Journal of Food Composition and Analysis

The Research Publications track research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. The most recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal Title, Subject, USDA Grant Funding Agencies or FDA Grant Funding Agencies. The research publications are tracked across five subject areas: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, and Viruses.

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 03:32
Author(s): Meseret Amde, Ayalew Temsgen, Nigussie Dechassa Aflatoxins (AFs) in food and agricultural products pose serious health hazards to consumers. As a result, exports are restricted and farmers lose much needed income. One major challenge faced in controlling AFs in developing countries in particular is lack of simple and cost-effective methods of analysis. To address this problem, a solid-...
Thu, 05/14/2020 - 03:31
Author(s): Jonatan Schlotthauer, Lucila Brusa, Claudia Liberman, Mariano Durand, Alberto Livore, Mirna Sigrist Inorganic As (iAs) species require strict monitoring in foodstuff due to their toxicity. Rice is of particular concern, with recent legislations establishing limits for these species. In this work we develop a method based on selective hydride generation atomic absorption spectrometry (...
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 03:27
Author(s): Michail I. Gladyshev, Olesia V. Anishchenko, Olesia N. Makhutova, Olesia V. Kolmakova, Maria Y. Trusova, Vasiliy N. Morgun, Iliada V. Gribovskaya, Nadezhda N. Sushchik In cold smoked species of genus Coregonus, identified by molecular genetic analysis, contents of fatty acids and heavy metals and arsenic were measured. The highest content of sum of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty...
Sat, 04/04/2020 - 03:37
Author(s): Gözde Özzeybek, İpek Şahin, Sezin Erarpat, Sezgin Bakirdere In the present study, trace level of cadmium was determined by a new, sensitive and simple analytical method called as reverse phase dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction (RP-DLLME) combined to slotted quartz tube flame atomic absorption spectrometry (SQT-FAAS) system. Microextraction parameters such as type and volume of...
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Retno Murwani, Andri Cahyo Kumoro, Ambariyanto Ambariyanto, Elena N. NaumovaAbstractFish roes are consumed globally as a delicacy and an important seafood-based source of macro and micro-nutrients that is intensively produced in Indonesia. The connective material holding the roes i.e. the skeins are also high in protein and therefore could be utilized as nutritious protein supplement...
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): A. Anandkumar, Jian Li, K. Prabakaran, Zhang Xi Jia, Zhanrui Leng, R. Nagarajan, Daolin DuAbstractThe accumulation and potential health risks of eight trace elements (Cu, Cd, Cr, Mn, Zn, Pb, Hg and As) were analyzed in the commercially important crayfish and oriental river prawn species from the Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, China. The accumulation sequence of elements in different...
Mon, 01/27/2020 - 03:23
Author(s): Merve Fırat Ayyıldız, Maral Selin Fındıkoğlu, Dotse Selali Chormey, Sezgin BakırdereAbstractThis study utilized reduced graphene oxide magnetic nanoparticles Fe3O4/rGO-MNP to preconcentrate two alkyl phenols, two organochlorine pesticides and one organophosphate pesticide from water and baby food samples for the determination by gas chromatography flame ionization detector (GC-FID)....
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:22
Author(s): Rouhollah Karami-OsbooAbstractMonitoring of Ochratoxin A (OTA), a toxic and carcinogenic metabolite of fungi, requires accurate and precise analytical methods. Quantitative determination of OTA at trace level in raisin samples was evaluated by nanofluid extraction coupled with HPLC–FLD. The experimental parameters affecting the extraction efficiency of OTA were investigated and...
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Xiaoran Tian, Shixin Lv, Huili Tian, Rongbo Wang, Hongtao WangAbstractPanax ginseng and Panax quinquefolius are two of the most commonly used Panax species with similar morphology but different pharmacological effects. These two species may be substituted for each other due to commercial interest or misidentification caused by similarity in appearance. Therefore, botanical origin...
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 03:21
Author(s): Tereza Slámová, Anna Sadowska-Rociek, Adéla Fraňková, Magdalena Surma, Jan BanoutAbstractThe aim of this study was to develop an effective sample preparation procedure for the determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in smoked fatty products of animal origin (fish, cheese and sausage). Two different approaches were tested: classical QuEChERS and procedure with the use...
Wed, 01/08/2020 - 03:24
Author(s): Esteban Avigliano, Jonatan Schlotthauer, Barbara Maichak de Carvalho, Mirna Sigrist, Alejandra V. VolpedoAbstractMonomethylarsonic acid (MMA), dimethylarsinic acid (DMA), inorganic arsenic (iAs), and non-toxic species (i.e. arsenobetaine) were determined by HPLC-ICP-MS as mg kg-1 wet weight in muscle, liver and gill of catfish (Genidens barbus) from Argentina (N = 12) and from Brazil (...
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 03:38
Author(s): Hassan Heidari, Samira Ghanbari-Rad, Esmaeil HabibiAbstractA deep eutectic solvent-based ultrasound-assisted liquid-liquid microextraction (DES-UALLME) followed by quantitative analysis using HPLC-UV has been developed for the determination of organophosphorus pesticides (phosalone and chlorpyrifos) in fruit juice samples (red grape juice and sour cherry juice). In DES-UALLME,...
Thu, 12/12/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Afsaneh Mohajer, Abbas Norouzian Baghani, Parisa Sadighara, Kiandokht Ghanati, Shahrokh NazmaraAbstractIn this current study, the contents of heavy metals including Pb, As, Cr, Cd, Zn, Cu, and Mn in imported rice bran oil in Iran were investigated with microwave digestion method based on an inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry system (ICP-OES). The concentrations...
Wed, 11/13/2019 - 03:22
Author(s): Azimeh Najafpour, Afshin Rajabi Khorrami, Parviz Aberoomand Azar, Mohammad Saber TehraniAbstractKombucha is a beverage obtained by the fermentation of sugared tea with tea fungus. The tea fungus converts the sweetened tea to a refreshing beverage with a variety of beneficial micronutrients. The presence of heavy metals in beverages is a major concern for public health due to their...
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 03:23
Author(s): Gabriela Camera Leal, Patricia Mattiazzi, Franciele Rovasi, Thaís Dal Molin, Denise Bohrer, Paulo Cícero do Nascimento, Leandro M. de Carvalho, Carine VianaAbstractA method has been developed for the determination of lead (Pb) in dietary supplements using direct solid sampling and high-resolution continuum source graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. The lead concentration...
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 03:30
Author(s): Mengting Wang, Bin Peng, Yang Wang, Na Zhao, Zhili Xiong, Longshan ZhaoAbstractA novel multi-residue method was developed for the simultaneous analysis of tetracyclines and β-receptor agonists in chicken by coupling pressurized liquid extraction (PLE) with ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS). The parameters of PLE method was optimised,...
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 03:27
Author(s): Nabi Shariatifar, Manouchehr Dadgar, Yadolah Fakhri, Saeed Shahsavari, Mojtaba Moazzen, Mahsa Ahmadloo, Amin Kiani, Saeed Aeenehvand, Shahrokh Nazmara, Amin Mousavi KhanegahAbstractAn MSPE/GC-MS method was used for the measuring of 16 PAHs and assessing of the effect of different factors on PAHs concentrations among different types of dairy products. Moreover, the probabilistic health...
Sun, 10/13/2019 - 03:27
Author(s): Nwokoma Oliver Chijioke, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Kolo Matthew Tikpangi, D.A. BradleyAbstractRecognizing the global concerns about metal contamination in food chain coupled with the high rate of consumption of chicken products as a major component of daily diet to humans, the presence of 14 metals (Fe, Cu, Mg, Zn, Al, Hg, Cd, As, Pb, Se, Ni, Sr, Cr and Sb) due to their persistence in...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Mauro Esposito, Antonella De Roma, Stefania Cavallo, Oto Miedico, Eugenio Chiaravalle, Vittorio Soprano, Loredana Baldi, Pasquale GalloAbstractThe levels of trace elements in a variety of fruit and vegetables have been investigated. A total of 161 samples were randomly collected on the field during the proper seasons in Campania region of Southern Italy to be included in this study....
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Carla Paulo Vieira, Marion Pereira da Costa, Beatriz da Silva Frasão, Vitor Luiz de Melo Silva, Rodrigo Vilela de Barros Pinto Moreira, Yves Eduardo Chifarelli de Oliveira Nunes, Carlos Adam Conte-JuniorAbstractPhysicochemical and microbiological changes in yogurts determine their storage and shelf life. Thus, monitoring yogurt quality is essential for consumer acceptance and food...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Ahmed Salem Sebaei, Manar Ibrahim YoussifAbstractSudan I, II, III, IV, Para Red, Orange G and Red 7B are synthetic regularly dyes utilized to dye plastics and other manufactured materials. In recent years, concerns about the genotoxic possibilities of Sudan colors have been raised. A few national bodies and food experts consider Sudan dyes to be genotoxic cancer-causing agents while...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Dana Hoffman-Pennesi, Judith Spungen, Terry Councell, Edward Nyambok, Stephanie Kenez, Alexandra Gavelek, Mark WirtzAbstractIn 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Total Diet Study (TDS) began updating the digestion/extraction and the determinative methods for nutrient and toxic elements. The analytical methods for iodine, manganese, and selenium were all updated to...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Herbert Musarurwa, Luke Chimuka, Vusumzi Emmanuel Pakade, Nikita Tawanda TavengwaAbstractQuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) is one of the pre-treatment techniques that has gained tremendous popularity among researchers during pesticide analysis of food and agricultural samples. Since its inception, this method is considered particularly suitable and effective in...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Ruth Vanderschueren, Daniela Montalvo, Bart De Ketelaere, Jan A. Delcour, Erik SmoldersAbstractCommercially available single origin chocolates (n = 139) were analysed by ICP-MS to identify the potential of elemental fingerprinting for tracing cacao origin in chocolate and to compare chocolate composition relative to trace metal limits. Cadmium (Cd) concentrations exceeded the EU limit...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Krešimir Mastanjević, Brankica Kartalović, Jelena Petrović, Nikolina Novakov, Leona Puljić, Dragan Kovačević, Marko Jukić, Jasmina Lukinac, Kristina MastanjevićAbstractThe aim of this study was to determine the content of 16 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the traditional dry fermented sausage Slavonska kobasica. Smoking was conducted in a traditional smokehouse (two and...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Nicolai Mirlean, Alexandre Henrique Ferraz, Elisa Rosa Seus-Arrache, Carlos Francisco Ferreira Andrade, Larissa Pinheiro Costa, Karen H. JohannessonAbstractIn this study we estimate the content of mercury (Hg) and selenium (Se) in 32 fish and 6 shellfish species that represent the most intensively caught, consumed, and exported seafood species from the Brazilian subtropics. The mean Hg...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Yiyong Wu, Peihong Deng, Yaling Tian, Felista Magesa, Jun Liu, Guangli Li, Quanguo HeAbstractDeveloping simple and accurate QY detection methods is of great significant importance in ensuring food safety including drinks. Manganese dioxide nanoparticles (MnO2 NPs) with different morphologies were synthesized by hydrothermal method. Manganese dioxide/graphene (MnO2/GR) nanocomposites...
Tue, 09/24/2019 - 03:25
Author(s): Sherif M. Elgammal, Mona A. Khorshed, Eman H. IsmailAbstractWhey protein is a by-product obtained from cheese manufacturing, contains high amounts of essential metals and amino acids. We assessed levels and health risk of Co, Ni, Sn, Cr, Cu, Mn, Zn, Fe, Al, Na, Ca, Mg, Pb, Cd, and Hg in different whey protein samples collected in Egypt using inductively coupled plasma optical emission...