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International Journal of Food Microbiology

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 01:14
Available online 11 May 2019 Author(s): Débora Rodrigues Silveira, Janaina Viana da Rosa, Kauana Kaefer, Luiz Gustavo Bach, Amanda de Oliveira Barbosa, Cláudio Dias TimmAbstractThe present study aimed to investigate the presence of Vibrio vulnificus in fish captured at the Lagoa dos Patos estuary (RS, Brazil), to establish a correlation between bacterial biofilm formation and sublethal stress,...
Sun, 05/12/2019 - 01:13
Available online 11 May 2019 Author(s): Maricarmen Iñiguez-Moreno, Melesio Gutiérrez-Lomelí, María Guadalupe Avila-NovoaAbstractPathogens and spoilage microorganisms can develop multispecies biofilms on food contact surfaces; however, few studies have been focused on evaluated mixed biofilms of these microorganisms. Therefore this study investigated the biofilm development by pathogenic (Bacillus...
Sat, 05/11/2019 - 01:13
Available online 9 May 2019 Author(s): M.F. Peruzy, N. Murru, Z. Yu, P.-J. Kerkhof, B. Neola, M. Joossens, Y.T.R. Proroga, K. HoufAbstractWild boars (Sus scrofa) are the most widely distributed large mammals and recent increase in consumption of wild boar meat urges the need of microbiological quality criteria. The aim of the study was to characterize the initial bacterial contamination on...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:17
Available online 7 May 2019 Author(s): Alexandre José Cichoski, Diego Rafael Martins Flores, Cristiano Ragagnin De Menezes, Eduardo Jacob-Lopes, Leila Queiroz Zepka, Roger Wagner, Juliano Smanioto Barin, Érico Marlon de Moraes Flores, Marilda da Cruz Fernandes, Paulo Cezar Bastianello CampagnolAbstractPre-chilling leads to a temperature decline of the pre-rigor muscle of poultry carcasses, and a...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): Irene Esteban-Cuesta, Samart Dorn-In, Nathalie Drees, Christina Hölzel, Christoph Gottschalk, Manfred Gareis, Karin SchwaigerAbstractThe increasing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among pathogenic and opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms is one of the main global public health problems. The consumption of food contaminated with such bacteria (ARB),...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Petra Pasonen, Jukka Ranta, Heli Tapanainen, Liisa Valsta, Pirkko TuominenAbstractListeria monocytogenes causes severe consequences especially for persons belonging to risk groups. Finland is among the countries with highest number of listeriosis cases in the European Union. Although most reported cases appear to be sporadic and the maximum bacterial...
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 01:14
Available online 26 April 2019 Author(s): Ana Caroline de Oliveira, Vanete Thomaz Soccol, Hervé RogezAbstractThe most important mode of transmission causing outbreaks of Chagas disease in the Amazon region is the oral route due to the ingestion of contaminated food. Herein, prevention methods for foodborne diseases caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, namely, sanitization, thermal treatment were...
Fri, 04/12/2019 - 01:14
Available online 10 April 2019 Author(s): A. Szczerba-Turek, P. Socha, A. Bancerz-Kisiel, A. Platt-Samoraj, K. Lipczynska-Ilczuk, J. Siemionek, K. Kończyk, E. Terech-Majewska, Wojciech SzwedaAbstractThe aim of the study was to investigate the presence of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in the wild boar population of north-eastern Poland, and to evaluate the potential health risk...
Wed, 04/10/2019 - 01:14
Available online 9 April 2019 Author(s): M. Pesciaroli, J.E. Chardon, E.H.M. Delfgou, A.F.A. Kuijpers, L.M. Wijnands, E.G. EversAbstractMicrobial survival of heating and cross-contamination are the two transmission routes during food preparation in the consumers' kitchen that are relevant for QMRA (Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment). The aim of the present study was to extend the limited...
Sun, 04/07/2019 - 01:14
Available online 5 April 2019 Author(s): Zahra Alizadeh, Shima Yousefi, Hamed AhariAbstractStarch nanocrystal (S-NC) was produced after sulfuric acid hydrolysis of potato starch granules and then characterized by laser diffraction particle size analyzer, scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Response surface methodology (RSM) was applied to optimize S-NC (2–10%)...
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:13
Available online 1 April 2019 Author(s): Anastasia E. Lytou, Konstantinos Tzortzinis, Panagiotis N. Skandamis, George-John E. Nychas, Efstathios Z. PanagouAbstractThe aim of this work was to study the influence of lemon and vinegar marinades on Salmonella inoculated on chicken fillets and stored under different storage temperatures for nine days in the presence of indigenous microbiota. In...
Wed, 04/03/2019 - 01:13
Available online 2 April 2019 Author(s): Tatiane Kuka Valente Gandra, Darla Volcan, Isabela Schneid Kroning, Naciele Marini, Antônio Costa de Oliveira, Caroline Peixoto Bastos, Wladimir Padilha da SilvaAbstractThe objective of this study was to compare the gene expression levels of the agr locus and prfA gene during adhesion and biofilm formation by four L. monocytogenes isolates (2 biofilm-...
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 01:12
Available online 29 March 2019 Author(s): Annabel L. Naditz, Monika Dzieciol, Martin Wagner, Stephan Schmitz-EsserAbstractListeria monocytogenes is a food-borne pathogen responsible for the disease listeriosis and is commonly isolated from food and food production facilities. Many L. monocytogenes strains contain plasmids, though the contributions of plasmids to survival in food production...
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 01:15
Available online 27 March 2019 Author(s): Gilberto Ordaz, José Ángel Merino-Mascorro, Santos García, Norma HerediaAbstractIn order to determine the microbial safety of produce, conventional fecal indicator bacteria (CFIB) such as Escherichia coli and Enterococcus are quantified as a standard practice. Bacteroidales are also fecal indicators mostly used for water samples; however, their use and...
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 01:15
Available online 28 March 2019 Author(s): Najeeb S. Al-zoreky, Abdulla Y. Al-TaherAbstractEssential oils extracted by hydro-distillation form date palm spathe (byproduct from date palm plants) were tested for their antibacterial activity against some food-borne pathogens. Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 7644, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29243, Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Enteritidis...
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 01:15
Available online 28 March 2019 Author(s): Hyunkyung Park, Soontag Jung, Hansaem Shin, Sang-Do Ha, Tae Jung Park, Jong Pil Park, Dong Joo Seo, Changsun ChoiAbstractBivalve molluscan shellfish, such as oysters, clams, and cockles, are well-recognized as vectors that concentrate foodborne pathogens by filter feeding. The objective of this study was to investigate the distribution and persistence of...
Sat, 03/30/2019 - 01:15
Available online 28 March 2019 Author(s): Alva Smith, Jack Hearn, Clare Taylor, Nick Wheelhouse, Maciej Kaczmarek, Edwin Moorhouse, Ian SingletonAbstractListeria monocytogenes is sporadically detected on a range of ready to eat fresh produce lines, such as spinach and rocket, and is a threat to public health. However, little is known about the diversity of L. monocytogenes present on fresh...
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 01:14
Available online 24 March 2019 Author(s): Christian Vinueza-Burgos, María Baquero, José Medina, Lieven De ZutterAbstractSalmonella is a common foodborne pathogen in the poultry production systems. Its presence in this food industry is determined by the fact that it can survive and pass throughout the different steps in the poultry production. In this study we aimed to study the occurrence,...
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 01:13
Available online 18 March 2019 Author(s): R.A.H. Timmermans, H.C. Mastwijk, L.B.J.M. Berendsen, A.L. Nederhoff, A.M. Matser, M.A.J.S. Van Boekel, M.N. Nierop GrootAbstractModerate intensity Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) was studied for microbial inactivation as an alternative to high intensity PEF or to classical thermal pasteurization. The process is characterized by the application of electric...
Sun, 03/17/2019 - 01:12
Available online 16 March 2019 Author(s): Panagiota Ligda, Edwin Claerebout, Lucy J. Robertson, Smaragda SotirakiAbstractMarine bivalve shellfish are of public health interest because they can accumulate pollutants in their tissues. As they are usually consumed raw or lightly cooked, they are considered to be a possible source of foodborne infections, including giardiosis and cryptosporidiosis....
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 01:12
Available online 15 March 2019 Author(s): Lisa M. Frisch, Ludwig NiessenAbstractThe mycotoxin patulin is a toxic fungal secondary metabolite occurring in food worldwide. Methods for rapid, simple and specific detection of patulin-producing fungi in food and feed are therefore urgently needed. In the current study, a loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay based on the isoepoxydon...
Fri, 03/15/2019 - 01:12
Available online 13 March 2019 Author(s): J. McLauchlin, H. Aird, N. Andrews, M. Chattaway, E. de Pinna, N. Elviss, F. Jørgensen, L. Larkin, C. WillisAbstractFresh betel leaves (Piper betle L.), imported into the UK are a traditional ready-to-eat food consumed by Asian populations. We report here the consolidation of routinely collected data to model the public health risks from consumption of...
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 01:12
Available online 12 March 2019 Author(s): Katia Rouzeau-Szynalski, Caroline Barretto, Coralie Fournier, Deborah Moine, Johan Gimonet, Leen BaertAbstractIn 2013, during a routine laboratory analysis performed on food samples, one finished product from a European factory was tested positive for Salmonella Hadar. At the same period, one environmental isolate in the same laboratory was serotyped...
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 01:12
Available online 12 March 2019 Author(s): Shaofeng Rong, Yue Zhou, Ming Wang, Shimin Guan, Shuo Zhang, Baoguo Cai, Dapeng Wang, Peng Tian, Qianqian LiAbstractNorovirus is a very contagious virus that causes acute gastroenteritis. Contaminated produce is a main vehicle for dissemination of human noroviruses (HuNoVs). As HuNoVs could bind to bacteria effectively, it is highly possible that produce...
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 01:13
Available online 6 March 2019 Author(s): Jean Carlos Correia Peres Costa, Sara Bover-Cid, Araceli Bolívar, Gonzalo Zurera, Fernando Pérez-RodríguezAbstractThe objective of this work was to quantitatively evaluate the effect of Lactobacillus sakei CTC494 (sakacin-producing bioprotective strain) against Listeria monocytogenes in fish juice and to apply and validate three microbial interaction...
Sun, 03/03/2019 - 01:14
Available online 1 March 2019 Author(s): Cyrelys Collazo, Violeta Noguera, Ingrid Aguiló-Aguayo, Maribel Abadias, Pilar Colás-Medà, Iolanda Nicolau, Inmaculada ViñasAbstractThe effectiveness of ultraviolet C light (UV-C) delivered in water (WUV) or in peroxyacetic acid (PAA) for the inactivation and inhibition of L. monocytogenes and S. enterica in ready-to-eat ‘Iceberg lettuce’ and baby spinach...
Sun, 03/03/2019 - 01:14
Available online 1 March 2019 Author(s): Krzysztof Skowron, Natalia Wiktorczyk, Katarzyna Grudlewska, Joanna Kwiecińska-Piróg, Ewa Wałecka-Zacharska, Zbigniew Paluszak, Eugenia Gospodarek-KomkowskaAbstractThe aim of the study was to analyze the contamination of mold cheese (Brie, Camembert, Gorgonzola, Munster and Roquefort) with Listeria spp. and assessment of culturable cells number recovered...
Sun, 03/03/2019 - 01:14
Available online 1 March 2019 Author(s): Jennifer J. Perry, Marilia Peña-Melendez, Ahmed E. YousefAbstractThe feasibility of using gaseous ozone, alone or in combination with other treatments, to decontaminate in-shell almonds and pistachios, prepared under different pathogen-inoculation conditions, was explored. Nuts were inoculated with either Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis or a...
Fri, 03/01/2019 - 01:11
Available online 26 February 2019 Author(s): Ingeborg L.A. Boxman, Claudia C.C. Jansen, Geke Hägele, Ans Zwartkruis-Nahuis, Aloys S.L. Tijsma, Harry VennemaAbstractThe aim of the present study was to assess pork liver and meat products present on the Dutch market for the presence of hepatitis E virus (HEV) RNA. HEV RNA was detected in 27.3% of 521 products sampled from Dutch retail stores in 2016...
Sun, 02/24/2019 - 01:12
Available online 21 February 2019 Author(s): Santosh Keisam, Ngangyola Tuikhar, Giasuddin Ahmed, Kumaraswamy JeyaramAbstractThe microbial risk involved with natural food fermentation is largely unknown. Here, we report the prevalence of enteric bacterial pathogens in the traditional fermented foods marketed in Northeast region of India. A total of 682 samples of 39 food types (broadly categorized...
Sun, 02/24/2019 - 01:12
Available online 21 February 2019 Author(s): Dawit Gizachew, Chih-Hsuan Chang, Barbara Szonyi, Sandra De La Torre, Wei-tsyi Evert TingAbstractNyjer oil seed cake supports high levels of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) production. AFB1 is a secondary metabolite of Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus, classified as a Class 1A carcinogen. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of temperature (20,...
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 01:02
Available online 18 February 2019 Author(s): Anastasia E. Kapetanakou, Ifigeneia P. Makariti, Eleftheria Nazou, Stavros G. Manios, Konstantinos Karavasilis, Panagiotis N. SkandamisAbstractSalmonella spp. is known to survive in intermediate– and low–moisture foods. Bakery products such as cream-filled brioche (aw 0.82–0.84), depending mainly on the aw of the fillings and the baking they receive...
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 01:02
Available online 19 February 2019 Author(s): Roila Rossana, Andrea Valiani, David Ranucci, Roberta Ortenzi, Maurizio Servili, Gianluca Veneziani, Raffaella BranciariAbstractThis study aimed to evaluate a polyphenol extract from olive oil by-product, to improve the preservation of “Fior di latte” cheese during storage. Nine batches of “Fior di latte” cheese were manufactured in a local dairy...
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 01:02
Available online 19 February 2019 Author(s): Lin Chen, Hongfei Zhang, Qin Liu, Xinyi Pang, Xue Zhao, Hongshun YangAbstractThe sanitising effects of combined lactic acid (LA, 2%, v/v) and low-concentration sodium hypochlorite (SH, 4 mg/L) on Listeria innocua were investigated. The disinfectant kinetics and percentage of injured cells showed that the combined treatment resulted in dramatic...
Thu, 02/21/2019 - 01:02
Available online 20 February 2019 Author(s): Hester F. Vismer, Gordon S. Shephard, Liana van der Westhuizen, Pamella Mngqawa, Vuyiswa Bushula-Njah, John F. LeslieAbstractMaize (Zea mays), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) and pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) are basic staple foods for many rural or poorer communities. These crops are susceptible to plant diseases caused by multiple species of Fusarium,...
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 01:14
Available online 12 February 2019 Author(s): Ana Cecilia Lorenzo-Leal, Enrique Palou, Aurelio López-MaloAbstractSeeds are usual source of contamination and their sprouts are commonly associated foodborne illness. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial vapor phase efficiency of allspice, thyme and rosemary essential oils on two foodborne pathogens in in vitro and on...
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 01:14
Available online 12 February 2019 Author(s): Farah Hossain, Peter Follett, Stephane Salmieri, Khanh Dang Vu, Carole Fraschini, Monique LacroixAbstractCellulose nanocrystal (CNC) reinforced chitosan based antifungal films were prepared by encapsulating essential oils (EOs) nanoemulsion. Vapor phase assays of the chitosan-based nanocomposite films loaded with thyme-oregano, thyme-tea tree and thyme...
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:12
Available online 10 February 2019 Author(s): Chi-Hung Chen, Hsin-Bai Yin, Abhinav Upadhayay, Stephanie Brown, Kumar VenkitanarayananAbstractSalmonella enterica is a major human pathogen that is responsible for 23,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States. Contact with contaminated pet food and infected companion animals can transmit salmonellosis to humans. Recent multistate human...
Tue, 02/12/2019 - 01:12
Available online 10 February 2019 Author(s): Lurdes Clemente, Vera Manageiro, Ivone Correia, Ana Amaro, Teresa Albuquerque, Patrícia Themudo, Eugénia Ferreira, Manuela CaniçaAbstractWe screened 1840 Enterobacteriaceae isolates from food-producing animals, meat, meat products and animal feed, for the detection of plasmid-mediated colistin resistance, during 2010–2015. The mcr-1 gene was detected...
Fri, 02/08/2019 - 01:12
Available online 7 February 2019 Author(s): Aline Morgan von Hertwig, Dionisio Pedro Amorim Neto, Elisabete Aparecida de Almeida, Monique Ribeiro Tibas Casas, Maristela da Silva do NascimentoAbstractThirty-Eight Salmonella isolates recovered from different stages of the peanut supply chain in three Brazilian States (São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Bahia) were subtyped by pulsed-field gel...
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 01:08
Available online 3 February 2019 Author(s): Matthias Ziegler, David Kent, Roger Stephan, Claudia GuldimannAbstractListeriosis is a food borne disease associated with high hospitalization and fatality rates; in 2014, EU member states reported 2194 cases with 98.9% hospitalization rates and 210 fatalities. Proper risk analysis and the development of effective food safety strategies critically...
Wed, 02/06/2019 - 01:08
Available online 4 February 2019 Author(s): Anne Mette Jakobsen, Martin Iain Bahl, Tasja Buschhardt, Tina Beck Hansen, Waleed Abu Al-Soud, Asker D. Brejnrod, Søren J. Sørensen, Truls Nesbakken, Søren AaboAbstractTonsils in the oral cavity are an important source of contamination during pig slaughter, but have not received as much attention as faecal contamination. In the present study, ten pigs...
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 01:10
Available online 2 February 2019 Author(s): Karen M. Soto, Montserrat Hernández-Iturriaga, Guadalupe Loarca-Piña, Gabriel Luna-Bárcenas, Sandra MendozaAbstractNisin-loaded amaranth protein isolate:pullulan (API:PUL) nanofibers were prepared by the electrospinning method. The nisin release kinetic was evaluated at pH 3.4 and 6.1 and the antimicrobial effectiveness of the electrospun mats was...
Mon, 02/04/2019 - 01:10
Available online 2 February 2019 Author(s): Ganyu Gu, Andrea Ottesen, Samantha Bolten, Lan Wang, Yaguang Luo, Steve Rideout, Shuxia Lyu, Xiangwu NouAbstractIndigenous bacterial populations in fresh-cut produce processing facilities can have a profound effect on the survival and proliferation of inadvertently contaminating foodborne pathogens. In this study, environmental samples were collected...
Sun, 01/27/2019 - 01:12
Available online 25 January 2019 Author(s): Hoa Van Ba, Hyun-Woo Seo, Pil-Nam Seong, Sun-Moon Kang, Soo-Huyn Cho, Yoon-Seok Kim, Beom-Young Park, Sung-Sil Moon, Se-Ju Kang, Yong-Min Choi, Jin-Hyoung KimAbstractThis study was conducted to detect and identify microbial populations on pig carcasses at different slaughtering stages and on retail pork cuts at 24 h after slaughter as well as to...
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 01:05
Available online 23 January 2019 Author(s): Lakshmikantha H. Channaiah, Minto Michael, Jennifer C. Acuff, Keyla Lopez, Randall K. Phebus, Harshavardhan Thippareddi, George MillikenAbstractThis study was conducted to validate a commercial nut muffin baking process and to compare the survival of a 7-serovar Salmonella cocktail when contaminated via inoculated flour or walnuts. Enriched wheat flour...
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 01:02
Available online 15 January 2019 Author(s): Alexander Gill, Sandeep Tamber, Xianqin YangAbstractWe evaluated the relative response of generic Escherichia coli (GEC), Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) and Salmonella enterica to heat, alkaline or acid treatments. GEC included strains from carcasses (n = 24) and trim (n = 25) at a small beef plant where no decontamination interventions are used...
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 01:12
Available online 12 January 2019 Author(s): Apurva Patange, D. Boehm, Dana Zuizina, P.J. Cullen, Brendan Gilmore, Paula BourkeAbstractAtmospheric cold plasma (ACP) offers great potential for decontamination of food borne pathogens. This study examined the antimicrobial efficacy of ACP against a range of pathogens of concern to fresh produce comparing planktonic cultures, monoculture biofilms (...
Sat, 01/12/2019 - 01:09
Available online 11 January 2019 Author(s): Claudileide de Sá Silva, Hamilton Mendes de Figueiredo, Tânia Lúcia Montenegro Stamford, Luiza Helena Meller da SilvaAbstractThe food industry has been valuing the quest for natural substances for use in food preservation aiming to meet consumer demand for safer, more natural foods with preserved nutrients. This study aimed to assess the antimicrobial...
Mon, 01/07/2019 - 01:08
Available online 6 January 2019 Author(s): N.K. El-Dougdoug, S. Cucic, A.G. Abdelhamid, L. Brovko, A.M. Kropinski, M. Griffiths, H. AnanyAbstractBacteriophages have been envisioned as tools to control a variety of foodborne pathogenic bacteria. Salmonella is a foodborne pathogen that is a threat to public health around the world. Contaminated tomatoes have been associated with several Salmonella...

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