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Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): I. Muñoz, P. Gou, E. FulladosaAbstractDetermination of intramuscular fat (IMF) content in dry cured meats is critical because it affects the sensory quality and consumer's acceptability. Recently, deep learning has become one of the most promising techniques in machine learning for image analysis. However, few applications in food products are found in the...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 12 June 2019 Author(s): Ornella M Ontañon, Silvina Ghio, Rubén Marrero Díaz de Villegas, Mercedes M Garrido, Paola M Talia, Csaba Fehér, Eleonora CamposAbstractGlycoside hydrolase family 8 (GH8) includes endoglucanases, lichenases, chitosanases and xylanases, which are essential for polysaccharides breakdown. In this work, we studied a thermally stable GH8 from the cellulose...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Publication date: September 2019 , Volume 123Author(s): Alberto Garre, Pablo S. Fernandez, Paul Brereton, Chris Elliott, Vahid MojtahedAbstractFood is traded across the global markets to satisfy consumer demands, mainly from developed countries, for year-round access to a wide range of foods. This has resulted in an increasingly complex network of food trade and has made importing countries...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 01:17
Available online 11 June 2019 Author(s): Qingqing Xu, Jianping Jiang, Zhenhan Zhu, Teng Xu, Zi-Ke Sheng, Meiping Ye, Xiaogang Xu, Minggui WangAbstractKlebsiella pneumoniae is one of the common pathogens causing urinary tract infections (UTIs). Nitrofurantoin (NIT), with high therapeutic concentrations in urine, is recommended as first-line drug for both empiric treatment and chemoprophylaxis of...
Thu, 06/13/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 337: Cold Plasma Treatment as an Alternative for Ochratoxin a Detoxification and Inhibition of Mycotoxigenic Fungi in Roasted Coffee Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11060337 Authors: Paloma Patricia Casas-Junco Josué Raymundo Solís-Pacheco Juan Arturo Ragazzo-Sánchez Blanca Rosa Aguilar-Uscanga Pedro Ulises Bautista-Rosales Montserrat Calderón-Santoyo Ochratoxin...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 07:43
Bacteria use ECF sigma factors to maintain metal homeostasis. They regulate the expression of genes either to import metals under conditions of metal depletion or to reduce toxicity when metal concentrations are excessive. These adaptive mechanisms can be complex, consisting of several proteins with different cell locations, or very simple, consisting of only the sigma factor capable of sensing...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 11 June 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Yan Li, Xianyu Wang, Leisa-Maree L. Toms, Chang He, Peter Hobson, Peter D. Sly, Lesa L. Aylward, Jochen F. MuellerAbstractThis study aimed to assess pesticide concentration and composition trends associated with age and sex in Australian infants and toddlers. Individual urine samples (n = 400) were collected in 2014/...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 01:13
Available online 10 June 2019 Author(s): Chang-Yu Zhou, Ju-Qing Wu, Chang-Bo Tang, Gang Li, Chen Dai, Yun Bai, Chun-Bao Li, Xing-Lian Xu, Guang-Hong Zhou, Jin-Xuan CaoAbstractIn order to evaluate the effect of processing methods on quality characteristics of Jinhua ham, this work focused on the changes in sensory characteristics and proteomic profile, and further discussed the contribution of...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 01:13
Available online 11 June 2019 Author(s): Joshua Wakefield, Kiri Mccomb, Emad Ehtesham, Robert Van Hale, David Barr, Jurian Hoogewerff, Russell FrewAbstract:Saffron, the dried red stigmas of Crocus sativus L. is the world's most expensive spice. The expense of Saffron has led to greater incidences of fraudulent practice within this market. The importation and rebranding of cheaper growing regions...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 01:13
Available online 11 June 2019 Author(s): Yoon-Jae Jeong, Jae-Won HaAbstractThis study was conducted to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of the combined treatment of UV-A radiation (UVA) and acetic acid (AA) against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes on spinach leaves and to investigate the effect of this combined treatment on product quality. Spinach...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 01:13
Available online 10 June 2019 Author(s): Isabella de Medeiros Barbosa, Erika Tayse da Cruz Almeida, Lúcio Roberto Cançado Castellano, Evandro Leite de SouzaAbstractThis study evaluated whether the pre-exposure (24, 48 and 72 h) to sublethal conditions caused by acetic acid (AA), lactic acid (LA), sodium chloride (NaCl) or potassium chloride (KCl) could induce increased cross-tolerance to the...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 01:13
Available online 10 June 2019 Author(s): Moon-Jung Hwang, Se-Jin Kang, Hoe-Seong Kim, Kwang-Won LeeAbstractPolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are primarily produced during the incomplete combustion of organic matter. PAHs are suspected endocrine disruptors and possible carcinogenic materials. The major sources of human exposure to PAHs are inhaled fumes and food. The aim of this study was to...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: September 2019Source: LWT, Volume 112Author(s): Dong-Gyun Yim, Jin-Kyu Seo, Hyeon-Woong Yum, Md Ashrafuzzaman Zahid, Jun-Young Park, Rashida Parvin, Jonghyun Go, Sang-Keun Jin, Ok-Kyung Koo, Han-Sul YangAbstractThe effects of C. sappan L. extract on oxidative stability, microbiological quality, and color attributes in sausages were examined. Pork sausages were prepared for four...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: September 2019Source: LWT, Volume 112Author(s): Viridiana Cortés-Rodríguez, Lidia Dorantes-Alvarez, Humberto Hernández-Sánchez, Norma Paniagua-Castro, Gerardo Aparicio-Ozores, Edgar Oliver López-Villegas, María de Jesús Perea-FloresAbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the effect of mixtures of sodium cinnamate, coumarate, caffeate and ferulate against L....
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
Escherichia coli has been frequently reported as a major foodborne bacterium contaminating raw milk or pasteurized milk. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore a quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) technique combined with sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) and propidium monoazide (PMA) to detect culturable E. coli in milk. An internal amplification control was also added into this reaction...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
The present study investigated whether delaying the first feeding of colostrum affected ileum and colon mucosa-associated microbiota in calves. Twenty-seven male Holstein calves were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 groups, fed colostrum at 45 min, 6 h, and 12 h after birth, respectively. Ileum and colon mucosa were collected at 51 h after birth, and their associated microbial profiles were assessed...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
The process of fermentation contributes to the organoleptic properties, preservation, and nutritional benefits of food. Fermented food may interfere with pathogen infections through a variety of mechanisms, including competitive exclusion or improving intestinal barrier integrity. In this study, the effect of milk fermented with Lactococcus lactis ssp. cremoris JFR1 on Salmonella invasion of...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
Mesophilic and thermophilic spore-forming bacteria represent a challenge to the dairy industry, as these bacteria are capable of surviving adverse conditions associated with processing and sanitation and eventually spoil dairy products. The dairy farm environment, including soil, manure, silage, and bedding, has been implicated as a source for spores in raw milk. High levels of spores have...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 333: Effects of Dietary Zearalenone on Oxidative Stress, Cell Apoptosis, and Tight Junction in the Intestine of Juvenile Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11060333 Authors: Ya-Li Wang Xiao-Qiu Zhou Wei-Dan Jiang Pei Wu Yang Liu Jun Jiang Shang-Wen Wang Sheng-Yao Kuang Ling Tang Lin Feng Zearalenone (ZEA) is a prevalent...
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 334: Rural Subsistence Maize Farming in South Africa: Risk Assessment and Intervention models for Reduction of Exposure to Fumonisin Mycotoxins Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11060334 Authors: Johanna Alberts John Rheeder Wentzel Gelderblom Gordon Shephard Hester-Mari Burger Maize is a staple crop in rural subsistence regions of southern Africa, is mainly...
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 20:00
The aim of this study was to identify and characterize LA-MRSA in a very recent collection of staphylococci isolated from bovine quarter milk samples. All milk samples (n=14,924) sent to the MBFG in March 2017 were included into this study. The samples originated from 3,887 cows with 3,367 samples from 2,280 animals being positive for bacteria, prototheca and/or yeast. The second most common...
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 20:00
The aim of the study was to assess the safety of three newly developed synbiotic preparations in feeding chickens. The study was carried out on 84 Specific Pathogen Free chickens, between 1st and 21st day of their life. Animals were divided into four groups fed ad libitum: three with an addition of synbiotics A, B or C and a control group (feed with no additives). Synbiotics contained...
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 04:54
Abstract This study aimed to functionalize the stainless steel surface with silver and to evaluate its antimicrobial capacity. For this purpose, stainless steel coupons coated or not with silver films were exposed to the presence of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The results of bacterial adhesion on the silver functionalized coupons showed lower counts of adhered S. aureus cells...
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 04:54
Abstract This study aimed to functionalize the stainless steel surface with silver and to evaluate its antimicrobial capacity. For this purpose, stainless steel coupons coated or not with silver films were exposed to the presence of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus. The results of bacterial adhesion on the silver functionalized coupons showed lower counts of adhered S. aureus cells...
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 04:54
Abstract Concerns over the safety of nitrite and its role in the formation of nitrosamines have aroused considerable interest in developing alternative antimicrobial agents to replace nitrite. Plant‐derived antimicrobial agents could serve against food spoilage and pathogens. For the first time in this study, three semiempirical kinetic models, that is, exponential, homographic, and n‐order...
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 04:54
Abstract Concerns over the safety of nitrite and its role in the formation of nitrosamines have aroused considerable interest in developing alternative antimicrobial agents to replace nitrite. Plant‐derived antimicrobial agents could serve against food spoilage and pathogens. For the first time in this study, three semiempirical kinetic models, that is, exponential, homographic, and n‐order...
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 01:14
Publication date: August 2019 , Volume 122Author(s): Hyo-Eun Kim, Jin-Jae Lee, Min-Jung Lee, Bong-Soo KimAbstractChicken meat is one of the most widely consumed meats worldwide. The microbiota on the whole body of chicken is a potential source of foodborne pathogens that can be transmitted to humans during the preparation of raw meat. However, to date, there have been no studies comparing the...
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 01:12
Available online 8 June 2019 Author(s): Sarah Elshahat, Jayne V. Woodside, Michelle C. McKinleyAbstractImproper cooking of meat contributes to many foodborne illnesses worldwide. The use of meat thermometers during cooking is recommended by food safety authorities in North America, but not yet in Europe. This scoping review investigated meat thermometer usage trends, consumers' barriers and...
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 331: Occurrence of Tetrodotoxin in Bivalves and Gastropods from Harvesting Areas and Other Natural Spaces in Spain Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11060331 Authors: Lucía Blanco Jorge Lago Virginia González Beatriz Paz Maria Rambla-Alegre Ana G. Cabado Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a potent neurotoxin that is receiving increasing interest in the European Union because...
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 15:04
Abstract Aim Shiga toxin‐producing Escherichia coli (STEC) cause bloody diarrhoea, kidney failure and occasionally death. However, identifying the source of infection caused by STEC other than serogroup O157 is hampered by availability of sensitive methods for detecting these pathogens. In this study we developed novel tools for detecting E. coli O55 that is potentially associated with human...
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:53
Salmonella must rapidly adapt to various niches in the host during infection. Relevant virulence factors must be appropriately induced, and systems that are detrimental in a particular environment must be turned off. Salmonella infects intestinal epithelial cells using a type 3 secretion system (T3SS) encoded on Salmonella pathogenicity island 1 (SPI1). The system is controlled by three AraC-like...
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:53
Salmonella virulence requires the initial invasion of host cells followed by the modulation of the intracellular environment for survival and replication. In an effort to characterize the role of small RNAs in Salmonella pathogenesis, we inadvertently identified a 5 kD protein named YshB that is involved in the intracellular survival of Salmonella. We show here that yshB expression is upregulated...
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 01:13
Available online 8 June 2019 Author(s): Diana Angélica Varela-Martínez, Miguel Ángel González-Curbelo, Javier González-Sálamo, Javier Hernández-BorgesAbstractIn this work, three versions of the QuEChERS method (original, AOAC 2007.01 and CEN 15662) were evaluated for the extraction of 38 multiclass pesticides from a mixture of five dried fruits: (strawberry, blackberry, passion fruit, pineapple...
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 01:13
Available online 8 June 2019 Author(s): Abdelrahim Hussein Abdelazeem Hassan, José Francisco Bergua, Eden morales-Narváez, Arben MekoçiAbstractConsidering the health risks of E. coli O157:H7 presence in food and water, an affordable and highly sensitive detection method is crucial. Herein, we report the first use of a single antibody-based fluorescent lateral flow immunoassay (FLFIA) depending on...
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): A.M. Api, D. Belsito, D. Botelho, M. Bruze, G.A. Burton, J. Buschmann, M.L. Dagli, M. Date, W. Dekant, C. Deodhar, M. Francis, A.D. Fryer, L. Jones, K. Joshi, S. La Cava, A. Lapczynski, D.C. Liebler, D. O'Brien, A. Patel, T.M. Penning
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 20:00
Internalins are surface proteins that are utilized by Listeria monocytogenes to facilitate its invasion into human intestinal epithelial cells. The expression of a full-length InlA is one of essential virulence f...
Sun, 06/09/2019 - 20:00
This study was conducted to evaluate the safety and bacterial profile of Dhanaan (Ethiopian traditional fermented camel milk). The composition of the microbial community in Dhanaan samples was analysed by a metagenomic approach of 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. Metagenomic profiling identified 87 different bacterial microorganisms (OTUs) in six samples analysed. Although the Dhanaan samples...

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