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Sat, 06/23/2018 - 00:00
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 94 Author(s): Il-Byeong Kang, Dong-Hyeon Kim, Dana Jeong, Jin-Hyeong Park, Hyun-Woo Lim, Kun-Ho Seo Heat treatment is one of the most effective methods for eliminating undesirable microorganisms from foods. Salmonella Enteritidis has long been known to be strongly associated with liquid egg products. To investigate the influence of the...
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 00:00
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Lixia Hou, Xiaoxi Kou, Rui Li, Shaojin Wang Infestations with fungi in chestnuts are one of the major safety issues during process and storage, resulting in short shelf-life and high economic losses. The purpose of this research was to study possible applications of radio frequency (RF) treatments for pasteurization of chestnuts...
Thu, 06/21/2018 - 23:56
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Y. Bouzembrak, B. Steen, R. Neslo, J. Linge, V. Mojtahed, H.J.P. Marvin Food fraud is receiving considerable attention with the growing body of literature that recognises its importance. No system exists that collects media reports on food fraud. In this study, we used the infrastructure provided by the European Media Monitor...
Tue, 06/19/2018 - 23:54
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Prachara Chaoniruthisai, Prattana Punnakitikashem, Kittichai Rajchamaha There have been a series of contaminated food crises over the world in recent decades. FSMSs have been used by food producers to ensure food safety. However, there are various challenges and difficulties that exist which impede the effective implementation of...
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:48
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Tomás M. Mac Loughlin, Ma. Leticia Peluso, Ma. Agustina Etchegoyen, Lucas L. Alonso, Ma. Cecilia de Castro, Ma. Cecilia Percudani, Damián J.G. Marino The presence of pesticides in fruits and vegetables has been a growing concern in Argentina. Only three of the major marketplaces there have the necessary infrastructure to...
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:48
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Carl Johan Lagerkvist, Franklin Amuakwa-Mensah, Justice Tei Mensah The relationship between consumer confidence in food safety measures for vegetables sold in open markets and their use of safe food handling practices in the domestic environment was investigated for a set of 332 randomly sampled vegetable consumers within the...
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 23:48
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:43
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Cheng-An Hwang, Lihan Huang The objective of this study was to investigate the growth of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in raw ground beef under competition from background flora. The growth of E. coli O157:H7 was observed in sterile irradiated and non-irradiated raw ground beef under dynamically changing temperature conditions. A one-step...
Sun, 06/17/2018 - 23:43
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Keven David Moreira Gonçalves, Karen Vanessa Marimón Sibaja, Ana Carla Penteado Feltrin, Rafael Diaz Remedi, Sabrina de Oliveira Garcia, Jaqueline Garda-Buffon The occurrence of aflatoxins M1 (AFLAM1) and B1 (AFLAB1) was evaluated in 112 milk samples (whole, skimmed, semi-skimmed—liquids and powders), collected at a local...
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 23:42
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Jicheng Wang, Yi Zheng, Xiaoxia Xi, Qiangchuan Hou, Haiyan Xu, Jie Zhao, Jing Li, Yanfei Bian, Huimin Ma, Yanjie Wang, Lai-Yu Kwok, Heping Zhang, Zhihong Sun This work developed a 16S rRNA-PacBio Single Molecule Real-Time (SMRT) sequencing-based method to identify and track the bacterial community of milk powder...
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 23:42
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Chirapiphat Phraephaisarn, Yurika Kitai, Rabuesak Khumthong, Hajime Takahashi, Chihiro Ohshima, Punnida Techaruvichit, Mongkol Vesaratchavest, Rutjawate Taharnklaew, Suwimon Keeratipibul Listeria monocytogenes is significantly associated with listeriosis infection. Several species of Listeria other than L. monocytogenes...
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 23:42
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Priscilla D.'Amico, Daniele Nucera, Lisa Guardone, Martino Mariotti, Roberta Nuvoloni, Andrea Armani Through the analysis of the EU Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) portal, this study aimed at highlighting the most relevant noncompliance affecting seafood and explore possible relationships between variables...
Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:42
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): M. Esteki, J. Simal-Gandara, Z. Shahsavari, S. Zandbaaf, E. Dashtaki, Yvan Vander Heyden The increase of food adulteration, inducing losing a large amount of money as well as of the confidence of consumers, has become an urgent issue for producers, researchers, governments and consumers. Chromatographic methods, in combination...
Thu, 06/14/2018 - 23:42
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): M. Nowacka, K. Rybak, A. Wiktor, A. Mika, P. Boruszewski, J. Woch, K. Przybysz, D. Witrowa-Rajchert The aim of this study was to assess the quality of paper and cardboard coated with different emulsions as food contact materials. The paper and cardboard were covered (impregnated) with a single layer of three different...
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:36
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Sara Jacchia, Dafni-Maria Kagkli, Antoon Lievens, Alexandre Angers-Loustau, Christian Savini, Hendrik Emons, Marco Mazzara Knowledge of the number of DNA sequences targeted by the taxon-specific reference assays is essential for correct GM quantification and is key to the harmonisation of measurement results. In the present...
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:36
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Alfred J. Arulandhu, Jeroen van Dijk, Martijn Staats, Rico Hagelaar, Marleen Voorhuijzen, Bonnie Molenaar, Richard van Hoof, Rong Li, Litao Yang, Jianxin Shi, Ingrid Scholtens, Esther Kok The development and commercialization of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and its related products have been increasing in...
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:36
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Rosaria Fragni, Antonio Trifirò, Ada Nucci, Andrea Seno, Alessia Allodi, Matteo Di Rocco In this study, we propose a novel mineral elements database for the authentication of Italian processed tomato, able to discriminate the domestic provenance from the Chinese, US and Spanish ones. Multi-element analyses by Inductively...
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:36
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Abel G. Ríos-Castillo, Fabio Fontecha Umaña, José J. Rodríguez-Jerez The long-term antibacterial activity of disinfectant products based on benzalkonium chloride and sodium hypochlorite on surfaces was evaluated for prevention of bacterial adhesion. To this end, the European standard EN 13697, which determines the antibacterial...
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 23:36
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): John A.M. Mahugija, Emmanuel Njale This study investigated the effects of washing on the contents of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in smoked fish. Portions of smoked fish samples were washed with warm water (60 °C). The unwashed and washed fish samples were separately homogenized, extracted, cleaned-up and screened for...
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 23:36
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Nabiilah Bibi Soogali, Jan Mei Soon There remains a paucity of research in food allergies in Sub-saharan Africa. It is the aim of this study to determine the self-reported prevalence of food allergies and consumers’ perceptions towards food allergen labelling in Mauritius. A survey was conducted in four supermarkets in the...
Tue, 06/12/2018 - 23:36
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): George Kwabena Afari, Yen-Con Hung The aim of this meta-analysis was to develop an overall estimate of the pathogen reductions achieved when food products are treated with electrolyzed (EO) water. A literature search and systematic review was conducted to identify EO water intervention studies to reduce Escherichia coli O157:H7,...
Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:31
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Zixin Peng, Mingyuan Zou, Menghan Li, Danru Liu, Wenying Guan, Qiong Hao, Jin Xu, Shuhong Zhang, Huaiqi Jing, Ying Li, Xiang Liu, Dongmin Yu, Shaofei Yan, Wei Wang, Fengqin Li Yersinia enterocolitica is an enteropathogen transmitted by contaminated food. In this study, a total of 500 retail poultry meat...
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 23:28
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): E.D. van Asselt, M.Y. Noordam, M.G. Pikkemaat, F.O. Dorgelo Monitoring programs for food safety hazards are increasingly set up on a risk basis. In order to include the most relevant chemical substances for food products within such a program, a prioritization is needed. Within this research, decision trees were developed to rank...
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 23:27
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Xiaoyan Pei, Shuran Yang, Li Zhan, Jianghui Zhu, Xiaoyu Song, Xiaoning Hu, Guihua Liu, Guozhu Ma, Ning Li, Dajin Yang Outbreaks and sporadic cases of foodborne disease caused by Bacillus cereus have been reported in China, including cases involving infants and children. However, the prevalence of B. cereus...
Fri, 06/08/2018 - 23:27
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Zhe Zhang, Samuel B. Godefroy, Hanyang Lyu, Baoguo Sun, Yongxiang Fan Over the past 50 years, China's food safety regulatory system has undergone major changes. The growing importance of China's food production in both domestic and global markets has made it one of the major drivers of economic development. The identification of...
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:42
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Estelle Zeyer, Egon Heuson, Charlotte Himber, Vincent Phalip, Cédric Le Bris, Pascal Dhulster, Anne Brisabois, Christophe Flahaut, Benoit Cudennec, Thierry Grard, Guillaume Duflos This study presents a miniaturized 3-methyl-2-benzothiazolinone hydrazone hydrochloride-assay (MBTH-assay)1, optimized for high-throughput...
Sat, 06/02/2018 - 20:42
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Cyrelys Collazo, Tomás Lafarga, Ingrid Aguiló-Aguayo, Jesús Marín-Sáez, Maribel Abadias, Inmaculada Viñas The effectiveness of a water-assisted UV-C (WUV) technology for the decontamination of fresh-cut broccoli from conventional and organic agricultural practices was evaluated as an alternative to chlorine sanitation. Several...
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 20:39
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Huanchen Liu, Jun Wang, Yongning Wu, Lishi Zhang This paper reports the findings on the implementation of compulsory food safety standard General Hygienic Regulation for Food Production (GB14881) in China. 18 of regulatory agencies (17.1%), 11 of research institutions (10.5%) and 76 of food enterprises (72.4%) were involved in...
Fri, 06/01/2018 - 20:39
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Rose Omari, Godfred K. Frempong, Winifred Arthur Food safety has become an important public health concern and many governments have put in place measures to manage the risks. Most often however, people's attitudes to health and food safety and how they respond to such information depend on their level of concern about the risks....
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:35
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Bogyoung Choi, Youngbin Jang, Eunmi Koh This study was conducted to monitor the concentration of ethyl carbamate in three different types of soy sauce commercially available in Korea. A total of 90 soy sauces, including 35 fermented, 44 mixed and 11 traditional products, were collected and analysed for ethyl carbamate using a gas...
Thu, 05/31/2018 - 20:35
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Paulo A.M. Carneiro, John B. Kaneene Brazil, Australia, and the United States of America (USA) are the top 3 beef exporting countries in the world. Livestock's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) accounts for 30% of the GDP of the Brazilian agricultural sector, which shares 21.5% of the country's GDP. The livestock production chain generated...
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:33
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Thomas Bessaire, Marie-Claude Savoy, Adrienne Tarres, Claudia Mujahid, Till Goldmann, Irène Perrin, Pascal Mottier Formaldehyde (FA) was analyzed in milk powders by isotope dilution LC-MS/MS using 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (DNPH) as the derivatization agent. Analytical conditions (temperature and time) applied for...
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:33
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Isabel Segura-Gil, Iolanda Nicolau-Lapeña, Patricia Galán-Malo, Luis Mata, Miguel Calvo, Lourdes Sánchez, María D. Pérez Indirect competitive and sandwich ELISA formats were developed to determine glycinin and applied to detect soy in model and commercial processed food. Antiserum to glycinin was used in the competitive...
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:33
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): M. Nowacka, U. Tylewicz, S. Tappi, L. Siroli, R. Lanciotti, S. Romani, D. Witrowa-Rajchert Cranberries are appreciated for their high amount of antioxidants such as flavonoids, anthocyanins, phenolic acids, carotenoids and vitamins. However, due to their sour and tart taste they request to be processed into sweeter dried...
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 20:33
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Morgane Salines, Virginie Allain, Catherine Magras, Sophie Le Bouquin Health surveillance systems are increasingly managed in a cooperative way, involving several stakeholders sharing tasks. In France, specially-trained poultry slaughterhouse staff are allowed to participate in the tasks of official auxiliaries under the...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Fei Shen, Qifang Wu, Peng Liu, Xuesong Jiang, Yong Fang, Chongjiang Cao Rapid detection of Aspergillus spp. contamination levels in peanuts was investigated by near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and electronic nose (E-nose) in this study. Sterilized peanuts artificially inoculated with five Aspergillus strains were stored for 9...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Helmut K. Mayer, Gregor Fiechter Biogenic amines (BA) in various commercial cheese samples (n = 151) representing most common cheese varieties were determined using UHPLC. In general, cumulative BA levels varied to a great extent with exceptional samples having amounts up to 150–313 mg/100 g cheese, whereas only 5% of the analysed...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Se Han Kim, Min Suk Rhee The utility of a novel technology based on heat and relative humidity (RH) was examined; the method was used to treat experimentally contaminated radish, mung bean, mustard, and alfalfa seeds. Seeds were inoculated with high (ca. 7 log CFU/g) or low (ca. 3 log CFU/g) levels of Escherichia coli O157:H7,...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Claudia Gonzalez Viejo, Sigfredo Fuentes, Kate Howell, Damir Torrico, Frank R. Dunshea Foam-related parameters greatly influence other sensory attributes of beer such as aromas, flavors and mouthfeel; therefore, the visual assessment of beers is one of the most important quality traits, since it creates the first impression of...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Danai Etter, Annalena Rupp, Alexander Prange, David Drissner Low-energy electron beam was investigated as an intervention strategy for the reduction of spores of food-spoiling fungi. Inactivation kinetics of five strains from the genera Aspergillus, Byssochlamys, Eurotium and Penicillium were determined. A two-dimensional membrane...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Ewa Pietrysiak, Girish M. Ganjyal The industrial apple packing process begins with submerging the harvested or stored apples into the water dump tank and carrying them by water flumes through various washing steps before drying and packing. Constant introduction of organic matter and water recirculation introduces the risk of apples...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Fernanda Bovo Campagnollo, Ursula Gonzales-Barron, Vasco Augusto Pilão Cadavez, Anderson S. Sant’Ana, Donald W. Schaffner This study estimated the risk of listeriosis from Brazilian cheese consumption using quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA). Risks associated to consumption of two cheese types were assessed: artisanal...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Jéssica Gonçalves Lemos, Marcelo Valle Garcia, Renius de Oliveira Mello, Marina Venturini Copetti The present study aimed to quantify the dissatisfaction registered of moldy foods within the expiration date in a Brazilian complaint site. A total of 36.409 records were accessed in the site "Reclame Aqui" and the complaints...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Jianglin Xiong, Lili Xiong, Hualin Zhou, Yulan Liu, Lingying Wu This study was carried out to evaluate the occurrence of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in dairy cow feedstuff and aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in milk in central China. One hundred and seventy-four samples of dairy cow feedstuff, 111 samples of UHT milk, and 131 samples of pasteurized...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Xiaofeng Ji, Hua Yang, Jianmei Wang, Rui Li, Huiyu Zhao, Jie Xu, Yingping Xiao, Biao Tang, Mingrong Qian Deoxynivalenol (DON), a mycotoxin produced by various Fusarium species, was analyzed in 200 cereal-based food products collected from e-commerce stores in China. Optimized methods using immunoaffinity column (IAC)...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Fei Lu, Gunter K. Kuhnle, Qiaofen Cheng Spices are commonly used as flavour enhancer and natural antioxidants in processed meat products. However, effect of spices on the formation of carcinogens especially heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in different meat system has yet been investigated. In...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Defeng Xu, Hongmei Xue, Lijun Sun, Yaling Wang The melanosis development and quality deterioration of Litopenaeus vannamei treated with starvation prior to storage were monitored during cold storage at 4 °C for 8 days. Compared with the control group, the shrimps subjected to starving showed lower melanosis score and the...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Daniele Eckert Matzembacher, Isadora do Carmo Stangherlin, Luiz Antonio Slongo, Ricardo Cataldi Traceability information is a solution to communicate safety practices, increasing consumer's trust. This study aims to analyse traceability elements used in products and their impact in trust in Brazil. In the first phase, 4577 food...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Zongwen Tang, Xuerou Wang, Jingwen Lv, Xiangrong Hu, Xing Liu In this work, a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane-based dot immunoassay was developed using a nanobody-alkaline phosphatase (Nb-AP) fusion protein for one-step, qualitative, and visual detection of ochratoxin A in cereals. Using the optimal assay conditions, the...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Chak-Lun Chan, Ren-You Gan, Nagendra P. Shah, Harold Corke Phenolic rich extracts from edible plants exhibit antimicrobial ability against various pathogens, however, their effects on probiotic bacteria have been much less investigated. This study, therefore, investigated and compared the effects of phenolic rich extracts from six...

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