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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.

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 06:10
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Author(s): Ítalo Henrique Rodrigues Marques Ferreira, Geany Targino de Souza Pedrosa, Jiin Jung, Adma Nadja Ferreira de Melo, Fernanda Bovo Campagnollo, Donald W. Schaffner, Marciane Magnani This study assessed the fate of Salmonella enterica (S. Enteritidis and S. Typhimurium) on cut peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) at two initial levels (4.5 or 2.5 log CFU/g) over six days (0–144 h) at nine...
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 06:10
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Author(s): Tofa Begum, Peter A. Follett, Farah Hossain, Larry Christopher, Stephane Salmieri, Monique Lacroix The radiation response of three foodborne illness pathogens was examined for irradiation with cobalt-60 Gamma and low-energy (125 keV) X-ray at different dose rates. Escherichia coli, Salmonella Typhimurium and Listeria monocytogenes were inoculated into rice and irradiated at target...
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 06:06
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Author(s): Yunge Liu, Pengcheng Dong, Lixian Zhu, Yimin Zhang, Xin Luo The objective of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory effect of four natural antimicrobial compounds on the biofilm formation of Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) isolated from beef processing plants in China. Firstly, biofilm-forming ability of the isolated L. monocytogenes (n = 131) was investigated. Furthermore...
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 06:06
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Author(s): Yu Zhang, Kumiko Shigemura, Hoang Minh Duc, Cunkuan Shen, Hung-Hsin Huang, Jun Sato, Yoshimitsu Masuda, Ken-ichi Honjoh, Takahisa Miyamoto This study describes the characterization of bacteriophage FP43, active against pathogenic and non-pathogenic strains of Escherichia coli, and its ability to inhibit and remove a mixed biofilm of enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157:H7 and O91:H-. Phage...
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 06:06
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Author(s): Nurhan Ertas Onmaz, Yeliz Yildirim, Fulden Karadal, Harun Hizlisoy, Serhat Al, Candan Güngör, H. Burak Di̇şli̇, Mukaddes Barel, Adalet Dişhan, Ruslan Adil Akai Tegin, Emrah Şi̇mşek This study was performed to survey the incidence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 contamination in fish samples which were obtained from different fish farms and retail markets. For this purpose, a total of 140...
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 06:06
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Author(s): Cuauhtemoc Marin, Diana Ibañez, Gabriela Rios-Corripio, Jose Angel Guerrero, Dolores Rodrigo, Antonio Martinez This work studies and models microbial inactivation by high hydrostatic pressure applied to insect protein (Acheta domesticus) enriched gels. The target microbial groups and pathogens studied were total aerobic mesophilic (TAM) bacteria, molds and yeasts (M&Y), Salmonella...
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 06:07
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Author(s): Jhun-Woo Kim, Jung-Whan Chon, Kwang-Young Song, Jong-Soo Lim, Dongryeoul Bae, Hyunsook Kim, Kun-Ho Seo Cheese products may serve as vehicles for transmission of foodborne pathogens, causing disease outbreaks, particularly when unpasteurized raw milk is used for cheese production. Therefore, the adequacy of a 60-day aging period for raw milk Cheddar cheese to eliminate Escherichia...
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 06:07
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Author(s): Yiwen Bao, Lavanya Reddivari, Jen-Yi Huang The huge amount of grape pomace generated along with wine production usually ends up as waste or with low economic value. However, due to the high content of phenolic compounds, grape pomace can be valorized through extraction. This study applied high voltage (60 kV) atmospheric cold plasma (HVACP) as a pretreatment on grape pomace for...
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 06:07
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Author(s): Wentao Jiang, KaWang Li, Yu-Chun Chiu, Carly Waldman, Cangliang Shen This study aimed to evaluate the thermal inactivation of Campylobacter jejuni in moisture enhanced reconstructed non-intact chicken patties with various pump rates and double pan-broiled at different temperatures. Fresh 1.5-kg coarse-ground chicken breast, inoculated with C. jejuni (3-strain mixture), were moisture...
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 06:07
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Author(s): Rocío Daniela Inés Molina, Rodrigo Campos-Silva, Myriam Anabel Díaz, Alexandre José Macedo, María Amparo Blázquez, María Rosa Alberto, Mario Eduardo Arena Antimicrobial, antibiofilm, anti-Quorum sensing (QS) and virulence factors inhibitory capacity of different polarity Laurus nobilis extracts against several pathogenic microorganisms were studied. Some extracts exhibited antibiotic...
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 06:07
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Author(s): Patrick Owusu-Ansah, Xiaojie Yu, Richard Osae, Abdullateef Taiye Mustapha, Rong Zhang, Cunshan Zhou B cereus was extracted from pork meat and detected using conventional polymerase chain reaction, (PCR). The spores were infected in the pork and the inactivation behavior was scrutinize by thermal (80 °C and 90 °C), sole ultrasonication, US (20 kHz) and thermosonication (TS), at single...
Sat, 07/25/2020 - 06:07
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Author(s): Zahra H. Mohammad, Larry Payton, Sujata A. Sirsat This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of sushi rice acidification on the growth of B. cereus and C. prefringens. The white sushi rice was cooked in a rice cooker, and the pH was adjusted with rice vinegar to 4.2 ± 0.05 or 4.6 ± 0.05 to compare pH recommended by the U.S. Food Code and lower pH used by sushi retails. The rice was...
Sat, 07/25/2020 - 06:07
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Author(s): Márcio Moura-Alves, Ana R. Gouveia, José M.M. M. de Almeida, Filipe Monteiro-Silva, José A. Silva, Cristina Saraiva his study aims to evaluate the effect of Salvia officinalis L. (sage) essential oil (EO) on behavior of L. monocytogenes ATCC679 inoculated in beef processed by Sous-vide cook-chill (SVCC) and stored at 2 or 8 °C during 28 days. Minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of L...
Sat, 07/18/2020 - 06:06
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Author(s): Sahna Don, Parvathi Ammini, Binaya Bhusan Nayak, Sanath H. Kumar Seafood contamination with Salmonella enterica is a public health concern. The objective of this study was to investigate the survivability of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium in fish and shrimp subjected to chilled (1 ± 2 °C) and frozen storage (−18 ± 2 °C). Bombay duck fish (Harpadon nehereus) and shrimp (...
Mon, 07/13/2020 - 06:06
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Author(s): Anum Ishaq, Paul D. Ebner, Qamar Abbas Syed, Hafiz Ubaid ur Rahman Meat and meat-based products represent augmented food safety concern due to their high susceptibility towards spoilage and ideal growth conditions for microorganisms. Therefore, it is vital to introduce safe, environment-friendly and economic antimicrobial strategies for ensuring the safety of meat. In this regard,...
Fri, 07/10/2020 - 06:06
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Author(s): Seung-Hae Gwak, Jin-Hee Kim, Se-Wook Oh It is difficult to detect a small amount of pathogens present in ready-to-eat foods without enriching it. Although enrichment is needed to increase the bacterial population, the time required for this impedes the rapid detection of pathogens. This study was designed to detect Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella Typhimurium more quickly and...
Wed, 07/08/2020 - 06:06
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Author(s): Chen Li, Lina Sheng, Gang Sun, Luxin Wang The new Food Safety Modernization Act requires the fresh-cut industry to have preventive strategies for preventing and reducing pathogen contamination in fresh-cut products. For a product segment that has very limited preventive control options, edible films serve as a good option for protecting its quality and safety during the storage and...
Thu, 07/02/2020 - 06:07
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Author(s): Luca Maria Chiesa, Lucia DeCastelli, Maria Nobile, Francesca Martucci, Giacomo Mosconi, Mauro Fontana, Marta Castrica, Francesco Arioli, Sara Panseri Antibiotics are widely used in livestock production as disease treatment, prevention and improve feeding efficiency. In this study three screenings and a multiclass method by Liquid Chromatography tandem Mass High Resolution Spectrometry...
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:05
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Author(s): Marianna M. Furtado, Beatriz S. Silva, César Faviero, Verônica O. Alvarenga, Anderson S. Sant’Ana In this study, dry inocula were developed using four different carriers [talc, fine sand (0.05–0.2 mm), regular sand (0.2–0.6 mm), and calcium carbonate] for validation of inactivation steps of low moisture foods against Salmonella enterica. Besides, the changes in aw and the survival of S...
Wed, 07/01/2020 - 06:05
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Author(s): Prashant Singh, Gabriel Cubillos, Gabrielle Kirshteyn, Joseph M. Bosilevac Strains of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are major foodborne pathogens. These strains are frequently involved in foodborne outbreaks. The aim of this study was to develop high-resolution melting (HRM) real-time PCR assays for the specific detection of O26 and O111. Then apply HRM analysis for...
Wed, 06/17/2020 - 06:05
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Author(s): Hyesung Park, Pradeep Puligundla, Chulkyoon Mok Germinated brown rice is nutritionally superior to its ungerminated counterpart. However, germination may allow multiplication of grain-associated contaminants. Therefore, in the present study, the suitability of corona discharge plasma jet (CDPJ) as a disinfectant prior to germination was tested. CDPJ was generated under atmospheric...
Tue, 06/16/2020 - 06:07
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Author(s): Zekun Jin, Li Li, Yin Zheng, Peipei An This study aimed to apply garlic essential oil (GEO) to control the Bacillus cereus content in white sufu, a traditional Chinese fermented soybean curd. The effect of GEO on the Bacillus cereus count, bacterial composition, and the metabolic changes during the fermentation process were investigated. After treatment with GEO, B. cereus was reduced...
Sat, 06/06/2020 - 06:07
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Author(s): Minjung Shin, Sang-Soon Kim, Dong-Hyun Kang The purpose of this study was to identify the combined effect of a 222-nm krypton-chlorine (KrCl) excilamp and a 280-nm light-emitting-diode (LED-UVC) on inactivation of Salmonella Typhimurium and Listeria monocytogenes. Distilled water samples inoculated with pathogens were subjected to KrCl excilamp, LED-UVC, and combined treatment. The...
Thu, 06/04/2020 - 03:31
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Author(s): Somenath Das, Vipin Kumar Singh, Abhishek Kumar Dwivedy, Anand Kumar Chaudhari, Nawal Kishore Dubey The study reports the antifungal and antiaflatoxigenic mechanism of action of chitosan fabricated Myristica fragrans essential oil nanoemulsion (Nm-MFEO) against an aflatoxigenic strain of Aspergillus flavus (AF LHP R14). Significant inhibition in ergosterol biosynthesis by Nm-MFEO...
Tue, 06/02/2020 - 03:32
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Author(s): Surabhi Rani, Abani K. Pradhan Toxoplasma gondii infects humans from consumption of raw or undercooked contaminated meat or ingestion of oocysts present in water, soil or on vegetables. Several PCR techniques have been developed to detect T. gondii in animal samples but bioassay method is still considered as the ‘gold standard’. The aim of the study was to assess the relationship of...
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 03:31
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Author(s): Yongheng Yang, Lijuan Wei, Jianan Pei Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a bacterial pathogen commonly detected in fishery products. However, incidences of this pathogen in fishery products reported in previous studies varied dramatically. This study aimed at producing reliable estimates of prevalence and geographical distribution of Vibrio parahaemolyticus in fishery products in China, by the...
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 03:33
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Author(s): Daniel Martín-Vertedor, Nuno Rodrigues, Ítala M.G. Marx, Luís G. Dias, Ana C.A. Veloso, José Alberto Pereira, António M. Peres The study aimed to evaluate the effects of olive cultivar (cvs. Manzanilla Cacereña and Hojiblanca) and the sterilization intensity/time-period (F0 of 10–25 min at 121 ± 3 °C) on the formation of acrylamide in table olives and brine. Olive cultivar and thermal...
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 03:33
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Author(s): Laura Menchetti, Agnese Taticchi, Sonia Esposto, Maurizio Servili, David Ranucci, Raffaella Branciari, Dino Miraglia This study evaluated the behaviour of Salmonella Enteritidis in homemade mayonnaise added with a phenolic extract from olive vegetation water (PEOVW) and subjected to different storage conditions by using a multi-factors statistical approach and kinetic models....
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 03:33
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Author(s): Taobo Liang, Xin Wu, Bolu Chen, Ju Liu, Zoraida P. Aguilar, Hengyi Xu In this study, we established a novel polymerase chain reaction-hybridization chain reaction (PCR-HCR) dual signal amplification assay for sensitive detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in milk. In this assay, a blocker forward primer and a biotin reverse primer based on E. coli O157:H7 specific fliCh7 gene were...
Thu, 05/28/2020 - 03:33
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Author(s): Anupam Kujur, Akshay Kumar, Amrita Yadav, Bhanu Prakash The study reports the antifungal and aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) inhibitory mode of action of nanoencapsulated Pelargonium graveolens L. essential oil (Ne-PGEO). Nanoencapsulation of PGEO was prepared using chitosan nanoparticles and interactions were confirmed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:30
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Author(s): Mark Anthony B. Pelaez, Gerieka R. Anapi, Donna V. Bautista, Ma. Dulce P. Dallo, Joseph Conrad M. Libunao, Alonzo A. Gabriel To the investigators’ knowledge, this is the first time that the thermal death behavior and kinetics of S. enterica in Philippine flowing-type peanut butter is being reported. A seven-strain cocktail of S. enterica serovars were inoculated in peanut butter and...
Tue, 05/19/2020 - 03:30
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Author(s): Chae-Hun Lee, Ji-Hoon Kang, Hyuk-Je Woo, Kyung Bin Song In this study, the antibacterial activities of nut by-product extracts (NBE), such as peanut skin or hull and walnut shell, against Listeria monocytogenes were examined. The applicability of a combined treatment using NBE and peracetic acid (PAA) for washing fresh-cut red mustard and kale leaves was also evaluated. Minimum...
Thu, 05/14/2020 - 03:29
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Author(s): Lin Ye, Yaling Wang, Lijun Sun, Zhijia Fang, Qi Deng, Yuying Huang, Peishan Zheng, Qi Shi, Jianmeng Liao, Jian Zhao The objective of this study was to determine the effects of a high salt culture medium (fish sauce and salted fish) on the detoxification capacity of Lactobacillus acidophilus (L.a), L. bulgaricus (L.b), and L. casei (L.c). These lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains were...
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 03:30
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Author(s): Ljilja Torović, Iboja Lakatoš, Tatjana Majkić, Ivana Beara Risk to public health related to the presence of ochratoxin A (OTA) in wines from Fruška Gora was assessed on the basis of 113 dry wines from vintages spanning 2011–2016, analysed by immunoaffinity and liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection. More than a half of sampled wines (52.2%) contained OTA in quantifiable...
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 03:30
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Author(s): Mattika Abhisingha, Jureeporn Dumnil, Chetsadaporn Pitaksutheepong Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Typhimurium is one of the serotypes which causes foodborne illness in human through consumption of contaminated foods. Chicken meat has been identified as a main source of Salmonella transmission. Although chicken meat is recommended to be stored at cold temperatures to...
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 03:30
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Author(s): E.M. Taher, F. Hemmatzadeh, S.A. Aly, H.A. Elesswy, K.R. Petrovski There is growing concern that the milk heat treatments, which are the main antibacterial safeguard in the dairy industry, are not sufficient in inactivating the antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes of staphylococci and may induce a viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state of these microorganisms. This study investigated...
Wed, 05/06/2020 - 03:31
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Author(s): Mariana Cap, Dante Rojas, Mariano Fernandez, Micaela Fulco, Anabel Rodriguez, Trinidad Soteras, Diego Cristos, Marina Mozgovoj EW has been proposed as a sanitization method for home use to reduce chemical and biological hazards in fresh products. Most studies have evaluated exposure times of 1–10 min which may be too long for processing fresh produce. The aim of this work was to...
Wed, 05/06/2020 - 03:31
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Author(s): Do-Kyun Kim, Dong-Hyun Kang Based on the Minamata convention, prohibiting the use of mercury, UVC LED technology has been researched as a putative replacement for mercury lamps. In this study, the possibility of inactivating Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes on selective media and sliced deli meat and spinach surfaces by a simple UVC LED...
Sat, 05/02/2020 - 03:28
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Author(s): Seyed Mohammad Bagher Hashemi, Mohammad Javad Amiri Due to worldwide problems of mycotoxins such as Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and aflatoxin G1 (AFG1) in feeds, there is a lot of attention for low costs, practical and high efficiency detoxification methods. The goal of the present study was to examine the capability of two bacteria including L. delbrueckii subsp. lactis and L. fermentum for...
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 03:29
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Author(s): Alberto Alía, María J. Andrade, Alicia Rodríguez, Irene Martín, Aida Pérez-Baltar, Margarita Medina, Juan J. Córdoba The L. monocytogenes diversity throughout deboning, compressing and slicing of Spanish dry-cured ham processing among and within 6 production plants after cleaning and disinfection in two different seasons (autumn/winter and spring/summer) was evaluated in this work. L....
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 03:29
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Author(s): Mustafa Tahsin Yilmaz, Hümeyra İspirli, Osman Taylan, Enes Dertli In this study, alternan isolated from Lactobacillus reuteri E81 was used as the stabilising agent to produce alternan-stabilised silver nanoparticles (AgNPs-Alt) and AgNPs-Alt were characterized and their antibacterial and antifungal activities were tested. The formation and the stability of AgNPs-Alt were determined by...
Fri, 05/01/2020 - 03:29
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Author(s): Si Hyeon Roh, Yeong Ji Oh, Seung Young Lee, Joo Hyun Kang, Sea C. Min This study investigated the efficacy of atmospheric dielectric barrier discharge in-package cold plasma treatment (ADCPT) in inactivating Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes, and Tulane virus (TV) in whey protein-coated boiled chicken breast (BCB) cubes. The optimal ADCPT conditions for...
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 03:27
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Author(s): Qian Yang, Hui Xu, Yunzhe Zhang, Yi Liu, Xin Lu, Xianxian Feng, Jianxin Tan, Shuaihua Zhang, Wei Zhang As a notorious foodborne pathogen worldwide, Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) can cause severe listeriosis with high mortality rate presenting a significant public health risk. Based on the single primer isothermal amplification method (SPIA) coupled with SYBR Green II, real-...
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 03:28
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Author(s): R. Cava, J. García-Parra, L. Ladero The effect of a high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) processing (600 MPa, 8 min, 16 °C) during 120 days of storage at 4 °C or 18 °C on the Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) cells inoculated in slices of Iberian dry-cured “chorizo” was evaluated. Mesophilic aerobic plate count (APC) and yeast and mold (YM) counts, instrumental colour and lipid and...
Sat, 04/25/2020 - 03:28
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Author(s): Daizy Hwang, Michael J. Rothrock, Hao Pang, Govindaraj Dev Kumar, Abhinav Mishra Farm practices can affect the prevalence of Salmonella in the final product when poultry are exposed to the outside environment. Pastured poultry farms in the Southeastern United States were investigated in this study. Farm practice and processing variables that may affect the presence of Salmonella were...
Thu, 04/23/2020 - 03:26
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Author(s): Mayara O. Pereira, Jonas T. Guimarães, Gustavo L.P.A. Ramos, Leonardo do Prado-Silva, Janaina S. Nascimento, Anderson S. Sant’Ana, Robson M. Franco, Adriano G. Cruz The inactivation kinetics of Listeria monocytogenes in whey dairy beverage submitted to ohmic heating processing (OH, 3 V/cm, 57.5–60 °C for 38-4 min) was investigated. Besides, the physicochemical characterization and...
Fri, 04/17/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Mohammad M. Obaidat, Hanna Kiryluk, Angeliz Rivera, Andrew P. Stringer Listeria monocytogenes is a significant foodborne pathogen with numerous serogroups which vary in their virulence and distribution across countries. This study aimed to determine the serogroups and virulence genes of L. monocytogenes isolated from bulk tank milk, dairy cow feces and imported beef in Jordan. To...
Tue, 04/14/2020 - 03:21
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Author(s): Ye Ji Song, Hwan Hee Yu, Yeon Jin Kim, Na-Kyoung Lee, Hyun-Dong Paik Papain is a cysteine protease isolated from Carica papaya that has been used for various purpose in the food industry. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of papain on Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) biofilms. Papain did not affect the viability of cells, even at...
Fri, 04/10/2020 - 03:22
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Author(s): Chaeyoung Kim, Taehoon Lee, Pradeep Puligundla, Chulkyoon Mok In this study, we compared the bactericidal activities of corona discharge plasma jet (CDPJ) at different relative humidities (RHs) on Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella typhimurium and Staphylococcus aureus. CDPJs were produced at 41–62% RH range. The levels of CO, NO and NO2 species were increased with increasing RH from...
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 03:19
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Author(s): Varalakshmi S, Sarah Leysen Paneer is a fresh, soft, unripened cheese, falls under the category of ready to eat product. From 2010 to 2015, because of consumption of soft cheese, several multistate outbreaks of Listeria monocytogenes happened in the USA. In the meantime, recalls of soft cheese happened in Australia and Canada due to association of soft cheese with L. monocytogenes....

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