterococci are human and animal intestinal commensals that are used as probiotics and in food production. These microorganisms,...
Fri, 11/22/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Xiaojing Tian, Yi Liu, Qianqian Yu, Lele Shao, Xingmin Li, Ruitong DaiAbstractTo investigate the inactivation mechanism of ohmic heating (OH) on Escherichia coli O157:H7 at the same inactivation levels, a label-free quantitative proteomic approach was employed in this study. Quantification of 2633 proteins was obtained with high confidence. Compared to untreated samples (CT), a total...
Fri, 11/22/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Paula Vasconcelos Costa, Luiza Vasconcellos, Ingrid Camelo da Silva, Valéria de Mello Medeiros, Stephen James Forsythe, Marcelo Luiz Lima BrandãoAbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the microbiological quality of 45 samples of corn-based farinaceous foods commercialized in Brazil. The bacteriological analysis performed were: detection of Salmonella and Cronobacter, and...
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Jessica Frigerio, Giulia Agostinetto, Anna Sandionigi, Valerio Mezzasalma, Nadia Maria Berterame, Maurizio Casiraghi, Massimo Labra, Andrea GalimbertiAbstractIn the context of novel foods, a category for which the market demand is increasing worldwide, the consumption of edible insects and related insect-based products is expected to grow in the next years. Insects represent an...
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Rafaela C. Baptista, Claudia N. Horita, Anderson S. Sant'AnaAbstractSeafood is highly perishable, presenting a rapid loss of its quality soon after capture. Temperature is the critical parameter that impacts on seafood shelf-life reduction, allowing the growth of foodborne pathogens and spoilage microorganisms. In recent years, the search by additional methods of preserving seafood has...
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Maryam Dadar, Yadolah Fakhri, Youcef Shahali, Amin Mousavi KhaneghahAbstractBrucellosis is known as an influential zoonosis in different regions worldwide, with significant effects on the reproductive performance of livestock. Considering the high incidence of brucellosis in dairy products and further negative impacts on food safety, the present study was aimed to...
Thu, 11/14/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Marcelo Enrique Conti, Mabel Beatriz Tudino, Maria Grazia Finoia, Cristina Simone, Jorge StripeikisAbstractThe purpose of this paper is to investigate the trace metal content in edible biomonitors (i.e., mollusks) in the Beagle Channel (southern Patagonia) and to assess the human health risks associated with their consumption. Rationale: The monitoring breakdown structure (MBS)...
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Idalina Machado, Luís R. Silva, Efstathios D. Giaouris, Luís F. Melo, Manuel SimõesAbstractFood can harbor a variety of microorganisms including spoilage and pathogenic bacteria. Many bacterial processes, including production of degrading enzymes, virulence factors, and biofilm formation are known to depend on cell density through a process called quorum sensing (QS), in which cells...
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Ian Young, Lisa A. Waddell, Barbara J. Wilhelm, Judy GreigAbstractBackground: food handlers working in retail and food service establishments are a frequent source of foodborne disease outbreaks. Numerous studies have investigated different education and training approaches to improve their safe food handling knowledge, attitudes, and practices. Frequently, these studies use a single...
Sat, 11/02/2019 - 03:24
Author(s): Gabriele Rocchetti, Jorge Pamplona Pagnossa, Francesca Blasi, Lina Cossignani, Roberta Hilsdorf Piccoli, Gokhan Zengin, Domenico Montesano, Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Luigi LuciniAbstractIn this work the (poly)-phenolic profile of Moringa oleifera leaves was comprehensively investigated through untargeted metabolomics, following a homogenizer-assisted extraction (HAE) using three solvent...
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:32
Author(s): Dongxu Wang, Qiang Gao, Taotao Wang, Zhipeng Kan, Xin Li, Lizhen Hu, Chuan-yi Peng, Frank Qian, Yijun Wang, Daniel GranatoAbstractPerfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) is a highly toxic food contaminant that is extensively used in food applications as surface antifouling agent. In this present study, we aimed to assess whether green tea polyphenols (GTPs) and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)...
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:32
Author(s): Jose Lucas Peñalver-Soto, Alberto Garre, Arturo Esnoz, Pablo S. Fernández, Jose A. EgeaAbstractKinetic models are nowadays a basic tool to ensure food safety. Most models used in predictive microbiology have model parameters, whose precision is crucial to provide meaningful predictions. Kinetic parameters are usually estimated based on experimental data, where the experimental design...
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:32
Author(s): Gabriele Rocchetti, Luigi Lucini, Shaimaa R. Ahmed, Fatema R. SaberAbstractUntargeted metabolomics was used in this study to discriminate the phenolic fingerprints of six Syzygium species. This approach resulted in the annotation of 441 compounds that belong to different phenolic classes, such as flavonoids, lignans, stilbenes, tyrosols, alkylphenols, and phenolic acids. Multivariate...
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:32
Author(s): Bruna Dachery, Karolina Cardoso Hernandes, Flávio Fonseca Veras, Luana Schmidt, Paula Rossini Augusti, Vitor Manfroi, Claudia Alcaraz Zini, Juliane Elisa WelkeAbstractAspergillus carbonarius can produce a possibly carcinogenic mycotoxin named ochratoxin A (OTA). The metabolism of this fungus can also impact grape and wine quality as it influences the volatile and phenolic profiles,...
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:32
Author(s): Dele Raheem, António Raposo, Oluwatoyin Bolanle Oluwole, Maaike Nieuwland, Ariana Saraiva, Conrado CarrascosaAbstractGlobally, there is a need to seek alternative sources of protein in addition to meat. This has led to considerable interest in edible insects. Such insects form part of cultures and diets in many Asian and African countries, and are an excellent source of essential...
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:32
Author(s): Milton Cabral de Vasconcelos Neto, Thales Brendon Castano Silva, Vânia Eloísa de Araújo, Scheilla Vitorino Carvalho de SouzaAbstractThis systematic review (SR) evaluated evidence of lead (Pb) levels in foods consumed or produced in Brazil. Seventy-seven publications were included in this review, corresponding to a total of 8466 food samples that were grouped into 12 food categories...
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:32
Author(s): Ruth Vanderschueren, Vincent De Mesmaeker, Sandra Mounicou, Marie-Pierre Isaure, Emmanuel Doelsch, Daniela Montalvo, Jan A. Delcour, Eduardo Chavez, Erik SmoldersAbstractA large fraction of the South-American cacao production is affected by new cadmium (Cd) regulations in cacao. This work was set up to characterize the distribution and speciation of Cd within the cacao fruit and to...
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:32
Author(s): Lihui Du, Amritha Jaya Prasad, Michael Gänzle, M.S. RoopeshAbstractSalmonella spp. is one of the top foodborne pathogens associated with low-moisture foods and they exhibit significant resistance to conventional thermal treatments. UV light pulses emitted from light emitting diode (LED) has shown antimicrobial potential in high-moisture foods and water. However, limited information is...
Sat, 10/19/2019 - 03:29
Author(s): Linlin Zhao, Hanzhi Fan, Min Zhang, Bimal Chitrakar, Bhesh Bhandari, Bin WangAbstractEdible flowers have a long history of consumption in the form of vegetable flowers, fruit flowers or aromatic flowers. Because of their colorful and flavorful nature, edible flowers are believed to contain various nutritional and bioactive components. Today, people are advocating to eat nutritious food...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Haibo Zhou, Ying Liang, Lu Gao, Jianluan Ren, Feng Xue, Dehua Guo, Yuan Jiang, Zhenquan Yang, Lele Lian, Jianjun DaiAbstractQuinolone-resistant foodborne pathogens have become an important public health concern, however, little is known about the molecular mechanism of ciprofloxacin (CIP) resistance among Vibrio parahaemolyticus isolates. This study aimed to explore new genes...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Tamirat Tefera Temesgen, Lucy Jane Robertson, Kristoffer Relling TysnesAbstractFoodborne parasites (FBP) are of major public health importance and warrant appropriate detection and control strategies. Most of the FBP considered for risk-ranking by a panel of experts are potentially transmitted via consumption of contaminated fresh produce, including berries. In this study we focused on...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Claudia Titze Hessel, Susana de Oliveira Elias, João Pedro Pessoa, Laís Mariano Zanin, Elke Stedefeldt, Eduardo Cesar TondoAbstractThe aim of this study was to assess the risk of occurrence of a foodborne outbreak and point practices determinant to achieve high Good Hygienic Practice level during handling practice from purchase to consumption of chicken meat and eggs. The risk behavior...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Diogo Thimoteo da Cunha, Veridiana Vera de Rosso, Mariana Bessi Pereira, Elke StedefeldtAbstractEvery year, studies about food handlers' food safety knowledge, attitudes, and practices are published. Some results of these papers have been rather controversial, especially those related to food safety practices. The two most common methods for evaluating food safety practices - self-...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Elenilson G. Alves Filho, Lorena Mara A. Silva, Francisco Oiram Filho, Sueli Rodrigues, Fabiano A.N. Fernandes, Maria Izabel Gallão, Christopher P. Mattison, Edy S. de BritoAbstractThe study investigated the influence of atmospheric plasma processing on cashew nut composition as well as on its allergenicity. The cashew nuts were processed by low-pressure plasma, using glow discharge...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Rafaela Pereira Andrade, Daelen Resende Oliveira, Ana Claudia Alencar Lopes, Luiz Ronaldo de Abreu, Whasley Ferreira DuarteAbstractThe demand for new probiotic products has shown recent increases alongside a growing interest in studying starter cultures of cheeses. This study thus aims to evaluate the ability to survive under simulated gastrointestinal conditions and impact of...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): E.J. Rifna, Sushil Kumar Singh, Snehasis Chakraborty, Madhuresh DwivediAbstractFood powders are appreciated worldwide, as it enables food to be preserved for an extended period without significant loss of quality, even under the ambient storage condition. However, it is evidenced that the development of resistant microbial spore and viable microbial cells is a matter of concern even in...
Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:21
Author(s): Marcelo Valle Garcia, Angélica Olivier Bernardi, Gilson Parussolo, Andrieli Stefanello, Jéssica Gonçalves Lemos, Marina Venturini CopettiAbstractThis study aimed to verify the main fungal species involved in the deterioration of different types of bread and to identify the possible sources of contamination of these products. Samples of raw materials (n = 127), environmental air (n = 50...
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 01:03
Available online 16 September 2019 Author(s): Da-young Jeon, Su-jin Yum, Dong Woo Seo, Seung Min Kim, Hee Gon JeongAbstractPerilla (Perilla frutescens) is a commonly consumed herb with various health benefits in Asia. However, the risks of food-borne illness owing to the presence of pathogens on perilla leaves have not been evaluated. In this study, we evaluated the microbiota of perilla leaves...
Sat, 09/14/2019 - 01:03
Publication date: December 2019 , Volume 126Author(s): Marília Crivelari da Cunha, Jessika Gonçalves dos Santos Aguilar, Ricardo Rodrigues de Melo, Sheila Tiemi Nagamatsu, Faraat Ali, Ruann Janser Soares de Castro, Hélia Harumi SatoAbstractL-asparaginase (L-asparagine amidohydrolase EC 3.5.1.1) is of great importance in pharmaceutical and food applications. This review aims to describe the...
Thu, 08/22/2019 - 01:03
Available online 20 August 2019 Author(s): Alessandra Aparecida Zinato Rodrigues, Maria Eliana Lopes Ribeiro de Queiroz, Antônio Augusto Neves, André Fernando de Oliveira, Lucas Henrique Figueiredo Prates, Jéssika Faêda de Freitas, Fernanda Fernandes Heleno, Lêda Rita D'Antonino FaroniAbstractThe efficiencies of two conventional domestic procedures (immersion in pure water and detergent solution...
Tue, 08/20/2019 - 01:05
Available online 17 August 2019 Author(s): Alejandra Orihuel, Lucrecia Terán, Jenny Renaut, Sébastien Planchon, María Pía Valacco, Emilse Masias, Carlos Minahk, Graciela Vignolo, Silvia Moreno, André M. De Almeida, Lucila Saavedra, Silvina FaddaAbstractThe enterohemorrhagic Escherichia (E.) coli (EHEC) is a pathogen of great concern for public health and the meat industry all over the world. The...
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 01:03
Available online 6 August 2019 Author(s): Luciano Molognoni, Heitor Daguer, Gabriel Emiliano Motta, Thais Cardoso Merlo, Juliano De Dea LindnerAbstractMeat products are important for balanced diets because of their nutritional richness. However, noxious compounds may be formed by interactions among reactants and specific conditions in processed meats. N-nitroso compounds, heterocyclic aromatic...
Fri, 08/02/2019 - 01:03
Available online 31 July 2019 Author(s): Shenyuan He, Xueyi Li, Cuiqin Li, Hong Deng, Yuyu Shao, Li YuanAbstractBenzo[a]pyrene (BaP, most toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon) is a global food-borne pollutant, and is associated with many diseases and gut microbiota disorders. The present study was designed to investigate the protective effects of isoorientin (ISO), a flavonoid compound in the...
Thu, 08/01/2019 - 01:04
Available online 16 July 2019 Author(s): Ines Staes, Ioannis Passaris, Alexander Cambré, Abram AertsenAbstractSalmonella enterica comprises many pathogenic serovars that are able to colonize a variety of animal hosts and therefore constitute an important source of zoonotic food-borne illness. Their pathogenicity can range from gastroenteritis to typhoid fever, and depends on a series of virulence...
Thu, 08/01/2019 - 01:04
Available online 22 July 2019 Author(s): Anna Jofré, Mari Luz Latorre-Moratalla, Margarita Garriga, Sara Bover-CidAbstractTemperature is one of the main factors governing the growth of microorganisms. The aim of the present study was to provide temperature conditions representative of the food products stored in domestic refrigerators and to assess the impact of the temperature (fluctuation) on...
Thu, 08/01/2019 - 01:04
Available online 23 July 2019 Author(s): Luís Palmeira, Carla Pereira, Maria Inês Dias, Rui M.V. Abreu, Rúbia C.G. Corrêa, Tânia C.S.P. Pires, Maria José Alves, Lillian Barros, Isabel C.F.R. FerreiraAbstractThis study aims to give an unprecedented contribution on the chemical composition and bioactivities of the most produced and appreciated Portuguese fig variety (“Pingo de Mel”) with the view...
Thu, 08/01/2019 - 01:04
Available online 29 July 2019 Author(s): Hiram A. Wall-Martínez, Xenia Pascari, Aleix Bigorda, Antonio J. Ramos, Sonia Marín, Vicente SanchisAbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of 15 commercial yeasts in the mitigation of the Fusarium mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEN) during the brewing process. Saccharomyces strains (10 strains of S. cerevisiae and 5 of S...
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 01:05
Publication date: November 2019 , Volume 125Author(s): Xiaoai Zhu, Zhirou Qiu, Wen Ouyang, Jianyin Miao, Ping Xiong, Duobin Mao, Konglong Feng, Minxiong Li, Minna Luo, Hang Xiao, Yong CaoAbstractMany dietary flavonoids existing as glycosides in fruits and vegetables are considered bioactive food components with various potential health benefits. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a complex and...
Sat, 07/20/2019 - 01:05
Publication date: November 2019 , Volume 125Author(s): Hyeon Woo Park, Won Byong YoonAbstractThe objective of this study was to develop quantitative microbial exposure assessment models for Bacillus cereus in packaged rice cakes (PRC). Probability distribution for growth of B. cereus in PRC was estimated and effects of thermal processing and acidification on extending the shelf-life of PRC were...

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