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International Journal of Food Microbiology

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 01:05
Available online 13 July 2019 Author(s): Caroline F. Avila, Gláucia M. Moreira, Camila P. Nicolli, Larissa B. Gomes, Lucas M. Abreu, Ludwig H. Pfenning, Miriam Haidukowski, Antonio Moretti, Antonio Logrieco, Emerson M. Del PonteAbstractFusarium incarnatum-equiseti species complex (FIESC) is commonly detected in Brazilian rice, but knowledge of the species limits and their toxigenic potential is...
Fri, 07/12/2019 - 01:04
Available online 10 July 2019 Author(s): Hatice Yazgan, Yesim Ozogul, Esmeray Kuley BogaAbstractThe antimicrobial activities of lemon oil based nanoemulsion and two different concentrations of lemon essential oil (100% and 10%) on food-borne pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Enterococcus faecalis and Salmonella Paratyphi A) and fish spoilage bacteria (Photobacterium...
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 01:05
Available online 9 July 2019 Author(s): Leonel M. Ortega, Lilian Romero, Candela Moure, Gabriela Garmendia, Diana Ramirez Albuquerque, Virginia Fernández Pinto, Silvana Vero, Teresa M. AlconadaAbstractSuitable conditions of temperature and humidity are required to maintain wheat grains quality, but during processing and storage, the grains can be exposed to adverse environmental conditions and...
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 01:05
Available online 10 July 2019 Author(s): Bruno Tilocca, Virgilio Balmas, Zahoor Ul Hassan, Samir Jaoua, Quirico MigheliAbstractThe use of yeast-derived volatile organic compounds (VOCs) represents a promising strategy for the biological control of various plant pathogens, including mycotoxin-producing fungi. Previous studies demonstrated the efficacy of the low-fermenting yeast Candida intermedia...
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 01:05
Available online 30 June 2019 Author(s): Andrea Tarazona, José V. Gómez, Eva M. Mateo, Misericordia Jiménez, Fernando MateoAbstractCereal grains are essential ingredient in food, feed and industrial processing. One of the major causes of cereal spoilage and mycotoxin contamination is the presence of toxigenic Fusarium spp. Nanoparticles have immense applications in agriculture, nutrition,...
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 01:14
Available online 25 June 2019 Author(s): Filipa I.G. Neves, Cristina L.M. Silva, Margarida C. VieiraAbstractFreezing vegetables requires pre-treatments to reduce microbial load and destroy enzymes that impair the frozen product quality. So far blanching has been the most effective pre-treatment, preferred by the food industry, despite its severity: heating up to temperatures close to 100 °C for 1...
Sat, 06/22/2019 - 01:08
Available online 21 June 2019 Author(s): Mizuki Sasaki, Hirotaka Katahira, Mari Kobayashi, Toshiaki Kuramochi, Hajime Matsubara, Minoru NakaoAbstractAcanthocephalans of the genus Corynosoma are known as intestinal parasites, mainly of pinnipeds. Human corynosomiasis has been reported as an infrequent foodborne disease in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. Potential sources of the human...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 19 June 2019 Author(s): Yujia Zhao, Januana S. Teixeira, Marleny D.A. Saldaña, Michael G. GänzleAbstractContamination with spoilage organisms and Listeria monocytogenes are major concerns for quality and safety of cooked ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the use of antimicrobial starch packaging films to control competitive...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 19 June 2019 Author(s): Hong Bai, Feng Zhao, Meng Li, Liangyun Qin, Huilin Yu, Linhan Lu, Tiehua ZhangAbstractPathogens in viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state can escape traditional detection methods based on culturable ability, thus bringing risks to food safety and human health. Considering Staphylococcus aureus as a kind of primary foodborne pathogen, this study attempted to...
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 01:15
Available online 15 June 2019 Author(s): Ifeoluwa Adekoya, Adewale Obadina, Momodu Olorunfemi, Olamide Akande, Sofie Landschoot, Sarah De Saeger, Patrick NjobehAbstractIn Africa, fermented foods and beverages play significant roles in contributing to food security. Endotoxins are ubiquitous heat stable lipopolysaccharide (LPS) complexes situated in the outer cell membranes of Gram-negative...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:12
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Khashayar Shahin, Majid Bouzari, Ran Wang, Mahsa YazdiAbstractShigella spp. can be isolated from various food sources and is responsible for many outbreaks and sporadic cases of foodborne diseases worldwide. Although Shigella species are known as one of the major foodborne pathogens, a few studies have characterized the prevalence and molecular basis of...
Fri, 06/14/2019 - 01:12
Available online 13 June 2019 Author(s): Romina Zanabria, Manon Racicot, Alexandre Leroux, Liu Xucen, Mathieu Cormier, Cécile Ferrouillet, Julie Arsenault, Anna Mackay, Mansel Griffiths, Rick Holley, Tom Gill, Sylvain Charlebois, Jeffrey Farber, Aamir Fazil, Sylvain QuessyAbstractDecreasing the health burden caused by foodborne pathogens is challenging and it depends on the identification of the...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 11 June 2019 Author(s): Caterina Agrimonti, Jason C. White, Stefano Tonetti, Nelson MarmiroliAbstractCellulosic pads, amended with emulsions containing essential oils of thyme and oregano, exhibited antimicrobial activity against the psychrophilic microbiota of minced beef. In addition, the pads were active against specific meat bacterial species (Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 11 June 2019 Author(s): Eugenio Parente, Francesca De Filippis, Ercolini Danilo, Annamaria Ricciardi, Teresa ZottaAbstractWe present a new version of FoodMicrobionet, a database for the exploration of food bacterial communities. The database, available as an app built with the Shiny package of R, includes data from 44 studies and 2234 samples (food or food environment), covering...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Xuan Zhang, Yan Dong Niu, Yuchen Nan, Kim Stanford, Rick Holley, Tim McAllister, Claudia Narváez-BravoAbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a commercial Salmonella bacteriophage mixture (SalmoFresh™ 6-phage strains) and to compare its effectiveness with a chlorinated water treatment to reduce Salmonella on produce and...
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 01:14
Available online 8 June 2019 Author(s): G. Cammi, M. Ricchi, A. Galiero, P. Daminelli, E. Cosciani-Cunico, E. Dalzini, M.N. Losio, R. Savi, G. Cerutti, C. Garbarino, S. Leo, N. ArrigoniAbstractMycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), the agent of paratuberculosis in ruminants, is suspected to be involved in the aetiology of some human diseases. Notably, the consumption of milk and dairy...
Thu, 06/06/2019 - 01:11
Available online 4 June 2019 Author(s): Andreia I. Pimenta, Fernanda M.A. Margaça, Sandra Cabo VerdeAbstractThe environmental stability of enteric viruses and resistance to conventional treatments and common disinfectants, leads to their persistence in waters and food, causing serious implications on public health. Among non-thermal treatment methods, ionizing radiation is recognized as a useful...
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 01:12
Available online 3 June 2019 Author(s): Josué Delgado, Félix Núñez, Miguel A. Asensio, Rebecca A. OwensAbstractDry-cured meat products are usually contaminated with moulds during ripening. Although fungal development contributes to the desired sensory characteristics, some moulds, such as Penicillium nordicum are able to produce ochratoxin A (OTA) on meat products. Therefore, strategies to...
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 01:12
Available online 3 June 2019 Author(s): Heng Li, Marc Stegger, Anders Dalsgaard, Jørgen J. LeisnerAbstractThis study examined the prevalence and phenotypic and genotypic antibiotic resistance patterns of Staphylococcus aureus in sushi from 20 Danish outlets. Microbial quality of sushi products and food inspector ranking of outlets were assessed and results for thirteen of the outlets were...
Wed, 06/05/2019 - 01:12
Available online 4 June 2019 Author(s): Maik Szendy, Stefan Kalkhof, Sebastian Bittrich, Florian Kaiser, Christoph Leberecht, Dirk Labudde, Matthias NollAbstractThe lantibiotic nisin is used as a food additive to effectively inactivate a broad spectrum of Gram-positive bacteria such as Listeria monocytogenes. In total, 282 L. monocytogenes field isolates from German ready-to-eat food products,...
Thu, 05/30/2019 - 01:14
Available online 28 May 2019 Author(s): Teerarat Prasertsee, Phongsakorn Chuammitri, Manu Deeudom, Nipa Chokesajjawatee, Pannita Santiyanont, Pakpoom Tadee, Aniroot Nuangmek, Phacharaporn Tadee, Samuel Sheppard, Ben Pascoe, Prapas PatchaneeAbstractSalmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotype Rissen is the predominant serotype found in Thai pork production and can be transmitted to humans through...
Wed, 05/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 May 2019 Author(s): Shi Wu, Feng Zhang, Jiahui Huang, Qingping Wu, Jumei Zhang, Jingsha Dai, Haiyan Zeng, Xiaojuan Yang, Moutong Chen, Rui Pang, Tao Lei, Youxiong Zhang, Liang Xue, Juan Wang, Yu DingAbstractStaphylococcus aureus encodes numerous toxins that are known or strongly suspected to cause specific diseases or symptoms. Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is one of these...
Sun, 05/26/2019 - 01:12
Available online 25 May 2019 Author(s): Aye Thida Maung, Tahir Noor Mohammadi, Satoko Nakashima, Pei Liu, Yoshimitsu Masuda, Ken-ichi Honjoh, Takahisa MiyamotoAbstractIn this study, the antimicrobial resistance profiles of L. monocytogenes isolated from chicken meat in Fukuoka in 2017 were compared with the isolates of 2012. A total of 85 and 50 chicken meat samples, including different body...
Sun, 05/26/2019 - 01:12
Available online 25 May 2019 Author(s): Berna Ozturk, Ilkin Yucel SengunAbstractThe aim of this study was to determine the effects of marination liquids prepared with koruk juice and dried koruk pomace in terms of meat safety. In the study, marination liquids containing two different concentrations of koruk juice (25% and 50%) or dried koruk pomace (1% and 2%) were prepared separately with or...
Fri, 05/24/2019 - 01:13
Available online 22 May 2019 Author(s): Adrian Canizalez-Roman, Jorge Velazquez-Roman, Marco A. Valdez-Flores, Héctor Flores-Villaseñor, Jorge E. Vidal, Secundino Muro-Amador, Alma Marlene Guadrón-Llanos, Edgar Gonzalez-Nuñez, Julio Medina-Serrano, Gabriela Tapia-Pastrana, Nidia León-SicairosAbstractWater contamination by pathogenic bacteria is a global public health problem. Contamination of...
Fri, 05/24/2019 - 01:13
Available online 22 May 2019 Author(s): Xiaojing Tian, Lele Shao, Qianqian Yu, Huan Yang, Xingmin Li, Ruitong DaiAbstractIn this study, the effects of ohmic cooking (OH) and water bath cooking (WB) on the reduction of Escherichia coli O157:H7 inoculated in pork batter with addition of sodium chloride (NaCl) were studied, and the recovery and growth of OH and WB treated E. coli O157:H7 were also...
Thu, 05/23/2019 - 01:12
Available online 20 May 2019 Author(s): Felipe Miceli de Farias, Janaína dos Santos Nascimento, Olinda Cabral da Silva Santos, Maria do Carmo de Freire BastosAbstractReducing salt content in foods such as cheeses, while limiting the growth of spoilage microorganisms and foodborne pathogens, is a difficult challenge. One method that may prove useful is use of staphylococcins, which are...
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 01:12
Available online 18 May 2019 Author(s): Jesús F. Barandika, Raquel Alvarez-Alonso, Isabel Jado, Ana Hurtado, Ana L. García-PérezAbstractQ fever is a bacterial zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii whose main reservoir are small ruminants. Infected animals shed the bacteria into the environment through the products of abortion as well as through feces, urine, and milk. Susceptible people are mainly...
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...

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