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Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:16
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Nurul Hidayah Jamalluddin, Nur Azira Tukiran, Nurrulhidayah Ahmad Fadzillah, Sharihan FathiAbstractEdible bird’s nest (EBN) is a traditional Chinese cuisine that attracts numerous attentions at the local point of view extending to worldwide level. Huge demand from EBN enables it to secure name labels among different types of other foodstuffs, which were...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:16
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Leandra Neto, David Millan-Sango, Jean-Pierre Brincat, Luís M. Cunha, Vasilis P. ValdramidisAbstractA lot of research has focused on assessing the decontamination efficiency of ultrasound on fresh produce while ensuring the retention of their quality characteristics. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of ultrasound treatment at 26 kHz, 90...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 00:00
Abstract In this study various coatings from apple press cake (AP) with immobilized antifungal bacterial cells were used for bread surface treatment to increase anti-moulding effect. The antifungal effect and technological properties of newly isolated Lactobacillus coryniformis LUHS71, L. curvatus LUHS51, L. farraginis LUHS206 and Leuconostoc mesenteroides LUHS225 strains. Then...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 1 May 2019 Innovative Food Science & Emerging TechnologiesAuthor(s): Yasin Sen, Baran Onal-Ulusoy, Mehmet MutluAbstractThe decontamination effects of non-thermal atmospheric-pressure (AP) and low-pressure (LP) plasma systems were investigated on hazelnuts artificially contaminated with Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus flavus spores. Furthermore, AP-...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:13
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): R.M. Subasinghe, A.D. Samarajeewa, R. Scroggins, L.A. BeaudetteAbstractIdentification of bacteria in new or existing commercial microbial-based products (MBPs) is important for compliance with government regulations and for human and environmental risk assessment. Research was performed to develop effective methods to identify bacteria present in a MBP...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): Irene Esteban-Cuesta, Samart Dorn-In, Nathalie Drees, Christina Hölzel, Christoph Gottschalk, Manfred Gareis, Karin SchwaigerAbstractThe increasing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among pathogenic and opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms is one of the main global public health problems. The consumption of food contaminated with such bacteria (ARB),...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Petra Pasonen, Jukka Ranta, Heli Tapanainen, Liisa Valsta, Pirkko TuominenAbstractListeria monocytogenes causes severe consequences especially for persons belonging to risk groups. Finland is among the countries with highest number of listeriosis cases in the European Union. Although most reported cases appear to be sporadic and the maximum bacterial...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): Yalan Hu, Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse, Lei Liu, Weiwei He, Mouming Zhao, Guowan SuAbstractThis research investigated the effects of commonly practiced thermal treatments (simulated pasteurization, retort sterilization and UHT sterilization) on peanut protein isolate (PPI)-glucose solution. Results showed that thermal treatment on PPI-glucose solution from...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Hossein Mohammadzadeh-Aghdash, Nader Akbari, Karim Esazadeh, Jafar Ezzati Nazhad DolatabadiAbstractSynthetic food preservatives like sodium acetate (SA), sodium benzoate (SB), potassium sorbate (PS) and Butyl paraben (BP) have been widely used in food and pharmacy industries. One of the toxicological aspects of food additives is evaluation of their...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 1 May 2019 Author(s): Vishal Chhetri, Cheunjit Prakitchaiwattana, Sarn SettachaimongkonAbstractThe research aimed to investigate and isolate halophilic bacteria in salt-fermented foods with active inhibitory effect against Staphylococcus aureus. Bacillus were the main isolates found in salted fish and soy sauce during fermentations. From a total of 124 isolates, 37 isolates with...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 20:00
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) infections are one of the most frequent causes of persistent diarrhea in children, immunocompromised patients and travelers worldwide. The most prominent colonization factors of EAEC are aggregative adherence fimbriae (AAF). EAEC prototypical strain 042 harbors the AAF/II fimbriae variant, which mediates adhesion to intestinal epithelial cells and...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 17:00
Wenxin Liu, Chaowen Yuan, Liguo Zhang, Yufei Feng Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) constitutes a major cause of diarrhea in young children and animals, particularly in poor regions of the world, as well the traveler’s diarrhea in adult individuals. Type II heat-labile enterotoxin (LT-II) from ETEC can cause profuse watery diarrhea, posing a potential threat to public health and animal...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Enterobactin (Ent)-mediated high-affinity iron acquisition is critical for Gram-negative bacteria to survive in the host. Given the bacteriostatic effect of lipocalin resulting from its potent Ent-binding ability, immune intervention directly targeting Ent is promising for iron-dependent pathogen control. Recently, an Ent conjugate vaccine was reported, but it still has several significant...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Untreated biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO) are commonly used as biological fertilizers but can harbor foodborne pathogens like Salmonella enterica, leading to potential transfer from soils to fruits and vegetables intended for human consumption. Heat-treated poultry pellets (HTPP) can provide produce growers with a slow-release fertilizer with a minimized risk of pathogen...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Spore-forming bacteria are natural contaminants of food raw materials, and sporulation can occur in many environments from farm to fork. In order to characterize and to predict spore formation over time, we developed a model that describes both the kinetics of growth and the differentiation of vegetative cells into spores. The model is based on a classical growth model and enables description of...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Municipal wastewater includes human waste that contains both commensal and pathogenic enteric microorganisms, and this collective community microbiome can be monitored for community diseases. In a previous study, we assessed the salmonellosis disease burden using municipal wastewater from Honolulu, Hawaii, which was monitored over a 54-week period. During that time, a strain of Salmonella...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Western Canada produces large amounts of bitumen, a heavy, highly weathered crude oil. Douglas Channel and Hecate Strait on the coast of British Columbia are two water bodies that may be impacted by a proposed pipeline and marine shipping route for diluted bitumen (dilbit). This study investigated the potential of microbial communities from these waters to mitigate the impacts of a potential...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Bacteriophage lysins are compelling antimicrobial proteins whose biotechnological utility and evolvability would be aided by elevated stability. Lysin catalytic domains, which evolved as modular entities distinct from cell wall binding domains, can be classified into one of several families with highly conserved structure and function, many of which contain thousands of annotated homologous...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 01:14
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): Emmanuel PurlisAbstractBaking is a complex transformation process since many coupled physical phenomena take place within the product. For practical industrial purposes, it would be desirable to count on simple methods to predict accurately the process time. Unlike food preservation operations, two different process times can be defined: the critical or...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 01:14
Available online 1 May 2019 Author(s): Zhuoyang Li, Rongxian Guo, Fan Wang, Shizhong Geng, Xilong Kang, Chuang Meng, Dan Gu, Xinan Jiao, Zhiming PanAbstractEgg safety and quality is a long-standing concern for producers and consumers. Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (Salmonella Enteritidis) is the prevalent egg-product-related foodborne pathogen. The treatment with organic acids,...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 01:12
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): Barun Yadav, Ana Claudia Spinelli, Byju N. Govindan, Ying Y. Tsui, Lynn M. McMullen, M.S. RoopeshAbstractReady-to-eat (RTE) deli meat has been linked to several Listeria monocytogenes associated recalls. Recent studies demonstrated the potential antimicrobial effects of atmospheric cold plasma treatment on various food surfaces including RTE meat products...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 01:12
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): Lina Merino, Fernando M. Trejo, Graciela De Antoni, Marina A. GolowczycAbstractLactic acid bacteria (LAB) exert a strong antagonistic activity against many microorganisms including food spoilage organisms and may be used as an alternative to control biofilm formation of pathogens in food industries. The objective of this work was to investigate the...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 00:00
Cronobacter turicensis is a food-borne pathogen found in dairy products. It has been reported to cause bacteremia and enteritis in immunocompromised people, especially infants. Cronobacter turicensis has been isolated from various food sources, and contaminated powdered infant formula was found to be the most common source of infection among infants. Although some gene targets are used for the...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 00:00
The development and validation of a capillary electrophoresis–tandem mass spectrometry method for the determination of nine pesticides residues in corn samples is presented. The residues of thiabendazole, aminocarb, imazalil, atrazine, metazachlor, metoxuron, carbofuran, metosulam, and imazapyr have been extracted from corn samples using QuEChERS based extraction procedure. The...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 249: Toxicity Studies of Chanoclavine in Mice Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050249 Authors: Sarah C. Finch John S. Munday Jan M. Sprosen Sweta Bhattarai Epichloë endophytes have been used successfully in pastoral grasses providing protection against insect pests through the expression of secondary metabolites. This approach could be extended to...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 30 April 2019Source: Author(s): Katarzyna Sznajder-Katarzyńska, Magdalena Surma, Wiesław Wiczkowski, Ewa CieślikAbstractCross-sectional studies concerning the contamination of milk and milk products by perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are presented and the extent of contamination that may occur in food samples, collected in Poland in 2016 is evaluated; not only...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2019Source: Author(s): Di Wang, Jiaorong Qu, Haiyue Jiang, Yu JiangAbstractScars can have a dramatic impact on patients' physical appearance and function. Injection of botulinum toxin has been used to prevent scar formation at the site of injury and to remodel scars that have already formed. The purpose of this review is to assess the safety and...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 30 April 2019 Innovative Food Science & Emerging TechnologiesAuthor(s): Bibha Kumari, Brijesh K. Tiwari, Des Walsh, Tomás P. Griffin, Nahidul Islam, James G. Lyng, Nigel P. Brunton, Dilip K. RaiAbstractPulsed electric field (PEF) pre-treatment, at 2.8 kV/cm with 3000 pulses of 20 μs pulse-width, was applied on the brewer's spent grains (BSG) followed by...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 29 April 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Antonio J. Signes-Pastor, Jesús Vioque, Eva M. Navarrete-Muñoz, Manus Carey, Miguel García-Villarino, Ana Fernández-Somoano, Adonina Tardón, Loreto Santa-Marina, Amaia Irizar, Maribel Casas, Mònica Guxens, Sabrina Llop, Raquel Soler-Blasco, Manoli García-de-la-Hera, Margaret R. Karagas, Andrew A. MehargAbstractEarly...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:10
Available online 29 April 2019 Author(s): Dhanashree Amane, Laxmi AnanthanarayanAbstractDNA barcoding is gaining importance in food authenticity studies due to its sensitivity, reliability and accuracy in identification of adulterant species from pure food commodity. In the present study, three barcoding loci viz., rbcL, trnH-psbA and ITS were explored to test their potential in detection of...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:10
Available online 29 April 2019 Author(s): Xinfeng Han, Xingai Guan, Hang Zeng, Jiakang Li, Xuelin Huang, Yiping Wen, Qin Zhao, Xiaobo Huang, Qigui Yan, Yong Huang, Sanjie Cao, Rui Wu, Xiaoping Ma, Likou ZouAbstractA total of 220 Campylobacter isolates was recovered from 656 samples along a commercial duck slaughter line after a panel of confirmation tests including selective culture methods,...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:10
Available online 29 April 2019 Author(s): Xueli Wang, Yan Zhang, Zhi Geng, Yang Liu, Lixia Guo, Gexin XiaoAbstractMeat for human consumption, may contain a variety of contaminants, including heavy metals. The data of five heavy metals (cadmium, lead, arsenic, chromium, and mercury) in meat products collected from major production provinces in China during 2015-2017 were analyzed by...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:10
Available online 29 April 2019 Author(s): Chunjian Wu, Li Wang, Xiaobing Guo, He Li, Shujuan YuAbstractAn ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method was developed and validated for the simultaneous analysis of 4(5)-methylimidazole (4-MI) and acrylamide (AA) in biscuit products. The samples were extracted with methanol followed by dispersive primary secondary amine...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:10
Available online 29 April 2019 Author(s): Zahoor Ul Hassan, Roda Al Thani, Virgilio Balmas, Quirico Migheli, Samir JaouaAbstractThis study aimed to explore the incidence of Fusarium fungi and their mycotoxins in marketed feed in Qatar. Samples of mixed-grain-cereal, maize, wheat, millet, barley, oat and soybean were tested for the presence of zearalenone (ZEN), fumonisins, T2/HT2 and...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:10
Available online 29 April 2019 Author(s): Azita Khorsandi, Mohammad Hadi Eskandari, Mahmoud Aminlari, Seyed Shahram Shekarforoush, Mohammad Taghi GolmakaniAbstractThe aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of natural antimicrobials: nisin, cinnamon essential oil (CEO), ethylenediaminetetraacetate (EDTA) and their combinations, on the shelf-life of emulsion-type cooked cured...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:10
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): M. Faisal, R. Buckow, T. Vasiljevic, O.N. DonkorAbstractChanges in tropomyosin derived antigenicity of banana prawn (Fenneropenaeus merguiensis) due to high pressure processing (HPP) at 600 MPa for 5 or 10 min at various temperatures (40, 80, 120 °C) were investigated. HPP of prawn samples at 40 and 80 °C for 5 min increased tropomyosin derived...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:10
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): J. Sindelar, K. Glass, R. Hanson, J.G. Sebranek, J. Cordray, J.S. DicksonAbstractPork bellies and boneless hams were smoked or cooked using unusually long processes to determine the impact of extended come-up times on the populations of Clostridium perfringens, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus and Listeria monocytogenes. The products were...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 00:00
Foodborne diseases arise from Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) and Salmonella typhimurium (S. typhimurium) are global public health problems, influencing both developing and developed countries. Therefore, their rapid and accurate detection is of much concern in food safety and point-of-care diagnostics. In this study, a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 00:00
Sensitive identification and detection of melamine illegally added to food to increase false protein content is important for food safety monitoring because melamine can cause tissue injury or even death above the safety regulation level. Melamine can coordinate with two thymines to form stable T-melamine-T structures. On the basis of such a unique interaction, we have...
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 00:00
This study investigated the physicochemical characteristics and flavor attributes of navel oranges to determine the effect of low-dose phytosanitary irradiation and subsequent storage at 4 °C. Electronic sensing techniques such as E-tongue and E-nose successfully detected irradiated oranges based on their taste attributes and volatile patterns, respectively, even after...
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 20:00
Random Mutagenesis Applied to Reveal Factors Involved in Oxidative Tolerance and Biofilm Formation in Foodborne Cronobacter malonaticus Maofeng Zhang1,2†, Xiyan Zhang1†, Liaowang Tong1†, Dexin Ou1, Yaping Wang1, Jumei Zhang2, Qingping Wu2* and Yingwang Ye1,2* 1School of Food Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China 2State Key Laboratory...
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:00
The above article from the Journal of Food Safety, published online on November 25, 2018 in Wiley Online Library (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfs.12583), has been retracted by agreement between the journal Editor‐in‐Chief, Vivian Wu and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The retraction has been agreed due to evidence indicating that the peer review of this paper was compromised....
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:00
The above article from the Journal of Food Safety, published online on 20 November 2018 in Wiley Online Library (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jfs.12575), has been retracted by agreement between the journal Editor‐in‐Chief, Vivian Wu and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The retraction has been agreed due to evidence indicating that the peer review of this paper was compromised....
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 15:00
The above article from the Journal of Food Safety, published online on 25 November 2018 in Wiley Online Library (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfs.12586), has been retracted by agreement between the journal Editor‐in‐Chief, Vivian Wu and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The retraction has been agreed due to evidence indicating that the peer review of this paper was compromised....
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:59
Abstract Agricultural or food processing wastes cause serious environmental burden and economic losses. Solid‐state fermentation using these wastes is an attractive option to valorize these wastes. However, conventional autoclaving of substrate may degrade nutrients and generate toxins. Unsterilization of the substrate will cause undesired microbial contamination. Therefore, we compared...
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:59
Abstract Use of bacteria in cancer therapy, despite being considered as a potent strategy, has not really picked up the way other methods of cancer therapies have evolved. However, in recent years, the interest on use of bacteria to kill cancer cells has renewed considerably. The standard and widely followed strategies of cancer treatment often fail either due to the complexity of tumor biology...
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:35
The above article from the Journal of Food Safety, published online on 20 November 2018 in Wiley Online Library (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jfs.12575), has been retracted by agreement between the journal Editor‐in‐Chief, Vivian Wu and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The retraction has been agreed due to evidence indicating that the peer review of this paper was compromised....
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:35
The above article from the Journal of Food Safety, published online on November 25, 2018 in Wiley Online Library (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfs.12583), has been retracted by agreement between the journal Editor‐in‐Chief, Vivian Wu and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The retraction has been agreed due to evidence indicating that the peer review of this paper was compromised....
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 09:35
The above article from the Journal of Food Safety, published online on 25 November 2018 in Wiley Online Library (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jfs.12586), has been retracted by agreement between the journal Editor‐in‐Chief, Vivian Wu and Wiley Periodicals, Inc. The retraction has been agreed due to evidence indicating that the peer review of this paper was compromised....

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