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Food Microbiology

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:36
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): A.F. Andeta, D. Vandeweyer, F. Woldesenbet, F. Eshetu, A. Hailemicael, F. Woldeyes, S. Crauwels, B. Lievens, J. Ceusters, K. Vancampenhout, L. Van Campenhout Enset (Ensete ventricosum) provides staple food for 15 million people in Ethiopia after fermentation into kocho. The fermentation process has hardly been...
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:36
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Carolina N. Gomes, Jaqueline Passaglia, Felipe P. Vilela, Fátima M.H.S. Pereira da Silva, Sheila S. Duque, Juliana P. Falcão Campylobacter spp. have been the most commonly reported gastrointestinal bacterial pathogen in many countries. Consumption of improperly prepared poultry meat has been the main transmission route of...
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:10
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Fernanda B. Campagnollo, Larissa P. Margalho, Bruna A. Kamimura, Marcelo D. Feliciano, Luisa Freire, Letícia S. Lopes, Verônica O. Alvarenga, Vasco A.P. Cadavez, Ursula Gonzales-Barron, Donald W. Schaffner, Anderson S. Sant’Ana Artisanal raw milk cheeses are highly appreciated dairy products in Brazil and ensuring...
Fri, 02/16/2018 - 22:10
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): E. Cabrera-Díaz, L. Martínez-Chávez, J. Sánchez-Camarena, J.A. Muñiz-Flores, A. Castillo, P. Gutiérrez-González, S.M. Arvizu-Medrano, D.G. González-Aguilar, N.E. Martínez-Gonzáles Simultaneous and individual enumeration of Salmonella, Shigella and Listeria monocytogenes was compared on inoculated Roma tomatoes and Serrano...
Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:09
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Marilyn C. Erickson, Jye-Yin Liao, Mussie Y. Habteselassie, Jennifer L. Cannon Field workers often wear gloves harvesting ready-to-eat produce; however, fields are not sterile environments and gloves may become contaminated numerous times during a working shift. This study explored the potential for inactivation of Escherichia coli...
Mon, 02/12/2018 - 21:09
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Ilenia Siciliano, Sara Franco Ortega, Giovanna Gilardi, Pietro Bosio, Angelo Garibaldi, Maria Lodovica Gullino Alternaria leaf-spot is a new disease recently reported on basil in Italy. The correct identification of Alternaria species has suffered from many reclassifications in function of morphological features and molecular...
Sat, 02/10/2018 - 20:47
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Alejandro Garrido-Maestu, Sarah Azinheiro, Joana Carvalho, Marta Prado Listeria monocytogenes continues to be one of the most important foodborne pathogens worldwide, either due to its incidence and/or to its high mortality rate. In the present study, a filtration-based protocol was applied for the screening of viable bacteria....
Fri, 02/09/2018 - 20:40
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Dong Han, Yen-Con Hung, Luxin Wang The goals of this study were to evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of Neutral electrolyzed oxidizing (NEO) water on E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella Enteritidis and Yersinia enterocolitica in both pure culture and on inoculated pork chops and skin samples, and to investigate the formation of viable but...
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:36
Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 71 Author(s): Kirsten A. Mooijman Up to 2016, three international standard methods existed for the detection of Salmonella spp. in food, animal feed and samples from the primary production stage: ISO 6785:2001 for milk and milk products, ISO 6579:2002 for (other) food and animal feed and Annex D of ISO 6579:2007 for samples from the primary production...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Oluwadara Oluwaseun Alegbeleye, Ian Singleton, Anderson S. Sant’Ana Foodborne illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated fresh produce is a common phenomenon and has severe effects on human health together with severe economic and social impacts. The implications of foodborne diseases associated with fresh produce have...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Ioannis-Angelos I. Thamnopoulos, Georgios F. Michailidis, Dimitrios J. Fletouris, Anastasia Badeka, Michael G. Kontominas, Apostolos S. Angelidis Propolis is a natural bee-product with documented antimicrobial properties in vitro. The objective of this study was to develop a protocol for adding propolis into milk and to...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Simone Decontardi, Célia Soares, Nelson Lima, Paola Battilani Penicillium and Aspergillus genera, both including mycotoxin producing species, were reported as associated to cheese and cheese working environment, but never studied in an extensive way in Italian grana cheese (Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano). The aim of this...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Tareq M. Osaili, Akram R. Alaboudi, Heba N. Al-Quran, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi Enterobacteriaceae family can contaminate fresh produce at any stage of production either at pre-harvest or post-harvest stages. The objectives of the current study were to i) identify Enterobacteriaceae species on iceberg lettuce, ii) compare the...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Chris A. Whitehouse, Shenia Young, Cong Li, Chih-Hao Hsu, Gordon Martin, Shaohua Zhao Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has become a rapid and affordable tool for public health surveillance and outbreak detection. In this study, we used the Illuminia MiSeq® to sequence 589 Campylobacter isolates obtained in 2015 from retail poultry...
Sat, 02/03/2018 - 19:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Caroline Vincent, Valentine Usongo, Chrystal Berry, Denise M. Tremblay, Sylvain Moineau, Khadidja Yousfi, Florence Doualla-Bell, Eric Fournier, Céline Nadon, Lawrence Goodridge, Sadjia Bekal Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg (S. Heidelberg) is one of the top serovars causing human salmonellosis. This serovar...
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Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Marcelo Valle Garcia, Gilson Parussolo, Camila Brombilla Moro, Angélica Olivier Bernardi, Marina Venturini Copetti The aim of this study was to identify fungal species present in 200 samples of rosemary, fennel, cinnamon, clove, pepperoni, black and white pepper and oregano and evaluate the mycotoxigenic potential of the some...
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 18:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Mirella Luciani, Maria Schirone, Ottavio Portanti, Pierina Visciano, Gisella Armillotta, Rosanna Tofalo, Giovanna Suzzi, Luigia Sonsini, Tiziana Di Febo In this study, a new and alternative method based on monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) for the rapid detection of Yersinia enterocolitica O:8 was developed. This microorganism...
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 18:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Walid M. Al-Rousan, Amin N. Olaimat, Tareq M. Osaili, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Radwan Y. Ajo, Richard A. Holley The objective of the current study was to evaluate the antimicrobial action of different concentrations of acetic (0.3% and 0.4%) or citric (1% and 1.4%) acids and their combinations (1% citric acid plus 0.4% acetic acid...
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Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): David I. Walker, Andrew Younger, Louise Stockley, Craig Baker-Austin A wide variety of pathogenic agents such as bacteria, viruses and parasites can be greatly concentrated in filter feeding bivalve molluscan shellfish (BMS), that are grown in faecally contaminated waters. Human health risks associated with the consumption of BMS...
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Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Gabriela Nogueira Viçosa, Cristian Botta, Ilario Ferrocino, Marta Bertolino, Marco Ventura, Luís Augusto Nero, Luca Cocolin Previous studies have demonstrated the antagonistic potential of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) present in raw milk microbiota over Staphylococcus aureus, albeit the molecular mechanisms underlying this...
Fri, 12/29/2017 - 06:55
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Laura Buzón-Durán, Rosa Capita, Carlos Alonso-Calleja Methicillin-resistant staphylococci (MRS) are a major concern to public and animal health. Thirty MRS (Staphylococcus aureus, S. cohnii, S. epidermidis, S. haemolyticus, S. hominis, S. lentus, S. lugdunensis, S. sciuri, and S. xylosus) isolates from meat and poultry preparations were...
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Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Simen Akkermans, Jan F. Van Impe Modelling and simulation of microbial dynamics as a function of processing, transportation and storage conditions is a useful tool to improve microbial food safety and quality. The goal of this research is to improve an existing methodology for building mechanistic predictive models based on the...
Sat, 12/16/2017 - 04:21
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Susana de Oliveira Elias, Tiago Baptista Noronha, Eduardo Cesar Tondo This study aimed to assess the growth of Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on lettuce exposed to isothermal and non-isothermal conditions. Pathogens were inoculated on lettuce separately and stored under isothermal condition at 5 °C, 10 °C, 25 °C, 37 °C for both...
Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:18
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Michelle Qiu Carter, Doris Feng, Mary H. Chapman, Franka Gabler We examined the survival of Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Salmonella enterica Thompson inoculated on commercially packed table grapes under simulated refrigerated transit conditions (1.1 ± 0.5 °C; 90% RH). Grapes were placed in perforated...
Fri, 12/15/2017 - 04:18
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Shoukui He, Yan Cui, Xiaojie Qin, Fen Zhang, Chunlei Shi, George C. Paoli, Xianming Shi Cross-protection to environmental stresses by ethanol adaptation in Salmonella poses a great threat to food safety because it can undermine food processing interventions. The ability of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis...
Thu, 12/14/2017 - 04:13
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Wenqian Yuan, Hyun-Gyun Yuk For the past decades, there has been a growing demand for natural antimicrobials in the food industry. Plant extracts have attracted strong research interests due to their wide-spectrum antimicrobial activities, but only a limited number have been investigated thoroughly. The present study aimed at identifying...
Wed, 12/13/2017 - 04:06
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Laila Aldars-García, María Berman, Jordi Ortiz, Antonio J. Ramos, Sonia Marín The probability of growth and aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) production of 20 isolates of Aspergillus flavus were studied using a full factorial design with eight water activity levels (0.84–0.98 aw) and six temperature levels (15–40 °C). Binary data obtained from...
Sat, 12/09/2017 - 03:48
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Sun-Ah Kwon, Won-Jae Song, Dong-Hyun Kang The purpose of this study was evaluation of the effectiveness of superheated steam (SHS) on inactivation of foodborne pathogens on cantaloupes and watermelons. Saturated steam (SS) treatment was performed at 100 °C and that of SHS at 150 and 200 °C. Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella...
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:16
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Luis A. Ibarra-Sánchez, Maxwell L. Van Tassell, Michael J. Miller Hispanic-style fresh cheeses, such as Queso Fresco (QF), have been linked to numerous listeriosis outbreaks in the United States. In this work, we have studied the antilisterial behavior and effectiveness of the Listeria phage endolysin PlyP100 in QF, as well as the...
Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:16
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Lei Rao, Florence E. Feeherry, Sonali Ghosh, Xiaojun Liao, Xiuping Lin, Pengfei Zhang, Yongqing Li, Christopher J. Doona, Peter Setlow The effect of water activity (aw), as lowered by different dietary humectants, on the germination of Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus megaterium and Bacillus cereus spores with germinants that act...
Wed, 12/06/2017 - 03:12
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Xin Liu, Takashi Kuda, Hajime Takahashi, Bon Kimura The Rubing milk cake from Yunnan and the Yan-cai vegetable pickles from Guangdong are traditional spontaneously fermented foods in China. We evaluated the microbial properties of these products with the analysis of their bacterial and fungal microbiota using classical culture-...
Sat, 12/02/2017 - 02:12
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Gerardo A. González-Tejedor, Alberto Garre, A. Esnoz, F. Artés-Hernández, P.S. Fernández In this study, growth and/or inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes 4032 at different inoculum levels in a vegetable smoothie with purple colour, (previously heat stabilised at 95 °C for 3 min) was evaluated. Growth/inactivation was compared...
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 01:43
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): W. Biasino, L. De Zutter, W. Mattheus, S. Bertrand, M. Uyttendaele, I. Van Damme This study investigated the distribution of hygiene indicator bacteria and Salmonella on pig carcasses. Moreover, the relation between hygiene indicator counts and Salmonella presence as well as associations between specific slaughter practices and...
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 01:43
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Brooke Pearson, Alexander Mills, Madeline Tucker, Siyue Gao, Lynne McLandsborough, Lili He Bacterial foodborne illness continues to be a pressing issue in our food supply. Rapid detection methods are needed for perishable foods due to their short shelf lives and significant contribution to foodborne illness. Previously, a...
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 01:43
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Qiao Ding, Solmaz Alborzi, Luis J. Bastarrachea, Rohan V. Tikekar Antimicrobial activity of the simultaneous UV-A light and benzoic acid (BA) treatment against stationary phase Escherichia coli O157:H7 was investigated. While 15 mM BA or UV-A light exposure for 30 min alone caused < 1 logarithmic reduction in the bacterial...
Thu, 11/30/2017 - 01:43
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Xinjie Song, Shruti Shukla, Myunghee Kim Cronobacter species are foodborne pathogens that can affect the human central nervous system. Survivors of Cronobacter infections often suffer from severe neurological impairments, including hydrocephalus, quadriplegia, and developmental delays in all ages, especially in infants and the...
Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:03
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 72 Author(s): Marina Giello, Antonietta La Storia, Francesca De Filippis, Danilo Ercolini, Francesco Villani Lactobacillus curvatus 54M16 produced bacteriocins sak X, sak Tα, sak Tβ and sak P. The aim of this study was to investigate the anti-listerial activity of the bacteriocins-producing strain against Listeria monocytogenes in vitro co-...
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:02
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): Hyein Jang, Karl R. Matthews This study aimed to determine the influence of bacterial surface polysaccharides (cellulose, colanic acid, and lipopolysaccharide; LPS) on the colonization or survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 on plants and the plant defense response. Survival of E. coli O157:H7 were evaluated on Arabidopsis thaliana and...
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:02
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): Ana del Olmo, Antonia Picon, Manuel Nuñez The microbiota of eight species (Chondrus crispus, Himanthalia elongata, Laminaria ochroleuca, Palmaria palmata, Porphyra umbilicalis, Saccharina latissima, Ulva lactuca and Undaria pinnatifida) of edible seaweeds collected in North West Spain, marketed as dehydrated product, was quantitatively...
Wed, 11/08/2017 - 16:02
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): F. Ioanna, N.C. Quaglia, M.M. Storelli, D. Castiglia, E. Goffredo, A. Storelli, M. De Rosa, G. Normanno, A. Caputi Jambrenghi, A. Dambrosio The aim of this study was to assess the growth and survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7 during the manufacturing and ripening of Cacioricotta goat cheese. Goat milk was artificially...
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:47
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): E. Wynants, S. Crauwels, C. Verreth, N. Gianotten, B. Lievens, J. Claes, L. Van Campenhout In this study, the microbial dynamics during an industrial production cyle of lesser mealworms (Alphitobius diaperinus), sold for human consumption, were characterised. The microbial numbers as well as the microbial diversity were...
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:47
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): Nitin Dhowlaghar, Piumi De Abrew Abeysundara, Ramakrishna Nannapaneni, Mark W. Schilling, Sam Chang, Wen-Hsing Cheng, Chander S. Sharma The objective of this study was to determine the effect of strain and temperature on the growth and biofilm formation of Salmonella spp. in high and low concentrations of catfish mucus extract...
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:47
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): Francisco López-Gálvez, Maria Isabel Gil, Ana Allende The effects of relative humidity (RH), fluctuating climate conditions, inoculum size and carrier on the survival of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium on baby lettuce in environmental test chambers were studied. Buffered peptone water (BPW), distilled water (DW), and irrigation...
Sat, 10/14/2017 - 08:47
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): Marco Lalle, Alessia Possenti, Jitender P. Dubey, Edoardo Pozio The apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii is the causative agent of toxoplasmosis, a foodborne zoonosis with a global distribution and estimated to cause up to 20% of the total foodborne disease burden in Europe. Association between T. gondii infection and the...
Tue, 10/10/2017 - 06:56
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): Yaguang Luo, Bin Zhou, Sam Van Haute, Xiangwu Nou, Boce Zhang, Zi Teng, Ellen R. Turner, Qin Wang, Patricia D. Millner Determining the minimal effective free chlorine (FC) concentration for preventing pathogen survival and cross-contamination during produce washing is critical for developing science- and risk-based food...
Fri, 10/06/2017 - 06:03
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): Tina S. Lusk Pfefer, Ruth Timme, Julie A. Kase Globally, unpasteurized milk products are vehicles for the transmission of brucellosis, a zoonosis responsible for cases of foodborne illness in the United States and elsewhere. Existing PCR assays to detect Brucella species are restricted by the resolution of band sizes on a gel or the...
Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:42
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): M.B. Iglesias, M. Abadias, M. Anguera, I. Viñas Pseudomonas graminis CPA-7 has been reported to control foodborne pathogens on fresh-cut apple, peach and melon. The first aim of this study was to assess its antagonistic activity against Salmonella spp. and L. monocytogenes on fresh-cut pear. CPA-7 was able to control both pathogens...
Sat, 09/23/2017 - 00:44
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): S. Elbashir, S. Parveen, J. Schwarz, T. Rippen, M. Jahncke, A. DePaola Seafood-borne diseases are a major public health hazard in the United States and worldwide. Per capita, seafood consumption has increased globally during recent decades. Seafood importation and domestic aquaculture farming has also increased. Moreover, several...
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 00:15
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): Anthoula A. Argyri, Olga S. Papadopoulou, Aspasia Nisiotou, Chrysoula C. Tassou, Nikos Chorianopoulos High pressure processing (HPP) is a preservation technology alternative to heat treatment that is mild for food, but effectively inactivates the spoilage microbiota and foodborne pathogens of several foods. The purpose of the...
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 00:08
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 70 Author(s): David Santo, Ana Graça, Carla Nunes, Célia Quintas These studies were aimed at assessing the growing capacity of Escherichia coli and Cronobacter sakazakii and the effectiveness of Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) radiation, acidic electrolyzed (AEW) and neutral electrolyzed (NEW) waters in the inhibition of these bacteria on minimally processed...

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