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Tue, 08/13/2019 - 08:26
This study evaluated the inactivation effect of the ultrasonic treatment combined with acidic electrolyzed water (AEW) on Bacillus cereus. Ultrasound treatment for 10 min induced 0.69 log CFU/ml reduction of B. cereus in sterile saline, while AEW treatment resulted in 1.05 log CFU/ml for the same time. Simultaneous ultrasound and AEW treatment reduced 1.98 log CFU/mL which had synergistic effect...
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 9, Page 1472-1478, September 2019.
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 9, Page 1465-1471, September 2019.
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 9, Page 1472-1478, September 2019.
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 9, Page 1465-1471, September 2019.
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 01:03
Available online 12 August 2019 Author(s): Xinyue Ma, Hongxia Li, Shangna Qiao, Chujun Huang, Qiuli Liu, Xu Shen, Yongxing Geng, Wentao Xu, Chunyan SunAbstractA simple and rapid sensing strategy was proposed for chloramphenicol (CAP) detection based on structure-switching signaling aptamers. In this protocol, the aptamer can bind to both the fluorophore (FAM)-labeled complementary strand and the...
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 472: Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium perfringens Occurrence in Kazakh Honey Samples Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080472 Authors: Balgabay Maikanov Raikhan Mustafina Laura Auteleyeva Jan Wiśniewski Krzysztof Anusz Tomasz Grenda Krzysztof Kwiatek Magdalena Goldsztejn Magdalena Grabczak The aim of this study was to assess occurrence of Clostridium...
Tue, 08/13/2019 - 00:00
A modified QuEChERS method was developed for simultaneous enantioselective determination of three imidazolinone herbicides (imazethapyr, imazamox, and imazapic) in two oil crops (soybeans and peanuts) and three food crops (wheat, maize, and rice) by chiral reversed-phase ultra-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Sample extraction was performed with 20 mL...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:00
Vibrio parahaemolyticus (V. parahaemolyticus) is a leading cause of food poisoning and is of great importance to public health due to the frequency and seriousness of the diseases. The simple, timely and efficien...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:00
The objectives of this study were to investigate the prevalence and fluoroquinolone resistant Salmonella isolated from an integrated broiler chicken supply chain and their molecular characterization. In total, 73 Salmonella isolates were recovered from a broiler chicken supply chain in Shanghai. Salmonella isolates were tested for susceptibility to 11 antimicrobial agents using the broth dilution...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:00
Heavy metal accumulation in mesquite trees (Prosopis laevigata) growing in aluminum, titanium, chromium and zirconium-polluted soils (Al up to 61800 mg/kg) of a semi-arid region in Mexico was investigated using wavelength dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis. The results showed that P. laevigata trees can hyperaccumulate up to 4100 mg/kg of Al, 14000 mg/kg of Fe, 1600 mg/kg of Ti, 2500 mg/kg of...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:00
An O104:H4 Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) strain caused a large outbreak of bloody diarrhea and the hemolytic uremic syndrome in 2011. We previously developed an ampicillin (Amp)-treated C57BL/6 mouse model to measure morbidity (weight loss) and mortality of mice orally infected with the prototype Stx-EAEC strain C227-11. Here, we hypothesized that mice fed...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:00
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) is an emerging pathotype responsible for acute and persistent diarrhea. It can be classified as typical and atypical strains, respectively, based on the presence or absence of the AggR regulon, suggesting a higher virulence for typical EAEC. This study aimed to evaluate in the Galleria mellonella model if there are differences in the virulence profiles...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 20:00
Heat-labile toxin (LT) is a well-characterized powerful enterotoxin produced by enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC). This toxin is known to contribute to diarrhea in young children in developing countries, international travelers, as well as many different species of young animals. Interestingly, it has also been revealed that LT is involved in other activities in addition to its role in...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 17:00
Gitishree Das, Jayanta Kumar Patra, Trishna Debnath, Abuzar Ansari, Han-Seung Shin Currently, green nanotechnology-based approaches using waste materials from food have been accepted as an environmentally friendly and cost-effective approach with various biomedical applications. In the current study, AgNPs were synthesized using the outer peel extract of the fruit Ananas comosus (AC), which is a...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 17:00
Alyson R. Warr, Troy P. Hubbard, Diana Munera, Carlos J. Blondel, Pia Abel zur Wiesch, Sören Abel, Xiaoxue Wang, Brigid M. Davis, Matthew K. Waldor Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 (EHEC) is an important food-borne pathogen that colonizes the colon. Transposon-insertion sequencing (TIS) was used to identify genes required for EHEC and E. coli K-12 growth in vitro and for EHEC growth in...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:29
Cyclic di-GMP (c-di-GMP) is a bacterial second messenger molecule that is important in the biology of Vibrio cholerae, but the molecular mechanisms by which this molecule regulates downstream phenotypes have not been fully characterized. We have previously shown that the Vc2 c-di-GMP-binding riboswitch, encoded upstream of the gene tfoY, functions as an off-switch in response to c-di-GMP. However...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 01:03
Publication date: January 2020 , Volume 107Author(s): Zhongxu Zhan, Hui Li, Ju Liu, Guoyang Xie, Fangbing Xiao, Xin Wu, Zoraida P. Aguilar, Hengyi XuAbstractListeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is a foodborne pathogen which can cause significant threats to human health, thus, a highly specific and accurate method for detection in food is urgently needed. In this study, an enzyme-linked...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 01:03
Available online 10 August 2019 Author(s): Masashi Ando, Takahiro Yamada, Yoichiro Okinaga, Etsuko Taguchi, You Sugimoto, Akiko Takeuchi, Tomohiro Itoh, Takashi Fukuda, Yasuyuki TsukamasaAbstractThe ability of vegetables to inhibit methylmercury absorption was verified, with the aim of lowering the mercury level in cultured fish. Vegetable juice was obtained from 17 varieties of commercial...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 01:03
Available online 10 August 2019 Author(s): Anna Dąbrowska, Joanna Bajzert, Konrad Babij, Marek Szołtysik, Tadeusz Stefaniak, Ewa Willak-Janc, Józefa ChrzanowskaAbstractThe aim of the study was to investigate the use of serine protease from Yarrowia lipolytica yeast for reduction of milk proteins allergenicity. Whey protein concentrate (WPC-80), αs-casein and their hydrolysates were analyzed for...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 01:03
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Luísa Freire, Marianna M. Furtado, Tatiane M. Guerreiro, Juliana S. da Graça, Beatriz S. da Silva, Diogo N. Oliveira, Rodrigo R. Catharino, Anderson S. Sant’AnaAbstractYeasts are able to reduce the levels of ochratoxin A in fermentative processes; and, through their enzymatic complex, these micro-organisms...
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 471: Determination of Ochratoxin A (OTA), Ochratoxin B (OTB), T-2, and HT-2 Toxins in Wheat Grains, Wheat Flour, and Bread in Lebanon by LC-MS/MS Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080471 Authors: Jomana Elaridi Osama Yamani Amira Al Matari Saada Dakroub Zouhair Attieh Cereals are prone to fungal infection during growth, harvesting, transportation, and/or storage....
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:08
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2019Source: Author(s): Emilio Francesco Ricciardi, Valentina Lacivita, Amalia Conte, Eugenio Chiaravalle, A. Vittorio Zambrini, Matteo A. Del NobileAbstractThe sanitising effects of X-rays were studied on ricotta cheese at intensities of 0.5, 2 and 3 kGy, using products manufactured artisanally and industrially. Microbiological, sensory and pH...
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:04
Available online 9 August 2019 Author(s): Zhihua Li, Ling Dong, Chi Zhao, Yongqing ZhuAbstractFermented red pepper (FRP) sauce has been eaten in worldwide for many years. The salt content and resident microbial community influences the quality of the FRP sauce and may confer health (e.g., probiotics) or harm (e.g., antibiotic resistance genes) to the consumers in some circumstances; however, the...
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:04
Available online 9 August 2019 Author(s): Junqiang Li, Ke Shi, Fangfang Sun, Tingwen Li, Rongjun Wang, Sumei Zhang, Fuchun Jian, Changshen Ning, Longxian ZhangAbstractCryptosporidium spp., Giardia duodenalis, Cyclospora cayetanensis, and Enterocytozoon bieneusi are known etiological agents of self-limiting diarrhea, chronic disorders, and severe debilitating illnesses in humans, particularly...
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:04
Available online 9 August 2019 Author(s): Lourdes Sánchez-Montero, Juan J. Córdoba, Alberto Alía, Belén Peromingo, Félix NúñezAbstractEnvironmental conditions during ripening of dry-cured meat products favour growth of fungal population on their surface. Some of these moulds can produce mycotoxins. Paprika is one of the ingredients usually used in the formulation of raw-cured sausages, and its...
Sun, 08/11/2019 - 01:04
Available online 10 August 2019 Author(s): Hamid Reza Sodagari, Arkan Baraa Mohammed, Penghao Wang, Mark O'Dea, Sam Abraham, Ian Robertson, Ihab HabibAbstractIn recent years, the number of human salmonellosis cases in Western Australia (WA) has increased more dramatically than in any other Australian state. In 2017, the number of cases in WA was more than double the five-year average, and eggs...
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 01:08
Publication date: October 2019 Environmental Research, Volume 177Author(s): Vaughn Barry, Kyle SteenlandAbstractBackgroundA cohort of male lead-exposed workers with past blood lead levels, previously followed for mortality over 12 years, has now been followed for an additional 10 years. This has doubled the number of deaths and allowed for examination of mortality outcomes across a wide range of...
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 01:05
Publication date: January 2020 , Volume 107Author(s): Xinfeng Han, Junfeng Peng, Xingai Guan, Jiakang Li, Xuelin Huang, Shuliang Liu, Yiping Wen, Qin Zhao, Xiaobo Huang, Qigui Yan, Yong Huang, Sanjie Cao, Rui Wu, Xiaoping Ma, Likou ZouAbstractThe prevalence and diversity of Salmonella spp. was investigated along the duck slaughter line in Sichuan Province of China from May 2016 to July 2017. A...
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 01:05
Publication date: January 2020 , Volume 107Author(s): Shingai P. Nyarugwe, Anita R. Linnemann, Pieternel A. LuningAbstractFood safety outbreaks are recurrent events, which regularly cost human lives. Food safety goes beyond food safety management systems; an organisation's prevailing food safety culture, and its internal and external environment must also be considered. This study introduces a...
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 01:05
Publication date: January 2020 , Volume 107Author(s): Xunfei Deng, Zhi Liu, Yu Zhan, Kang Ni, Yongzhi Zhang, Wanzhu Ma, Shengzhi Shao, Xiaonan Lv, Yuwei Yuan, Karyne M. RogersAbstractReliable origin authentication methods are critical for protecting high-value food products with designated geographical origins. A total of 623 tea samples were collected from important green tea production regions...
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 01:05
Available online 7 August 2019 Author(s): Julia Reichel, Corinna Kehrenberg, Carsten KrischekAbstractUltraviolet (UV) irradiation has gained interest as a decontamination method for food for several years. This study investigated how UV-C affected the microbial load of pork, inoculated with Yersinia (Y.) enterocolitica and Brochothrix (B.) thermosphacta. The initial effect as well as the effect...
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 01:05
Available online 5 August 2019 Author(s): Yemin Xue, Xibing Cui, Zonghui Zhang, Tao Zhou, Rui Gao, Yaxian Li, Xiaoxuan DingAbstractWheat bran (WB) was treated using xylanase and arabinofuranosidase from Thermotoga maritima and added to steamed breads on 15% flour weight basis. The antioxidant capacity and water and oil retention capacity of brans were increased while their soluble...
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 469: Aflatoxin Exposure from Milk in Rural Kenya and the Contribution to the Risk of Liver Cancer Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080469 Authors: Anima J. Sirma Kohei Makita Delia Grace Daniel Senerwa Johanna F. Lindahl Milk is an important commodity in Kenya; the country has the largest dairy herd and highest per capita milk consumption in East Africa. As such...
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 470: Contrasting Toxin Selectivity between the Marine Pufferfish Takifugu pardalis and the Freshwater Pufferfish Pao suvattii Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080470 Authors: Wei Gao Yoko Kanahara Misako Yamada Ryohei Tatsuno Hiroyuki Yoshikawa Hiroyuki Doi Tomohiro Takatani Osamu Arakawa To clarify the differences in toxin selectivity between marine and...
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 00:00
Salmonella causes illness in millions of people each year with severe cases resulting in death. Traditional detection methods are well established but are associated with disadvantages such as time or reoccurring sample cost. Hyperspectral microscope imaging (HMI) has shown potential as an early and rapid detection method, identifying bacteria based on spectral signatures...
Sat, 08/10/2019 - 00:00
An automated optical biosensor-based immunoassay exploiting surface plasmon resonance detection for the quantitation of aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in milk and milk powders is described. A monoclonal antibody and an immobilized protein–AFM1 conjugate are utilized in a simple inhibition format following aqueous extraction and immunoaffinity clean-up of the sample, thereby avoiding the...
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 17:00
Jie Jiang, Meizhen Tang, Junfeng Chen, Yuewei Yang The bacterial strain WD-2, which was capable of efficiently degrading prochloraz-manganese, was isolated from soil contaminated with prochloraz-manganese, selected through enrichment culturing and identified as Bacillus cereus. Test results indicated that the optimal temperature and pH for bacterial growth were 35–40°C and 7.0–8.0, respectively...
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:58
Abstract Aims First, two inactivation models were compared for different phenotypic profiles of Escherichia coli O26 using ultraviolet‐C light (UV‐C) and thermal treatment (T), by means of Central Composite Rotatable Design of Experiment (CCRD). Second, we aimed to evaluate the subsequent survival and persistence of cells in simulated gastric fluid (SGF). Methods and Results Two strains of E....
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 15:58
Abstract Aims This study was conducted to determine the occurrence of staphylococci from cows with subclinical mastitis from independent herds in Algeria, and to characterize Staphylococcus aureus isolates. Methods and Results Quarter milk samples were collected separately, somatic cells were counted and samples with more than 200 000 somatic cells per ml were cultured on blood agar....
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 08:40
Abstract Aims To develop a process risk model (PRM) for evaluating the safety of individual lots of ground chicken (GC) contaminated with Salmonella (Salm). Methods and Results Data for prevalence, number and serotype of Salm were collected with 25 g samples of GC using a combination of methods (whole sample enrichment, quantitative polymerase chain reaction, cultural isolation and serotyping...
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 08:26
Significance and Impact of the Study: Treated wastewater effluent contains Listeria monocytogenes which survives conventional wastewater treatment processes and can re‐enter human food chain, thus it is imperative to detect L.  monocytogenes using a rapid and an inexpensive method. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a loop‐mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay,...
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 9, Page 1456-1464, September 2019.
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 9, Page 1456-1464, September 2019.
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 01:05
Available online 7 August 2019 Author(s): Tao Lei, Jumei Zhang, Fufeng Jiang, Min He, Haiyan Zeng, Moutong Chen, Shi Wu, Juan Wang, Yu Ding, Qingping WuAbstractThe plasmid-mediated colistin resistance gene mcr-1 has been identified in various Enterobacteriaceae species, which poses a great challenge to the public health. The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence of mcr-1 in Vibrio...
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 467: Genetic Profiling of Aspergillus Isolates with Varying Aflatoxin Production Potential from Different Maize-Growing Regions of Kenya Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080467 Authors: Richard Dooso Oloo Sheila Okoth Peter Wachira Samuel Mutiga Phillis Ochieng Leah Kago Fredrick Nganga Jean-Baka Domelevo Entfellner Sita Ghimire Highly toxigenic strains...
Fri, 08/09/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 468: Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Uptake, Assimilation, Depuration, and Transformation in the Southeast Asian Green-Lipped Mussel (Perna viridis) Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080468 Authors: John Kristoffer Andres Aletta T. Yñiguez Jennifer Mary Maister Andrew D. Turner Dave Eldon B. Olano Jenelyn Mendoza Lilibeth Salvador-Reyes Rhodora V. Azanza Bivalve...
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 20:00
Wild fruits are an important food and income source for many households in Zambia. Non-cultivated plants may be as susceptible as crops to aflatoxin contamination. Concentrations of aflatoxins in commonly consumed wild fruits from markets and characteristics of associated aflatoxin-producers need to be determined to assess the aflatoxin risk posed by handling, processing, storage and consumption...

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