International Journal of Food Microbiology

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Amal Ben Hassena, Julie Haendiges, Sonia Zormati, Sonda Guermazi, Radhouane Gdoura, Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona, Mariam Siala Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has made impressive progress in the field of molecular biology. Its most common application for public health is in the area of surveillance of food-borne diseases. WGS has the potential for providing a large amount of information,...
Wed, 10/28/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Catherine Hennechart-Collette, Océane Dehan, Michel Laurentie, Audrey Fraisse, Sandra Martin-Latil, Sylvie Perelle Among the enteric viruses implicated in foodborne outbreaks, the human norovirus and hepatitis viruses A and E (HAV and HEV) represent a serious public health concern. International standard ISO 15216 proposes methods for detecting HAV and norovirus (genogroups I and II)...
Wed, 10/28/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Eunike Bahlinger, Samart Dorn-In, Philipp-Michael Beindorf, Sirkka Mang, Florian Kaltner, Christoph Gottschalk, Manfred Gareis, Karin Schwaiger Culturing methods are conventionally applied to investigate the contamination of food with several microorganisms after heat processing. However, with these methods, it is not possible to evaluate whether heat-treated meat products, such as...
Sun, 10/25/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Bin Liu, Wanwan Hou, Ke Li, Qing Chen, Yaxin Liu, Tianli Yue Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) presents an excellent capacity to survive in egg white, which is a hostile environment for bacterial growth. To reveal its survival mechanism, this study focuses on the specific gene SEN1393, which has been found to exist only in the genomic sequence of S. Enteritidis....
Wed, 10/21/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Jasper W. Bannenberg, Tjakko Abee, Marcel H. Zwietering, Heidy M.W. den Besten A collection of 23 Listeria monocytogenes strains of clinical and food origin was tested for their ability to recover and grow out in half Fraser enrichment broth following the ISO 11290:2017 protocol. Recovery of sub-lethally heat-injured cells in half Fraser broth was compared to reference cells with no...
Fri, 10/16/2020 - 06:09
Author(s): Benjamin Duqué, Justine Canon, Nabila Haddad, Sandrine Guillou, Jeanne-Marie Membré Predictive modelling is used in microbiological risk assessment to quantify the growth and inactivation of microorganisms through the use of mathematical models. Campylobacter jejuni is one of the main foodborne pathogens and broiler meat is considered as the most important source of human...
Sat, 10/10/2020 - 06:13
Author(s): Maria Francesca Peruzy, K. Houf, Marie Joossens, Zhongjia Yu, Yolande Therese Rose Proroga, Nicoletta Murru Routine evaluation of the slaughter process is performed by the enumeration of the aerobic colony count, Enterobacteriaceae and Salmonella spp. on the carcass through destructive or non-destructive methods. With non-destructive methods, bacteria are counted from a minimum area of...
Sat, 10/10/2020 - 06:13
Author(s): Even Heir, Lars Erik Solberg, Mats Carlehög, Birgitte Moen, Merete Rusås Jensen, Askild Lorentz Holck Fresh Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) represents a healthy, nutritious food with global distribution and increasing consumption and economic value. Contaminating Listeria monocytogenes in fresh salmon represents a health hazard to consumers, is linked to extensive product recalls and is...
Sat, 10/10/2020 - 06:13
Author(s): Shamsun Nahar, Angela Jie-won Ha, Kye-Hwan Byun, Md. Iqbal Hossain, Md. Furkanur Rahaman Mizan, Sang-Do Ha Food contamination is a major public health concern, with Salmonella Typhimurium, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa being the prominent causal agents. They often produce resistant shields in food through biofilm formation and are difficult to remove from food-contact...
Sat, 10/10/2020 - 06:13
Author(s): Rugna Gianluca, Carra Elena, Bergamini Federica, Franzini Giuliana, Faccini Silvia, Gattuso Antonietta, Morganti Marina, Baldi Deborah, Naldi Simona, Serraino Andrea, Piva Silvia, Merialdi Giuseppe, Giacometti Federica Listeria monocytogenes contamination in raw pork and ready to eat foods is an important food safety concern, also for the increasing detection of antimicrobial-resistant...
Sun, 09/27/2020 - 06:09
Author(s): Victoria L. Pruente, Jessica L. Jones, Todd D. Steury, William C. Walton Routine handling of oysters is a common industry practice for off-bottom oyster aquaculture, which aims to produce a high-quality oyster. These practices expose oysters to elevated temperatures and interrupt filter feeding, which can increase Vibrio vulnificus and V. parahaemolyticus levels within the oyster. The...
Thu, 09/17/2020 - 06:12
Author(s): Silvia Guillén, María Marcén, Ignacio Álvarez, Pilar Mañas, Guillermo Cebrián In recent years, the on-farm prevalence of some poultry-related Salmonella serovars such as S. Kentucky, S. Heidelberg, S. Livingstone and S. Mbandaka has increased significantly, even replacing S. Enteritidis and S. Typhimurium as the most frequently isolated serovars in some production settings and...
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Abraham Fikru Mechesso, Dong Chan Moon, Su-Jeong Kim, Hyun-Ju Song, Hee Young Kang, Seok Hyeon Na, Ji-Hyun Choi, Ha-Young Kim, Soon-Seek Yoon, Suk-Kyung Lim Food-producing animals are considered a leading source of human Salmonella infections in Korea. However, there is a lack of comprehensive and up-to-date data regarding the diversity and resistance profiles of Salmonella serotypes...
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Shen Yang, Jian Li, Jude Juventus Aweya, Zijin Yuan, Wuyin Weng, Yueling Zhang, Guang-Ming Liu Antimicrobial peptides are being explored for use as food preservatives to prevent foodborne diseases. In this study, bioinformatics tools were used to screen potential antimicrobial amino acid sequences from the whey acidic protein (WAP) of large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea). A novel...
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Khatereh Shirani, Fakhri Shahidi, Seyed Ali Mortazavi Cold plasma is a novel technology for surface decontamination. Almond slices can be contaminated with different microorganisms during their production. In the current research, the atmospheric argon plasma treatment (5, 10, 15, and 20 min) was used to decontamination of almond slices surface. Microbial load, Color, peroxide value,...
Sun, 09/13/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Agata Los, Dana Ziuzina, Daniela Boehm, Paula Bourke The safety and quality of cereal grain supplies are adversely impacted by microbiological contamination, with novel interventions required to maximise whole grains safety and stability. The microbiological contaminants of wheat grains and the efficacy of Atmospheric Cold Plasma (ACP) for potential to control these risks were...
Fri, 09/11/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Xu Zhang, Li Ling, Zhiyong Li, Jufang Wang Worldwide, Listeria monocytogenes is a common foodborne pathogen and serotyping is necessary for traceability and surveillance. Due to high accuracy and speed, PCR is commonly used for serotyping by targeting specific genes, such as lmo1118 and ORF2110 for 1/2c-3c and 4b-4d-4e, respectively. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are single...
Thu, 09/10/2020 - 06:12
Author(s): Yeben Ma, Xuebin Xu, Yuan Gao, Zeqiang Zhan, Chenggang Xu, Xiaoyun Qu, Zhengquan Chen, Jie Bai, Ming Liao, Jianmin Zhang In this study, 205 Salmonella enterica serovar Corvallis strains were obtained from humans and foods from Guangdong, Guangxi, and Shanghai in China from 2009 to 2017 to assess drug resistance and molecular epidemiology. These isolates displayed high rates of...
Wed, 09/09/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Chengsi Li, Haiyan Zeng, Jumei Zhang, Dandan Luo, Moutong Chen, Tao Lei, Xiaojuan Yang, Haoming Wu, Shuzhen Cai, Yingwang Ye, Yu Ding, Juan Wang, Qingping Wu Cronobacter species (Cronobacter spp.) are important foodborne pathogens that can infect and cause serious life-threatening diseases in infants and immunocompromised elderly. This study aimed to acquire data on Cronobacter spp....
Sun, 09/06/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Helen Zhang, Etsuko Yamamoto, Johanna Murphy, Annie Locas Following implementation of Health Canada’s Policy on Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat Foods by Canadian food safety authorities in 2011, a four-year study (2012-2016) was carried out to gain baseline information on the occurrence of bacterial pathogens, notably the prevalence and levels of Listeria monocytogenes (L....
Sun, 09/06/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Wannes Van Beeck, Cédric Verschueren, Sander Wuyts, Marianne F.L. van den Broek, Mieke Uyttendaele, Sarah Lebeer Artisanal vegetable fermentations are regaining popularity in industrialized countries, but they could be prone to contamination with foodborne pathogens. By simulating home or small-scale restaurant fermentations, we evaluated the microbiological safety of spontaneous...
Tue, 09/01/2020 - 06:10
Author(s): S. Lebrun, T. Van Nieuwenhuysen, S. Crèvecoeur, R. Vanleyssem, J. Thimister, S. Denayer, S. Jeuge, G. Daube, A. Clinquart, B. Fremaux Outgrowth and toxinogenesis of Clostridium botulinum Group II (non-proteolytic) type B were studied in cooked ham prepared with different NaNO2 (ranging from 0 to 80 mg/kg) and sodium chloride (NaCl, ranging from 12 to 19 g/kg) incorporation rates. Cured...
Sun, 08/30/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Saša Vatić, Nemanja Mirković, Jelica R. Milošević, Branko Jovčić, Natalija Đ. Polović Numerous applications of proteolytic enzymes include dissociation of fermented meat products for the enumeration of `foodborne pathogenic bacteria. The use of trypsin for this cause is abandoned due to the high concentration of the enzyme affecting released bacteria. Papain, as a suggested replacement...
Fri, 08/28/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Caroline Willis, Jim McLauchlin, Heather Aird, Corinne Amar, Clare Barker, Timothy Dallman, Nicola Elviss, Sandra Lai, Lorraine Sadler-Reeves Frozen vegetables have previously been associated with outbreaks of listeriosis in both the USA and Europe. An outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes serogroup 4 caused 53 cases in five European countries between 2015 and 2018. Whole genome...
Mon, 08/24/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Anas Al-Nabulsi, Tareq Osaili, Amani Sawalha, Amin N. Olaimat, Borhan Aldeen Albiss, Ghadeer Mehyar, Mutamed Ayyash, Richard Holley White brined cheese may serve as an ideal medium for the growth of foodborne pathogens including E. coli O157:H7. The objectives of this study were i) to evaluate the inhibitory effects of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles against E. coli O157:H7 at 10 or 37...
Mon, 08/24/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Mahror Norlia, Selamat Jinap, Mahmud Ab Rashid Nor-Khaizura, Son Radu, Joshua Mark John, Mohd Azuar Hamizan Rahman, Mshelia Ladi Peter, Zawiyah Sharif Aspergillus flavus is the predominant species that produce aflatoxins in stored peanuts under favourable conditions. This study aimed to describe the growth and aflatoxin production by two A. flavus strains isolated from imported raw...
Tue, 08/18/2020 - 06:12
Author(s): Marie Noel Mansour, Joseph Yaghi, André El Khoury, Arnaud Felten, Michel-Yves Mistou, Ali Atoui, Nicolas Radomski Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovars are considered major causes of food poisoning and we performed this study because Salmonella is a burden in Lebanon. The present study investigated the ability of genomic information to predict serovar using a collection of...
Fri, 08/14/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Yukiko Hara-Kudo, Kayoko Ohtsuka, Noriko Konishi, Takako Yoshida, Kaori Iwabuchi, Takahiro Hiratsuka, Yuhki Nagai, Keiko Kimata, Hiroyuki Wada, Takumiko Yamazaki, Akihiko Tsuchiya, Tetsuya Mori, Shunichi Inagaki, Shogo Shiraishi, Jun Terajima Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) causes acute diarrhea and is transmitted through contaminated food and water; however, systematic...
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): E. Tirloni, M. Nauta, M. Vasconi, V. Di Pietro, C. Bernardi, S. Stella The present study investigated the presence, growth potential, and public health risk posed by Listeria monocytogenes in a ready-to-eat “shrimp cocktail”. The pathogen was detected in 4 out of the 104 samples, and there were no counts above the enumeration limit (1 Log colony-forming unit (CFU)/g); the product was a...
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Jennifer C. Acuff, Jian Wu, Claire Marik, Kim Waterman, Daniel Gallagher, Haibo Huang, Robert C. Williams, Monica A. Ponder Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), and Listeria monocytogenes have been isolated from low water activity foods (LWAF), where they may survive for extended periods. The ready-to-eat nature of many LWAF, such as dried fruits and nuts,...
Fri, 08/07/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Jingfeng Zhang, Li Wang, Lei Shi, Xun Chen, Chuxin Chen, Zicheng Hong, Yong Cao, Lichao Zhao In a viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state, bacteria are no longer culturable on standard laboratory media, but still, remain a pathogenic potential and present possible health risks. In this study, we investigated ampicillin's ability, which is commonly used in dairy cattle disease treatment,...
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Bina Gautam, Byju N. Govindan, Michael Gӓnzle, M.S. Roopesh Low-moisture foods (LMF with water activity, aw < 0.85) including pet foods and black pepper powder have consistently been associated with foodborne disease caused by Salmonella enterica. Increased heat resistance and prolonged survival at low-moisture conditions, however, remain major challenges to achieve effective...
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Josué Jara, Adrián Pérez-Ramos, Gloria del Solar, Juan M. Rodríguez, Leónides Fernández, Belén Orgaz Listeria monocytogenes can form long-lasting biofilms on food-contact surfaces. Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have shown promise in antagonizing this microorganism in liquid media. However, the ecological relationships differ when cells are forming biofilms. In this work, we propose the...
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): M. Masiello, S. Somma, M. Haidukowski, A.F. Logrieco, A. Moretti Aspergillus flavus is a common and ubiquitous fungal species able to colonize several agricultural commodities, in both pre- and post-harvest conditions. This species represents a very harmful plant pathogen for its ability to synthesize aflatoxin B1, responsible for human primary hepatocellular carcinoma and classified...
Wed, 07/29/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Antonio J. De Jesus, Ishani Sheth, Hee Jin Kwon, Zhujun Gao, Jessica Palmer, Minji Hur, Thomas S. Hammack, Dumitru Macarisin, Yi Chen In the summer of 2014, a multistate outbreak of listeriosis associated with contaminated stone fruit (peach and nectarine) was reported. A serotype 4b variant Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) strain of singleton Sequence Type (ST) 382 was isolated from...
Fri, 07/24/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Ruixi Chen, Jordan Skeens, Renato H. Orsi, Martin Wiedmann, Veronica Guariglia-Oropeza Listeria monocytogenes is a human pathogen that is commonly found in environments associated with cold-smoked salmon. Nisin is a natural antimicrobial that can be used as a food preservative. While nisin is active against a number of Gram-positive bacteria, including L. monocytogenes, environmental...
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Mahdiyeh Hasani, Fan Wu, Kayla Hu, Jeffery Farber, Keith Warriner Two decontamination methods were evaluated for inactivating a cocktail of Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes inoculated onto model low moisture foods (LMFs; dried strawberry, dried apple, raisins, chocolate crumb, cornflakes, shell-on or deshelled pistachio nuts). One treatment was based on a peracetic acid-ethanol (...
Fri, 07/17/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Ingeborg L.A. Boxman, Claudia C.C. Jansen, Ans J.T. Zwartkruis-Nahuis, Geke Hägele, Nils P. Sosef, René A.M. Dirks The aim of the present study was to assess raw pork sausages collected on the Dutch market for the presence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) RNA. 46 of 316 (14.6%) products sampled from Dutch retail stores in 2017–2019 were positive for HEV RNA. HEV RNA was detected in 10.8% of...
Wed, 07/15/2020 - 06:07
Author(s): Ziheng Xu, Min Wang, Chenyu Zhou, Guimin Gu, Jingzhen Liang, Xuejiao Hou, Mingliu Wang, Ping Wei Salmonella, one of the most important foodborne pathogens, can be the cause of bacterial food-borne illness and is commonly associated with the consumption of retail meat. Multidrug-resistant Salmonella isolates with high adaptability, have been responsible for many foodborne disease...
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Danlei Liu, Zilei Zhang, Shenwei Li, Qingping Wu, Peng Tian, Zilong Zhang, Dapeng Wang Human noroviruses (HuNoVs) are the primary non-bacterial pathogens causing acute gastroenteritis worldwide. Here we reported a co-infection of HuNoVs with different genotypes during an outbreak of gastroenteritis in travelers. The aim was to trace the source and transmission patterns of the...
Sat, 07/11/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Ashrafur Rahman, Ali Asgary, Daniel Munther, Aamir Fazil, Ben A. Smith, Jianhong Wu We developed an agent-based gastric simulator for a human host to illustrate the within host survival mechanisms of Listeria monocytogenes. The simulator incorporates the gastric physiology and digestion processes that are critical for pathogen survival in the stomach. Mathematical formulations for the...
Thu, 07/09/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Kevin Hunt, Bill Doré, Sinead Keaveney, Agnieszka Rupnik, Francis Butler Norovirus in oysters is a significant food safety risk. A recent ISO detection method allows for reliable and repeatable estimates of norovirus concentrations in pooled samples, but there is insufficient data to estimate a distribution of copies per animal from this. The spread of norovirus accumulated across...
Wed, 07/08/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Danieli C. Schabo, Ligia M. Martins, Beatriz T. Iamanaka, Janeeyre F. Maciel, Marta H. Taniwaki, Donald W. Schaffner, Marciane Magnani This study aimed to model the aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) production by A. flavus in wheat grains during malting for craft beer. A total of sixty-four different combinations of grains steeping degree (ST; 41, 43, 45 and 47%), temperature (13, 15, 17 and 19 °C)...
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Ihab Habib, John Coles, Mark Fallows, Stan Goodchild Quantitative Microbiological Risk Assessment (QMRA) is a methodology used to organize and analyze scientific information to both estimate the probability and severity of an adverse event as well as prioritize efforts to reduce the risk of foodborne pathogens. No QMRA efforts have been applied to Campylobacter in the Australian...
Mon, 06/29/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Akshay Kumar, Prem Pratap Singh, Vishal Gupta, Bhanu Prakash The aim of the study was to explore the antifungal and aflatoxin B1 inhibitory efficacy of nanoencapsulated antifungal formulation. Mixture design response surface methodology (RSM) was utilized to design the antifungal formulation (SBC 4:1:1) based on the combination of chemically characterized Ocimum sanctum (S), O....
Sat, 06/27/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Nicoletta Scaramuzza, Paola Mutti, Massimo Cigarini, Elettra Bern Industrial sterilization of packaging and filling machineries by peracetic acid (PAA) is a widespread practice. In our study we assessed the resistance to PAA of three ascospore-forming molds (Chaetomium globosum ATCC 6205; Talaromyces bacillisporus SSICA 10915; Aspergillus hiratsukae SSICA 3913) compared to that of...
Mon, 06/22/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Kapudeep Karmakar, Sindhu Krishna, Sabyasachi Majumdar, Utpal Nath, Karaba N. Nataraj, N.B. Prakash, Dipshikha Chakravortty Soil-borne Salmonella is associated with a large number of food-related disease outbreaks linked to pre-harvest contamination of plants (like tomato) in agricultural fields. Controlling the spread of Salmonella at field is very important in order to prevent...
Wed, 06/10/2020 - 06:05
Author(s): Dafne Díaz-Jiménez, Isidro García-Meniño, Javier Fernández, Vanesa García, Azucena Mora For the first time, this study evaluates consumer exposure via poultry meat to Enterobacteriaceae with capacity to develop severe extraintestinal infections by either bacterial virulence and/or antibiotic resistance traits. The characterization of 256 isolates and the assessment of five parameters,...
Wed, 06/10/2020 - 06:05
Author(s): Luca Grispoldi, Musafiri Karama, Chrystalleni Hadjicharalambous, Fabrizio de Stefani, Giulia Ventura, Margherita Ceccarelli, Marco Revoltella, Paola Sechi, Carlo Crotti, Antonio D'Innocenzo, Gerardo Couto Contreras, Beniamino Cenci-Goga Ground beef contamination with Escherichia coli is usually a result of carcass faecal contamination during the slaughter process. Carcasses are...
Sat, 05/30/2020 - 03:34
Author(s): Alejandro Molina-Chavarria, Leticia Félix-Valenzuela, Erika Silva-Campa, Verónica Mata-Haro Norovirus (NoV) is the leading cause of epidemic and sporadic gastroenteritis worldwide; a high number of those cases are attributed to the consumption of contaminated food. Crop producers have used several strategies to inactivate the virus present in these products and thus stop the NoV...

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