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Tue, 04/30/2019 - 01:14
Available online 28 April 2019 Author(s): G. Douglas Inglis, Valerie F. Boras, Andrew L. Webb, Vivien V. Suttorp, Pamela Hodgkinson, Eduardo N. TaboadaAbstractInfections by pathogenic Campylobacter species were determined in diarrheic (n = 2,217) and non-diarrheic control (n = 104) people in Southwestern Alberta (SWA) over a 1-year period using specialized and conventional isolation, and direct...
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 01:14
Publication date: Available online 28 April 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Arnau Vidal, Salma Ouhibi, Ridha Gali, Abderrazzek Hedhili, Sarah De Saeger, Marthe De BoevreAbstractPatulin (PAT) is a common mycotoxin in fruit products, especially in apples and apple-based products. The European Commission has set maximum levels for PAT in food. Nevertheless, worrying PAT levels were...
Tue, 04/30/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 248: Fusarium Toxins in Chinese Wheat since the 1980s Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050248 Authors: Qiu Xu Shi Wheat Fusarium head blight (FHB), caused by Fusarium species, is a widespread and destructive fungal disease. In addition to the substantial yield and revenue losses, diseased grains are often contaminated with Fusarium mycotoxins, making them...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 20:00
Surveillance and Genomics of Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 From Fish, Phytoplankton and Water in Lake Victoria, Tanzania Yaovi M. Gildas Hounmanou1*, Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon2, Rene S. Hendriksen2, Tamegnon V. Dougnon3, Robinson H. Mdegela4, John E. Olsen1 and Anders Dalsgaard1 1Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 20:00
Integrative Analyses of Long Non-coding RNA and mRNA Involved in Piglet Ileum Immune Response to Clostridium perfringens Type C Infection Xiaoyu Huang1, Wenyang Sun1, Zunqiang Yan1, Hairen Shi1, Qiaoli Yang1, Pengfei Wang1, Shenggui Li1, Lixia Liu2, Shengguo Zhao1 and Shuangbao Gun1,3* 1College of Animal Science and Technology, Gansu Agricultural University, Lanzhou, China 2College of...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 15:00
Abstract BACKGROUND The impact of climate change has been identified as an emerging issue worldwide due to potential effects that can provoke changes in the nature and occurrence of food safety hazards. Mycotoxins are a group of naturally occurring toxic substances produced by several genera of filamentous fungi, among which, primarily aflatoxins, fumonisins, ochratoxins, trichothecenes, and...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:34
Vibrio cholerae, the facultative pathogen responsible for cholera disease, continues to pose a global health burden. Its persistence can be attributed to a flexible genetic toolkit that allows for adaptation to different environments with distinct carbon sources, including the six-carbon sugar alcohol mannitol. V. cholerae takes up mannitol through the transporter protein MtlA, whose production...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:34
Capsular polysaccharides (CPSs) are virulence factors for many important pathogens. In Escherichia coli, CPSs are synthesized via two distinct pathways, but both require proteins from the outer membrane polysaccharide export (OPX) family to complete CPS export from the periplasm to the cell surface. In this study, we compare the properties of the OPX proteins from the prototypical group 1 (Wzy-...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 11:09
Abstract Aims In this study the association between multidrug resistance (MDR) and the expression of some virulence factors were evaluated in E. coli strains isolated from infant faeces and fresh green vegetables. The effect of isolate origin on associated virulence factors was evaluated. In addition, genetic fingerprinting of a sample of these isolates (10 isolates from each group) was studied...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 06:24
Abstract In the United Kingdom, there has been an increase in the number of hepatitis E virus (HEV) infections in people annually since 2010. Most of these are thought to be indigenously acquired Orthohepevirus A genotype 3 (HEV G3), which has been linked to pork production and consumption. However, the dominant subgroup circulating in British pigs differs from that which is found in people;...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 April 2019 Author(s): Susana Río Segade, Simone Vincenzi, Simone Giacosa, Luca RolleAbstractStilbenes, including trans-resveratrol and its derivatives, are compounds naturally present in grapes and have gained a growing interest due to reported health-promoting properties. The production of resveratrol-enriched table grapes has promoted recent research on stress-induced...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 27 April 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Samet Ozturk, Shuxiang Liu, Jie Xu, Juming Tang, Jinru Chen, Rakesh K. Singh, Fanbin KongAbstractThis study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of using Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354 (E. faecium) as a surrogate of Salmonella enterica Enteritidis PT30 (S. Enteritidis PT30), validate radio frequency (RF) heating in pasteurizing...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 27 April 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): George Kwabena Afari, Haijie Liu, Yen-Con HungAbstractThe effects of pathogen inoculum concentration, pH and organic load of electrolyzed oxidizing (EO) water treatment on the culturability and viability of Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 was examined. Inoculum concentrations (8, 6, and 4 log CFU/mL), EO...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 April 2019 Author(s): Bernadette Richter, Marc Rurik, Stephanie Gurk, Oliver Kohlbacher, Markus FischerAbstractThe aim of this study was to experimentally monitor the geographical origin of white asparagus based on near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR). 275 asparagus samples from six countries of origin and three years of harvest were analyzed. Support vector machine (SVM)...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 April 2019 Author(s): Ying Li, Xiaoyan Pei, Xiuli Zhang, Lingling Wu, Yang Liu, Houde Zhou, Guozhu Ma, Qiuxia Chen, Hui Liang, Dajin YangABSTRACTThe objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between hygienic indicators and Salmonella contamination in poultry meat from retail markets in China. From July 2016 to December 2016, a total of 2,331 samples were...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 April 2019 Author(s): M.A. Dadzie, A. Oppong, K. Ofori, J.S. Eleblu, E.B. Ifie, E. Blay, E. Obeng –Bio, Z. Appiah-Kubi, M.L. WarburtonAbstractAflatoxins are carcinogenic secondary metabolites produced mainly by two species of Aspergillus fungi, (A. flavus and A. parasiticus). The toxin contaminates maize grains during the developmental stage as well as in storage. Grains with...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 April 2019 Author(s): Shuran Yang, Xiaoyan Pei, Shuoyan Yin, Xiaojie Yu, Lingling Mei, Wei Zhao, Hui Liang, Qizhi Wang, Dajin YangAbstract:BackgroundClonorchiasis has been known for over 2300 years in China and it is considered as one of the most notorious food-borne parasitic diseases. In 2004, a total number of 15 million people were infected with Clonorchis sinensis around...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 April 2019 Author(s): Chunling Zhang, Yuyu Zhang, Zhiyi Zhao, Wenfei Liu, Yiqing Chen, Gaoji Yang, Xiaodong Xia, Yanfei CaoAbstractSlightly acidic electrolyzed water (SAEW) with available chlorine concentrations (ACC) of 35 and 70 mg/L is used instead of regular production water for soaking pea (Pisum sativum L.) seeds and spraying the sprouts during seed sprouting. Sodium...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 April 2019 Author(s): Kwabena Asare Bediako, Daniel Dzidzienyo, Kwadwo Ofori, Samuel Kwame Offei, James Yaw Asibuo, Richard Adu Amoah, Joshua ObengAbstractFungal species associated with stored groundnuts together with incidence of aflatoxin contamination in four major growing regions of Ghana were investigated in this study. Aspergillus niger (39.9%) and A. flavus (26.3%) were...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 April 2019 Author(s): Roujia Zhang, Yifen Wang, Xichang Wang, Donglei LuanAbstractHeating uniformity is the critical control point on quality and safety during microwave thawing process. The objective of this study was to investigate heating characteristics of a continuous 915 MHz pilot scale microwave thawing system with a numerical simulation model and experiments. The...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 27 April 2019 Author(s): Himabindu Gazula, Harald Scherm, Changying Li, Fumi Takeda, Peien Wang, Jinru ChenABSTRACTBiofilm-forming ability of six two-strain mixtures of fecal coliforms, isolated from six different fresh market blueberry packing lines in Georgia, was assessed at 10°C for 7 days on coupons made of materials commonly used for fresh market blueberry packing lines,...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:12
Available online 28 April 2019 Author(s): Surabhi Rani, Annabelle Beaver, Ynte H. Schukken, Abani K. PradhanAbstractInfectious diseases in dairy cattle are of significant concern to dairy industries because of their huge impact on animal health, milk production, and economics. Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is a pathogenic bacterium that causes Johne's disease, one of the...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 01:11
Available online 27 April 2019 Author(s): Manal Bitar, Céline Lafarge, Nicolas Sok, Philippe Cayot, Elias bou-MarounAbstractIprodione is a fungicide widely used in viticulture in most agricultural countries. It was banned recently in the European community because of its carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting characters. In this work, a cheap analytical method able to monitor iprodione in a white...
Mon, 04/29/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 245: Toxicity and Toxin Composition of the Greater Blue-Ringed Octopus Hapalochlaena lunulata from Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050245 Authors: Asakawa Matsumoto Umezaki Kaneko Yu Gomez-Delan Tomano Noguchi Ohtsuka The toxicity of the greater blue-ringed octopus Hapalochlaena lunulata, whose bite is...
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 20:00
The hydrophobic nature of hydrocarbons make them less bioavailable to microbes, generally leading to low efficiency in biodegradation. Current bioremediation strategies for hydrocarbon contamination, uses indu...
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 20:00
Shigella flexneri has an extremely complex genome with a significant number of virulence traits acquired by mobile genetic elements including bacteriophages and plasmids. S. flexneri serotype 1c is an emerging et...
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Iman Saleh, Ipek GoktepeAbstractMycotoxins are the secondary metabolites secreted by different types of fungi to which humans can get exposed mainly via ingestion. Patulin (C7H6O4) is a polyketide lactone produced by various fungal specifies, including Penicillium expansum as the main producer. P. expansum can...
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Belqes Ahmad Al-Jaal, Morana Jaganjac, Andrei Barcaru, Peter Horvatovich, Aishah LatiffAbstractHuman exposure to mycotoxins occurs mostly through dietary intake, although exposure through dermal and inhalation routes has also been shown. Depending on the type of mycotoxins, the applied dose and duration of...
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 01:13
Available online 26 April 2019 Author(s): Bao-Tao Liu, Xuyong Li, Qidi Zhang, Hu Shan, Ming Zou, Feng-Jing SongAbstractThe presence of mobilized colistin resistance (mcr) genes is a global concern. However, data concerning mcr in fresh vegetables, a reservoir for antibiotic resistance genes, is still rare. In this study, mcr genes were analyzed among 528 vegetable samples from 53 supermarkets or...
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 01:12
Available online 26 April 2019 Author(s): S.O. Kerhervé, R.-M. Guillermic, A. Strybulevych, D.W. Hatcher, M.G. Scanlon, J.H. PageAbstractThe development of a non-contract ultrasonic technique is reported for online quality control of noodle dough without compromising food safety during production. The technique uses airborne ultrasound to measure mechanical properties of the dough without...
Sun, 04/28/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 242: Altered Gene Response to Aflatoxin B1 in the Spleens of Susceptible and Resistant Turkeys Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050242 Authors: Kent M. Reed Kristelle M. Mendoza Roger A. Coulombe Susceptibility and/or resistance to aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a threshold trait governed principally by glutathione S transferase (GST)-mediated detoxification. In poultry,...
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 22:41
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2019 Food BioscienceAuthor(s): Jelena Katanić, Fatima Yousfi, Marisa Carmela Caruso, Sanja Matić, Daria Maria Monti, El Hassania Loukili, Tatjana Boroja, Vladimir Mihailović, Fernanda Galgano, Paola Imbimbo, Ganna Petruk, Mohamed Bouhrim, Mohamed Bnouham, Mohammed RamdaniAbstractThe phytochemical composition, in vitro antioxidant and antimicrobial...
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Publication date: Available online 26 April 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Chevise L. Thomas, Yen-Con Hung, Macc Rigdon, Robert W. Mckee, Alexander M. StelzleniAbstractThe beef industry utilizes blade tenderization (BT) to enhance tenderness; however, foodborne outbreaks have been associated with BT beef. Therefore, antimicrobials that reduce the risks associated with BT while maintaining quality are...
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Publication date: Available online 25 April 2019Source: Author(s): Sumei Ling, Xiulan Li, Danping Zhang, Ke Wang, Wenwen Zhao, Qiang Zhao, Rongzhi Wang, Jun Yuan, Sijie Xin, Shihua WangAbstractTetrodotoxin (TTX) is a neurotoxin mainly responsible for severe neurological illness, and okadaic acid (OA) is another important lipophilic toxin to humans. In this study, we developed a gold strip for...
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Available online 24 April 2019 Author(s): Zhijun Chen, Yiping Xu, Na Li, Yongzhong Qian, Zijian Wang, Yan LiuAbstractUsing the data from the “Agro-product Quality and Safety Risk Monitoring Plan” of the Ministry of Agriculture of China between 2012 and 2016, acute and chronic risk assessments of cumulative exposure to organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs) through vegetable consumption were conducted...
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 01:14
Available online 25 April 2019 Author(s): Magdalena Montowska, Emilia Fornal, Michał Piątek, Mirosława Krzywdzińska-BartkowiakAbstractThe application of various functional protein additives in the meat industry is still increasing. Soy, milk and egg white proteins are applied to various types of meat product to improve their structural properties or as good substitutes for meat and fat components...
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Available online 26 April 2019 Author(s): Juan Manuel Montiel-León, Sung Vo Duy, Gabriel Munoz, Marc-André Verner, Mohammed Y. Hendawi, Hector Eduardo Moya Rojas, Marc Amyot, Sébastien SauvéAbstractHuman exposure to pesticides commands the implementation of food safety control, but few studies have provided a comparative assessment of conventional and organic products. This study set out to...
Sat, 04/27/2019 - 01:14
Available online 26 April 2019 Author(s): Emalie Thomas-Popo, Aubrey Mendonça, N.N. Misra, Allison Little, Zifan Wan, Rkia Moutiq, Shannon Coleman, Kevin KeenerAbstractBacterial foodborne disease outbreaks implicating raw wheat products have focused much attention on decontaminating wheat grains used for manufacturing flour and other milled products. The present study investigated the...
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Available online 26 April 2019 Author(s): Wenjing Yan, Wenbin Chen, Umair Muhammad, Jianhao Zhang, Hong Zhuang, Guanghong ZhouAbstract:The aim of this work was to prepare a novel antioxidant film by incorporating α-tocopherol-chitosan nanoparticles (TOC-CSNPs) with chitosan/montmorillonite film (namely, TOC-CSNPs/CS/MMT), and investigate the antioxidant activity of TOC-CSNPs/CS/MMT film on sliced...
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Available online 26 April 2019 Author(s): Teresa Aymerich, Maria Rodríguez, Margarita Garriga, Sara Bover-CidAbstractSmoked salmon is a highly appreciated delicatessen product. Nevertheless, this ready-to-eat (RTE) product is considered at risk for Listeria monocytogenes, due to both the prevalence and growth potential of this bacteria on the product. Biopreservation may be considered a mild and...
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Available online 26 April 2019 Author(s): Ana Caroline de Oliveira, Vanete Thomaz Soccol, Hervé RogezAbstractThe most important mode of transmission causing outbreaks of Chagas disease in the Amazon region is the oral route due to the ingestion of contaminated food. Herein, prevention methods for foodborne diseases caused by Trypanosoma cruzi, namely, sanitization, thermal treatment were...
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Available online 25 April 2019 Author(s): Alena Lorencova, Vladimir Babak, Alena Kralova, Gabriela BorilovaAbstractMycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP), the etiological agent of paratuberculosis, is considered to be a potential zoonotic pathogen and meat is one of the sources of MAP exposure for humans. MAP has been shown to be relatively resistant to different food processing...
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Available online 25 April 2019 Author(s): Alberto Alía, Alicia Rodríguez, María J. Andrade, Francisco M. Gómez, Juan J. CórdobaAbstractThe combined effect of temperature, water activity (aw) and NaCl content, usually found in dry-cured ham, on the growth and expression of the virulence and stress-related genes of Listeria monocytogenes was evaluated in a dry-cured ham model system. The highest...

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