Research Publications from Peer-Reviewed Journals

The Research Publications track research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. The most recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal Title, Subject, USDA Grant Funding Agencies or FDA Grant Funding Agencies. The research publications are tracked across five subject areas: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, and Viruses.

Fri, 04/09/2021 - 00:00
We determined the phenotypic profile of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli isolated from 698 samples (390 and 308 from poultry and domestic pigs, respectively). In total, 562 Enterobacteria were isolated. About 80.5% of the isolates were E. coli. Occurrence of E. coli was significantly higher among domestic pigs (73.1%) than in poultry (60.5%) (p = 0.000). In both poultry and domestic...
Fri, 04/09/2021 - 00:00
Residues of antimicrobials used in farm can exert selective pressure and accelerate the occurrence of multidrug resistant bacteria in litter. This study aimed to investigate the resistance profile of Escherichia coli isolated from poultry litter. A total of 101 E. coli strains was isolated from 229 litter samples collected and stored for two months in the laboratory at room temperature....
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 08:03
New cases of blue cheese discoloration has led to recent research to identify the causal agent and factors that favor blue pigment appearing. Nonetheless, very few reports have described the source of contamination and the measurements to eradicate the microbiological source on cheese farms by determining the relation between blue discoloration on fresh cheese and the Pseudomonas fluorescens...
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): J.L. Banach, M.H. Zwietering, H.J. van der Fels-Klerx Several chemical disinfection strategies may be used to control cross-contamination of pathogens during fresh-cut produce washing. Deciding which strategy to select not only requires the use of technical information on the relevant criteria but can also make use of stakeholder perception. This study aimed to describe the application...
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 06:12
Author(s): Katarzyna Jakubowska-Gawlik, Wojciech Kolanowski, Joanna Trafialek The aim of this study was to assess the extent to which suppliers of spices, packaging, casings and intestines to a selected meat processing plant achieved the objectives of their food safety management systems, according to the results of audits conducted in the period 2007-2019. The results provide a new perspective...
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 04:02
During the 60 years since the first scientific reports about a relation between aflatoxin exposure and adverse health consequences, both in animals and humans, there has been a remarkable number of basic, clinical and population science studies characterising the impact of this mycotoxin on diseases such as liver cancer. Many of these human investigations to date have focused on populations...
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 03:01
Food-borne outbreak investigation currently relies on the time-consuming and challenging bacterial isolation from food, to be able to link food-derived strains to more easily obtained isolates from infected people. When no food isolate can be obtained, the source of the outbreak cannot be unambiguously determined. Shotgun metagenomics approaches applied to the food samples could circumvent this...
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 03:01
As the representative multidrug-resistant pathogen, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia has multiple intrinsic and acquired resistances, including carbapenem resistance. In companion animals, the antimicrobial susceptibility and sequence types (STs) of S. maltophilia are not well understood due to its limited isolation rate. We investigated the antimicrobial susceptibilities and multilocus...
Thu, 04/08/2021 - 02:01
Due to the strict control on bisphenol A (BPA) in many countries, bisphenol analogues (BPs) are being widely used as alternative materials to manufacture epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastics, resulting in their occurrence in sewage treatment plants (STPs). In this study, the occurrence and distribution of 7 BPs in a large-scale STP in Beijing China was investigated. Wastewater samples were...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 22:04
Journal of Applied Microbiology, EarlyView. Aims Recent foodborne disease outbreaks have caused farmers to re‐evaluate their practices. In particular, concern that soil amendments could introduce foodborne pathogens onto farms and promote their survival in soils has led farmers to reduce or eliminate the application of animal‐based composts. However, organic amendments (such as composts and...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 22:04
Aquaculture Nutrition, EarlyView. In the present study, Indian shrimp, Penaeus indicus, were fed on diets supplemented with basil (Ocimum basilicum) oil (BO) to observe the growth performance, antioxidant and innate immune responses, and the resistance against Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. The animals (5.0–5.5 g) were fed on diets supplemented with 0.0 (control), 1.0, 2.5 and 5 g BO/kg diet...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 16:00
Resistance to Fusarium head blight (FHB) of spelt wheat was investigated in field trials carried out at three European locations between 2016 and 2018. Resistance was assessed after artificial inoculation by visual scoring of symptoms and the determination of the contamination of grains and glumes with the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON). It was found that typical spelt traits such as tall plant...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 16:00
Salmonella enterica remains one of the leading causes of foodborne bacterial disease. Retail meat is a major source of human salmonellosis. However, comparative genomic analyses of S. enterica isolates from retail meat from different sources in China are lacking. A total of 341 S. enterica strains were isolated from retail meat in sixteen districts of Beijing, China, at three different time...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 16:00
Streptomyces species are the most important sources of antibacterial, antifungal, and phytotoxic metabolites. In this study, cycloheximide (CH) and acetoxycycloheximide (ACH) were isolated from the fermentation broth of Streptomyces sp. JCK-6092. The antifungal and phytotoxic activities of the two compounds (CH and ACH) and a cycloheximide derivative, hydroxycycloheximide (HCH), were compared. CH...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 16:00
Disbalancing envelope stress responses was investigated as a strategy for sensitization of Escherichia coli to antimicrobial agents. Seventeen isogenic strains were selected from the KEIO collection with deletions in genes corresponding to the σE, Cpx, Rcs, Bae, and Psp responses. Antimicrobial activity against 20 drugs with different targets was evaluated by disk diffusion and gradient strip...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 08:02
by Emily Smith, Elizabeth Miller, Jeannette Munoz Aguayo, Cristian Flores Figueroa, Jill Nezworski, Marissa Studniski, Ben Wileman, Timothy Johnson Pasteurella multocida is a bacterial pathogen with the ability to infect a multitude of hosts including humans, companion animals, livestock, and wildlife. This study used bioinformatic approaches to explore the genomic diversity of 656 P. multocida...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 08:02
by Clifford G. Clark, Ashley K. Kearney, Lorelee Tschetter, James Robertson, Frank Pollari, Stephen Parker, Gitanjali Arya, Kim Ziebell, Roger Johnson, John Nash, Celine Nadon Monophasic Salmonella 4,[5]:12:i:- are a major public health problem because they are one of the top five Salmonella serotypes isolated from clinical cases globally and because they can carry resistance to multiple...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 08:02
by Goran Bozinovic, Damian Shea, Zuying Feng, David Hinton, Tim Sit, Marjorie F. Oleksiak Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are among the most widespread natural and anthropogenic pollutants, and some PAHs are proven developmental toxicants. We chemically characterized clean and heavily polluted sites and exposed fish embryos to PAH polluted sediment extracts during four critical...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 08:02
by Andrew Kanach, Theresa Bottorff, Min Zhao, Jun Wang, George T. C. Chiu, Bruce Applegate Due to the nascency of bacteriophage-based pathogen detection technologies, several practical hurdles stand in the way between providing promising proof-of-concept data and development of robust detection platforms. One such hurdle, and the focus of this work, is the development of methods for transitioning...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Jing Jin, Karsten Beekmann, Einar Ringø, Ivonne M.C.M. Rietjens, Fuguo Xing Contamination of food and feed by mycotoxins is considered one of most serious food safety problems in the world, because these fungal metabolites can be teratogenic, mutagenic, carcinogenic and immunosuppressive, and can cause serious damages to animal and human health. Mycotoxins may modulate the gut...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 06:04
Author(s): Raizza Zorman Marques, Natalia Wistuba, Júlio César Moreira Brito, Vinícius Bernardoni, Daiane Cristina Rocha, Marcelo Pedrosa Gomes The increasing use of antibiotics in animal production has become an emergent environmental problem. The large percentages of applied antibiotic doses eliminated in animal excrement often end up contaminating water resources, which are then used for...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 06:04
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Author(s): Lanhua Yi, Ping Zeng, Jun Liu, Kwok-Yin Wong, Edward Wai-Chi Chan, Yanbing Lin, Kin-Fai Chan, Sheng Chen Due to frequent outbreaks of sprouts-associated foodborne illness, sprouts have been considered as a “high risk” food. In this study, the antimicrobial peptide zp37 (GIKAKIIIKIKK-NH2), which possesses a helical structure, was found to exhibit a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 02:01
A simple, rapid, and efficient liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC–MS/MS) method, operated in electrospray ionization (ESI) and quadrupole linear ion trap modes, has been developed for the identification and structural characterization of zearalenone (ZEN) in corn oil. Samples (5 g) were extracted with acetonitrile/water (80:20, v/v). After centrifugation and dilution, the extracts...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 02:01
Human noroviruses (HuNoV) are the dominant cause of viral gastroenteritis in all age groups worldwide. In this study, we investigated the effects of pomegranate peel extract (PPE) on the reduction of HuNoV in different food models, on surfaces of fresh produce (green onion and cherry tomato), in low-fat milk, and simulated gastrointestinal fluids. The antiviral efficacy of PPE against HuNoV was...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 00:00
Beauvericin (BEA) and deoxynivalenol are toxins produced by Fusarium species that can contaminate food and feed. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of these mycotoxins on the maturation of oocytes from gilts and sows. Furthermore, the antioxidant profiles in the oocytes’ environment were assessed. Cumulus-oocyte-complexes (COCs) from gilts and sows were exposed to beauvericin (BEA)...
Wed, 04/07/2021 - 00:00
Clostridium perfringens is a major human pathogen that causes gastroenteritis via enterotoxin production and has the ability to form spores and biofilms for environmental persistence and disease transmission. This study aimed to compare the disinfectant and environmental resistance properties of C. perfringens vegetative cells and spores in planktonic and sessile conditions, and to examine the...
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 22:06
Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, Accepted Article. This study aimed to investigate the mechanisms activated by melatonin treatment for attenuating Aspergillus decay, suppressing aflatoxin B1 (AB1) accumulation, and preserving nutritional quality in fresh pistachio fruits during storage at 25 ºC for 18 days. At 6‐day intervals, samples from each of three replications were selected, and...
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:00
The coffee berry borer, the most economically important insect pest of coffee worldwide, is the only insect capable of feeding and reproducing solely on the coffee seed, a food source containing the purine alkaloid caffeine. Twenty-one bacterial species associated with coffee berry borers from Hawai’i, Mexico, or a laboratory colony in Maryland (Acinetobacter sp. S40, S54, S55, Bacillus...
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:00
Human norovirus is regarded as the leading cause of epidemic acute gastroenteritis with GII.4 being the predominant genotype during the past decades. In the winter of 2014/2015, the GII.17 Kawasaki 2014 emerged as the predominant genotype, surpassing GII.4 in several East Asian countries. Hence, the influence of host immunity response on the continuous evolution of different GII.17 variants needs...
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:00
Tor Caldara is a shallow-water gas vent located in the Mediterranean Sea, with active venting of CO2 and H2S. At Tor Caldara, filamentous microbial biofilms, mainly composed of Epsilon- and Gammaproteobacteria, grow on substrates exposed to the gas venting. In this study, we took a metaproteogenomic approach to identify the metabolic potential and in situ expression of central metabolic pathways...
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 16:00
Bacterial pathogens are a major cause of infectious diseases in aquatic animals. The abuse of antibiotics in the aquatic industry has led to the proliferation of antibiotic resistance. It is therefore essential to develop more effective and safer strategies to increase the efficacy and extend the life span of the antibiotics used in aquaculture. In this study, we show that six aquaculture...
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:01
The intracellular bacterial pathogen Brucella causes persistent infections in various mammalian species. To survive and replicate within macrophages, these bacteria must be able to withstand oxidative stresses and express the type IV secretion system (T4SS) to evade host immune responses. The extracytoplasmic function (ECF) sigma factor system is a major signal transduction mechanism in bacteria...
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 08:03
The bacterium Clostridium perfringens causes severe, sometimes lethal gastrointestinal disorders in humans, including enteritis and enterotoxemia. Type F strains produce an enterotoxin (CpE) that causes the third most common foodborne illness in the United States. CpE induces gut breakdown by disrupting barriers at cell–cell contacts called tight junctions (TJs), which...
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 06:09
Author(s): Raíssa Schwalbert, Lincon Oliveira Stefanello, Raí Augusto Schwalbert, Camila Peligrinotti Tarouco, Gerson Laerson Drescher, Edicarla Trentin, Adriele Tassinari, Isley Bicalho da Silva, Gustavo Brunetto, Fernando Teixeira Nicoloso
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 02:01
Biogenic amines (BAs) are organic nitrogenous compounds, formed mostly by decarboxylation of corresponding amino acids. BAs are responsible for several biological events. However, if the concentration of BAs reached the threshold level, it causes mild to serious health problems in human. The objective of this manuscript was to summarize the prevalence and prevention of Bas formation, detection...
Tue, 04/06/2021 - 02:01
Bacillus cereus is a human pathogenic bacterium that produces emetic and diarrheal foodborne diseases. This study evaluated the genetic and toxigenic diversity in B. cereus group isolates from powdered foods collected in public educational institutions, bakeries and powdered food companies located in Medellín, Colombia. B. cereus was detected in 35 of 305 (11%) powdered food samples and 52 B....
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 22:05
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, EarlyView. The chief intent of this review is to explain the different extraction techniques and efficiencies for the recovery of protein from food waste (FW) sources. Although FW is not a new concept, increasing concerns about chronic hunger, nutritional deficiency, food security, and sustainability have intensified attention on alternative...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 08:02
Author(s): Mert Sudagidan, Veli Cengiz Ozalp, Orhan Öztürk, Mediha Nur Zafer Yurt, Orhan Yavuz, Behiye Busra Tasbasi, Samet Ucak, Zehra Seda Mavili, Aysen Coban, Ali Aydin (Source: Food Bioscience) Biofilm formation is one of the defense mechanisms of bacteria against disinfectants and antimicrobials. The aim of this study was to determine biofilm-forming L.monocytogenes from fish processing and...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): R.N. Fathurrahman, Y. Rukayadi, U.Z.A.Ungku Fatimah, S. Jinap, N.A. Abdul-Mutalib, M. Sanny The study's objective was to evaluate the performance of the food safety management system (FSMS) in relation to the microbiological food safety (FS) output of Salmon Nigiri Sushi in the selected outlets of a Japanese chain restaurant. Two outlets that are FSMS certified with ISO 22000 and two...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Rosimeire Resende dos Santos, Ricardo Mathias Orlando, Zenilda de Lourdes Cardeal, Helvécio Costa Menezes Sample preparation assisted by a cooling system including solid phase microextraction (SPME) has received an increased interest in recent years. In this work, a new cold fiber (CF-SPME) system using thermoelectric cooling is proposed. The system consists of three thermoelectric...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Qifan Sun, Shuzhen Cai, Jianheng Cheng, Ying Zhang, Ruoqin Lin, Qinghua Ye, Liang Xue, Haiyan Zeng, Tao Lei, Shuhong Zhang, Xueting Luo, Kegang Wu, Qingping Wu, Moutong Chen, Jumei Zhang Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne pathogen worldwide, with a high mortality rate of 20%-30% for vulnerable persons. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution, contamination...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Shujuan Luo, Haolan Du, Haftom Kebede, Yang Liu, Fuguo Xing Food and feed contamination by mycotoxins are extremely common worldwide. Mycotoxins are small-molecular natural products and toxic secondary metabolites mainly produced by filamentous fungi of Aspergillus, Fusarium, Penicillium and Alternaria. They can cause serious carcinogenicity, growth and reproduction toxicity,...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Haotian Yu, Wei Guo, Xin Lu, Hui Xu, Qian Yang, Jianxin Tan, Wei Zhang Foodborne disease poses an enormous threat to the safety of human beings all over the world. The rapid and accurate monitoring and determination of foodborne pathogenic bacteria is of great significance to food safety. In recent years, with the evolution of nanotechnology, reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanocomposites...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Ellen W. Evans, Jessica Lacey, Helen R. Taylor Multiple benefits exist for food and drink manufacturing businesses from obtaining third-party food safety certification. However, barriers to obtaining certification have been identified as ‘knowledge and skills’, ‘time, cost and resources’, and ‘communication and information’. Such barriers may prevent small and medium-sized enterprise (...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Yun He, Xue Zhao, Lin Chen, Lin Zhao, Hongshun Yang Electrolysed water (EW) generated using sodium chloride (NaCl) and sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) as electrolytes shows strong bactericidal effects on pathogens. However, the sanitising effect of EW generated by adding NaHCO3 before and after electrolysis was not clear. The difference of the bactericidal mechanism in broth medium and...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): John Dzikunoo, Emmanuel Letsyo, Zeenatu Adams, David Asante-Donyinah, Courage Sedem Dzah Modern food science and technology has greatly influenced indigenous processing, safety and packaging of food. However, this body of knowledge has, over the years somehow, eluded the general public. This review seeks to provide an insight into the indigenous traditional processing techniques, the...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:06
Author(s): Yi-Zhou Xiang, Yan-Mei Zhang, Ying-Yang Liu, Man Zhang, Lian-Bing Lin, Qi-Lin Zhang Planktonic Salmonella Enteritidis and their biofilm threaten human health through the food chain. However, the resources of bacteriocins with activity against this threat are still limited. This study purified and characterized a novel bacteriocin (AMYX6) produced by the Bacillus amyloliquefaciens...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Gengan Du, Lin Liu, Qi Guo, Yuanyuan Cui, Hong Chen, Yahong Yuan, Zhouli Wang, Zhenpeng Gao, Qinlin Sheng, Tianli Yue Tibetan kefir grains (TKG) are multi-functional starter cultures used in foods and have been applied in various fermentation systems. This study aimed to investigate the microbial community composition of TKG, the detoxification abilities of TKG and their isolates...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Sonia Almeria, Alicia Shipley Recently, outbreaks of Cyclospora cayetanensis in the U.S. were linked to the consumption of a variety of salads containing romaine and/or iceberg lettuce, carrots and/or red cabbage. The Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) Chapter 19b method was validated for the detection of C. cayetanensis in carrots, cabbage and romaine lettuce, but has not been...
Mon, 04/05/2021 - 06:05
Author(s): Yingying Sun, Wan Li, Liqing Zhao, Fengyong Li, Yunfei Xie, Weirong Yao, Wenqiu Liu, Zhaosheng Lin In food safety assessment, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) is a novel detection method with the advantages of being fast, easy, and of high sensitivity. However, many SERS substrate synthesis methods are complex, and there are only a few studies on the simultaneous detection of...

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