You are here

Postharvest Biology and Technology

Fri, 05/31/2019 - 01:11
Publication date: September 2019 , Volume 155Author(s): Panayiota Xylia, Abigail Clark, Antonios Chrysargyris, Gianfranco Romanazzi, Nikos TzortzakisAbstractThe increased need for consumption of raw vegetables has led to the production of minimally processed products like shredded carrots. There is a current trend towards the use of natural agents for the preservation of fresh produce quality, as...
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: July 2019 , Volume 153Author(s): Vipin Kumar Singh, Somenath Das, Abhishek Kumar Dwivedy, Raju Rathore, Nawal Kishore DubeyAbstractThe study reports industrial significance of chemically characterized nanoencapuslated Ocimum sanctum essential oil (OSEO) against fungi contaminating herbal raw materials and aflatoxin B1 secretion. The chitosan encapsulated OSEO exhibited enhanced...
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: July 2019 , Volume 153Author(s): Dario Angeli, Abdoul Razack Sare, M. Haissam Jijakli, Ilaria Pertot, Sebastien MassartAbstractThe epiphytic plant microbial communities living at the surface of fruit have been the source of most current biocontrol agents (BCAs) and can influence fruit quality during storage. Despite this interest, their taxonomical and functional composition has...
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: May 2019 , Volume 151Author(s): Guido Rux, Ronja Gelewsky, Oliver Schlüter, Werner B. HerppichAbstractThe impacts of high hydrostatic pressure (HHP) treatments on metabolic functionality and quality of fruit and vegetables are still poorly understood. The effects of pressure intensity (100, 150 and 200 MPa) and holding time (5 and 10 min), and temperatures (20, 30 and 40 °C)...
Fri, 01/25/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: May 2019 , Volume 151Author(s): Elena Collado, Tâmmila Venzke Klug, Ginés B. Martínez-Hernández, Francisco Artés-Hernández, Ascensión Martínez-Sánchez, Encarna Aguayo, Francisco Artés, Juan A. Fernández, Perla A. GómezAbstractThe present study evaluated the effect of different sanitizers (an edible coating (EC) based on sucrose fatty acid esters, and UV–C (3 kJ m–2), compared...
Tue, 01/08/2019 - 01:08
Publication date: April 2019 , Volume 150Author(s): Di Gong, Yang Bi, Hong Jiang, Sulin Xue, Zhengyu Wang, Yongcai Li, Yuanyuan Zong, Dov PruskyAbstractBlue mold caused by Penicillium expansum is a major postharvest disease of apple fruit, which leads to fruit loss and patulin accumulation. In this study, ‘Delicious’ and ‘Fuji’ apples were inoculated with P. expansum to investigate effects of...
Sun, 12/23/2018 - 01:10
Publication date: March 2019 , Volume 149Author(s): Jiangbo Li, Wei Luo, Zheli Wang, Shuxiang FanAbstractIn addition to other surface quality attributes such as size, color and shape, during sorting of harvested apple fruit, early detection of decay is important due to its infectiousness and potential food safety issue. However, automatic and fast inspection of fruit for decay still remains a...
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:10
Publication date: February 2019 , Volume 148Author(s): Hector Calvo, Diego Redondo, Sara Remón, María E. Venturini, Esther AriasAbstractConcerns about chemicals and pesticides in food plants have increased dramatically during the last decade. Following stricter legislation and studies about toxicity and human health risks, new ways of reducing toxic residues are urgently required. In this study,...
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:10
Publication date: February 2019 , Volume 148Author(s): Habiba, Rubina Noreen, Syed Abid Ali, Khwaja Ali Hasan, Viqar Sultana, Jehan Ara, Syed Ehteshamul-HaqueAbstractTwenty five isolates of epiphytic yeasts were isolated from healthy surface of tomato, mango, lemon, orange, grape fruit and green chili and evaluated for their potential against postharvest Penicillium digitatum decay of kinnow...
Thu, 12/06/2018 - 01:10
Publication date: February 2019 , Volume 148Author(s): Debanjana Roy, Maeli MelottoAbstractHuman pathogens can internalize and persist inside crop plants leading to foodborne outbreaks and illnesses. Pathogenic bacteria might use natural openings on the plant surface, such as the stomatal pore, to penetrate the leaf interior and colonize the intercellular space. Once internalized, these pathogens...
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 04:11
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 144 Author(s): Youming Shen, Jiyun Nie, Yafeng Dong, Lixue Kuang, Yinping Li, Jianyi Zhang The demands for fruit postharvest quality and safety improvement rely on a better understanding of the overall fungal communities during cold storage. Here, we characterized the superficial fungi of 18 apple samples before and after cold storage by...
Sat, 05/05/2018 - 19:41
Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 143 Author(s): Xuetong Fan, Kimberly Sokorai, John Phillips In recent years, there have been a number of Listeria monocytogenes recalls involving fresh-cut apples treated with antibrowning solutions. In the present study, we used response surface methodology to develop and optimize formulations for reducing L. monocytogenes populations in the...
Sat, 03/24/2018 - 01:14
Publication date: July 2018 , Volume 141 Author(s): Juliana Cristina Castro, A.S. Avincola, E.H. Endo, Milena Veronezi Silva, B.P. Dias Filho, M. Machinski, Eduardo Jorge Pilau, B.A. Abreu Filho The occurrence of mycotoxins synthesized by spoilage fungi has been reported in various crops. Despite being a crop susceptible to attack by microorganisms, such as Alternaria...
Wed, 03/21/2018 - 00:20
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 140 Author(s): Samir Droby, Michael Wisniewski Microorganisms are an integral part of the composition of fruits and vegetables and are found as epiphytes on the surface or as endophytes within tissues. The realization that fruit surfaces harbor beneficial microorganisms fostered the field of biological control using epiphytic microorganisms which led...
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 22:08
Publication date: July 2018 , Volume 141 Author(s): Gustav Komla Mahunu, Hongyin Zhang, Maurice Tibiru Apaliya, Qiya Yang, Xiaoyun Zhang, Lina Zhao Patulin (PAT) mainly produced by Penicillium expansum is a very problematic mycotoxin, and its presence is often reported in different foods and food products. The prevention of these products from initial contamination and/or...
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 06:08
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 138 Author(s): Grihalakshmi Kakani, T. Matthew Taylor, Nanci E. Martínez-Gonzáles, M. Ofelia Rodriguez-García, Cristina Martinez-Cardenas, Hector B. Escalona-Buendia, Alejandro Castillo Prevention of plant-borne pest infestation necessitates use of phytosanitary procedures, as in the case of U.S.-imported mangoes. Supplementation of...
Sun, 02/04/2018 - 06:08
Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 139 Author(s): Natália Ferrão Castelo Branco Melo, Bruna Lúcia de MendonçaSoares, Katharina Marques Diniz, Camila Ferreira Leal, Darllety Canto, Miguel A.P. Flores, José Henrique da Costa Tavares-Filho, André Galembeck, Tania Lucia Montenegro Stamford, Thatiana Montenegro Stamford-Arnaud, Thayza Christina Montenegro Stamford Chitosan...
Tue, 01/02/2018 - 17:57
Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 138 Author(s): Cyrelys Collazo, Jordi Giné-Bordonaba, Ingrid Aguiló-Aguayo, Ismael Povedano, Ariadna Bademunt, Inmaculada Viñas The oxidative response in fresh-cut antioxidant-treated ‘Golden delicious’ apples during chilling storage was differentially modified by the biopreservative bacterium Pseudomonas graminis CPA-7 depending on the...
Sat, 12/23/2017 - 12:36
Publication date: March 2018 , Volume 137 Author(s): Jia Wei, Yan Chen, Atawula Tiemur, Jide Wang, Bin Wu The use of gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2) as a strong oxidant to degrade the pesticide residues on the table grapes was studied. ClO2 releasing process in the sealed box was investigated. The grapes were sprayed with three pesticides and fumigated by ClO2. After 27 d storage in...
Thu, 11/23/2017 - 00:02
Publication date: March 2018 , Volume 137 Author(s): Erick F. de Oliveira, Juliano V. Tosati, Rohan V. Tikekar, Alcilene R. Monteiro, Nitin Nitin Sanitation of fresh produce is critical for reducing microbial load and preventing the risk of foodborne illness. This study evaluated an alternative approach for the inactivation of bacteria in wash water and fresh produce using curcumin...
Sat, 07/15/2017 - 22:52
Publication date: November 2017 , Volume 133 Author(s): Andrea Servili, Erica Feliziani, Gianfranco Romanazzi After harvest, table grapes can easily undergo fungal spoilage, which is mainly caused by Botrytis cinerea, the causal agent of gray mold. To reduce such losses, table grapes are usually treated with conventional fungicides during the season, and cold stored in the presence of...
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 11:26
Publication date: October 2017 , Volume 132 Author(s): Xiangbing Yang, Yong-Biao Liu Nitric oxide (NO) is a newly discovered fumigant which is effective against a wide range of postharvest pests. To register NO with US EPA for commercial use as a pesticide and to ensure its safety to consumers, it is necessary to analyze residues of NO fumigated products. In this study, we analyzed...
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 01:53
Publication date: September 2017 , Volume 131 Author(s): Emilia Fornal, Ewa Parfieniuk, Renata Czeczko, Nina Bilinska-Wielgus, Magdalena Frac Fumitremorgin C and verruculogen are mycotoxins produced by heat-resistant Neosartorya fischeri. Easy and fast monitoring of their production by selective and sensitive analytical methods is crucial for ensuring postharvest quality of fruit,...
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 12:01
Publication date: July 2017 , Volume 129 Author(s): E.O. Gogo, A.M. Opiyo, K. Hassenberg, Ch. Ulrichs, S. Huyskens-Keil Currently, consumer eating habits have shifted to an increasing demand for high quality, safe and healthy food products worldwide. In many African countries, specifically African indigenous leafy vegetables (AIVs) gained importance in this respect contributing to...
Mon, 03/20/2017 - 04:06
Publication date: June 2017 , Volume 128 Author(s): Arosha Loku Umagiliyage, Nathalie Becerra-Mora, Punit Kohli, Derek J. Fisher, Ruplal Choudhary The purpose of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial activity of unilamellar nano vesicles (liposome) containing d-limonene against selected fruit rotting fungi (Botrytis cinerea and Penicillium chrysogenum) and food borne...
Sat, 02/18/2017 - 18:56
Publication date: June 2017 , Volume 128 Author(s): Mayra Z. Treviño-Garza, Santos García, Norma Heredia, Ma. Guadalupe Alanís-Guzmán, Katiushka Arévalo-Niño Edible coatings (ECs) based on chitosan (CH), pullulan (PU), linseed (LM), nopal cactus (NM) and aloe mucilage (AM) were applied by layer-by-layer technique to preserve the quality and prolong the shelf-life of fresh-cut...
Fri, 02/10/2017 - 15:12
Publication date: June 2017 , Volume 128 Author(s): Ana Cecilia Silveira, Denisse Oyarzún, Alejandra Sepúlveda, Victor Escalona The suitability for fresh-cut processing of three native colored-fleshed potatoes (i.e., Bruja, Michuñe roja and Michuñe azul) and one commercial non-colored-fleshed potato (i.e., Asterix) was investigated. The impact of the storage time of the raw material...
Fri, 02/03/2017 - 12:10
Publication date: May 2017 , Volume 127 Author(s): Nieves Baenas, Isabel Gómez-Jodar, Diego A. Moreno, Cristina García-Viguera, Paula M. Periago Cruciferous sprouts (e.g. broccoli and red radish) are rich source of health-promoting phytochemicals that are more concentrated than in the adult plant edible organs; however, these tiny microgreens need cold storage conditions to preserve...
Tue, 01/17/2017 - 04:09
Publication date: May 2017 , Volume 127 Author(s): Ruixiang Yan, Juan Yun, Joshua Gurtler, Xuetong Fan UV-C can inactivate foodborne pathogens on surface of fruit such as apples. However, the practical application of the technology has been limited by lack of methods to measure UV-C doses received by fruit and difficulty of achieving uniform UV-C doses on the same pieces of fruit. In...
Fri, 09/30/2016 - 04:33
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 122 Author(s): Simona M. Sanzani, Massimo Reverberi, Rolf Geisen The postharvest life of fruits and vegetables is influenced by several parameters, such as physiological properties and biotic/abiotic stresses. In particular, a consistent portion of the product is lost, mainly due to fungal diseases, which represent a concern not only to retailers...
Fri, 09/30/2016 - 04:33
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 122 Author(s): Gianfranco Romanazzi, Simona Marianna Sanzani, Yang Bi, Shiping Tian, Porfirio Gutiérrez Martínez, Noam Alkan More than one third of harvested fruit and vegetables are lost and do not reach the customers mainly due to postharvest decay. During the last decade, several postharvest fungicides have been excluded from the market...
Fri, 09/30/2016 - 04:33
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 122 Author(s): Marta Mari, Silvia Bautista-Baños, Dharini Sivakumar Significant postharvest losses occur during the supply chain of fresh produce. Postharvest decay is one of the main factors that determines losses and compromises the quality of fruit and vegetables. Traditionally postharvest decay control is achieved using chemical fungicides;...
Fri, 09/30/2016 - 04:33
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 122 Author(s): Erica Feliziani, Amnon Lichter, Joseph L. Smilanick, Antonio Ippolito Disinfection of fresh fruit and vegetables after harvest is an essential first step of postharvest handling. The minimal requirement from disinfection procedures is to maintain commodities and facilities free of fungal postharvest pathogens and bacterial human...
Fri, 08/19/2016 - 12:24
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 123 Author(s): Saadet Koç Güler, Saim Zeki Bostan, Ahmet Hilmi Çon In present study, natural hazelnut kernels were treated with, 0.5, 1 and 1.5kGy of gamma irradiation. The irradiated and untreated hazelnuts were stored at 20±0.5°C and 55–60% relative humidity for 18m. After irradiation, 0.5, 1 and 1.5kGy doses of gamma irradiation significantly...
Sun, 06/12/2016 - 15:24
Publication date: October 2016 , Volume 120 Author(s): Kamila de Almeida Monaco, Sergio Marques Costa, Igor Otavio Minatel, Camila Renata Correa, Francisco Artés Calero, Fabio Vianello, Giuseppina Pace Pereira Lima We investigated the alterations on bioactive compounds after treatments with ozonated water during the storage of organically and conventionally cultivated mangoes,...
Sat, 06/11/2016 - 15:24
Publication date: October 2016 , Volume 120 Author(s): J. Scollard, O. McManamon, A. Schmalenberger The anti-listerial effectiveness of thyme essential oil (EO) and EO compounds camphor and verbenone was examined on fresh-cut lettuce, cantaloupe melon and pineapple with modified atmospheres and air in model packages at 4 and 8°C. Listeria monocytogenes was found to be able to survive...
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 14:46
Publication date: September 2016 , Volume 119 Author(s): E. Mani-López, E. Palou, A. López-Malo The aim of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness of different substances used as sanitizers for “chile de árbol” (Capsicum frutescens L.) fruit by means of their effect on microbial load as well as on fruit physicochemical and sensory properties. Sodium hypochlorite (100–10,000mgL−1),...
Sun, 05/22/2016 - 14:27
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 118 Author(s): Nikos Tzortzakis, Antonios Chrysargyris, Dharini Sivakumar, Kostas Loulakakis Grey mould (Botrytis cinerea) development in vitro or on pepper (Capsicum annuum) fruit was evaluated after treatment with chlorine (CHL), methyl jasmonate (MJ), vinegar (VIN), or sage oil (SAG) and storage at 11°C and 95% relative humidity following...
Wed, 03/16/2016 - 01:43
Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 117 Author(s): Franco Van de Velde, Mary H. Grace, María Élida Pirovani, Mary Ann Lila The retentions of fresh strawberry individual phenolic compounds after fogging using an environmentally friendly sanitizer based on peracetic acid (PAA) (mixture of 5% peracetic acid and 20% hydrogen peroxide) were studied and modeled as a function of the...
Tue, 03/15/2016 - 01:42
Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 117 Author(s): Tongfei Lai, Ying Wang, Xuelian Bai, Qinqin Qi, Maojun Xu, Ting Zhou Pencillium expansum, the causal agent of blue mould rot, is one of the most destructive postharvest pathogens of pome fruit. It is also considered as the main source of the mycotoxin patulin which can lead to serious health problems. In the present study, the...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:50
Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 117 Author(s): Daniela Eisenstecken, Stefan Stürz, Peter Robatscher, Christian W. Huck, Angelo Zanella, Michael Oberhuber The synthesis of α-farnesene and its degradation to the corresponding oxidation products such as conjugated trienols (CTols) in apple skins is strongly correlated with the incidence of superficial scald, a physiological...
Wed, 01/06/2016 - 11:20
Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 116 Author(s): Afia Boumail, Stéphane Salmieri, France St-Yves, Martine Lauzon, Monique Lacroix Six coatings containing different ratios of polysaccharides and antimicrobials were prepared and tested in vitro against Listeria monocytogenes. Best coating mixtures were then applied on vegetables and submitted to a sensorial analysis. Finally, their...
Mon, 12/28/2015 - 22:01
Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 115 Author(s): Amy E. Wiberley-Bradford, James S. Busse, Paul C. Bethke Regulation of sugar metabolism in potato tubers stored at low temperatures has significant ramifications for producers and consumers of potato chips and French fries. Low-temperature storage reduces losses due to sprouting and disease but induces undesirable accumulation of the...
Wed, 12/23/2015 - 21:55
Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 115 Author(s): Linyan Song, Zhigang Wang, Zhimin Wang, Geng Meng, Rui Zhai, Meng Cai, Fengwang Ma, Lingfei Xu Postharvest softening is an important physiological process that influences pear fruit quality. ‘Starkrimson’ pears soften rapidly, resulting in fruits with a low tolerance for storage and transportation. To better characterize the...
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 21:00
Publication date: February 2016 , Volume 112 Author(s): Elena Sanchís, Sara González, Christian Ghidelli, Chirag C. Sheth, Milagros Mateos, Lluís Palou, María B. Pérez-Gago The aim of this study was to develop new edible coatings based on apple pectin with a combination of antioxidants and antimicrobial agents to control enzymatic browning and microbial growth of fresh-cut ‘Rojo...
Tue, 09/29/2015 - 03:20
Publication date: January 2016 , Volume 111 Author(s): Annachiara Berardinelli, Frederique Pasquali, Chiara Cevoli, Marcello Trevisani, Luigi Ragni, Rocco Mancusi, Gerardo Manfreda The antimicrobial efficacy of dielectric barrier discharge atmospheric gas plasma (DBD) was tested against Listeria monocytogenes and shigatoxin-producing Escherichia coli serogroups O157 and O26....
Tue, 09/01/2015 - 01:25
Publication date: January 2016 , Volume 111 Author(s): Shreya Wani, Jeremy Barnes, Ian Singleton Fresh leafy produce, such as lettuce and coriander, are subject to post-harvest microbial contamination and decay. Because of increasing pesticide resistance and consumer pressures, alternative residue-free treatments, such as ozone, are being actively explored and encouraged to reduce...
Wed, 08/12/2015 - 01:21
Publication date: January 2016 , Volume 111 Author(s): Lucía Plaza, Rosa Altisent, Isabel Alegre, Inmaculada Viñas, Maribel Abadias The strain CPA-7 of Pseudomonas graminis , isolated from apple by our group, was reported to reduce the population of foodborne pathogens in minimally processed fruit. The aim of this work was to investigate its effect on physical parameters, visual...
Mon, 06/22/2015 - 03:20
Publication date: November 2015 , Volume 109 Author(s): Xuetong Fan , Kimberly J. Sokorai Chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) is commonly used by the fresh produce industry in the U.S. to sanitize wash water, fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. However, possible formation of harmful chlorine by-products is a concern. The objectives of this study were to compare chlorine and chlorine...
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 01:27
Publication date: November 2015 , Volume 109 Author(s): Ilgaz Akata , Emrah Torlak , Fatih Erci During growth, mushrooms can be contaminated with both saprophytic and pathogenic microorganisms derived from various points of contamination. This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of gaseous ozone for reduction of microbial load and elimination of Salmonella , Listeria monocytogenes...

Pages