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Food Microbiology

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 20:34
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Dan Liu, Jianjun Deng, Snehal Joshi, Pengbo Liu, Chao Zhang, Yan Yu, Ruijuan Zhang, Daidi Fan, Haixia Yang, Doris H. D'Souza Plant polyphenols have shown antiviral activity against several human pathogens, but their physicochemical interactions are not well-understood. The objectives of this study were to compare the...
Wed, 06/27/2018 - 20:04
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Clyde S. Manuel, Matthew D. Moore, Lee-Ann Jaykus Human norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness globally, imposing a considerable public health and economic burden. Historically, one of the major obstacles to the study of human noroviruses has been the lack of an in vitro cultivation system. In addition to hindering...
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 19:03
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Ana Carolina Ritter, Lucélia Santi, Lucia Vannini, Walter Orlando Beys-da-Silva, Giorgia Gozzi, John Yates, Luigi Ragni, Adriano Brandelli The increasing demand for high quality and safe food led to important technological innovations in food processing. Cold plasma appears as an emerging technology that has demonstrated...
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 19:03
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Lynn El Haddad, Marie-Josée Lemay, Georges E. Khalil, Sylvain Moineau, Claude P. Champagne In an effort to reduce food safety risks, virulent phages are investigated as antibacterial agents for the control of foodborne pathogens. The aim of this study was to evaluate microencapsulation (ME) as a tool to concentrate and store...
Sat, 06/23/2018 - 19:03
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Luca Fasolato, Barbara Cardazzo, Lisa Carraro, Federico Fontana, Enrico Novelli, Stefania Balzan Edible insects are increasing in popularity as a trendy new food item in many countries worldwide. However, little information is available regarding the associated foodborne pathogens, in particular, the spore-forming bacteria...
Mon, 06/18/2018 - 18:01
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Charles Nkufi Tango, Simen Akkermans, Mohammad Shakhawat Hussain, Imran Khan, Jan Van Impe, Yong-Guo Jin, Deog Hwan Oh In this work, the effect of environmental factors on Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 13150) biofilm formation in tryptic soy broth was investigated under different ranges of pH (3.0–9.5), ethanol concentration (...
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:41
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Marios Mataragas, Valentina Alessandria, Ilario Ferrocino, Kalliopi Rantsiou, Luca Cocolin The recent advances in molecular biology, such as the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms, have paved the way to new exciting tools which rapidly transform food microbiology. Nowadays, NGS methods such as 16S rDNA/rRNA...
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 17:41
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Shuang Zhang, Lihui Zhang, Ruange Lan, Xu Zhou, Xiaoxi Kou, Shaojin Wang Infection of Aspergillus flavus, which can produce aflatoxin, is a major problem for peanut safe storage. Thermal inactivation kinetics of Aspergillus flavus is essential to design an effective heat treatment process. In this study, thermal inactivation...
Sat, 06/09/2018 - 16:25
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Kristina Eißenberger, Doris Moench, David Drissner, Agnes Weiss, Herbert Schmidt Increasing numbers of outbreaks caused by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) are associated with the consumption of contaminated fresh produce. The contamination of the plants may occur directly on the field via irrigation water, surface...
Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:01
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): María Belén Iglesias, María Luisa López, Gemma Echeverría, Inmaculada Viñas, Lorena Zudaire, Maribel Abadias The application of microorganisms to control the growth of foodborne pathogens is an alternative to the use of chemical additives. In this work, Pseudomonas graminis CPA-7 was tested as a biocontrol agent against...
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:57
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Sherrill Wesley Josewin, Min-Jeong Kim, Hyun-Gyun Yuk This study evaluated the potential of blue light-emitting diodes (LED) of wavelength 405 and 460 nm in combination with sodium chlorophyllin to inactivate Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. on cantaloupe rind. A cocktail culture of L. monocytogenes or Salmonella spp....
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:57
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Andrea Cossu, Kang Huang, Marco Cossu, Rohan V. Tikekar, Nitin Nitin This study evaluates synergistic interactions of food grade phenolic acids (gallic and ferulic acid) and UV-A light to achieve decontamination of fresh produce using a fog to improve dispersion of the phenolic acids on produce surface. Nonvirulent strains of...
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Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Despoina Angeliki Stavropoulou, Panagiota Filippou, Stefaan De Smet, Luc De Vuyst, Frédéric Leroy Coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) contribute to the product quality of fermented meats. In spontaneously fermented meats, CNS communities are variable and difficult to predict, as their compositions depend on a superposed...
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Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Micaela Degli Esposti, Maurizio Toselli, Carla Sabia, Patrizia Messi, Simona de Niederhäusern, Moreno Bondi, Ramona Iseppi Nisin, enterocin 416K1 and living bacteriocin-producer Enterococcus casseliflavus IM 416K1 have been entrapped in polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) based coatings applied to poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET)...
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Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Alessandra De Cesare, Silvia Vitali, Girum Tadesse Tessema, Marcello Trevisani, Tone Mathisen Fagereng, Annie Beaufort, Gerardo Manfreda, Taran Skjerdal The aim of this study was to model Listeria monocytogenes growth kinetics in ready to eat full meal pasta salads, containing fresh and cooked ingredients. With this aim,...
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:57
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Ji-Hoon Kang, Kyung Bin Song This study was performed to examine the inhibitory effect of combined treatments with a positively charged cinnamon leaf oil (P-CL) emulsion and various organic acids against Listeria monocytogenes inoculated on fresh-cut Treviso leaves. Combined treatments with a P-CL emulsion and an organic acid...
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:57
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Krittanon Jampaphaeng, Ilario Ferrocino, Manuela Giordano, Kalliopi Rantsiou, Suppasil Maneerat, Luca Cocolin Sataw-Dong is a fermented stink bean in brine, made with Parkia speciosa subjected to spontaneous fermentation. This study aimed to investigate the impact of Lactobacillus plantarum KJ03 as a starter culture during...
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:57
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Leyla Nazari, Elisabetta Pattori, Valentina Manstretta, Valeria Terzi, Caterina Morcia, Stefania Somma, Antonio Moretti, Alberto Ritieni, Vittorio Rossi Fusarium poae is one of the Fusarium species commonly detected in wheat kernels affected by Fusarium Head Blight. Fusarium poae produces a wide range of mycotoxins...
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Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Huyong Lee, Larry R. Beuchat, Jee-Hoon Ryu, Hoikyung Kim Chili pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) powder and other powdered spices containing chili peppers are occasionally contaminated with foodborne pathogens. We applied chlorine dioxide (ClO2) gas treatment to chili peppers prior to drying to inactivate Salmonella Typhimurium. Chili...
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Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Monika Trząskowska, Yue Dai, Pascal Delaquis, Siyun Wang Mung bean sprouts were implicated in several foodborne outbreaks worldwide in recent years. The objectives of this study were to (i) assess the efficacy of individual (mild heat) and combined treatments (mild heat followed by acetic acid or/and hydrogen peroxide) for the...
Mon, 06/04/2018 - 15:57
Publication date: December 2018 , Volume 76 Author(s): Lina Sheng, Ines Hanrahan, Xiaofei Sun, Michael H. Taylor, Manoella Mendoza, Mei-Jun Zhu This study evaluated the fate of Listeria innocua, a non-pathogenic species closely related to Listeria monocytogenes, on Fuji apple fruit surfaces during commercial cold storage with and without continuous low doses of gaseous ozone....
Sat, 04/14/2018 - 08:05
Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 74 Author(s): Alessandro Seguino, Cosmin Chintoan-Uta, Sionagh H. Smith, Darren J. Shaw Campylobacter is the most common cause of bacterial food-borne diarrhoeal disease worldwide. Chicken meat is considered the main source of human infection; however, C. jejuni and C. coli have also been reported in a range of livestock and wildlife species...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 74 Author(s): Nitin Dhowlaghar, Mohit Bansal, Mark W. Schilling, Ramakrishna Nannapaneni The objective of this study was to determine the growth and survival of Salmonella enterica in the presence of high and low concentrations (375 μg/ml and 15 μg/ml) of catfish mucus extract at 10 °C and 22 °C for 63 days. The second objective of this study...
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 05:51
Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 74 Author(s): Valentina Terio, Marilisa Bottaro, Angela Di Pinto, Giovanna Fusco, Teodosio Barresi, Giuseppina Tantillo, Vito Martella AiV-1 is considered an emerging human enteric pathogens and foodborne transmission has been documented as an important source of exposure for humans, chiefly in relation to non-safe, risky food habits. We...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 74 Author(s): Shuxiang Liu, Rossana V. Rojas, Peter Gray, Mei-Jun Zhu, Juming Tang This study investigated the influence of temperature-dependent water activity (aw) on thermal resistances of Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 (E. faecium) and Salmonella Enteritidis PT 30 (S. Enteritidis) in wheat flour. The aw for wheat flour samples at 20,...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 74 Author(s): Giovanni Sferlazzo, Domenico Meloni, Sonia Lamon, Marta Marceddu, Anna Mureddu, Simonetta Gianna Consolati, Margherita Pisanu, Sebastiano Virgilio The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of short purification cycles on the safety of naturally contaminated Mytilus galloprovincialis from harvesting areas...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 74 Author(s): L. Nyhan, M. Begley, A. Mutel, Y. Qu, N. Johnson, M. Callanan The aim of this study was to develop a model to predict growth of Listeria in complex food matrices as a function of pH, water activity and undissociated acetic and propionic acid concentration i.e. common food hurdles. Experimental growth curves of Listeria in...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 74 Author(s): Olga S. Papadopoulou, Anthoula A. Argyri, Evangelos E. Varzakis, Chrysoula C. Tassou, Nikos G. Chorianopoulos The aim of the study was to investigate the performance of Lactobacillus plantarum T571 with probiotic potential as a co-starter culture in Feta cheese production and in its long-term storage. For this reason, Feta...
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 00:39
Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 74 Author(s): C. Spanu, F. Piras, A.M. Mocci, G. Nieddu, E.P.L. De Santis, C. Scarano Ricotta fresca is a whey cheese susceptible of secondary contamination, mainly from Pseudomonas spp. The extension of the shelf life of refrigerated ricotta fresca could be obtained using protective cultures inhibiting the growth of this spoilage...
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 00:39
Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 74 Author(s): Shravani Tadepalli, David F. Bridges, Randilyn Driver, Vivian C.H. Wu To ensure the safety of produce, including blueberries, elimination of potential pathogens is critical. This study evaluated the efficacy of antimicrobial washes when coupled with frozen storage against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium and...
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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