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Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:11
Available online 18 September 2018 Author(s): Kangjing Li, Guilin Guan, Junxiang Zhu, Hao Wu, Qingjie SunAbstractIn this paper, the antimicrobial activity and mechanism of a laccase-catalyzed chitosan–gallic acid derivative were evaluated. The results showed that compared to the parent chitosan, the derivative could significantly inhibit the growth of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus,...
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 01:11
Available online 18 September 2018 Author(s): Vanessa M. Lieberman, Linda J. HarrisAbstractRecalls and cases of listeriosis have been associated with the presence of Listeria monocytogenes in fresh-cut refrigerated or frozen onions or associated processing environments. The survival or growth of L. monocytogenes on the outer surface of whole onions and in diced onion was evaluated during...
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:11
Available online 17 September 2018 Author(s): Taylor Whited, Yaohua Feng, Christine M. BruhnAbstractProper food handling practices can help protect consumers from foodborne illness. This study assessed high school students' food safety knowledge and handling practices and evaluated the effectiveness of a new food safety curriculum based on the Positive Deviance model. In phase I, 114 high school...
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:11
Available online 17 September 2018 Author(s): Hamzah M. Al-Qadiri, Stephanie Smith, Aleksandra Checinska Sielaff, Byju N. Govindan, Mohamed Ziyaina, Nivin Al-Alami, Barbara RascoAbstractBactericidal activity of neutral electrolyzed water (NEW) was investigated against endospore forming Bacillus cereus and Clostridium perfringens in cell suspensions and artificially inoculated onto the surface of...
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:11
Available online 17 September 2018 Author(s): Damares A.P. Vieira, Lucélia Cabral, Melline F. Noronha, Gileno L.V. Júnior, Anderson S. Sant’AnaAbstractIn this study, the microbiota of liquid eggs (raw materials) produced by different suppliers and final products (chilled pasteurized liquid whole eggs and chilled pasteurized liquid egg yolk) (n = 211, pooled in 21 samples) was studied by a 16S...
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 01:11
Available online 17 September 2018 Author(s): Jose L. Horreo, Patrick S. Fitze, Alberto Jiménez-Valverde, Jorge Ari Noriega, Maria L. PelaezAbstractFood fraud encompasses economic fraud and can produce health problems for consumers, as well as conservation problems for the involved species. Nevertheless, few studies tested for mislabeling in restaurants. In this study, we tested for mislabeling...
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 01:07
Available online 17 September 2018 Author(s): Jasmin Geppert, Sarah Schulze Struchtrup, Rainer Stamminger, Claudia Haarhoff, Volker Ebert, Severine Koch, Mark Lohmann, Gaby-Fleur BölAbstractSince a few years, cooking shows have enjoyed great popularity in Germany. Currently, about 60 different formats are broadcasted on German television. In the field of food preparation and nutrition, they...
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 01:08
Available online 15 September 2018 Author(s): María J. Andrade, Belén Peromingo, Mar Rodríguez, Alicia RodríguezAbstractOchratoxigenic penicillia can grow on the cured meat products surface during their ripening. Ingredients added to cured meat products throughout their processing, and specifically of dry-fermented sausages, consist of a potential strategy to prevent or minimise the hazard...
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 01:08
Available online 15 September 2018 Author(s): Qiuchun Li, Yang Li, Yuanyue Tang, Chuang Meng, Hanne Ingmer, Xinan JiaoAbstractStaphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is one of the most common pathogens causing both human and animal infections. Transmission of S. aureus to humans via contaminated food continues to be a health public concern. In the present study, 104 strains including eight MRSA strains...
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 01:08
Available online 15 September 2018 Author(s): Yongheng Yang, Lijuan Wei, Jianan PeiAbstractDespite effectiveness of HACCP-based FSM systems in food safety management (FSM) and their common adoption in industrialized food businesses, doubts have been raised on their feasibility in small and/or less developed food businesses (SLDBs) because of barriers such as financial constraints, lack of...
Sat, 09/15/2018 - 01:09
Available online 14 September 2018 Author(s): Ayman Abdelhakim, Eleri Jones, Elizabeth Redmond, Mahmoud Hewedi, Phillip SeamanAbstractThis study aims to explore the status of cabin crew food safety training in different airlines. Using the snowballing technique, 26 cabin crew managers, supervisors and trainers (from 20 international airlines) participated in in-depth, structured interviews. The...
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 01:12
Available online 12 September 2018 Author(s): Li-Zhen Deng, Zhongli Pan, A.S. Mujumdar, Jin-Hong Zhao, Zhi-An Zheng, Zhen-Jiang Gao, Hong-Wei XiaoAbstractEffects of high-humidity hot air impingement blanching (HHAIB) on peroxidase (POD) and polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activities, ultrastructure, water distribution, drying time, and key quality attributes of apricots were investigated under air...
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 01:12
Available online 12 September 2018 Author(s): Wenjing Xu, Xiaomin Han, Fengqin LiAbstractThe aim was to evaluate the occurrence of Fusarium mycotoxins in 370 wheat grain samples harvested in 2015 from Anhui province of China. Deoxynivalenol (DON), deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside (D-3-G), 3- and 15-acetyl-deoxynivalenol (3-A-DON and 15-A-DON), nivalenol (NIV), fusarenon-X (FX) and zearalenone (ZEN)...
Fri, 09/14/2018 - 01:12
Available online 12 September 2018 Author(s): Silvia Portarena, Chiara Anselmi, Claudia Zadra, Daniela Farinelli, Franco Famiani, Chiara Baldacchini, Enrico BrugnoliAbstractMonovarietal extra virgin olive oils (EVOOs) from Olea europea trees grown in the same experimental orchard have been characterized by Raman spectroscopy combined with chemometrics. Linear discriminant analysis of the EVOO...
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 01:08
Available online 12 September 2018 Author(s): Jin Wang, Jun Wang, Jinghua Ye, Sai Kranthi Vanga, Vijaya RaghavanAbstractStrawberry is important fruit used for juicing due to its health-promoting bioactive compounds. The aim of the study was to evaluate the influence of ultrasound treatments (0, 4, 8, 12, and 16 min) on the color attributes, ascorbic acid, phenolic compounds content and...
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 01:08
Available online 12 September 2018 Author(s): Aliyu Idris Muhammad, Yang Li, Xinyu Liao, Donghong Liu, Xingqian Ye, Shiguo Chen, Yaqin Hu, Jun Wang, Tian DingAbstractThe microbial and physicochemical properties of tiger nut milk were studied under different dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma exposure time: 2, 4, 6, 8, and 12 min. Following the plasma treatment, a significant reduction in...
Thu, 09/13/2018 - 01:08
Available online 11 September 2018 Author(s): Wenqian Yuan, Constance Hui Min Teo, Hyun-Gyun YukAbstractThis study evaluated the antimicrobial activities of combined use of essential oil (EO) compounds against E. coli O157:H7, using the Fractional Inhibitory Concentration (FIC) index and time-kill assay. The mechanisms of enhanced antimicrobial efficacies in EO combinations were evaluated using...
Wed, 09/12/2018 - 01:11
Publication date: January 2019 , Volume 95Author(s):
Tue, 09/11/2018 - 01:07
Available online 10 September 2018 Author(s): Xinyi Zhu, Iona Yuelu Huang, Louise ManningAbstractUsing dairy products as the case study of interest, the aim of the research is to explore the role of the media in food safety governance in China. Thematic content analysis is used to evaluate government and media reports (n = 233) on dairy related food safety incidents in China between 2004 and 2017...
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 01:09
Available online 8 September 2018 Author(s): George Mahuku, Henry Sila Nzioki, Charity Mutegi, Fred Kanampiu, Clare Narrod, Dan MakumbiAbstractMaize, the main dietary staple in Kenya, is one of the crops most susceptible to contamination by aflatoxin. To understand sources of aflatoxin contamination for home grown maize, we collected 789 maize samples from smallholder farmers’ fields in Eastern...
Sun, 09/09/2018 - 01:09
Available online 7 September 2018 Author(s): Luana Tombini Decol, Francisco López-Gálvez, Pilar Truchado, Eduardo César Tondo, Maria I. Gil, Ana AllendeAbstractReclaimed wastewater used for agricultural irrigation should meet specific microbiological standards in order to prevent microbial contamination of the irrigated produce. The objective of this study was to evaluate the suitability of...
Sat, 09/08/2018 - 01:10
Available online 7 September 2018 Author(s): Diana Neri, Salvatore Antoci, Luigi Iannetti, Anna Beatrice Ciorba, Roberta D’Aurelio, Ilaria Del Matto, Meri Di Leonardo, Armando Giovannini, Vincenza Annunziata Prencipe, Francesco Pomilio, Gino Angelo Santarelli, Giacomo MiglioratiAbstractEuropean Union (EU) and United States (US) regulations implement different food safety standards, particularly...
Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:12
Available online 3 September 2018 Author(s): Lara Tinacci, Alice Giusti, Lisa Guardone, Elena Luisi, Andrea ArmaniAbstractSpecies substitution, favoured by the high supply chain complexity and the huge number of marketable species, poses economic and health issues and contribute to stocks exploitation. To face this issue, the current EU Regulation no. 1379/2013 imposes to the Member States to...
Tue, 09/04/2018 - 01:12
Available online 1 September 2018 Author(s): Christina Bartsch, Carolina Plaza-Rodriguez, Eva Trojnar, Matthias Filter, Reimar JohneAbstractFrozen berries contaminated with human norovirus (hNV) have been frequently identified as cause of foodborne gastroenteritis. To prevent virus transmission, heating can be applied to the berries. Here, the thermal inactivation of hNV in strawberry puree was...
Sun, 09/02/2018 - 01:09
Available online 1 September 2018 Author(s): Ingrid M.J. Scholtens, Theo W. Prins, Rob J.C.F. Margry, Harald Dahlmans, Leo W.D. van RaamsdonkAbstractAfter the Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE) crisis most processed animal proteins (PAPs) were banned from use in animal feed. For the foreseen reintroduction of pork PAPs in poultry feed, and poultry PAPs in pork feed and to comply with the...
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:11
Available online 30 August 2018 Author(s): Janet Fleetwood, Shamim Rahman, Darren Holland, David Millson, Laura Thomson, Guy PoppyAbstractThis work describes the relationship between compliance with food hygiene law as reflected in food hygiene scores; measures of microbiological contamination of food samples taken from consumer-facing food businesses in England, Northern Ireland and Wales; and...
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:11
Available online 29 August 2018 Author(s): Gracia Windiasti, Jinsong Feng, Lina Ma, Yaxi Hu, Mohammed J. Hakeem, Kingsley Amoako, Pascal Delaquis, Xiaonan LuAbstractCampylobacter is a leading cause of foodborne gastroenteritis worldwide. Campylobacter contamination along the poultry production chain is believed to greatly contribute to human infections. Antibiotics are widely used in poultry...
Fri, 08/31/2018 - 01:11
Available online 29 August 2018 Author(s): Thomas Bessaire, Irène Perrin, Adrienne Tarres, Aude Bebius, Frédérique Reding, Viviane TheurillatAbstractOur study investigated the occurrence of a wide range of mycotoxins in coffee, most of them rarely analyzed in this commodity, and the safety relevance of mycotoxin exposure from coffee consumption. A new liquid chromatography tandem mass...
Wed, 08/29/2018 - 01:03
Available online 27 August 2018 Author(s): Xiaohong Li, Hui Tang, Chao Yang, Xianghong Meng, Bingjie LiuAbstractPatulin is a kind of mycotoxin, which occurs in food industry frequently and constitutes serious threats to human health. In this work, a strain of yeast with patulin degradation was screened, and identified as Rhodotorula mucilaginosa (R. mucilaginosa JM19) by 26S rDNA D1/D2 region...
Sat, 08/25/2018 - 01:06
Available online 23 August 2018 Author(s): Qin Tu, Michael E. Hickey, Tianxi Yang, Siyue Gao, Qingmiao Zhang, Yanqi Qu, Xinyi Du, Jinyi Wang, Lili HeAbstractThe pesticide fipronil was recently involved in a “poisonous eggs” scandal which resulted in substantial economic losses and public health risks. We report a simple and rapid method which can be implemented to detect fipronil on egg shells...
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 01:09
Available online 23 August 2018 Author(s): Lihan Huang, Chang-An Hwang, Ting FangAbstractEscherichia coli O157: H7, Salmonella spp., and Listeria monocytogenes are three major foodborne pathogens in meats that frequently cause serious human infections and are significant public health hazards. Many studies have reported the thermal resistance of these pathogens in various meats. Although showing...
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 01:09
Available online 23 August 2018 Author(s): Ana M. Jiménez-Carvelo, Valeria A. Lozano, Alejandro C. OlivieriAbstractExtra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is widely used in gastronomy because of its healthy properties, and is a candidate to be adulterated with other vegetable oils to reduce costs. This work shows the results of applying near infrared (NIR) and fluorescence excitation–emission matrix...
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 01:09
Available online 22 August 2018 Author(s): Yifeng Zhang, Qi Wang, Yuge Bi, Ka-Wing Cheng, Feng ChenAbstractThis study investigated the amino acid composition and in vitro antioxidant, antihypertensive, and anti-inflammatory activities of protein from steamed, baked, and high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) treated cod (Gadus morhua). Steaming and baking decreased the estimated protein efficiency ratio...
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 01:09
Available online 22 August 2018 Author(s): Jun-Young Park, Su-Kyung Jo, Kyung-Min Park, Hyunjong Yu, Jaewoo Bai, Sangryeol Ryu, Pahn-Shick ChangAbstractErythorbyl laurate (EL) is a novel multi-functional emulsifier with antibacterial activity against Gram-positive bacteria. The objective of this study was to find genetic evidences of the antibacterial mechanism of EL against food-borne pathogenic...
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 01:07
Available online 20 August 2018 Author(s): Jin-Rong Bai, Kai Zhong, Yan-Ping Wu, Grosu Elena, Hong GaoAbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the inhibitory activity of shikimic acid (SA) against biofilm formation of Staphylococcus aureus and to explore its potential molecular mechanism. Crystal violet staining assay showed that SA clearly reduced the biomass of the biofilm at its sub-MICs...
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 01:07
Available online 20 August 2018 Author(s): L.H. Tnah, S.L. Lee, A.L. Tan, C.T. Lee, K.K.S. Ng, C.H. Ng, Z. Nurul FarhanahAbstractEnsuring the authenticity of raw materials used in herbal manufacturing is a key step prior to material processing. As species authentication is fundamental in the confirmation of herbal product quality, DNA barcoding techniques represent an efficient method for...
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 01:07
Available online 20 August 2018 Author(s): Y. Yang, W. Huisman, K.A. Hettinga, N. Liu, J. Heck, G.H. Schrijver, L. Gaiardoni, S.M. van RuthAbstractFood fraud surfaces regularly, anywhere in the world. Not only the companies involved in food fraud suffer from losses when food fraud occurs, other actors in the supply chain and branch of industry are often painted with the same brush. Milk has been...
Sun, 08/19/2018 - 01:05
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 94Author(s):
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 01:09
Available online 17 August 2018 Author(s): Yongjun Zhang, Wang Wensheng, Liu Yan, Branko Glamuzina, Xiaoshuan ZhangAbstractChinese consumers prefer to purchase fish that have only recently been killed. The supplying of live fish is routinely delivered by water. However, the traditional transportation of live fish with water results in small volume of transportation and may cost prohibitive....
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 01:09
Available online 17 August 2018 Author(s): Karthik Gopi, Debashish Mazumder, Jesmond Sammut, Neil Saintilan, Jagoda Crawford, Patricia GaddAbstractGlobal demand for seafood is rising, with a commensurate increase in supply from farmed and wild-caught products. Determining seafood provenance is important to reduce food fraud, and food safety and biosecurity risks. DNA and fatty acid profiling...
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 01:09
Available online 17 August 2018 Author(s): Sileshi Gizachew Wubshet, Jens Petter Wold, Ulrike Böcker, Karen Wahlstrøm Sanden, Nils Kristian AfsethAbstractAccording to European food safety authorities, one of the major control parameters for mechanically separated meat is calcium content, which is an indicator of residual bone. Residual bone in mechanically separated meat can also be measured as a...
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 01:09
Available online 17 August 2018 Author(s): Li Li, Cui Han, Shuanglin Dong, Claude E. BoydAbstractShrimp samples from aquaculture ponds supplied with either freshwater (0.2-1.3 g L-1 salinity) or seawater (27.6-39.0 g L-1 salinity) were subjected to elemental profiling and to stable isotope analysis. Concentrations of 35 trace elements, including rare earth elements (REEs) were analyzed by ICP-MS...
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 01:11
Available online 16 August 2018 Author(s): Alireza Sadeghi, Maryam Ebrahimi, Seyed Ali Mortazavi, Abbas AbedfarAbstractIn vitro antifungal activity against Aspergillus niger was used to screen the lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from whole wheat sourdough. Sequencing results of the PCR products led to the identification of Lactobacillus reuteri as the selected isolate. The LAB isolate had a...
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 01:10
Available online 15 August 2018 Author(s): A. Giusti, E. Bianchi, F. Barontini, M. Cripezzi, G. Tasselli, A. ArmaniAbstractEuropean food law states that official checks on goods exchanged within the community should be performed at the place of origin, trusting in the guarantees provided by the supplier Member State. However, spot checks at the destination are also allowed. The Veterinary Offices...
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 01:09
Available online 14 August 2018 Author(s): Lin Lin, Xinlei Wang, Ronghai He, Haiying CuiAbstractCompared with traditional thermal sterilization process, pulsed magnetic field (PMF) is a non-thermal sterilization technology with superior advantages of maintaining the nutrition and flavor of food. But little is known about its antimicrobial mechanism. To explore its antimicrobial mechanism, the...
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 01:09
Available online 13 August 2018 Author(s): Helen Kendall, Sharron Kuznesof, Moira Dean, Mei-Yen Chan, Beth Clark, Robert Home, Hanna Stolz, Qiding Zhong, Chuanhe Liu, Paul Brereton, Lynn FrewerAbstractRegulation of food systems exists to ensure safety and enhance consumer confidence in the food which they purchase and consume. However, some regulatory systems fail to instil public confidence. In...
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 01:09
Available online 13 August 2018 Author(s): Warawut Krusong, Ruttipron Pothimon, Assanee VichitrakaABSTRACTMold contaminated on bread sold in local market was isolated and identified as Aspergillus fumigatus. Then, the bio-control of ethanol on A. fumigatus for significantly reducing consumer health risk was investigated. Susceptibility of the mold to evaporated vapor-phase ethanol (EVE) was...
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 01:09
Available online 13 August 2018 Author(s): Thanasak Sae-leaw, Soottawat BenjakulAbstractInhibition of Pacific white shrimp polyphenoloxidase (PPO) by the selected Thai indigenous leaf extracts (Liang, Mun-poo, cashew and lead) was comparatively studied. Cashew leaf extract (CE) showed the highest PPO inhibitory activity and copper chelating activity at all concentrations (0.025-0.5%) tested (P...
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 01:09
Available online 13 August 2018 Author(s): Xixi Zhao, Yan Zhang, Junling Shi, Yanlin Liu, Yao Lu, Ziyang LianAbstractMulti-drug resistance of foodborne pathogens has been greatly highlighted in food safety and caused a significant challenge for the development of new antibiotics and safe preservatives. The ethanol extract of Phomopsis sp. XP-8 broth showed significant inhibitory effects on multi-...
Tue, 08/14/2018 - 01:09
Available online 13 August 2018 Author(s): R.A.M. Magzoub, A.A.A. Yassin, A.M. Abdel-Rahim, E.A. Gubartallah, M. Miskam, B. Saad, S. SabarAbstractA study on the photocatalytic detoxification of aflatoxins in Sudanese peanut oil was performed using titanium dioxide (TiO2) that was immobilized on a glass support as the photocatalyst and a 500 W high-pressure lamp (with emitted UV of 920 W/m2 and...

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