International Journal of Food Microbiology

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Yangtai Liu, Wanxia Sun, Tianmei Sun, Leon G.M. Gorris, Xiang Wang, Baolin Liu, Qingli DongAbstractMeat products are commonly regarded as one of the main sources of human listeriosis caused by Listeria monocytogenes. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of L. monocytogenes in a range of meat products from 24 different Chinese regions by using meta-analysis of...
Tue, 10/08/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Beatrix Stessl, Kati Szakmary-Brändle, Ulrike Vorberg, Dagmar Schoder, Martin WagnerAbstractDue to a higher probability for violation of hygiene measures, reconstruction work is a substantial food safety challenge for food business operators (FBOs). Here, we monitored a Listeria monocytogenes contamination scenario during a timely enduring reconstruction period that aimed at an...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:20
Author(s): Ellen Lambrecht, Els Van Coillie, Eva Van Meervenne, Nico Boon, Marc Heyndrickx, Tom Van de WieleAbstractFood-producing animals are indicated as a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes and a potential vector for transmission of plasmid-encoded antibiotic resistance genes by conjugation to the human intestinal microbiota. In this study, transfer of an antibiotic resistance plasmid...
Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:03
Available online 11 September 2019 Author(s): Mary Theresa Callahan, Shirley A. MicallefAbstractA dearth of knowledge exists on the pathogen-commodity association of Salmonella enterica on cucumber, despite cucumbers being implicated in multiple salmonellosis outbreaks in recent years in the U.S. Data are lacking on cultivar susceptibility to Salmonella colonization in relation to heterogeneity...
Fri, 09/13/2019 - 01:03
Available online 12 September 2019 Author(s): Nan Jiang, Zuliang Li, Liuqing Wang, He Li, Xuan Zhu, Xiaoyuan Feng, Meng WangAbstractLarge amounts of tomato fruits and derived products are produced in China and may be contaminated by Alternaria mycotoxins, which may have the potential risks for human health. There is thus an increasing interest in reducing the mycotoxins. In the present study, 26...
Sun, 09/08/2019 - 01:03
Available online 6 September 2019 Author(s): Catherine Hennechart-Collette, Florian Niveau, Sandra Martin-Latil, Audrey Fraisse, Sylvie PerelleAbstractFood-borne viral infections are caused mainly by noroviruses (NoV) and the hepatitis A virus (HAV), which respectively cause gastroenteritis and hepatitis.Various foods have been implicated in viral outbreaks, including vegetables that are consumed...
Sun, 09/08/2019 - 01:03
Available online 7 September 2019 Author(s): L. Irène I. Ouoba, Alain Brice Vouidibio-Mbozo, Amarachukwu Anyogu, Promiselynda I. Obioha, Hagrétou Lingani-Sawadogo, Jane P. Sutherland, Lene Jespersen, Hamid B. GhoddusiAbstractDifferent samples of three products including Bikalga and Soumbala from Burkina Faso (West Africa) and Ntoba Mbodi from Congo-Brazzaville (Central Africa) were evaluated. The...
Mon, 09/02/2019 - 01:03
Available online 1 September 2019 Author(s): Yu Pang, Xi Guo, Xiao Tian, Fenxia Liu, Lu Wang, Junli Wu, Si Zhang, Shujie Li, Bin LiuAbstractVibrio parahaemolyticus is a major food-borne pathogen. V. parahaemolyticus infections are associated with various serotypes; to date, 71 K-serogroups of V. parahaemolyticus have been determined based on capsular polysaccharide (CPS) diversity. In this study...
Thu, 08/29/2019 - 01:05
Available online 27 August 2019 Author(s): Sencer BuzrulAbstractA probabilistic model based on logistic regression was developed for a target log reduction of microorganisms inactivated by high hydrostatic pressure. Published inactivation data of Salmonella Typhimurium in broth for 4 and 5 log reductions, and Escherichia coli in buffer and carrot juice for 5 log reduction were used. The...
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 01:04
Available online 26 August 2019 Author(s): Valeria A. Torok, Kate R. Hodgson, Jessica Jolley, Alison Turnbull, Catherine McLeodAbstractThe apparent international rise in foodborne virus outbreaks attributed to fresh produce and the increasing importance of fresh produce in the Australian diet has led to the requirement to gather information to inform the development of risk management strategies...
Wed, 08/28/2019 - 01:04
Available online 26 August 2019 Author(s): Denes K.A. Rosario, Yago A.A. Bernardo, Yhan S. Mutz, Brijesh Tiwari, Andreja Rajkovic, Patricia C. Bernardes, Carlos A. Conte-JuniorAbstractUltrasound (US) has a high capacity to increase food safety. Although high and/or moderate temperature in combination with US has been studied, the knowledge about cooling/low temperatures as well as its combined...
Mon, 08/26/2019 - 01:05
Available online 24 August 2019 Author(s): Peng Wang, Perng-Kuang Chang, Qing Kong, Shihua Shan, Qijian WeiAbstractAflatoxin production of Aspergillus flavus is affected by abiotic factors such as temperature, water activity, oxidative stress, etc. These factors likely affect different metabolic pathways and result in altered aflatoxin production. Aflatoxin was determined in liquid media at 28 °C...
Mon, 08/26/2019 - 01:05
Available online 24 August 2019 Author(s): Cibeli Viana, Mallu Jagnow Sereno, Kadigia Pegoraro, Ricardo Seiti Yamatogi, Douglas Ruben Call, Luciano dos Santos Bersot, Luís Augusto NeroAbstractPigs infected with Salmonella are an important source of contamination at slaughterhouses. We characterized the distribution, virulence genotypes and antimicrobial-resistance phenotypes for Salmonella...
Fri, 08/23/2019 - 01:03
Available online 21 August 2019 Author(s): Ziyi Hu, Alina Rohde, Lynn McMullen, Michael GänzleAbstractCattle are a reservoir for enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), and ground beef is a major vehicle for human infection with EHEC. Heat resistance of E. coli, including EHEC, is impacted by NaCl and other additives. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of NaCl and other additives on the...
Wed, 08/21/2019 - 01:05
Available online 19 August 2019 Author(s): Usman Rasheed, Hao Wu, Jinfan Wei, Xiaoyun Ou, Peisheng Qin, Xiaohua Yao, Han Chen, Amanda Juan Chen, Bin LiuAbstractAspergillus section Flavi is widely known as a potential threat to contaminate agricultural products and food commodities. In this study, a polyphasic approach consisting of micro- and macro-morphological, chemical and molecular features,...
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:04
Available online 9 August 2019 Author(s): Junqiang Li, Ke Shi, Fangfang Sun, Tingwen Li, Rongjun Wang, Sumei Zhang, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning, Longxian ZhangAbstractCryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, Cyclospora cayetanensis, and Enterocytozoon bieneusi are known etiological agents of self-limiting diarrhea, chronic disorders, and severe debilitating illnesses in humans, particularly...
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:04
Available online 9 August 2019 Author(s): Lourdes Sánchez-Montero, Juan J. Córdoba, Alberto Alía, Belén Peromingo, Félix NúñezAbstractEnvironmental conditions during ripening of dry-cured meat products favour growth of fungal population on their surface. Some of these moulds can produce mycotoxins. Paprika is one of the ingredients usually used in the formulation of raw-cured sausages, and its...
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:04
Available online 10 August 2019 Author(s): Hamid Reza Sodagari, Arkan Baraa Mohammed, Penghao Wang, Mark O'Dea, Sam Abraham, Ian Robertson, Ihab HabibAbstractIn recent years, the number of human salmonellosis cases in Western Australia (WA) has increased more dramatically than in any other Australian state. In 2017, the number of cases in WA was more than double the five-year average, and eggs...
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 01:05
Available online 7 August 2019 Author(s): Tao Lei, Jumei Zhang, Fufeng Jiang, Min He, Haiyan Zeng, Moutong Chen, Shi Wu, Juan Wang, Yu Ding, Qingping WuAbstractThe plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene mcr-1 has been identified in various Enterobacteriaceae species, which poses a great challenge to the public health. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of mcr-1 in Vibrio...
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 01:03
Available online 6 August 2019 Author(s): Gabriela Nogueira Viçosa, Clarisse Vieira Botelho, Cristian Botta, Marta Bertolino, Antônio Fernandes de Carvalho, Luís Augusto Nero, Luca CocolinAbstractBiocontrol of Staphylococcus aureus by lactic acid bacteria can be considered as a feasible alternative to the use of chemicals in foods, but the mechanisms underlying this antagonistic interaction...
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 01:03
Available online 6 August 2019 Author(s): Manuela Tamburro, Michela Lucia Sammarco, Incoronata Fanelli, Giancarlo RipabelliAbstractThis study aimed to characterize serovar 1/2a, 1/2b, 1/2c and 4b of Listeria monocytogenes cultures based on High Resolution Melting (HRM) profiles, targeting 53 fragments in the region comprising prs, Listeria Pathogenicity Island-1 (LIPI-1) and ldh loci, and 28...
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 01:03
Available online 7 August 2019 Author(s): Mariana B. Soares, Carine N. Almada, Caroline N. Almada, Rafael C.R. Martinez, Eliene P.R. Pereira, Celso F. Balthazar, Adriano G. Cruz, C. Senaka Ranadheera, Anderson S. Sant'AnaAbstractEven though spore-forming bacteria have been mainly linked to spoilage or foodborne pathogens vehiculated through foods, some strains of Bacillus can potentially present...
Wed, 07/31/2019 - 01:03
Available online 29 July 2019 Author(s): Raimondo Gaglio, Massimo Todaro, Maria L. Scatassa, Elena Franciosi, Onofrio Corona, Isabella Mancuso, Rosalia Di Gerlando, Cinzia Cardamone, Luca SettanniAbstractThis work was carried out to pursue a double objective: to improve the hygienic safety of cheeses produced from raw ewes' milk; and to produce a new typology of raw ewes' milk through the...
Mon, 07/29/2019 - 01:03
Available online 27 July 2019 Author(s): Sinem Acar, Ece Bulut, Matthew J. Stasiewicz, Yeşim SoyerAbstractSalmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Infantis (S. Infantis) isolates were found to have a multi-drug resistance profile (kanamycin, streptomycin, nalidixic acid, tetracycline, sulfonamide, and sometimes to ampicillin) and high prevalence (91%) in Turkish poultry in our previous studies...
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 01:04
Available online 26 July 2019 Author(s): M.R. Bragulat, M.L. Abarca, G. Castellá, F.J. CabañesAbstractOchratoxin A (OTA) is a nephrotoxic mycotoxin naturally found in a wide range of food commodities throughout the world. Aspergillus carbonarius is the most important source of OTA in food commodities such as wine, grapes and dried vine fruits and is also responsible for the formation of OTA in...
Sun, 07/28/2019 - 01:04
Available online 26 July 2019 Author(s): Mahboobeh Kashiri, Gracia López-Carballo, Pilar Hernández-Muñoz, Rafael GavaraAbstractIn this study, zein coatings containing Lauroyl-l-arginine ethyl ester monohydrochloride (LAE) were developed to be applied on polypropylene films and manufacture an active food packaging. The concentration of LAE and the addition of a suitable plasticizer (glycerol or...
Mon, 07/22/2019 - 01:04
Available online 20 July 2019 Author(s): Patricia A. Hingston, Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen, Jean-François Pombert, Siyun WangAbstractIn this study, we show that growth and prolonged storage of Listeria monocytogenes at 4 °C capromote the selection of variants with enhanced cold and heat tolerance. Enhanced cold-tolerance (ECT) variants (n = 12) were successfully isolated from a strain with impaired...
Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:03
Available online 17 July 2019 Author(s): Ana Carolina Ritter, Eduardo Cesar Tondo, Franciele Maboni Siqueira, Alessio Soggiu, Ana Paula Muterle Varela, Fabiana Quoos Mayer, Adriano BrandelliAbstractSalmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis strain SE86 has been associated with several foodborne diseases occurring in Southern Brazil, becoming and important causative agent of human salmonellosis. In...
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 01:05
Available online 13 July 2019 Author(s): Caroline F. Avila, Gláucia M. Moreira, Camila P. Nicolli, Larissa B. Gomes, Lucas M. Abreu, Ludwig H. Pfenning, Miriam Haidukowski, Antonio Moretti, Antonio Logrieco, Emerson M. Del PonteAbstractFusarium incarnatum-equiseti species complex (FIESC) is commonly detected in Brazilian rice, but knowledge of the species limits and their toxigenic potential is...
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 01:04
Available online 10 July 2019 Author(s): Hatice Yazgan, Yesim Ozogul, Esmeray Kuley BogaAbstractThe antimicrobial activities of lemon oil based nanoemulsion and two different concentrations of lemon essential oil (100% and 10%) on food-borne pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterococcus faecalis and Salmonella Paratyphi A) and fish spoilage bacteria (Photobacterium...
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 01:05
Available online 9 July 2019 Author(s): Leonel M. Ortega, Lilian Romero, Candela Moure, Gabriela Garmendia, Diana Ramirez Albuquerque, Virginia Fernández Pinto, Silvana Vero, Teresa M. AlconadaAbstractSuitable conditions of temperature and humidity are required to maintain wheat grains quality, but during processing and storage, the grains can be exposed to adverse environmental conditions and...
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 01:05
Available online 10 July 2019 Author(s): Bruno Tilocca, Virgilio Balmas, Zahoor Ul Hassan, Samir Jaoua, Quirico MigheliAbstractThe use of yeast-derived volatile organic compounds (VOCs) represents a promising strategy for the biological control of various plant pathogens, including mycotoxin-producing fungi. Previous studies demonstrated the efficacy of the low-fermenting yeast Candida intermedia...
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 01:05
Available online 30 June 2019 Author(s): Andrea Tarazona, José V. Gómez, Eva M. Mateo, Misericordia Jiménez, Fernando MateoAbstractCereal grains are essential ingredient in food, feed and industrial processing. One of the major causes of cereal spoilage and mycotoxin contamination is the presence of toxigenic Fusarium spp. Nanoparticles have immense applications in agriculture, nutrition,...
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 01:14
Available online 25 June 2019 Author(s): Filipa I.G. Neves, Cristina L.M. Silva, Margarida C. VieiraAbstractFreezing vegetables requires pre-treatments to reduce microbial load and destroy enzymes that impair the frozen product quality. So far blanching has been the most effective pre-treatment, preferred by the food industry, despite its severity: heating up to temperatures close to 100 °C for 1...
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:08
Available online 21 June 2019 Author(s): Mizuki Sasaki, Hirotaka Katahira, Mari Kobayashi, Toshiaki Kuramochi, Hajime Matsubara, Minoru NakaoAbstractAcanthocephalans of the genus Corynosoma are known as intestinal parasites, mainly of pinnipeds. Human corynosomiasis has been reported as an infrequent foodborne disease in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Potential sources of the human...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 19 June 2019 Author(s): Yujia Zhao, Januana S. Teixeira, Marleny D.A. Saldaña, Michael G. GänzleAbstractContamination with spoilage organisms and Listeria monocytogenes are major concerns for quality and safety of cooked ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the use of antimicrobial starch packaging films to control competitive...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 19 June 2019 Author(s): Hong Bai, Feng Zhao, Meng Li, Liangyun Qin, Huilin Yu, Linhan Lu, Tiehua ZhangAbstractPathogens in viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state can escape traditional detection methods based on culturable ability, thus bringing risks to food safety and human health. Considering Staphylococcus aureus as a kind of primary foodborne pathogen, this study attempted to...
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 01:15
Available online 15 June 2019 Author(s): Ifeoluwa Adekoya, Adewale Obadina, Momodu Olorunfemi, Olamide Akande, Sofie Landschoot, Sarah De Saeger, Patrick NjobehAbstractIn Africa, fermented foods and beverages play significant roles in contributing to food security. Endotoxins are ubiquitous heat stable lipopolysaccharide (LPS) complexes situated in the outer cell membranes of Gram-negative...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:12
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Khashayar Shahin, Majid Bouzari, Ran Wang, Mahsa YazdiAbstractShigella spp. can be isolated from various food sources and is responsible for many outbreaks and sporadic cases of foodborne diseases worldwide. Although Shigella species are known as one of the major foodborne pathogens, a few studies have characterized the prevalence and molecular basis of...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:12
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Romina Zanabria, Manon Racicot, Alexandre Leroux, Liu Xucen, Mathieu Cormier, Cécile Ferrouillet, Julie Arsenault, Anna Mackay, Mansel Griffiths, Rick Holley, Tom Gill, Sylvain Charlebois, Jeffrey Farber, Aamir Fazil, Sylvain QuessyAbstractDecreasing the health burden caused by foodborne pathogens is challenging and it depends on the identification of the...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 11 June 2019 Author(s): Caterina Agrimonti, Jason C. White, Stefano Tonetti, Nelson MarmiroliAbstractCellulosic pads, amended with emulsions containing essential oils of thyme and oregano, exhibited antimicrobial activity against the psychrophilic microbiota of minced beef. In addition, the pads were active against specific meat bacterial species (Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 11 June 2019 Author(s): Eugenio Parente, Francesca De Filippis, Ercolini Danilo, Annamaria Ricciardi, Teresa ZottaAbstractWe present a new version of FoodMicrobionet, a database for the exploration of food bacterial communities. The database, available as an app built with the Shiny package of R, includes data from 44 studies and 2234 samples (food or food environment), covering...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Xuan Zhang, Yan Dong Niu, Yuchen Nan, Kim Stanford, Rick Holley, Tim McAllister, Claudia Narváez-BravoAbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a commercial Salmonella bacteriophage mixture (SalmoFresh™ 6-phage strains) and to compare its effectiveness with a chlorinated water treatment to reduce Salmonella on produce and...
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 01:14
Available online 8 June 2019 Author(s): G. Cammi, M. Ricchi, A. Galiero, P. Daminelli, E. Cosciani-Cunico, E. Dalzini, M.N. Losio, R. Savi, G. Cerutti, C. Garbarino, S. Leo, N. ArrigoniAbstractMycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), the agent of paratuberculosis in ruminants, is suspected to be involved in the aetiology of some human diseases. Notably, the consumption of milk and dairy...
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 01:11
Available online 4 June 2019 Author(s): Andreia I. Pimenta, Fernanda M.A. Margaça, Sandra Cabo VerdeAbstractThe environmental stability of enteric viruses and resistance to conventional treatments and common disinfectants, leads to their persistence in waters and food, causing serious implications on public health. Among non-thermal treatment methods, ionizing radiation is recognized as a useful...
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 01:12
Available online 3 June 2019 Author(s): Josué Delgado, Félix Núñez, Miguel A. Asensio, Rebecca A. OwensAbstractDry-cured meat products are usually contaminated with moulds during ripening. Although fungal development contributes to the desired sensory characteristics, some moulds, such as Penicillium nordicum are able to produce ochratoxin A (OTA) on meat products. Therefore, strategies to...
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 01:12
Available online 3 June 2019 Author(s): Heng Li, Marc Stegger, Anders Dalsgaard, Jørgen J. LeisnerAbstractThis study examined the prevalence and phenotypic and genotypic antibiotic resistance patterns of Staphylococcus aureus in sushi from 20 Danish outlets. Microbial quality of sushi products and food inspector ranking of outlets were assessed and results for thirteen of the outlets were...
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 01:12
Available online 4 June 2019 Author(s): Maik Szendy, Stefan Kalkhof, Sebastian Bittrich, Florian Kaiser, Christoph Leberecht, Dirk Labudde, Matthias NollAbstractThe lantibiotic nisin is used as a food additive to effectively inactivate a broad spectrum of Gram-positive bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes. In total, 282 L. monocytogenes field isolates from German ready-to-eat food products,...
Thu, 05/30/2019 - 01:14
Available online 28 May 2019 Author(s): Teerarat Prasertsee, Phongsakorn Chuammitri, Manu Deeudom, Nipa Chokesajjawatee, Pannita Santiyanont, Pakpoom Tadee, Aniroot Nuangmek, Phacharaporn Tadee, Samuel Sheppard, Ben Pascoe, Prapas PatchaneeAbstractSalmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Rissen is the predominant serotype found in Thai pork production and can be transmitted to humans through...
Wed, 05/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 May 2019 Author(s): Shi Wu, Feng Zhang, Jiahui Huang, Qingping Wu, Jumei Zhang, Jingsha Dai, Haiyan Zeng, Xiaojuan Yang, Moutong Chen, Rui Pang, Tao Lei, Youxiong Zhang, Liang Xue, Juan Wang, Yu DingAbstractStaphylococcus aureus encodes numerous toxins that are known or strongly suspected to cause specific diseases or symptoms. Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is one of these...

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