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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.

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....
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 03:19
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Author(s): Lin Lin, Xue Liao, Changzhu Li, Mohamed A. Abdel-Samie, Haiying Cui Salmonella Typhimurium easily forms biofilms on poultry eggshell, which poses a serious threat to the safety of poultry egg. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the inhibitory mechanism of cold nitrogen plasma (CNP) on Salmonella Typhimurium biofilm and apply it to poultry eggs to reduce the risk of contamination....
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 03:22
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Author(s): A.S. Fochesato, A. Cristofolini, V.L. Poloni, A. Magnoli, C.I. Merkis, C.A. Dogi, L.R. Cavaglieri The objective was to study the influence of culture medium and gastrointestinal environment on Saccharomyces cerevisiae RC016 cell wall polysaccharides profile and the aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) adsorption. Probiotic Saccharomyces cerevisiae RC016, isolated from the pig small intestine, has...
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 03:19
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Author(s): Gladess A. Pagal, Alonzo A. Gabriel This study was conducted to evaluate the individual and combined efficacies of mild heating at 53 °C and ultraviolet-C (UV–C) irradiation at 1.14 mW/cm2 (0.0114 kJ/m2 s) against E. coli O157:H7 in orange juice. Processes were calculated from inactivation parameters and applied to orange juice either individually such as heating to inactivate 5 log...
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Emmanuel O. Kyere, Grace Foong, Jon Palmer, Jason J. Wargent, Graham C. Fletcher, Steve Flint Foodborne outbreaks associated with fresh produce due to human pathogenic bacteria have become a global concern. In this study, we investigated the ability of three fresh produce associated L. monocytogenes strains: PFR O8A06 (coleslaw isolate), PFR O8A07 and O8A08 (cabbage isolates) to...
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Huseyin Degirmenci, Hatice Erkurt This study was carried out to determine phytochemical composition, in-vitro antioxidant and antibacterial activities of different solvent extracts of Cyprus Citrus aurantium L. flowers, which are commonly used as flavouring agents in desserts. Essential phytochemicals such as polyphenols, flavonoids, alkaloids, and terpenes were detected in water,...
Thu, 03/12/2020 - 03:21
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Author(s): María Jesús Clemente, María de los Ángeles Vivó, Sergi Puig, Manuel Zúñiga, Vicente Monedero, Vicenta Devesa, Dinoraz Vélez This study evaluates the potential of strains of Lactobacillus and Saccharomyces cerevisiae to reduce inorganic arsenic [iAs, As(III)+As(V)] bioavailability. Removal of iAs from aqueous solutions by these strains was evaluated and their effect on iAs...
Wed, 03/11/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Vijay Singh Chhetri, Yu Han, Marlene E. Janes, Achyut Adhikari Sanitizer wash may induce bacterial pathogens on produce surfaces into a viable but-nonculturable (VBNC) state and may go undetected by conventional plating methods. This study investigated the effect of chlorine and lactic acid on the viability of E. coli O157: H7 on spinach leaves right after the treatment and during...
Mon, 03/09/2020 - 03:35
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Author(s): G. Bhuvana Priya, Ravi Kant Agrawal, A. Arun Prince Milton, Madhu Mishra, S.K. Mendiratta, Ashish Luke, Sofia Inbaraj, Bhoj Raj Singh, Deepak Kumar, Ravi Kumar GVPPS, Swaraj Rajkhowa Salmonella, recognized as one of the most important foodborne bacteria has worldwide health and socioeconomic impact. To prevent the occurrence of outbreaks and recall of food, a simple, rapid and robust...
Thu, 02/27/2020 - 03:36
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Author(s): Xiaomin Yu, Xiaoli Wu, Nagendra P. Shah, Feng XuIn this study, we found that the antioxidant activity of Bifidobacterium bifidum WBBI03 and Listeria monocytogenes CMCC 54001 was increased after co-incubation. Therefore, the molecular mechanism of enhancing antioxidant activity was explored through isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ). Analysis of differentially...
Sun, 02/23/2020 - 03:22
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Author(s): Henrique B. Rocha, Ana Carolina R. da Silva, Celso F. Balthazar, Jonas T. Guimarães, Mônica Q. Freitas, Erick A. Esmerino, Tatiana C. Pimentel, Renata L. Raices, Adriano G. Cruz, Simone L. QuiterioAbstractThe objective of this study was to determine polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in Coalho cheese samples (CC, n = 30) barbecued in charcoal at different distances (5, 15, or 20 cm...
Fri, 02/21/2020 - 03:40
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Author(s): Pochanart Kanjan, Phat SakpetchAbstractThe objective of this study was to examine the safety and functional properties of Staphylococcus simulans PMRS35 isolated from Budu. This strain possessed good lipase activity and moderate protease activity, tolerated 25% of salt, and did not exhibit decarboxylase activity. In addition, this strain displayed not only negative results towards...
Tue, 02/18/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Min Gong, Zhilei Zhou, Yongjian Yu, Shuangping Liu, Shenghu Zhu, Dongzhen Jian, Pengjing Cui, Fang Zhong, Jian MaoAbstractAs an acidic system, Chinese traditional vinegar is rich in amino acids and sugars for the readily formation of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) and furfural (F). The levels of HMF and F in Chinese vinegars from different regions were analyzed and discussed. F ranged...
Fri, 02/14/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Rasha Mohamed Ali Gharieb, Mai Farag Saad, Asmaa Salah Mohamed, Yasmine Hasanine TartorAbstractThis study targeting the characterization of new lytic phages and studying their impact on Staphylococcus aureus biofilm and growth in milk. Two lytic phages (vB_SauM_ME18 & vB_SauM_ME126) were isolated using 40 Multidrug-Resistant (MDR) S. aureus isolates. Four isolates (10%) were...
Fri, 02/14/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Stefania Frassinetti, Morena Gabriele, Eleonora Moccia, Vincenzo Longo, Diana Di GioiaAbstractThe growing concern on the antibiotic resistance spreading among bacteria has stimulated the search for valuable alternatives from plant sources. This study dealt with the potential use of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) seeds extract to inhibit the growth of selected pathogenic enterobacteria and...
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 03:38
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Author(s): Piyanan Chuesiang, Romanee Sanguandeekul, Ubonrat SiripatrawanAbstractPhase inversion temperature (PIT)- fabricated cinnamon oil nanoemulsion was investigated for its antimicrobial and antioxidant efficacy to preserve quality and extend shelf-life of Asian seabass (Lates calcarifer) fillet during chilled storage (4 ± 2 °C). The fillets were treated with low and high concentrations of...
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 03:21
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Author(s): Atefeh Sadat Kashfi, Yousef Ramezan, Mohammad Reza KhaniAbstractThis study purpose was to investigate the effect of radiofrequency low pressure cold plasma (LPCP) process by using dried peppermint (Mentha piperita) on the reduction in microbial load, antioxidant activity, total phenolic content, and color. The microbial load of the sample was investigated by infecting it with 106 CFU/g...
Mon, 02/03/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Moira Ledbetter, Leanne Bartlett, Alberto Fiore, Gary Montague, Keith Sturrock, Ged McNamaraAbstractThis paper considers the potential for identifying industrial manufacturing conditions that will lead to high acrylamide formation in potato crisp manufacture. Considering the available historical industrial processing data, initial tests were undertaken to identify the degree of...
Sun, 02/02/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Hafiz Abdul Rasheed, Tuhanguli Tuoheti, Yongzhu Zhang, Azi Fidelis, Mekonen Tekliye, Mingsheng DongAbstractIn current study, a novel bacteriocin LF-BZ532 was produced by Lactobacillus fermentum BZ532 that was isolated from Chinese fermented cereal drink (locally called bozai) and identified by 16s rDNA sequencing. The bacteriocin LF-BZ532 was purified by ammonium sulfate precipitation...
Sun, 02/02/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Stefani Machado Lopes, Eduardo César TondoAbstractSpaghetti alla carbonara is a traditional Italian dish, which the sauce made of raw egg yolks is heated using only the heat of cooked pasta. Concerns about the safety of this preparation have been raised due the possibility of egg yolks be contaminated by Salmonella and the heat treatment may not be sufficient for total Salmonella...
Sat, 02/01/2020 - 03:35
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Author(s): Farh M. Al-Nasir, Anwar G. Jiries, Ghaid J. Al-Rabadi, Muhammad Hussein Al-u'datt, Carole C. Tranchant, Saddam A. Al-Dalain, Nasr Alrabadi, Osama Y. Madanat, Rasha S. Al-DmourAbstractPesticide residues in citrus fruits (peeled grapefruit, lemon, orange and mandarin) and vegetables (cucumber, eggplant, tomato and zucchini) cultivated at three locations in the Jordan Valley were analysed...
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Cheikh Ndiaye, Mario M. Martinez, Bruce R. Hamaker, Osvaldo H. Campanella, Mario G. FerruzziAbstractBlends of cereals and nutrient dense plant materials are increasingly being explored as a strategy for food-to-food fortification in areas of Sub-Saharan Africa, where processing is often applied to enhance product attributes, shelf life and safety. However, little is known regarding the...
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 03:35
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Author(s): Israel Muñoz, Xavier Serra, M. Dolors Guàrdia, Dinar Fartdinov, Jacint Arnau, Pierre A. Picouet, Pere GouAbstractRadio frequency (RF) is a volumetric heating technology that reduces the time needed to cook foodstuffs, but heating is not evenly distributed. The aim of this work was to develop a two-step cooking process in a RF tunnel and in a steam oven (RF-ST) for pork hams and compare...
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 03:35
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Author(s): Sunčica Kocić-Tanackov, Gordana Dimić, Nataša Đerić, Ljiljana Mojović, Vladimir Tomović, Branislav Šojić, Aleksandra Đukić-Vuković, Jelena PejinAbstractFood contamination by molds is a serious issue in food industry still today. On the other hand, consumers today demand food that is minimally processed and without synthetic preservatives and additives. Therefore, the objective of this...
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 03:35
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Author(s): Scarpino Valentina, Francesca Vanara, Amedeo Reyneri, Massimo BlandinoAbstractMoniliformin is a widespread emerging mycotoxin. Despite all the data so far present in the scientific literature there is a lack of information on the fate of MON during the maize milling. Thus, in order to collect new occurrence data on the fate of the MON in maize food products, also in relation to the FBs...
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 03:35
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Author(s): Alonzo A. Gabriel, Israel N. NepomucenoAbstractVirgin Coconut Oil (VCO) consumption as functional food has recently become popular together with increasing evidence of its health benefits. However, cold-pressed VCO types are highly manually produced without the application of kill step to ensure safety from possible pathogenic contaminants. The study therefore determined the...
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 03:35
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Author(s): Katy A. Bermudez-Beltrán, Juliet K. Marzal-Bolaño, Aura B. Olivera-Martínez, Paula J.P. EspitiaAbstractThis study aimed to prepare a Petit Suisse cheese added with cape gooseberry and supplemented with moringa leaf powder and gelatin. Formulations were: control formulation (F1); a product with 3% gelatin (F2); and product with 3% gelatin and 2% moringa (F3). Microbiological analyses...
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 03:19
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Author(s): Padmanabha Reddy Velugoti, Saurabh Kumar, Lalit Kumar Bohra, Vijay K. Juneja, Harshavardhan ThippareddiAbstractInhibition of Clostridium perfringens spore germination and outgrowth by buffered calcium, potassium, and sodium citrates (Ca-Cit, K-Cit, and Na-Cit, respectively) during exponential cooling of non-cured and cured pork was evaluated. Antimicrobials were added to a base...
Wed, 01/22/2020 - 03:20
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Author(s): Meizhen Xie, Xiyu Dong, Yan Yu, Leqi CuiAbstractLipid oxidation is a major food safety issue for edible oils. The objective of this study was to develop a simple method for detecting lipid oxidation through the color change of a composite film. Schiff's reagent which can form color compound with lipid oxidation products—aldehydes was incorporated into polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) to form...
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 03:19
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Author(s): Jian Ju, Yunfei Xie, Hang Yu, Yahui Guo, Yuliang Cheng, Ying Chen, Lijun Ji, Weirong YaoAbstractTo control the spoilage of bread products and reduce the costs associated with preventing their spoilage, the synergistic antifungal effects of natural agents against the main bread spoilage fungi Penicillium roqueforti and Aspergillus niger were studied. After screening 66 groups...
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 03:19
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Author(s): Haiying Cui, Chenghui Zhang, Changzhu Li, Lin LinAbstractIn recent years, studies have found that in addition to nosocomial infections, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can even cause community-associated infections, and MRSA spreads through food and animal that produce products in the community. In addition, MRSA can colonize the surface of food and food container...

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