Journal of Food Science and Technology

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 02:01
Biogenic amines (BAs) are organic nitrogenous compounds, formed mostly by decarboxylation of corresponding amino acids. BAs are responsible for several biological events. However, if the concentration of BAs reached the threshold level, it causes mild to serious health problems in human. The objective of this manuscript was to summarize the prevalence and prevention of Bas formation, detection...
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 02:01
Bacillus cereus is a human pathogenic bacterium that produces emetic and diarrheal foodborne diseases. This study evaluated the genetic and toxigenic diversity in B. cereus group isolates from powdered foods collected in public educational institutions, bakeries and powdered food companies located in Medellín, Colombia. B. cereus was detected in 35 of 305 (11%) powdered food samples and 52 B....
Wed, 03/03/2021 - 02:01
Artemisia is the largest and most diverse genus from the Asteraceae family that named locally "Dermaneh" in Iran. This study was conducted to determine, the chemical compounds of Artemisia persica Boiss essential oil and its antifungal effect, toward six toxigenic fungal strains in vitro. The yield of essential oil from the aerial parts of this plant species, using hydrodistillation...
Wed, 03/03/2021 - 02:01
This study aimed at to formulate a food-grade nanoemulsion of tarragon essential oil (NEO) and investigate its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Oil in water NEO was formed by blending 10% of tarragon EO (TEO), 85% water, and a mixture of 5% surfactants, then antioxidant and antimicrobial activities were evaluated. The main components of TEO were estragole, beta-cis-ocimene, beta-trans-...
Wed, 03/03/2021 - 02:01
In this study, the changes of anthocyanin content, total phenols, antioxidant capacity, microbiota composition before and after digestion and intestine fermentation in stomach and intestine were studied. The results indicated that after simulated gastrointestinal digestion, compared with the original sample, the total phenol content and anthocyanin content of intestinal digestion group for 2 h (...
Tue, 02/16/2021 - 02:01
In recent years Melamine is upgraded as a type three carcinogen. It is a sorry fact that still; people are in the fantasy mode and abaft the melamine tableware as they are a good piece of decorative material which sets dining an opulent look. The present study focuses on the determination of melamine leaching from melamine tablewares. The food stimulants culled for this study are conventional...
Tue, 02/16/2021 - 02:01
The furan levels in commercial coffee product samples (17 instant coffees, 12 mixed coffee, 8 canned coffee) were 49–2155, 10–201 and 15–209 ng/g, respectively. Since thermal degradation/rearrangement of carbohydrates is the main source of furan, the concentrations of furan and monosaccharides (mannose, rhamnose, glucose, galactose and arabinose) were analysed in 26 green and roasted coffee bean...
Tue, 02/16/2021 - 02:01
An arginine–glucose mixture (1:2 mol ratio) with pH 9 was heated at 53–100 °C for 10–350 min, and the effects of process parameters were determined during the Maillard reaction (MR). The heating temperature and time were selected as process conditions and were studied with central composite design. The model system was tested based on the values obtained from antioxidant capacity, browning...
Tue, 02/16/2021 - 02:01
The purpose of this study was to provide contextual information on indigenous food’s technologies and safety from Gabon. The strategic focus being to promote local food with enhanced nutritional value and improved safety. An investigation and monitoring were carried out to elucidate their process flow diagrams and to identify safety failures. Samples were taken for microbiological analysis using...
Wed, 02/10/2021 - 02:02
For the management and prevention of many chronic and acute diseases, the rapid quantification of toxicity in food and feed products have become a significant concern. Technology advancements in the area of biosensors, bioelectronics, miniaturization techniques, and microfluidics have shown a significant impact than conventional methods which have given a boost to improve the sensing performance...
Wed, 02/10/2021 - 02:02
Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian fermented food widely consumed and became staple food in some Indonesian diet. Commercially, tempeh is available in banana leaf or plastic wraps. The wraps are not only important for fermentation and giving final form of tempeh,  but also potential source of food microbiome. This study aimed to investigate the effect of different packaging materials on the...
Wed, 02/10/2021 - 02:02
Sea cucumbers are marine organisms with uses in food, cosmetics, and medicine. This study aimed to identify Indonesian sea cucumbers with high antioxidant and antibacterial activities. Twenty-one sea cucumber species were used for this study. Antioxidant capacity was evaluated using the 2,2-diphenyl-β-picrylhydrazine assay. Antibacterial activity was assessed using the disk diffusion assay,...
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 02:01
Highlights Consumers demand the purchase of fortified dairy products. Instrumental (color, texture) and sensorial attributes are critical tests for novel food. Almond milk has high nutritional value with unique textural and sensorial properties. Almond milk is an innovative and attractive additive in probiotic yogurt. Abstract In this study, the effect of almond milk addition on...
Tue, 02/09/2021 - 02:01
In the search for domestic natural additives favored by consumers for food flavor and antioxidant enhancement, this work aimed to estimate the influence of the substitution of sucrose by date syrup treated with gamma rays on the physico-chemical properties, antioxidant capacity and organoleptic quality of yogurt. Date syrup was irradiated by two different doses: 1 kGy and 2 kGy and incorporated...
Wed, 02/03/2021 - 02:01
The impact of roasting temperatures (100, 120, 150 and 180° for 25 min) on the bioactive compounds, sensory and physicochemical properties of carob pods powder as well as the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons content (PAHs) were studied. The study also investigated whether roasting the dried carob pods (PO) or dried carob powder (CPW) is better used in the food industry. Increasing roasting...
Mon, 02/01/2021 - 02:02
Pectin, found in the cell walls of fruits and vegetables, is a complex colloidal polysaccharide. In this study, pectin was extracted using ultrasound and microwave-assisted extraction methods from waste lemon, mandarin, and kiwi peel to investigate their use as alternative source of pectin. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) and nitric acid (HNO3) were used as the extracting agents. The effects of microwave...
Mon, 02/01/2021 - 02:02
Cashew apple extract (CAE) is a product with intense yellow color obtained from residual fibers of juice processing. Although CAE is known to be rich in carotenoids and anacardic acids, the biological activities of this potential natural food colorant remain unexplored. The present study is the first to investigate the toxicity, antiproliferative and antimicrobial activities of the lyophilized...
Mon, 02/01/2021 - 02:02
This study addresses the application of native, multiple strain starter cultures for standardization of game meat sausages production. The designed starter cultures consisting of two indigenous Lactobacillus sakei and one Leuconostoc mesenteroides strains. These strains were used in both, the encapsulated and non-encapsulated form, in the game meat dough, individually or in combination, with...
Mon, 02/01/2021 - 02:01
Melamine adulteration in milk is a serious health concern for the consumers. A reliable and sensitive technique using silver nanoparticle (AgNPs) was developed for the detection of melamine in milk sample. The AgNPs was synthesized using culinary banana peel extract (BPE) where pH, temperature, the amount of concentration of BPE and concentration of AgNO3 was standardized. The effect of the...
Sat, 01/30/2021 - 02:02
Mycotoxin contamination in animal milk is an emerging concern around the globe. Here we developed and validated an ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry-selected reaction monitoring (UHPLC/MS-SRM) method to quantify low concentrations of aflatoxins (AFs) and ochratoxins (OTs) in routinely consumed animal milk samples collected from southern India. Stable isotope...
Thu, 01/28/2021 - 02:01
Bamboo shoot is highly nutritious and contains a plethora of health-promoting bioactive compounds. It is a valuable source of food for Asiatic countries but it contains some antinutrients such as cyanogenic glycosides, glucosinolates, tannins, oxalates and phytates which deter its consumption due to safety issues. The most predominant antinutrient in bamboo shoot is cyanogenic glycosides. It...
Wed, 01/27/2021 - 02:01
Deep frying of food is a common practice that leads to the formation of lipid oxidation products. These lipid oxidation products have a role in the Maillard reaction, which ultimately leads to the formation of cancer-causing and neurotoxic substance acrylamide. In this regard, the Psidium guajava leaves extract-treated sunflower oil on oxidative stability and acrylamide content in pooris a...
Sat, 01/23/2021 - 02:01
Foodborne diseases are a huge problem that causes dramatic economic losses and threatens consumers’ lives. Chitosan-based film incorporated with essential oil nanoemulsion would be an ideal solution to build smart food packaging. Thyme oil was formulated into nanoemulsion and checked for the droplet size, distribution, and physical stability. The prepared thyme oil nanoemulsion was incorporated...
Sat, 01/23/2021 - 02:01
Antibiotic residues in milk affects economics of dairy industry and poses health risks to consumers. This study aimed to assess health risks associated with presence of antibiotics in 173 raw and pasteurized milk sampled from northwestern Himalayan state of India. The oxytetracycline and amoxicillin were quantitatively analyzed using validated HPLC–DAD. Methods were selective and linear (R2 > ...
Thu, 01/21/2021 - 02:01
The aim of the present study was to investigate the combined effect of chitosan dip (1% w/v) and vacuum packaging on the shelf life of fresh chicken burgers packaged in LDPE/PA/LDPE bags and stored at 4 ± 1 °C for up to 12 days. Furthermore, the possible correlation among microbiological, physico-chemical and sensory indices was investigated. Burger treatments included: aerobic packaging (AP,...
Thu, 01/21/2021 - 02:01
This study reports the polyphenol profile of helencha (Enydra fluctuans Lour.), an underutilised, aquatic leafy vegetable, based on high resolution accurate mass analysis. The methanolic extract of helencha leaves was screened by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography with quadrupole time of flight mass spectrometry (LC-QToF-MS). An in-house developed database of phytochemical metabolites...
Wed, 01/13/2021 - 02:01
Salted duck eggs as a convenient food are very popular in China and Southeast Asia. Generally, they are produced by traditional curing methods. Here we used traditional methods to profile the bacterial community of salted duck eggs purchased from markets to systematically investigate their microbiological safety. 77 bacteria belonging to 14 genera were isolated. Bacillus related to flavor...
Sat, 01/09/2021 - 02:01
Abstract Traditionally smoked shrimps are highly contaminated with carcinogenic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). The effect of precooking methods such as boiling (7 and 15 min) and steaming (15 and 20 min) on shrimp smoking effectiveness was investigated through smoking duration and the change of moisture, protein content, and PAHs contamination. The consumer’s perception of derived...
Fri, 01/08/2021 - 02:01
Low-molecular-weight keratin (LMWK) obtained from wool was employed as a wall material for the spray drying encapsulation of fish oil. Microcapsules with different LMWK contents were prepared, and their anti-ultraviolet performance and other features were studied. The results showed that LMWK was able to improve the encapsulation efficiency of fish oil because of its good emulsifying properties....
Thu, 01/07/2021 - 02:01
Low DNA concentration recovered from highly processed products such as gelatin and gelatin-based products renders difficulty in detecting porcine contamination using conventional PCR techniques. We documented here a porcine-specific loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) to identify porcine traces in gelatin products. The porcine-specific primers were designed according to mitochondrial...
Mon, 01/04/2021 - 02:01
Gluten-free biscuits were developed with the addition of chia seeds (Salvia hispanica L.) and turmeric powder. An experimental design 22 were employed in the formulation optimization that promotes better sensory acceptance through acceptance test with a hedonic scale of 9 points. For characterization purposes, the centesimal composition from chia seeds and the turmeric powder were determined. The...
Tue, 10/13/2020 - 02:02
The application of natural antibrowning agents for fresh-cut products has been recently considered. This study manifested the efficiency of coconut liquid endosperm, coconut water (CW), from mature tall (cooking) coconut (C-CW) and yellow dwarf coconut (Y-CW) on browning inhibition of ‘Gala’ apple wedges during storage at 4 ± 1 °C for 9 days. The apple wedges were immersed in water (control), C-...
Tue, 10/13/2020 - 02:02
This study aimed to explore the antimicrobial effects of activated lactoferrin (ALF) and rosemary extract (RE) on Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Enteritidis and Listeria monocytogenes, and to investigate their application potential in the meat storage. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of ALF, RE and ALF–RE combinations were determined via microtiter plate assay. MICs of ALF were 1%...
Mon, 09/28/2020 - 02:02
In present study kinetic, thermal and rheological characteristics of oil isolated from flaxseed were studied and because of high content of α-linolenic acid (essential omega-3 fatty acid), flaxseed oil was incorporated in muffins by replacing fat/shortening at different levels (10%, 20%, 30% and 40%). To evaluate rheological behaviour, the experimental data of flow behaviour for flaxseed oil was...
Mon, 09/28/2020 - 02:02
The objective of this research is to avail an optimum cold plasma generating device for inactivating Aspergillus flavus from nuts surface. For this purpose, a variety of tests were carried out using three applicable plasma generating devices such as atmospheric pressure capacitive coupled plasma (AP-CCP), direct current diode plasma (DC-DP), and inductively coupled plasma (ICP) for different...
Mon, 09/28/2020 - 02:02
L. monocytogenes continues to be a major health issue in Europe, as well as worldwide. Faster methods, not only for detection, but also for sample preparation are of great interest particularly for this slow-growing pathogen. Immunomagnetic separation has been previously reported to be an effective way to concentrate bacteria, and remove inhibitors. In the present study, different commercial...
Wed, 07/22/2020 - 02:01
The use of antimicrobial agents within a matrix, specifically layered compounds, is of growing interest for reducing contamination due to food borne pathogens and deteriorative microorganisms, one of the main health problems worldwide. In this study, zinc layered hydroxide nanoparticles were synthesized as a matrix for nisin immobilization. Layered materials were characterized by X-ray...
Wed, 07/22/2020 - 02:01
The aim of this research was to develop and characterize an innovative nectar formulation of Physalis peruviana fruits from the Argentinean Northern Andean region with optimized proportions of pulp and sucrose that maximizes the antioxidant activity and with good sensorial acceptance, using the response surface methodology as optimization strategy. Physicochemical characteristics (total soluble...
Fri, 06/26/2020 - 02:01
In vitro antifungal activity of the essential oil from Monarda citriodora (MCEO) with possible mode of action was evaluated against A. flavus (AF-LHP-SH1) and 15 other storage molds for controlling postharvest deterioration of stored functional food samples. The chemical profiling of MCEO as done through GC–MS analysis revealed caryophyllene (19.15%) as the major component. The MCEO showed broad...
Fri, 06/26/2020 - 02:01
The waste of fish resources constitutes a serious environmental problem that must be avoided. The valorisation of by-catch species and decreasing the discard rate constitute a more efficient and sustainable use of these marine biomasses. In this work, we characterize and propose different potential uses for Stromateus brasiliensis, another frequently discarded (≥ 90%) and poorly studied by-catch...
Thu, 06/04/2020 - 03:24
Metal based packaging materials provide excellent barrier properties and hence, being used widely in food packaging applications. They are used in different package forms and also as closures such as for glass bottles and composite cans. Major health and product safety concerns of metal packaging comprise migration of bisphenol A, lead, cadmium, mercury, aluminium, iron, nickel, bulging of cans,...
Thu, 06/04/2020 - 03:24
Different doses of gamma Irradiation (0 Gy, 10 Gy, 60 Gy, 100 Gy and 200 Gy) were evaluated as potential treatment to extend the storage period and maintain the quality attributes of onion bulbs (cv. Punjab Noraya) at ambient temperature for a period of 144 days. It was observed that storage parameters such as physiological loss in weight, sprouting percentage, rotting percentage and quality...
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...

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