Journal of Food Science

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 22:06
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. Abstract Cold plasma is formed by the nonthermal ionization of gas into free electrons, ions, reactive atomic and molecular species, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This cold plasma can be used to alter the surface of solid and liquid foods, and it offers multiple advantages over traditional thermal treatments, such as no thermal damage and increased output...
Sat, 07/24/2021 - 22:06
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. Abstract There has been an increase in the search and application of new antimicrobial agents as alternatives to use of chemical preservatives and antibiotic-like compounds by the food industry. The massive use of antibiotic has created a reservoir of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that find their way from farm to humans. Thus, there exists an imperative need...
Thu, 07/22/2021 - 22:07
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. To evaluate the pollution level of toxic elements in edible mushrooms from Jilin Province, China, the lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic content present in them were monitored and evaluated. A total of 610 edible mushroom samples, including fresh and dried, were collected from nine cities in the Jilin Province. The concentrations of lead, cadmium, mercury, and...
Thu, 07/22/2021 - 22:07
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. The environment in poultry abattoirs is the primary potential source of bacterial contamination and cross-contamination of broiler carcasses. In this context, we explored the influence of chilling water and contact surfaces on the microbial diversity of broiler carcasses in warm and cold seasons. High-throughput sequencing was used to target the V3-V4 region of...
Mon, 06/21/2021 - 22:07
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. Since microplastics (MPs) bring the potential risks to human health when plastics are ingested, more needs to be known about the presence and abundance of human ingestion of MPs. To address these issues, we reviewed 108 publications in Web of Science concerning abundances, sources, and analytical methods of MPs in human daily intake including fish, salt,...
Mon, 05/31/2021 - 22:08
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. This study was designed to investigate the prevalence and associated risk factors of Shigella flexneri isolated from drinking water and retail raw food samples in Peshawar, Pakistan. A total of 1,020 different samples were collected from various areas of Peshawar between January 2016 and May 2017, followed by identification of S. flexneri through biochemical,...
Wed, 05/19/2021 - 22:07
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. Heat-resistant foodborne pathogens have been a concern in low-moisture foods and ingredients (LMFs). Due to low thermal conductivity of low moisture materials, thermal treatment is not efficient and may cause nutritional loss. This study investigated the enhancement of thermal treatment of meat and bone meal (MBM) at low water activity (aw) by inclusion of...
Mon, 05/03/2021 - 22:07
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. Salmonella, being one of the most widespread foodborne pathogens, is a compulsory test item required by national food safety standard of China and many other countries. More sensitive and specific Salmonella detection method is still needed since traditional methods are time consuming and highly dependent on enormous manpower and material resources. In this...
Mon, 05/03/2021 - 22:07
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. In this work, the occurrence of 34 common antibiotic (15 sulfonamides and 19 quinolones) residues were evaluated in 236 ready‐to‐eat duck eggs (salted and preserved duck eggs) marketed through e‐commerce stores by ultra‐performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry, and subsequent dietary risk assessments for Chinese consumers were...
Mon, 05/03/2021 - 22:07
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. The aim of the present study was to design a delivery system of curcumin (CU) loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (CU‐CSLNs) for evaluating the antimicrobial properties in hamburger patty. Solid lipid nanoparticle (SLN) was prepared through a homogenizing technique. A response surface methodology was applied to optimize the CU‐CSLNs to minimize the particle size (...
Mon, 05/03/2021 - 22:07
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. Acrylamide (AA), which is a carcinogen in humans, has been a research focus in terms of food risk assessment. However, few published studies have explored protein strategies to reduce the health risks of AA. The objective of this study was to investigate the binding of AA with soy protein isolate (SPI) and elucidate the binding mechanism. The results showed...
Tue, 03/09/2021 - 22:07
Journal of Food Science, EarlyView. Wheat (Triticum aestivum) is susceptible to mycotoxin contamination, which can result in significant health risks and economic losses. This research examined the ability of air atmospheric cold plasma (air‐ACP) treatment to reduce pure and spiked T‐2 and HT‐2 mycotoxins’ concentration on wheat grains. This study also evaluated the effect of ACP treatment using...
Sat, 02/13/2021 - 22:15
Seafood is capable of bioaccumulating heavy metals (HM), making it a potentially major dietary source of HM for humans. Presently, little data exists on seafood from the eastern‐most boundary of the Mediterranean Sea. This study aims to provide exposure insight of the Israeli population to HM through the consumption of locally caught seafood by assessing the levels of arsenic, mercury, cadmium,...
Sat, 01/23/2021 - 22:10
Consumption of nutrient‐rich seaweeds and fermented nondairy foods represent fast growing trends among health‐minded consumers. Assessment of lacto‐fermented seaweed was performed to address these trends, and to offer shelf‐life extension and product diversification for fresh kelps. The objectives were to evaluate the effects of kelp species and inclusion level on fermentation kinetics,...
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 22:09
The objective of this survey was to estimate the prevalence, contamination level, and genetic diversity of Salmonella in selected raw, shelled tree nuts (Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts) at retail markets in the United States. A total of 3,374 samples of eight tree nuts were collected from different types of retail stores and markets...
Tue, 01/12/2021 - 22:09
This review considers how research in China has progressed our understanding and subsequent improved control of Cronobacter. This emergent bacterial pathogen is associated with neonatal infections through the ingestion of contaminated prepared feed. The review includes large‐scale surveys of various sources of the organism, including infant formula production facilities. The analysis of over 20,...
Mon, 01/11/2021 - 22:09
Cabbage Kimchi, a traditional Korean fermented food, has occasionally been related to acute gastroenteritis caused by human norovirus (HuNoV). The present study examined the inhibitory effects of electron beam (e‐beam) irradiation (1, 3, 5, 7, and 10 kGy) on HuNoV GII.4 in suspension or cabbage Kimchi using reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction combined with immunomagnetic...
Sat, 12/19/2020 - 22:08
Currently, there has been a surge of interest in revealing the interactions between plasma and food matrices. In this study, we investigated the impacts of atmospheric cold plasma (ACP) treatment on the structural, physicochemical and allergenic characteristics of soybean protein isolate (SPI). SPI dispersions were subjected to ACP treatments at different frequencies (80 to 100 Hz) and durations...
Thu, 12/17/2020 - 22:10
In our study, a food safety management system was developed for a chaga mushroom biotechnology product manufacturer, with the purpose of meeting the quality demands of customers and enhancing the manufacturer's reputation. The study focused on identifying the potentially significant hazards present at each stage of the production process for chaga mushroom capsule products, and on ensuring that...
Wed, 12/16/2020 - 22:09
Furan, a significant food contaminant, was found in many cooked foods. In most cooked foods, furan has been found to be coexisted with some alkylated derivatives such as 2‐methylfuran. 2‐methylfuran was found to be potent hepatotoxins. Little toxicological data is available for 2‐methylfuran. The objective of this study was to investigate metabolite changes in the liver samples from mice fed with...
Tue, 12/15/2020 - 22:09
The present study envisages the potential application of chitosan‐coated Zingiber zerumbet essential oil nanoemulsion (ZEO‐CsNE) as green antimicrobial preservative against Aspergillus flavus, aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), and lipid peroxidation of stored functional foods. GC‐MS analysis of ZEO exhibited the abundance of cis‐geraniol (15.53%) as the major component. ZEO‐CsNE showed biphasic release...
Tue, 12/15/2020 - 22:09
The operating environment for food safety interventions in nations such as Saudi Arabia, with limited local agricultural productivity, high reliance on foreign food imports and observance of Islamic laws, is remarkably challenging for the national control and regulatory institutions, since compliance to the mandatory food safety regulations and the local religious Halal standards must be ensured...
Fri, 12/11/2020 - 22:05
The development of natural antimicrobial agents has attracted long‐term attention due to the increasing demand for food preservation. Papaya, a widely cultivated nutritious tropical fruit, has benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) as one of the most important secondary metabolites in its seeds. And the antibacterial activity of BITC toward different strains and the main antibacterial pathway remain...
Fri, 12/11/2020 - 22:05
Contaminated fresh produce has increasingly been implicated in foodborne disease outbreaks. As microbiological safety surveillance in South Africa is limited, a total of 545 vegetable samples (spinach, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, and green beans) were purchased from retailers, street traders, trolley vendors and farmers’ markets. Escherichia coli, coliforms and Enterobacteriaceae were enumerated...
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 22:10
Vacuum‐packed salmon was treated by electron beam irradiation preservation technology, to study the effects of electron‐beam irradiation on odor active compounds of salmon by two types of methods for extraction: headspace‐solid phase micro extraction (HS‐SPME) and solvent assisted flavor evaporation (SAFE). Volatile flavor compounds examined by gas chromatography‐mass spectrometry (GC‐MS) and gas...
Thu, 12/03/2020 - 22:10
As a popular hot‐pot ingredient, Chinese‐style shrimp mud (Xia‐Hua) is usually transported and stored frozen. However, frozen storage leads to decreased quality of Xia‐Hua products caused by the variations in physicochemical and functional properties of myofibrillar proteins (MPs). Κ‐carrageenan and its oligosaccharides are reported as antioxidants and antifreeze and can stabilize proteins in...
Fri, 11/20/2020 - 22:10
In this work, levels of cyromazine and its metabolite melamine in chicken products and its transfer factors (TFs) and dietary risks assessment for Chinese consumers are presented. Cyromazine was added to chicken feed at doses of 5, 25, and 50 mg/kg for 42 days. Cyromazine residues were found in frequently consumed chicken products (meat, heart, liver, gizzard, and eggs), with liver and eggs...
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:12
A six‐strain mixture of E. coli O157:H7 was exposed to 0 to 9 min of six treatments: (i) hydrostatic pressure (400 MPa) at 4 °C; (ii) hydrostatic pressure and thymol at 4 °C; (iii) thymol at 4 °C; (iv) heat at 40 °C; (v) hydrostatic pressure at 40 °C; and (vi) hydrostatic pressure and thymol at 40 °C. Pressure intensity level of 400 MPa and thymol concentration of 0.15% (w/v) were used for the...
Mon, 11/16/2020 - 22:12
This study aims to optimize the ultrasound‐irradiation combined pretreatment conditions to enhance the liquid egg white (LEW) foamability and investigate the changing mechanism about the physical and structural properties of LEW during the processing. Results indicated that the foamability of the LEW was increased by ultrasound‐irradiation combined pretreatment to the highest value of 92.6% (...
Sun, 10/11/2020 - 22:13
3‐Monochloropropane‐1,2‐diol (3‐MCPD) as a main source of food contamination has always been known as a carcinogenic agent. Kidney, liver, testis, and heart seem to be the main target organs for 3‐MCPD. Because oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction have been realized to be involved in 3‐MCPD‐induced cytotoxicity, the present study aimed to investigate the probable toxicity mechanisms of...
Fri, 10/02/2020 - 22:12
Cadmium (Cd) contamination in rice grain is common worldwide. This study investigated the effect of degree of milling (DM) on the reduction of Cd in cooked rice grain and porridge (rice‐to‐water ratios 1:1.6 and 1:10, respectively) and Cd in vitro bioaccessibility. Cd‐contaminated rice grains with DMs of 20%, 15%, and 0% were cooked and then subjected to successive digestion in a gastrointestinal...
Fri, 10/02/2020 - 22:12
The present study aims to produce arrowroot flour fermented by kefir grains, in addition to assessing the physicochemical, nutritional, and microbiological characteristics. Fermented arrowroot flour was produced at room temperature (approximately 25 to 28 °C). Fermentation was conducted in batch (6 kg of the substrate and 10% of kefir grains were added with homogenization every 3 hr). Samples...
Fri, 10/02/2020 - 22:12
Distributed ledgers are becoming commonly used technologies to trace agrifood supply chains in view of their safety, immutability, transparency, and scalability. In the present review, we discuss the most relevant case studies of agrifood supply chain traceability using blockchain (BC) and other distributed ledgers technologies. Considering that each supply chain actually has specific requests of...
Mon, 09/28/2020 - 22:13
A dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) atmospheric cold plasma was evaluated as a tool to increase the extraction rate of total phenolic content (TPC) and antioxidant activity from green tea leaves. The effects of nitrogen DBD cold plasma on changes of color and surface morphology were investigated. Optimum conditions of cold plasma treatment (treatment time and generation power) were obtained by...
Wed, 09/23/2020 - 22:13
Rapid and sensitive detection of live/infectious foodborne pathogens is urgently needed in order to prevent outbreaks and food recalls. This study aimed to (1) evaluate the incorporation of propidium monoazide (PMA) into PCR or LAMP assays to selectively detect viable Salmonella Enteritidis following sublethal heat or UV treatment, and autoclave sterilization; and (2) compare the detection of PMA...
Thu, 09/17/2020 - 22:13
The objective of this study was to examine the effect of gamma irradiation (0, 2.5, and 5 kGy) on physico‐mechanical and structural characteristics of films based on Farsi gum‐carboxymethyl cellulose supplemented with Ziziphora clinopodioides essential oil (ZEO; 0%, 1%, and 2%) and lignocellulose nanofibers (LCNF; 0%, 1%, and 2%), and their application on fresh minced beef meat's shelf‐life...
Tue, 09/08/2020 - 22:13
Seven candidates for starter cultures for cucumber fermentations belonging to the Lactobacillus pentosus and Lactobacillus plantarum species were characterized based on physiological features desired for pickling. The isolates presented variable carbohydrate utilization profile on API® 50CHL test strips. The L. pentosus strains were unable to utilize d‐xylose in MRS broth or the M medium. The...
Sat, 09/05/2020 - 22:15
The research aimed to generate an early warning system highlighting in real‐time bacterial contamination of meat matrices and providing information which could support companies in accepting or rejecting batches. Current microorganisms’ detection methods rely on techniques (plate counting), which provide retrospective values for microbial contamination. The purpose of this research was to...
Fri, 08/28/2020 - 22:13
Walnut kernels contain high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids that determine a limited shelf life on these nuts. The application of walnut phenolics as antioxidants through a walnut protein‐based coating, obtained from walnut oil cake residue, can help to increase the shelf life of walnuts. The objective was to evaluate the preservative effect of walnut polyphenols included in a walnut‐...
Fri, 08/28/2020 - 22:13
Shrimps cause a significant part of crustacea‐related allergies. It is used in processed foods, including fermented Korean foods, such as kimchi. Even low amounts of shrimp allergens can provoke reactions in consumers allergic to shrimp. Accurate food labeling is the most effective means of preventing the consumption of allergenic ingredients. To validate labeling compliance and minimize the risk...
Tue, 08/25/2020 - 22:12
A method based on vapor‐phase advanced oxidation process (AOP) for decontaminating red or green grapes was validated for inactivating Listeria monocytogenes and spoilage molds. A Central Composite Design (CCD) and Response Surface Methodology (RSM) were applied to determine the contribution of UV‐C (254 nm) dose, hydrogen peroxide, and ozone concentration on the lethality toward Aspergillus niger...
Mon, 08/24/2020 - 21:29
This work examined the influence of cultivar, tubers’ age, antibrowning agent, package atmosphere, and storage time on fresh‐cut potatoes’ (FCPs) physical, chemical, and sensory properties. Potato slices of cv. Birgit and Lady Claire tubers sampled during the first, fifth, and ninth months of storage were dipped in solutions of (1) sodium chloride (1%) and (2) sodium ascorbate (2%), and stored...
Mon, 08/24/2020 - 21:29
Peaches are vulnerable to cold temperature, showing the symptoms of chilling injury (CI). The occurrence of CI results in irreversible aroma loss, especially ‘peach‐like’ lactones loss during cold storage and subsequent shelf life. Methyl jasmonate (MeJA) treatment is effective in alleviating CI symptoms in peach fruit; however, its effect on peach aroma volatiles is still unknown. To explore the...
Sat, 08/15/2020 - 22:13
Dried sweet potatoes (SPs) are often irradiated for improved safety and shelf life. Formation of irradiation‐derived radicals was analyzed using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. These irradiation‐specific radicals can be used to characterize the irradiation history of dry plant‐based foods containing cellulose and sugars. The signal characteristics (intensity and peak shape)...
Fri, 08/14/2020 - 22:13
This study was aimed to investigate the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in raw water buffalo milk and milk products, besides determining its serotype and the extent of its resistance against various antibiotics. A total of 188 samples of raw water buffalo milk and milk products were collected from Samsun Province, Turkey between November 2012 and May 2013. The classical culture technique was...
Thu, 08/13/2020 - 22:12
Herein, Psyllium‐seed mucilage (PSM) and oregano extract (OE) were incorporated into the design of a promising, biodegradable, and antimicrobial edible film to enhance the shelf life of food. Various OE‐PSM films with different concentrations of OE, PSM, and glycerol, as a plasticizer, were fabricated. Further physicochemical, mechanical, and structural studies demonstrated an enhancement in the...
Tue, 08/11/2020 - 22:12
Eggs and their derived products are common foods that can induce food allergic reaction, especially in children. The reported incidence of egg allergy is 1% to 2%, and its prevalence has rapidly increased in recent years. Currently, there is no approved treatment for it. The clinical guidance for this adverse food reaction is the complete elimination of egg (and their derived products) from diet...
Tue, 07/21/2020 - 22:10
Acrylamide is a known neurotoxin and probable carcinogen in humans. Researchers reported that foods rich in carbohydrates could generate high amounts of acrylamide at high temperatures. In recent years, hydrocolloids are applied to reduce acrylamide in thermally processed foods and the effect has been well proved. The present work was to investigate the effect of sodium alginate as the coating...
Tue, 07/21/2020 - 22:10
Owing to the strong hydrophobicity of zein, improved solubility is required to enhance the recovery of bioactive peptides. Using a zein suspension prepared by the antisolvent precipitation method, the impact of varying the voltage during dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) treatment on the physicochemical and conformational properties of zein in water was investigated. Analysis of the particle...
Thu, 07/16/2020 - 22:10
In this study, Salmonella isolates recovered from meat (beef and mutton) and meat contact surfaces at retail were investigated to determine their serotype, antibiotic resistance, and biofilm formation ability. Salmonella was found in 29 (24.17%) samples out of 120 samples including 14/50 (28%) of beef, 10/40 (25%) of mutton, and 5/30 (16.67%) of meat contact surfaces. Seven isolates were...

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