International Journal of Food Microbiology

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...
Thu, 12/17/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Elżbieta Maćkiw, Dorota Korsak, Joanna Kowalska, Benjamin Felix, Monika Stasiak, Katarzyna Kucharek, Jacek Postupolski The aim of the present study is to investigate the prevalence and genetic diversity of Listeria monocytogenes in various fresh and frozen vegetable products available in Poland. The samples were collected at retail market within the framework of national official...
Thu, 12/17/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Fan Li, Qinghua Ye, Moutong Chen, Baoqing Zhou, Xinran Xiang, Chufang Wang, Yuting Shang, Jumei Zhang, Rui Pang, Juan Wang, Liang Xue, Shuzhen Cai, Yu Ding, Qingping Wu The abundant information provided by the pan-genome analysis approach reveals the diversity among Listeria monocytogenes serotypes. The objective of this study was to mine novel target genes using pan-genome analysis...
Thu, 12/17/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Guillaume Legrand Ngolong Ngea, Qiya Yang, William Tchabo, Raffaello Castoria, Xiaoyun Zhang, Hongyin Zhang This research aimed to isolate lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from apple surface and to reveal their potential to inhibit the growth of Penicillium expansum. Besides, their ability to detoxify fruit juices contaminated with mycotoxin patulin, produced by this fungi, was also studied...
Sun, 12/13/2020 - 06:03
Author(s): Paolo Cipriani, Marialetizia Palomba, Lucilla Giulietti, Miguel Bao, Simonetta Mattiucci, Arne Levsen Few reports exist upon the occurrence and localization of zoonotic anisakid nematodes in T. sagittatus, especially in the mantle of the squid. The occurrence and site of infection of larval anisakids in 98 T. sagittatus caught West off St. Kilda, NE Atlantic Ocean, were investigated....
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Jimyeong Ha, Yeongeun Seo, Yujin Kim, Jeeyeon Lee, Heeyoung Lee, Sejeong Kim, Yukyung Choi, Hyemin Oh, Yewon Lee, Eunyoung Park, Joohyun Kang, Yohan Yoon The objective of this study was to develop a method with improved sensitivity for Campylobacter jejuni detection in foods. Nitrogen-doped carbon nanodots (N-CNDs) were synthesized and added to an enrichment medium (Bolton broth) at a...
Wed, 12/09/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Josué Delgado, Juan J. Rondán, Félix Núñez, Alicia Rodríguez Dry-fermented sausages are prone to be colonised by Penicillium nordicum, which is one of the main ochratoxin A (OTA)-producing species. Its ability to produce this mycotoxin on dry-fermented sausages has been reported. However, the influence of the conditions of a traditional processing of a Spanish dry-fermented sausage and...
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 06:11
Author(s): Ryan Cuzzi, Vivian Ly, Valeria R. Parreira, Alma Fernanda Sanchez-Maldonado, Jeffrey M. Farber The survival of Listeria monocytogenes was assessed during long-term storage on three dried fruits: dried apples, raisins and dried strawberries. Using sand as a carrier, the dried fruits were dry-inoculated with a four-strain cocktail of L. monocytogenes to achieve numbers of 4.0 to 4.6 log...
Sat, 11/28/2020 - 06:14
Author(s): Donato Magistà, Giuseppe Cozzi, Lucia Gambacorta, Antonio F. Logrieco, Michele Solfrizzo, Giancarlo Perrone Ochratoxin A (OTA) occurrence in grapes is caused by black Aspergilli (Aspergillus carbonarius followed by A. niger) vineyards contamination. It depends on climatic conditions, geographical regions, damage by insects, and grape varieties. Good agricultural practices, pesticides,...
Wed, 11/25/2020 - 06:06
Author(s): Jinming Dai, Changzhu Li, Haiying Cui, Lin Lin Recently, natural essential oils have been extensively studied for anti-bacterial application in foods due to their safety and high biological activity. Herein, Litsea cubeba essential oil (LC-EO) was applied as a natural anti-bacterial agent for exploring its anti-bacterial mechanism against Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 (...
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 06:12
Author(s): Guadalupe Di Cola, Anabella C. Fantilli, María Belén Pisano, Viviana E. Ré Foodborne viruses have been recognized as a growing concern to the food industry and a serious public health problem. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) is responsible for the majority of viral outbreaks of food origin worldwide, while hepatitis E virus (HEV) has also been gaining prominence as a foodborne viral agent in...
Sat, 11/21/2020 - 06:12
Author(s): Maria João Cardoso, Vânia Ferreira, Mónica Truninger, Rui Maia, Paula Teixeira Contaminated poultry is the major vehicle for consumer's exposure to Campylobacter. This study aimed to perceive potential cross-contamination events during preparation of raw poultry that can contribute to the spread of Campylobacter spp. in domestic kitchen environments and to understand consumers'...
Thu, 11/12/2020 - 06:15
Author(s): Eloísa Sevilla, Juan P. Vico, José F. Delgado-Blas, Bruno González-Zorn, Clara Mª. Marín, Cristina Uruén, Inmaculada Martín-Burriel, Rosa Bolea, Raúl C. Mainar-Jaime Salmonellosis is a common subclinical infection in pigs and therefore apparently healthy animals may represent a reservoir of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella for humans. This study estimates and characterizes resistance to...
Sun, 11/08/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Cemil Kurekci, Seyda Sahin, Ewelina Iwan, Renata Kwit, Arkadiusz Bomba, Dariusz Wasyl There has been an increase in the number of reports on Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Infantis (S. Infantis) isolated from animals and humans. Recent studies using whole genome sequencing (WGS) have provided evidence on the likely contribution of a unique conjugative megaplasmid (pESI; ~...
Sat, 11/07/2020 - 06:13
Author(s): Amninder Singh Sekhon, Arshdeep Singh, Phoebe Unger, Monipel Babb, Yaeseol Yang, Minto Michael Foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella can endure dry environments of milk powders for extended periods due to the increased adaptability at a low water activity (aw) and proliferate when powders are hydrated. This study compared the survivability and the thermal resistance of a 5-serovar...
Fri, 11/06/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Tareq M. Osaili, Fayeza Hasan, Dinesh Kumar Dhanasekaran, Reyad S. Obaid, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Mutamed Ayyash, Layal Karam, Ioannis N. Savvaidis, Richard Holley The objective of the study was to assess the antimicrobial effect of active essential oil components (EOs) namely (carvacrol (CA), cinnamaldehyde (CI) and thymol (TH)) on Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella spp., and Escherichia...
Fri, 11/06/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Veronica Martinez-Rios, Mikael Pedersen, Monica Pedrazzi, Elissavet Gkogka, Jørn Smedsgaard, Paw Dalgaard This study tested the hypothesis that growth of Listeria monocytogenes in processed cheese with added nisin can be predicted from residual nisin A concentrations in the final product after processing. A LC-MS/MS method and a bioassay were studied to quantify residual nisin A...
Fri, 11/06/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Katherine M. Costello, Cindy Smet, Jorge Gutierrez-Merino, Madeleine Bussemaker, Jan F. Van Impe, Eirini G. Velliou Novel processing methods such as cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) and natural antimicrobials like nisin, are of interest to replace traditional food decontamination approaches as, due to their mild nature, they can maintain desirable food characteristics, i.e., taste,...
Sun, 11/01/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Qiao He, Mingming Guo, Tony Z. Jin, Saifanassour Ali Arabi, Donghong Liu Development of novel and effective decontamination technologies to ensure the microbiological safety of fresh produce has gained considerable attention, mainly driven by numerous outbreaks. This work presented the first approach regarding to the application of the previously reported hurdle technologies on the...
Sun, 11/01/2020 - 06:08
Author(s): Takako Taniguchi, Mayuko Ohki, Ayaka Urata, Shoutaro Ohshiro, Elpita Tarigan, Savek Kiatsomphob, Torrung Vetchapitak, Hiroyuki Sato, Naoaki Misawa Campylobacter jejuni is the leading cause of bacterial food poisoning worldwide. Chickens are considered to be one of the major reservoirs of Campylobacter infection in humans due to colonization of their intestinal tract. When the chickens...
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...

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