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Thu, 05/09/2019 - 01:16
Available online 8 May 2019 Author(s): Jéssica B. Portela, Pablo T. Coimbra, Leandro P. Cappato, Verônica O. Alvarenga, Rodrigo B.A. Oliveira, Karen S. Pereira, Denise.R.P. Azeredo, Anderson S. Sant’ Ana, Janaina S. Nascimento, Adriano G. CruzAbstractThis study aimed to study the behavior of Salmonella submitted to domestic microwave through the use of predictive microbiology. The results showed...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:00
As WGS is increasingly used by food industry to characterize pathogen isolates, users are challenged by the variety of analysis approaches available, ranging from methods that require extensive bioinformatics expertise to commercial software packages. This study aimed to assess the impact of analysis pipelines (i.e., different hqSNP pipelines, a cg/wgMLST pipeline) and the reference genome...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:00
Jianjian Wei, Jie Zhou, Yakun Liu, Jie Wu, Tao Jin, Yuguo Li, Hui-Ling Yen Infectious virus-laden aerosols generated during poultry processing may mediate airborne transmissions of avian influenza at live poultry markets. To develop effective control measures to reduce aerosol dispersion, we characterised the aerosol flow pattern of the mechanical defeatherers, a major source of aerosol...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:00
Abstract Gibberellic acid (GA3) was added to three types of beer barley, and the chemical changes to GA3 during the beer brewing process were studied using HPLC. The results demonstrated that the GA3 concentration decreased throughout the malting, mashing, and boiling processes and that no GA3 was detected in the congress wort. A new substance, herein called Substance A, was detected by HPLC...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 10:18
Abstract Proper food safety training is essential to decrease incidences and overall rates of foodborne illnesses and outbreaks. Though many commercial restaurants should provide proper food safety training to food handler employees, this training is not always offered or effective. Here, we summarize the results of a primary literature study concerning the effectiveness of food safety training...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:17
Available online 4 May 2019 Author(s): B. Ujvári, L. Makrai, T. MagyarAbstractThis study describes the prevalence of capsule biosynthesis genes, LPS genotypes, virulence associated genes and the analysis of the outer membrane protein (ompA) sequence of Pasteurella multocida isolates (n = 180) from different locations in Hungary, from various host species, including humans. When combining capsular...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:17
Available online 6 May 2019 Author(s): Silvia Mošovská, Veronika Medvecká, Mária Gregová, Juliána Tomeková, Ľubomír Valík, Anna Mikulajová, Anna ZahoranováAbstractThe aim of the study is the comparison of inactivation efficiency of low-temperature plasma generated in different working gases for A. flavus inoculated on hazelnut surface. Plasma was generated by Diffuse Coplanar Surface Barrier...
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...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:15
Available online 6 May 2019 Author(s): Rafael D. Chaves, Zafeiro Aspridou, Anderson S. Sant'Ana, Konstantinos P. KoutsoumanisAbstractThe present work investigates the effect of chlorine stress on the subsequent growth behavior of individual Salmonella cells. A time-lapse microscopy method was used which allowed to evaluate the effect of chlorine on the division times of Salmonella individual...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:15
Available online 6 May 2019 Author(s): I. Barroso, V. Maia, P. Cabrita, J.V. Martínez-Suárez, L. BritoAbstractThe main goal of this work was to approach food industry conditions in the comparison of the susceptibility of biofilms of Listeria monocytogenes to the biocides benzalkonium chloride (BAC) and peracetic acid (PAA). Twelve isolates of L. monocytogenes, including nine well characterized...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:15
Publication date: Available online 7 May 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Hang Qi, Yen-Con HungAbstractThis study was aimed to elucidate the mechanism of ferrous and alkaline activated persulfate in inactivating Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes. A five-strain cocktail of each pathogen was treated with activated persulfate for 5 min. The treated pathogens were plated on both selective...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 01:15
Publication date: August 2019Source: LWT, Volume 110Author(s): Priti Mudgil, Lina S. Omar, Hina Kamal, Bhanu Priya Kilari, Sajid MaqsoodAbstractThe present study explored the bioactive properties (antioxidant, antihaemolytic and antibacterial properties) of hydrolysates produced from quinoa and amaranth protein isolates. Various hydrolysates were produced using different enzymes (Bromelain,...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 00:00
Abstract The introgressed cultivar of Parainema coffee was studied in two Honduras plantations that differed in their tree-shading system, namely intercropping as opposed to agroforestry. The cumulative sunlight effect on plants was determined by means of a non-destructive index of leaf flavonols, applied here for the first time to the coffee culture. The coffee seeds...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 258: NMR-Based Metabolic Profiles of Intact Zebrafish Embryos Exposed to Aflatoxin B1 Recapitulates Hepatotoxicity and Supports Possible Neurotoxicity Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050258 Authors: Zain Zuberi Muhamed N. H. Eeza Joerg Matysik John P. Berry A. Alia Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a widespread contaminant of grains and other agricultural crops and is...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 259: Recombinant Aflatoxin-Degrading F420H2-Dependent Reductase from Mycobacterium smegmatis Protects Mammalian Cells from Aflatoxin Toxicity Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050259 Authors: Che-Hsing Li Wei-Yang Li I-Ning Hsu Yung-Yu Liao Chi-Ya Yang Matthew C. Taylor Yu-Fan Liu Wei-Hao Huang Hsiang-Hua Chang Ho-Lo Huang Shao-Chi Lo Ting-Yu Lin Wei-...
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 00:00
Abstract This study aimed to investigate the suitability of lentil protein and emulsions thereof for the formulation of a milk substitute. The effect of high-pressure homogenisation and heat treatments on functional and physico-chemical properties of lentil protein solutions (3.3% w/w) and the emulsions, containing fat contents similar to commercial cow’s milk, was studied....
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 00:00
Abstract This study aimed to specifically prepare angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory peptides rich in C-terminal proline from oyster proteins using chymotrypsin and proline-specific endopeptidases (PSEases). The hydrolysates were purified with Sephadex G25, Superdex™ 30 Increase 10/300 GL gel filtration chromatography and reverse-phase high-performance liquid...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 20:00
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a common pathogen which has become a major concern of seafood products. The bacteria in the viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state are unable to form colonies on growth media, but under appropriate conditions they can regain culturability. In this study, V. parahaemolyticus was induced into VBNC state at low temperature and oligotrophic condition, and was resuscitated to...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 20:00
Listeria monocytogenes is an important foodborne pathogen with a significant impact on public health worldwide. A great number ofMany outbreaks caused by L. monocytogenes hasve been reported, especially in the United States and European countries. However, listeriosis has isuncommonnot yet been included ina notifiable disease in China, and thus information on this infection has been scarce among...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 07:28
The objective of this work was to evaluate microwave heating (MW) in the processing of camu‐camu juices. A factorial design (22) with repetition at the central point was performed. We evaluated the effect of microwave power (310‐940 W) and processing time (15‐45 s) on physicochemical characteristics, reduction of enzyme activity (POD and PPO), microbiological quality and bioactive compounds...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 01:13
Available online 6 May 2019 Author(s): E.P. Pérez-Álvarez, R. Ruiz-González, S. Nonell, T. Garde-CerdánAbstractLight is an energy source and key environmental factor for plants. Out of the different light wavelengths, blue-light is one of the most relevant spectral regions because of its relation to anthocyanins biosynthesis. Among the compounds present in grapes, anthocyanins determine their...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 254: Occurrence and Risk Assessment of Mycotoxins through Polish Beer Consumption Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050254 Authors: Jan Grajewski Robert Kosicki Magdalena Twarużek Anna Błajet-Kosicka Poland is one of Europe’s leading producers and exporters of beer. The study, herein, describes the measurement of ochratoxin A, deoxynivalenol, nivalenol...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 255: Varanid Lizard Venoms Disrupt the Clotting Ability of Human Fibrinogen through Destructive Cleavage Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050255 Authors: James S. Dobson Christina N. Zdenek Chris Hay Aude Violette Rudy Fourmy Chip Cochran Bryan G. Fry The functional activities of Anguimorpha lizard venoms have received less attention compared to serpent...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 256: Hydrophobized Reversed-Phase Adsorbent for Protection of Dairy Cattle against Lipophilic Toxins from Diet. Efficiensy in Vitro and in Vivo Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050256 Authors: Sotnichenko Pantsov Shinkarev Okhanov The steady growth of inflammatory diseases of the udder in dairy cattle forces us to look for the causes of this phenomenon in the...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 257: Fusarium Mycotoxins Stability during the Malting and Brewing Processes Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050257 Authors: Piacentini Benešová Pernica Savi Rocha Hartman Čáslavský Corrêa Běláková Mycotoxins are widely studied by many research groups in all aspects, but the stability of these compounds needs further research for clarification....
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 20:00
Salmonella is a major foodborne pathogen which causes widespread contamination and infection worldwide. Salmonella Typhimurium is one of the leading serovars responsible for human and animal salmonellosis, globally. The increasing rate of antibiotic resistance in Salmonella Typhimurium poses a significant global concern, and an improved understanding of the distribution of antibiotic resistance...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 20:00
Listeria monocytogenes is a globally notoriousfoodborne pathogen. This study aimed to qualitatively and quantitatively detect L. monocytogenes from meat and meat products in China and to establish their virulence profiles and population diversity. From 1212 meat and meat product samples, 362 (29.9%) were positive for L. monocytogenes. Serogroup analysis showed that the most prevalent serogroup of...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 20:00
Salmonella enterica serovar 4,[5],12:i:- (S. 4,[5],12:i:-) is an emerging foodborne pathogen causing salmonellosis in humans and animals. Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) is an effective strategy for controlling enteric infections through maintaining gut microbiota homeostasis and regulating the intestinal innate immune response. Here, LGG was orally administrated to newly weaned...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:54
Abstract Strawberry is a healthy fruit with numerous health‐benefit compounds. Unfortunately, it is highly perishable and occasionally can be contaminated with foodborne pathogens. The overall goal of this study is to evaluate pulsed light (PL) processing for disinfection of strawberries, extension of shelf life, and preservation of quality attributes and compounds that are beneficial to health....
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 07:48
How motile bacteria recognize their environment and decide whether to stay or move is a fundamental issue in survival. Here we established the molecular mechanism underlying the intimate relationship between nutrient availability and flagellum‐driven motility in Vibrio vulnificus; dephosphorylated EIIAGlc of the PEP:carbohydrate phosphotransferase system sequesters the flagellar assembly protein...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 01:18
Available online 4 May 2019 Author(s): Aixia Xu, Shihyu Chuang, O. Joseph Scullen, Lihan Huang, Shiowshuh Sheen, Lee-Yan Sheen, James R. Johnson, Christopher H. SommersAbstractExtraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) is a foodborne pathogen responsible for urinary tract infections, sepsis, and neonatal meningitis. Retail poultry meat has been identified as a reservoir for ExPEC....
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 01:18
Available online 4 May 2019 Author(s): Juliana O. Moraes, Ellen A. Cruz, Ítalo Pinheiro, Tereza C.M. Oliveira, Verônica Alvarenga, Anderson S. Sant’Ana, Marciane MagnaniAbstractThis study assessed the adhesion and formation of biofilm by five Salmonella enterica strains (S. Enteritidis 132, S. Infantis 176, S. Typhimurium 177, S. Heidelberg 281 and S. Corvallis 297) on polypropylene (PP) and...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 01:18
Available online 3 May 2019 Author(s): Jesús M. González-Jartín, Lisandra de Castro Alves, Amparo Alfonso, Y. Piñeiro, Susana Yáñez Vilar, Manuel González Gomez, Zulema Vargas Osorio, María J. Sainz, Mercedes R. Vieytes, J. Rivas, Luis M. BotanaAbstractMycotoxins are toxic compounds that can be present in feed, food and beverages. In this work, 25 magnetic nanostructured materials were developed...
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 20:00
Campylobacter is the most common cause of traveler’s diarrhea (TD) and human bacterial gastroenteritis. A heteroresistant Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) isolate, identified by microbiological methods and charac...
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 01:16
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Chae-Jin Na, Sang-Hee Jo, Ki-Hyun Kim, Jong-Ryeul Sohn, Youn-Suk SonAbstractIn this research, the concentrations of six heavy metals (Zn, Pb, Ni, Fe, and Cr) in electronic cigarette (EC) solutions were determined to assess their association with EC use patterns. To this end, their contents were analyzed under three...
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 01:14
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Hiroki Maruoka, Atsushi Hinenoya, Noritomo Yasuda, Atsuyoshi Takeda, Shin Inoue, Tomoko Sumi, Kazuaki Koitabashi, Hiroshi Yasue, Kazuhiko Kogou, Shinji YamasakiAbstractWe developed a new GeneFields® EHEC/SS PCR dipstick DNA chromatography kit for the simultaneously detection of invA, ipaH, and stx genes in Salmonella enterica (56 strains), Shigella spp. (44...
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 252: Analysis of Toxigenic Fusarium Species Associated with Wheat Grain from Three Regions of Russia: Volga, Ural, and West Siberia Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050252 Authors: Tatiana Gagkaeva Olga Gavrilova Aleksandra Orina Yuri Lebedin Ilya Shanin Pavel Petukhov Sergei Eremin Wheat grains collected in three regions of Russia—Volga, Ural,...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 15:44
Abstract Aims Greenhouse trials were conducted with different cultivars of baby leaf spinach, rocket, and Swiss chard and inoculation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 gfp+, to determine whether plant species and cultivar has an impact on establishment of this strain. Methods and results Three cultivars each of spinach, rocket and Swiss chard were spray inoculated with E. coli O157:H7 gfp+ at doses...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 13:14
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2019 Food BioscienceAuthor(s): Rami Rahmani, Sandra Beaufort, Alejandra Silvia Villarreal-Soto, Patricia Taillandier, Jalloul Bouajila, Mohamed DeboubaAbstractBrassica tournefortii is an edible vegetable formerly consumed by North African populations. Nowadays, this plant has been neglected and is less used. The present study aims to give an extra...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:17
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Yuting Wang, Huiyu Hu, David Julian McClements, Shaoping Nie, Mingyue Shen, Chang Li, Yousheng Huang, Yadong Zhong, Jie Chen, Maomao Zeng, Mingyong XieAbstractThe effect of unsaturated free fatty acids (FFAs) and triglycerides (TGs) on the formation of acrylamide and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) at frying temperature was investigated. We hypothesized that...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:17
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Cong Lv, Jing Jin, Ping Wang, Xiaofeng Dai, Yang Liu, Mumin Zheng, Fuguo XingAbstractWater activity (aw) and temperature are two pivotal environmental factors affecting Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production. Here, we found that AFB1 production on polished rice can occur over a wider range of temperature × aw levels than that on paddies. For...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:17
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Yating Zhang, Chuanfen Pu, Wenting Tang, Shiqing Wang, Qingjie SunAbstractGallic acid liposomes (GA-LIP) and gallic acid liposomes decorated with lactoferrin (LF-GA-LIP) were fabricated, and their physiochemical, in vitro digestion and antibacterial activity were analysed . The average particle size of LF-GA-LIP was larger than that of GA-LIP, and the former...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:17
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Yoon-Hee Oh, Dong-Chan Moon, Young Ju Lee, Bang-Hun Hyun, Suk-Kyung LimAbstractPasteurella multocida causes single or complex respiratory disease in pigs. Although antimicrobial therapy is the most effective treatment for porcine respiratory disease, P. multocida shows increased antimicrobial resistance in Korea. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:17
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Nagel Ariel, Vázquez Cristina Lourdes, Etulai Julia, Blanco Federico Carlos, Gravisaco Maria José, Gómez Ricardo Martín, Caimi KarinaAbstractLeptospirosis is a zoonosis, caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Although cattle are usually the maintenance hosts of serovar Hardjo, Pomona is the most frequent serovar circulating in Argentina....

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