International Journal of Food Microbiology

Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Renpeng Li, Jing Wang, Lu Wang, Bin Hu, Zongdong Liu, Na Sun, Ying Yang, Song Miao, Xi Guo Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which is commonly found in marine and estuarine environments worldwide and isolated from aquatic products, is one of the most important food-borne pathogens. Among the various typing methods, serotyping is widely accepted and utilized by infectious disease specialists and...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Hong Bai, Donggen Zhou, Xiaowei Zhang, Yifang Cao, Xinglong Xiao, Yan Zhang, Yigang Yu Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium can survive some extreme environment in food processing, and vanillin generally recognized as safe is bactericidal to pathogens. Thus, we need to explore the responses of S. Typhimurium to vanillin in order to apply this antimicrobial agent in food processing....
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Olanrewaju E. Fayemi, Gabriel B. Akanni, James A. Elegbeleye, Olusimbo O. Aboaba, Patrick M. Njage Fresh beef and meat products have been implicated in outbreaks of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) worldwide. This study investigated the prevalence of E. coli O157: H7 and non-O157 STEC serogroups in fresh beef in the open market and street vended meat products (n = 180) in...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Clayton J. Smith, Magdalena A. Olszewska, Francisco Diez-Gonzalez Current consumer preferences for both clean label food ingredients and convenience-based foods has provided a unique opportunity to explore the application of novel natural food preservatives in sous vide products. The anaerobic environment and relatively low thermal processing of the sous vide process creates a...
Fri, 04/02/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Amir Saber Marouf, Shahram Hanifian, Jalal Shayegh Brucellosis is one of the most prevalent zoonotic diseases with worldwide distribution. Although the incidence of brucellosis varies widely in different regions, it is a major concern for public health around the world. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and quantity of Brucella spp. in sheep and goat raw milk, as well as...
Sun, 03/28/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Trond Møretrø, Christophe Nguyen-The, Pierrine Didier, Isabelle Maître, Tekla Izsó, Gyula Kasza, Silje E. Skuland, Maria João Cardoso, Vania B. Ferreira, Paula Teixeira, Daniela Borda, Loredana Dumitrascu, Corina Neagu, Anca Ioana Nicolau, Eduard Anfruns-Estrada, Mike Foden, Phil Voysey, Solveig Langsrud About 40% of foodborne infections are acquired in the home. The aim of the present...
Sun, 03/28/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Gabriella Centorotola, Anna Franca Sperandii, Patrizia Tucci, Nicola D’Alterio, Lucilla Ricci, Elisa Goffredo, Maria Emanuela Mancini, Luigi Iannetti, Romolo Salini, Giacomo Migliorati, Francesco Pomilio, Andrea Valiani, Roberta Ortenzi, Luigi Lanni Pecorino is a typical Italian cheese, mostly produced in central and southern Italy regions using ewe raw milk and following traditional...
Sat, 03/20/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Feng Xu, Chongtao Ge, Shaoting Li, Silin Tang, Xingwen Wu, Hao Luo, Xiangyu Deng, Guangto Zhang, Abigail Stevenson, Robert C. Baker Our previous study demonstrated that whole genome sequencing (WGS) data generated by Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) can be used for rapid and accurate prediction of selected Salmonella serotypes. However, one limitation is that established methods for...
Sat, 03/20/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Cristian Mauricio Barreto Pinilla, Paolo Stincone, Adriano Brandelli The ability of Listeria monocytogenes grow on ready-to-eat food is a major concern in food safety. Natural antimicrobials, such as nisin, can be used to control this pathogen, but the increasing reports of nisin tolerance and resistance make necessary novel approaches to increase its effectiveness, such as...
Fri, 03/19/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Vathsala Mohan, Cristina D. Cruz, Arnoud H.M. van Vliet, Andrew R. Pitman, Sandra B. Visnovsky, Lucia Rivas, Brent Gilpin, Graham C. Fletcher Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne human pathogen that causes systemic infection, fetal-placental infection in pregnant women causing abortion and stillbirth and meningoencephalitis in elderly and immunocompromised individuals. This study...
Fri, 03/19/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Danae Siderakou, Evangelia Zilelidou, Sofia Poimenidou, Ioanna Tsipra, Eleni Ouranou, Konstantinos Papadimitriou, Panagiotis Skandamis The foodborne pathogen L. monocytogenes can be present in food processing environments where it is exposed to various stressors. These antimicrobial factors, which aim to eliminate the pathogen, can induce sub-lethal injury to the bacterial cells. In...
Thu, 03/18/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Mahmoud Mohammed Mahros, Samir Mohamed Abd-Elghany, Khalid Ibrahim Sallam Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and their antimicrobial resistance pose exacerbating global health threats and endangering everyone. Thus, the prevalence, molecular characterization of virulence genes, and antimicrobial resistance patterns of strains isolated from 225 beef burger and hot dog sandwiches...
Thu, 03/18/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Hai Hoang Tuan Ngo, Luong Nguyen-Thanh, Phuc Pham-Duc, Sinh Dang-Xuan, Hang Le-Thi, José Denis-Robichaud, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Trang T.H. Le, Delia Grace, Fred Unger Pork and pork products are important staple food in the diet of Vietnamese consumers. The safety of pork, including biological contamination, is a concern to several public authorities and value chain actors. This cross-...
Thu, 03/18/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Ioulia Koukou, Ole Mejlholm, Paw Dalgaard A new cardinal parameter growth and growth boundary model for non-proteolytic C. botulinum was developed and validated for fresh and lightly preserved seafood and poultry products. 523 growth rates in broth were used to determine cardinal parameter values and terms for temperature, pH, NaCl/water activity, acetic, benzoic, citric, lactic and...
Fri, 03/12/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Bowen Chen, Jiaming Huang, Yang Liu, Haiquan Liu, Yong Zhao, Jing Jing Wang Photodynamic inactivation (PDI) is a promising method with multiple targets to inactivate bacteria on food using visible light. Inactivation potency of the curcumin-mediated blue light-emitting diode (LED) PDI against the pathogen Vibrio parahaemolyticus on cooked oysters and its effects on the storage quality...
Fri, 03/12/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Qing Chen, Yaxin Liu, Ziyi Zhang, Ke Li, Bin Liu, Tianli Yue Glycerol monolaurate (GML) is a monoglycerol ester of the fatty lauric acids, which has a wide-spectrum antimicrobial capacity, but fails to inactivate Gram-negative bacteria, especial Salmonella. To enhance the population reduction rate of GML for Salmonella, this reagent was combined with three disinfectants: lactic acid (...
Fri, 03/12/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Amin N. Olaimat, Mahmoud Abu Ghoush, Murad Al-Holy, Haneen Abu Hilal, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Tareq M. Osaili, Mutamed Ayyash, Richard A. Holley This study aimed to evaluate the survival or growth behavior of L. monocytogenes and S. aureus in ready-to-eat vegetable salads including Arabic salad (tomato-cucumber salad) with or without 0.5% (w/w) salt and 1% (v/w) lemon juice, tahini salad,...
Fri, 03/12/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Jade Derrick, Philippa Hollinghurst, Sarah O'Brien, Nicola Elviss, David J. Allen, Miren Iturriza-Gómara Foodborne outbreaks associated with transmission of norovirus are increasingly becoming a public health concern. Foods can be contaminated with faecal material at the point of production or during food preparation, in both the home and in commercial premises. Transmission of...
Fri, 03/05/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Sabina Moser Tralamazza, Karim Cristina Piacentini, Geovana Dagostim Savi, Lorena Carnielli-Queiroz, Lívia de Carvalho Fontes, Camila Siedlarczyk Martins, Benedito Corrêa, Liliana Oliveira Rocha We assessed the mycobiota diversity and mycotoxin levels present in wild rice (Oryza latifolia) from the Pantanal region of Brazil; fundamental aspects of which are severely understudied as an...
Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): René A.M. Dirks, Claudia C.C. Jansen, Geke Hägele, Ans J.T. Zwartkruis-Nahuis, Aloys S.L. Tijsma, Ingeborg L.A. Boxman Contamination of bivalve molluscs with viruses is well recognized as a food safety risk. A microbiological criterion for norovirus (NoV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV) in shellfish, however, does not exist in the European Union currently. The aim of this study was to...
Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Richard Paolo M. Aba, Eric Miguel L. Gelido, Kattleya Marie Reine S. Yatco, Alonzo A. Gabriel The study determined the growth kinetic parameters of a cocktail of Listeria monocytogenes 1/2c and 4b strains in coconut water (pH 4.76, 5.0 °Brix, 0.09 % malic acid, aw 0.998) subjected to low (~2.0 log CFU/mL) and high (~4.0 log CFU/mL) contamination levels, and exposed to different storage...
Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Hou-Qi Ning, Hong Lin, Jing-Xue Wang The synergistic antibacterial effects between endolysin Lysqdvp001 and ε-poly-lysine (ε-PL) against Vibrio parahaemolyticus (V. parahaemolyticus) were investigated in this study. Lysqdvp001 combined with ε-PL exhibited a strong antibacterial synergism against V. parahaemolyticus. The combinations of Lysqdvp001 (≥ 60 U/mL) and ε-PL (≥ 0.2 mg/mL)...
Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Antonia Susca, Pamela Anelli, Miriam Haidukowski, Crystal E. Probyn, Filomena Epifani, Antonio F. Logrieco, Antonio Moretti, Robert H. Proctor Ochratoxins are a group of mycotoxins that frequently occur as contaminants in agricultural commodities and foods, including dry-cured meats and cheeses. The fungus Aspergillus westerdijkiae is frequently isolated from aged foods and can produce...
Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Tatiane Milkievicz, Vinicius Badia, Vanessa Barreira Souza, Daniel Angelo Longhi, Alessandro Cazonatto Galvão, Weber da Silva Robazza Salmonella genus has foodborne pathogen species commonly involved in many outbreaks related to the consumption of chicken meat. Many studies have aimed to model bacterial inactivation as a function of the temperature. Due to the large heterogeneity of...
Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Xinyao Wei, Sabrina Vasquez, Harshavardhan Thippareddi, Jeyamkondan Subbiah Thermal inactivation kinetics of Salmonella in low moisture foods are necessary for developing proper thermal processing parameters for pasteurization. The effect of water activity on thermal inactivation kinetics of Salmonella and Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 in ground black pepper has not been studied...
Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Sameh S. Ali, Mohamed S. Moawad, Mohamed A. Hussein, Maha Azab, Esraa Abdelkarim, Abdelfattah Badr, Jianzhong Sun, Maha Khalil Staphylococcus aureus is among the most common zoonotic pathogens originating from animals consumed as food, especially raw chicken meat (RCM). As far as we know, this might be the first report that explores the efficacy of metal oxide nanoparticles (MONPs),...
Wed, 02/24/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Sandra Martínez-Puchol, Maribel Riveros, Kenny Ruidias, Ana Granda, Lidia Ruiz-Roldán, Cristhian Zapata-Cachay, Theresa J. Ochoa, Maria J. Pons, Joaquim Ruiz The objective of the present study was to characterize Salmonella enterica serovar Infantis isolated from chicken meat determining their clonal relationships with S. Infantis isolated from children with diarrhea. Fifteen meat-...
Fri, 02/19/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Hamidreza Kazemeini, Asghar Azizian, Hasti Adib The objective of this study was to determine the chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Trachyspermum ammi essential oil (TAEO). Moreover, the present study comparatively investigated TAEO in the forms of emulsion and Nano-emulsion in alginate-based edible coatings against inoculated Listeria monocytogenes in turkey fillets...
Fri, 02/19/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Tareq M. Osaili, Fayeza Hasan, Dinesh Kumar Dhanasekaran, Reyad S. Obaid, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Layal Karam, Ioannis N. Savvaidis, Amin N. Olaimat, Mutamed Ayyash, Murad Al-Holy, Richard Holley The present study evaluated the effect of yogurt-based marinade combined with active essential oil components (EOs) namely: thymol (TH), carvacrol (CA), and cinnamaldehyde (CI) on Listeria...
Sat, 02/13/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): Adma Nadja Ferreira de Melo, Daniel F.M. Monte, Geany Targino de Souza Pedrosa, Maria Balkey, Qing Jin, Eric Brown, Marc Allard, Tereza Cristina Rocha Moreira de Oliveira, Guojie Cao, Marciane Magnani, Dumitru Macarisin This study investigated the antimicrobial resistance determinants, virulence factors and identified serovars in 37 Salmonella enterica strains isolated from human stool...
Sat, 01/30/2021 - 06:11
Author(s): Sangha Han, Ji yeon Jo, Sa Reum Park, Changsun Choi, Sang-Do Ha Clam jeotgal, called "jogaejeotgal," is a Korean fermented seafood product with, generally, a high amount of added salt to inhibit the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of chlorine dioxide (ClO2) and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) against murine norovirus 1 (MNV-1), a surrogate for...
Thu, 01/28/2021 - 06:10
Author(s): Michael S. Williams, Eric D. Ebel, Epiphanie Nyirabahizi In many countries campylobacteriosis ranks as one of the most frequently reported foodborne illnesses and poultry is the commodity that is most often associated with these illnesses. Nevertheless, efforts to reduce the occurrence of pathogen contamination on poultry are often more focused on Salmonella. While some control...
Sat, 01/23/2021 - 06:10
Author(s): Surabhi Rani, Abani K. Pradhan Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the protozoan parasite, Toxoplasma gondii. It has been reported as the fourth leading cause of hospitalization and second leading cause of death among 31 major foodborne pathogens in the United States. Humans are infected through consumption of raw or undercooked meat containing T. gondii tissue cysts or ingestion...
Fri, 01/22/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Siyue Xu, Edmondo Campisi, Jinquan Li, Vincent A. Fischetti Raw vegetables are a key food for a healthy diet, but their increased consumption brings a higher risk for foodborne disease. Contamination of salad greens with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157:H7 has caused severe disease and important economic losses almost yearly in the United States over the last 10 years...
Fri, 01/22/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Haiying Cui, Hongying Yang, Mohamed A. Abdel-Samie, Subramanian Siva, Lin Lin Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) is one of the most common foodborne pathogens that cause human sickness mostly through the poultry food chain. Cinnamon essential oil (CEO) has excellent antibacterial ability against C. jejuni growth. This study investigated the antibacterial mechanism of CEO against C....
Fri, 01/22/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Agam Nangul, Hayriye Bozkurt, Sravani Gupta, Allan Woolf, Kim-yen Phan-thien, Robyn McConchie, Graham C. Fletcher Listeria monocytogenes has caused outbreaks of foodborne illness from apples in the USA, and is also a major issue for regulatory compliance worldwide. Due to apple’s significance as an important export product from New Zealand, we aimed to determine the effect of long-term...
Thu, 01/21/2021 - 06:09
Author(s): Maria A. Gkerekou, Konstantina G. Athanaseli, Anastasia E. Kapetanakou, Eleftherios H. Drosinos, Panagiotis N. Skandamis The coexistence and interactions among Listeria monocytogenes strains in combination with the structural characteristics of foods, may influence their growth capacity and thus, the final levels at the time of consumption. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate...
Thu, 01/21/2021 - 06:09
Author(s): Thuan Khanh Nguyen, Hien Thi Bui, Thy Anh Truong, Diep Ngoc Lam, Shunsuke Ikeuchi, Lien Khai Thi Ly, Yukiko Hara-Kudo, Takahide Taniguchi, Hideki Hayashidani From July 2017 to Jan 2019, a total of 572 retail fresh vegetables were collected to clarify the contamination of Salmonella in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Salmonella was isolated from 74 (12.9%) of 572 samples. The isolation rate...
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 06:09
Author(s): Zhengquan Chen, Jie Bai, Xibin Zhang, Shaojun Wang, Kaifeng Chen, Qijie Lin, Chenggang Xu, Xiaoyun Qu, Hongxia Zhang, Ming Liao, Jianmin Zhang This study was undertaken to investigate the prevalence, serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolated from retail meat in Southern China, and to characterize the major mechanisms that mediate the ciprofloxacin...
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 06:09
Author(s): Hamid Reza Sodagari, Penghao Wang, Ian Robertson, Sam Abraham, Shafi Sahibzada, Ihab Habib Foodborne exposure to antimicrobial-resistant bacteria is a growing global health concern. Escherichia coli (E. coli) is well recognised as an indicator of food contamination with faecal materials. In the present study, we investigated the occurrence of E. coli in table eggs sold at retail...
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 06:09
Author(s): J.R. Lucas, A. Alía, R. Velasco, M.D. Selgas, M.C. Cabeza Various adverse conditions can trigger defensive mechanisms in Listeria monocytogenes that can increase the virulence of surviving cells. The objective of this study was to evaluate the expression of one stress-response (sigB) and three virulence (plcA, hly, and iap) genes in L. monocytogenes exposed to a sub lethal dose of E-...
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 06:09
Author(s): Mohamad Eshaghi Gorji, Malcolm Tan Turk Hsern, Dan Li Bivalve molluscan shellfish such as oysters are filter feeders and are able to accumulate human noroviruses (NoVs) largely due to the presence of human histo-blood group antigens (HBGAs)-like carbohydrates in their intestine. Since the fucose contents play a key role in the binding of NoVs to HBGAs, this study intended to...
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Adrián Alvarez-Molina, José F. Cobo-Díaz, Mercedes López, Miguel Prieto, María de Toro, Avelino Alvarez-Ordóñez The food processing environments of a newly opened meat processing facility were sampled in ten visits carried out during its first 1.5 years of activity and analyzed for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. A total of 18 L. monocytogenes isolates were obtained from 229...
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Tania Veltman, David Jordan, Christopher A. McDevitt, Jan Bell, Benjamin P. Howden, Mary Valcanis, Mark O’Dea, Sam Abraham, Peter Scott, Jessica H. Kovac, Raymond Chia, Barry Combs, Kapil Chousalkar, Timothy Wilson, Darren J. Trott The development of antimicrobial resistance in foodborne pathogens is a growing public health concern. This study was undertaken to determine the...
Wed, 01/06/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Xin Yin, Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha, Epiphanie Nyirabahizi, Patrick F. McDermott, Heather Tate Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in non-typhoidal Salmonella from poultry is a public health concern. Injudicious use of antibiotics in humans and agriculture fuels the emergence of resistance. The objective of this study is to characterize the prevalence, antibiotic susceptibility profiles and...
Sat, 01/02/2021 - 06:07
Author(s): Jessie Usaga, Óscar Acosta, John J. Churey, Olga I. Padilla-Zakour, Randy W. Worobo Increasing consumer demand for high-quality foods has driven adoption by the food industry of non-thermal technologies such as high pressure processing (HPP). The technology is employed as a post-packaging treatment step for inactivation of vegetative microorganisms. In order to evaluate HPP...
Fri, 12/25/2020 - 06:04
Author(s): Michelle Qiu Carter, Antares Pham, Wen-Xian Du, Xiaohua He Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O145 is a major serotype associated with severe human disease. Production of Shiga toxins (Stxs), especially Stx2a, is thought to be correlated with STEC virulence. Since stx genes are located in prophages genomes, induction of prophages is required for effective Stxs production....
Wed, 12/23/2020 - 06:04
Author(s): La'Chia Harrison, Thais De Melo Ramos, Xi Wu, Erin DiCaprio An increasing number of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections in industrialized countries have been foodborne and linked to the consumption of undercooked pork products. To date, data on the prevalence of HEV in pork products sold in the United States is limited and no standard processing method exists for the detection of HEV in...
Thu, 12/17/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Jeyakumar Balakrishnan, Prakash Ganapathi, Suganya Kannan, Murugan Marudhamuthu, Kathiresan Shanmugam Fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) from marine microalgae have been reported to possess antimicrobial activities against several Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria, but a majority of them needs to be explored. The objective of this study was to investigate the antibacterial...

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