Journal of Food Science and Technology

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.

Sun, 05/17/2020 - 03:22
The most popular and economically important traditional dairy products in Egypt are raw milk, Karish cheese (an Arabian dairy product made from defatted cow milk) and Zabady (an Arabian yoghurt made from buffalo and cow milk). In this study, 302 traditional dairy samples including raw milk (120), white Karish cheese (118), and Zabady (64) were analyzed for aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) during different...
Sun, 04/12/2020 - 03:15
Microbial contamination of herbal distillates is one of the crucial problems that the market is commonly facing. Spark plasma can be proposed as a potential emerging solution for the decontamination of liquids even with the sensitive aromatic compound like peppermint (Mentha piperita L.) distillate. However, its probable effects on the physicochemical properties of distillate is the main area of...
Sun, 04/12/2020 - 03:15
Abstract A polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) coating was electrospun on the shaft of the mechanical stir bar sorptive extraction (MSBSE) setup. MSBSE equipped with the PAN/PDMS coating and coupled with gas chromatography/flame ionization detector (MSBSE-PAN/PDMS-GC/FID) was used to determine some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in non-alcoholic beer samples. The...
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:15
In the present study, the antimicrobial and the insect repellent activity of 16 botanical extracts obtained by supercritical CO2 (SCF) extraction were evaluated. The present investigation was conducted as there is a necessity for exploration of natural botanical extracts that target both stored product insects and microbes. The antimicrobial activity was studied by disc diffusion and broth...
Wed, 02/12/2020 - 03:15
Probiotics are important bacteria due to their benefit on human health. In this study, four strains of lactic acid bacteria from chicken bile were isolated and the strain with the best antimicrobial activity was selected for further identification and evaluation on its probiotic traits and safety. The strain was identified as Enterococcus faecium by biochemical characterization and 16S rDNA gene...
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 03:15
The study determined incidence, enterotoxigenecity and antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of Bacillus cereus isolated from ready-to-eat (RTE) milk products (n = 80), RTE meat products (n = 40), beverages (n = 40) and water samples (n = 60, from food preparing and serving outlets/restaurants) collected from eight different tourist places of Himachal Pradesh. 11.4% (25/220) samples were...
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 03:15
As a kind of traditional food, gluten is widely studied for its physical and chemical properties after processing, while little attention is paid to the simulation cooking processing, digestion and safety. In this paper, gluten was heated with microwave to study its structural transformations, nutritional efficiency, and food safety under Chinese home cooking (CHC). After microwave treatment,...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:15
In this study, 41 tomato samples were investigated by means of stable isotope ratios (δ13C, δ18O and δ2H), elemental content, phenolic compounds and pesticides in order to classify them, according to growing conditions and geographical origin. Using investigated parameters, stepwise linear discriminant analysis was applied and the differences that occurred between tomato samples grown in...
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 03:15
The effects of electron beam irradiation (0, 2.5, 5.0, 7.5 and 10 kGy) on the quality characteristics of vacuum packed headless vannamei stored under chilled condition (2 °C) was assessed. The total volatile base nitrogen, non protein nitrogen content, peroxide value and thiobarbituric acid reactive substances showed an increasing trend during storage. Texture analysis indicated that shrimp...
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 03:14
Dissipation behavior and degradation kinetics of fenamidone + mancozeb (Sectin 60 WG) and iprovalicarb + propineb (Melody Duo 66.75 WP) in tomato were studied at recommended dose (RD) and double dose (DD) of application. The analysis of the field samples were carried out by employing liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) for fenamidone and iprovalicarb residues and gas...
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 03:14
Grapefruit and lemon were exposed to phytosanitary irradiation doses of 0, 0.4, and 1 kGy, and then electronic-sensing screening of irradiation status and identification of radiation-induced ESR markers were conducted during 20 days storage. Codex standard photostimulated luminescence measurement (PSL1) was not a reliable indicator of irradiation status. Electronic tongue and electronic nose,...
Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:15
In this study, a preliminary food quality and safety assessment was performed on organic and cage-free egg samples marketed in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that were analyzed concerning veterinary drug and pesticide residues using high performance and ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry. The polyether ionophore salinomycin was detected in two...
Tue, 12/17/2019 - 03:16
With the aim of developing a fruit-based beverage in products which are severely damaged by heat, a high-intensity ultrasound treatment combined with moderate heat treatment (called thermosonication) was applied. A fruit smoothie (mango, jackfruit and rice milk) was thermosonicated applying a Box–Benhken model with amplitude (70, 77.5 or 85%), time (15, 20 or 25 min) and temperature (40, 47.5 or...
Tue, 12/10/2019 - 03:17
Calcium citrate, chitosan, and chitooligosaccharide were added to sugarcane juice to investigate their effect on color, pH, antioxidant activity, reducing sugar, acrylamide and HMF mitigation in dark brown sugar production. Results showed that the content of 52–67% acrylamide in the dark brown sugar was mitigated with 0.1–1.0% chitosan addition and the reducing power of dark brown sugar increased...
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 03:16
Prevalence of Salmonella in slaughter sheep and cattle was determined by International Organization for Standardization Method 6579 (ISO) and Vitek Immunodiagnostic Assay System UP Salmonella Phage Technology (VIDAS UP Salmonella SPT—VIDAS UP). A total of 400 healthy slaughter sheep (n = 200) and cattle (n = 200) carcass (C), fecal content (FC), mesenteric lymph node (MLN), liver (L), kidney (K...
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 03:16
The aim of this study was to determine the antimicrobial resistance characteristics of Listeria species isolated from foods and food processing environments, animal and human specimens in Iran. A systematic review of the papers published in Persian and English languages up to 20th May 2019 and indexed in the Scientific Information Database, PubMed, Scopus and Google Scholar databases using...
Thu, 11/07/2019 - 03:16
Light is an important factor that can induce the growth of varieties of organisms including fungi and their secondary metabolites. The evolutions of biomass, carotenoids, lipid production, compositions and contents of fatty acid and amino acid in Rhodotorula mucilaginosa were investigated under different light irradiation conditions. The results indicated that irradiation with 1700 lx could...
Wed, 11/06/2019 - 03:16
Food safety issues across the global food supply chain have become paramount in promoting public health safety and commercial success of global food industries. As food regulations and consumer expectations continue to advance around the world, notwithstanding the latest technology, detection tools, regulations and consumer education on food safety and quality, there is still an upsurge of...
Tue, 11/05/2019 - 03:17
The aim of this study was to isolate Enterococcus faecium from raw milk samples, to characterize its antimicrobial metabolites, and to evaluate its viability in a probiotic Minas Frescal cheese. For this, antagonist activity against Listeria monocytogenes, safety aspects and biochemical, genotypic, and probiotic characteristics of the isolates were evaluated. Minas Frescal cheese was manufactured...
Tue, 11/05/2019 - 03:17
The present study was envisaged with an aim to determine the occurrence of antibiotic residues; enrofloxacin, oxytetracycline, penicillin G, sulphamethoxazole and chloramphenicol as well as mycotoxins; aflatoxin M1 and ochratoxin A in raw milk samples collected from individual animals from dairy farms located in 9 districts of Punjab, India. A total of 168 raw milk samples were collected and...
Wed, 10/23/2019 - 03:21
Conventional method of roasting plantain is cumbersome and leads to the contamination of the food items with different toxicants due to contact of the food item with combustion gases. Thus, a need for a roaster oven which utilizes indirect charcoal heat for roasting plantain is of paramount importance. In this study, a charcoal fired plantain roasting equipment was designed and developed and...
Sun, 10/20/2019 - 03:18
Microplastic presence in seafood and foodstuff have been documented globally in recent studies. Consequently, human exposure to microplastics through the ingestion of contaminated food is inevitable and pose a risk to food security and human health. In this review, microplastics and related xenobiotics are defined, global evidence of microplastic pollution in seafood is reviewed, the impacts to...
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 03:14
The cultivation area and diversity of genetically modified (GM) crop varieties worldwide is increasing rapidly. Taking Turkey as an example of a country with tight restrictions on the import and use of GM crops but limited resources for product monitoring, we developed a cost-effective 3-tier screening protocol, and tested 110 retail food products and 13 animal feeds available in 2016–2017 for GM...
Mon, 09/16/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Spices are primarily used as flavor enhancers and have attracted attention as natural food preservatives since their antimicrobial effects were determined. In the present study, the antimicrobial effects, minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) values on 5 important food-borne pathogenic bacteria were investigated in 20...
Wed, 09/11/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Probiotics are important bacteria due to their benefit on human health. In this study, four strains of lactic acid bacteria from chicken bile were isolated and the strain with the best antimicrobial activity was selected for further identification and evaluation on its probiotic traits and safety. The strain was identified as Enterococcus faecium by biochemical...
Tue, 09/10/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Distilled spirits, in addition to satisfying the legal requirements with respect to its composition, must possess a sensorial quality capable of satisfying its consumers. The present work describes the analysis of volatile compounds, trace elements and glycerol in thirteen samples of Mozambican spirits collected in different regions of the country. Extraction of...
Tue, 09/03/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Due to food safety concerns, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) asked to identify useful parameters for identifying the mechanically separated meat (MSM). In this work, the 90Sr levels of MSM products were assessed for evaluating the suitability of this parameter for MSM identification. Indeed, this contaminant may accumulate in animal bones and bone fragments...
Sun, 09/01/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Synthetic antioxidants can reduce postharvest losses, but consumers are concerned about chemical residues in the product. There is a growing interest in using natural compounds for the preservation of foods. In this study, the efficiency of juices or extracts obtained from three fruit species with high antioxidant activity as browning inhibitors was measured and then...
Sat, 08/17/2019 - 00:00
Abstract This study was performed to determine quality changes of battered and breaded pre-fried snack product developed from large sized (5.5–10.5 kg) Catla (Catla catla) fish stored at chilled temperature (− 2 to − 4 °C). Quality changes were assessed based on biochemical, microbiological and sensory quality evaluation at 2 days interval for a period of 18 days. Results of...
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Dairy foods are complex ecosystems composed of microorganisms from different origins that can affect flavor and safety of final products. The objective of this paper is to assess the in-house microbiota of two Brazilian dairies and to discuss the possible implications of the taxa determined for food protection. In total, 27 samples from dairies were cultured in...
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 00:00
Abstract The aim of this study was to isolate Enterococcus faecium from raw milk samples, to characterize its antimicrobial metabolites, and to evaluate its viability in a probiotic Minas Frescal cheese. For this, antagonist activity against Listeria monocytogenes, safety aspects and biochemical, genotypic, and probiotic characteristics of the isolates were evaluated. Minas...
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Prevalence of Salmonella in slaughter sheep and cattle was determined by International Organization for Standardization Method 6579 (ISO) and Vitek Immunodiagnostic Assay System UP Salmonella Phage Technology (VIDAS UP Salmonella SPT—VIDAS UP). A total of 400 healthy slaughter sheep (n = 200) and cattle (n = 200) carcass (C), fecal content (FC), mesenteric lymph node (...
Fri, 08/02/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Concerns related to foodborne pathogens necessitate the decontamination of avian eggs. Conventional decontamination methods, such as egg washing, usually use health-threatening chemicals (e.g. chlorine). Hence, innovative chemical-free decontamination approaches are interesting for the food industry, especially to decontaminate commonly Salmonella infected products such...
Mon, 07/29/2019 - 00:00
Abstract The aim of this study was to examine the effectiveness of plasma-activated water (PAW) for inactivating Pseudomonas deceptionensis CM2 on chicken breasts. Sterile distilled water (SDW) was activated by gliding arc discharge plasma for 60 s, which was defined as PAW60. The chicken breast samples inoculated P. deceptionensis CM2 were dipped in PAW60 or SDW for the...
Thu, 07/25/2019 - 00:00
Abstract The present study was envisaged with an aim to determine the occurrence of antibiotic residues; enrofloxacin, oxytetracycline, penicillin G, sulphamethoxazole and chloramphenicol as well as mycotoxins; aflatoxin M1 and ochratoxin A in raw milk samples collected from individual animals from dairy farms located in 9 districts of Punjab, India. A total of 168 raw milk...
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 00:00
Abstract The effect of the cell-free culture supernatants (CFCSs) from different Lacobacillus spp. on growth ability of Cronobacter sakazakii ATCC 29544 was investigated by time-killing studies. The antimicrobial effect was evaluated using crude and 2.5 × concentrated CFCSs. Most of the CFCSs showed a dose-dependent antimicrobial activity, with the greatest C. sakazakii growth...
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 00:00
Abstract The aim of the present study is to predict the shelf life and evaluate the risk profile of an innovative whole soybean curd (WSC). Two main spoilage strains were isolated from spoiled WSC and identified as B. subtilis and B. cereus. The origin analysis confirmed that B. subtilis and B. cereus originated from soybean materials and survived in soybean curd. For microbial...
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Peanuts with fungal contamination may contain aflatoxin, a highly carcinogenic substance. We propose the use of hyperspectral imaging to quickly and noninvasively identify fungi-contaminated peanuts. The spectral data and spatial information of hyperspectral images were exploited to improve identification accuracy. In addition, successive projection was adopted to...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Lactose is a reducing sugar which is abundantly found in mammalian milk. Lactose intolerance affects more than 70% of the world population, being apparent by the absence of β-galactosidase enzyme, thus leading to the inability to consume dairy products. In the present work, Khoa was prepared from lactose hydrolysed milk and its physico-chemical, textural and...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
Abstract In the present study, gelatin–carboxymethyl cellulose blend film was synthesized, characterized and applied for the first time to preserve cherry tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme) and grapes (Vitis vinifera). Gelatin (Gel) film forming solution was incorporated with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) at three volume per volume (Gel:CMC) ratios, namely 75:25,...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Aflatoxins (AFs) are secondary metabolites produced by aflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus, the most toxic being aflatoxin B1 (AFB1). The purpose of the present work was to investigate the effects of industrial-grade packaging materials (low-density polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene-laminated aluminium); temperatures (25 °C, 30 °C);...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 00:00
Abstract In this study various coatings from apple press cake (AP) with immobilized antifungal bacterial cells were used for bread surface treatment to increase anti-moulding effect. The antifungal effect and technological properties of newly isolated Lactobacillus coryniformis LUHS71, L. curvatus LUHS51, L. farraginis LUHS206 and Leuconostoc mesenteroides LUHS225 strains. Then...
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Miang is a traditional fermented tea made from fermentation of Assam tea leaves with mixed microbial culture involving lactic acid bacteria and yeast. Miang has important bioactive benefits such as antioxidant and antimicrobial activity with relevance to health benefits. Miang is categorized into two processes; filamentous fungi growth-based (FFP) and non-filamentous...
Mon, 04/15/2019 - 00:00
Abstract The whiteness of shredded carrots is generally caused by enzymatic reactions after removal of natural protection during the minimal processing. Moreover, the use of chlorinated solution in sanitizing step of processing, promotes the formation of halogenated by-products, with correlated environmental and health risks in processing areas. This study investigated the...
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 00:00
Abstract The main objective of the study is to assess a comparative antibacterial potential of three new bacteriocins produced by Pediococcus sp. through partial characterization and mode of action against some food spoilage bacteria. The bacteriocins from three different Pediococcus sp. viz. Pediococcus sp. LAB 33 (HQ185406), Pediococcus sp. LAB 41 (HQ185407), and Pediococcus...
Sat, 04/13/2019 - 00:00
Abstract In this work, the nano composites of carrageenan/AgNPs/Laponite were prepared and coated on the oxygen plasma surface modified polypropylene film to enhance the barrier and adhesion properties. The mechanical, barrier, adhesion and antimicrobial properties were also studied to use for food packaging applications. The polypropylene film was surface modified with oxygen...
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Blue cheeses are susceptible to yeast and bacterial growth on their surface, which causes spoilage during ripening process and the formation of slime. The dairy industry frequently control the proliferation of undesirable microorganisms with natamycin and high salt concentration. The green propolis is a complex of substances that presents antimicrobial properties with...
Sat, 03/09/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Even though snacks such as tortilla chips are gaining popularity, the high intake of these products may cause problems related to their fat and acrylamide content. In consequence, this study is aimed at evaluating the effect of pre-fry drying on the absorption of oil, physicochemical characteristics and formation of acrylamide in corn tortilla chips fried in ten...
Sat, 03/09/2019 - 00:00
Abstract In order to prolong the shelf life of Chinese traditional dry-cured meat products, a pulsed ultraviolet light (PL-UV) irradiation method was adopted to treat meat products according to the following parameters: pulse energy of 8 J, 300 pulses, and an effective exposure distance of 10 cm; the UV light irradiation power of 6 W, an effective exposure distance of 11 cm, and...
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Patulin (PAT), a mycotoxin mainly produced by various species of fungi, is frequently detected in moldy fruit- and vegetable-based products, which pose a health risk to the consumer. Over the past decades, a few studies reported that PAT content could be significantly decreased by microbial fermentation process. However, the physical adsorption mechanism between PAT and...

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