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Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:08
Available online 12 November 2018 Author(s): July J. Sibanyoni, Frederick T. TabitAbstractThe microbial quality of food contact surfaces in the food preparation facilities is an indication of their hygiene status. The objective of this study was to assess the hygiene status and the incidence of pathogens of food contact surfaces in the food preparation facilities of schools offering school...
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:08
Available online 12 November 2018 Author(s): K. Oudjedi, S. Manso, C. Nerin, N. Hassissen, F. ZaidiAbstractThe antioxidant activity of Sage leaf (SL) and Bay leaf (BL) extracts was studied. Both plants were extracted using water and ethanol at different concentration, and the antioxidant activity was measured by ABTS [2,2′-azinobis-(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid)] radical cation...
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:08
Available online 12 November 2018 Author(s): Piyanan Chuesiang, Ubonrat Siripatrawan, Romanee Sanguandeekul, David Julian McClements, Lynne McLandsboroughAbstractThe impact of surfactant concentration (10–20 wt%) on the antimicrobial activity of cinnamon oil nanoemulsions formed by the phase inversion temperature (PIT) method was studied against a number of foodborne pathogens: Escherichia coli,...
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:08
Available online 12 November 2018 Author(s): Yasser Shahbazi, Nassim ShavisiAbstractThe current study was aimed to investigate the presence of aflatoxins (aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), aflatoxin B2 (AFB2), aflatoxin G1 (AFG1) and aflatoxin G2 (AFG2)) and ochratoxin A (OTA) in Gaz, a traditional Persian confection, and its ingredients (almond, pistachio, egg and white wheat flour) collected from Isfahan,...
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:08
Available online 12 November 2018 Author(s): R. Consonni, F. Bernareggi, L.R. CaglianiAbstractHoney represents a well appreciated food product endowed with several beneficial properties. In these last decades organic agriculture highly impacted social and political thought involving also honey production. To the best of our knowledge, no studies are present in literature focusing the...
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:08
Available online 12 November 2018 Author(s): Anouk Veldhuis, Lis Alban, Derk Oorburg, Gerdien van SchaikAbstractEU Member States are obliged by legislation to implement residue surveillance programs to detect illegal use or misuse of veterinary medicines in food producing animals and investigate the reasons for residue violations. According to EU legislation, these programs should be (partly)...
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:00
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a causative agent of gastroenteritis. Most of the clinical isolates carry either tdh and/or trh genes which are considered as the major virulence genes of this pathogen. In this study, ...
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 17:00
Brecht Ingelbeen, Mathias Bruyand, Patricia Mariani-Kurkjian, Simon Le Hello, Kostas Danis, Cécile Sommen, Stéphane Bonacorsi, Henriette de Valk To generate hypotheses on possible sources of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) serogroup O80 associated hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), we explored differences in factors associated with STEC O80 associated HUS, compared with STEC O157 or...
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:43
Escherichia coli and many other bacterial species can enter into a viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state, which is a survival strategy adopted by cells exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Pyruvate is known to be one factor that promotes resuscitation of VBNC cells. Here we studied the role of a pyruvate-sensing network, composed of the two histidine kinase/response regulator systems BtsS...
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 01:12
Available online 10 November 2018 Author(s): T. Pazartzi, S. Siaperopoulou, C. Gubili, S. Maradidou, D. Loukovitis, A. Chatzispyrou, A.M. Griffiths, G. Minos, A. ImsiridouAbstractFood authenticity has received an increasing focus due to high profile cases of substitution/mislabeling, with many investigations identifying sales of endangered or prohibited species. At the same time, the European...
Mon, 11/12/2018 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 466: Generation of Highly Efficient Equine-Derived Antibodies for Post-Exposure Treatment of Ricin Intoxications by Vaccination with Monomerized Ricin Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins10110466 Authors: Reut Falach Anita Sapoznikov Ron Alcalay Moshe Aftalion Sharon Ehrlich Arik Makovitzki Avi Agami Avishai Mimran Amir Rosner Tamar Sabo Chanoch Kronman Yoav...
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 01:02
Available online 9 November 2018 Author(s): Zhiyun Zhang, Huiyuan Guo, Chuanxin Ma, Ming Xia, Jason C. White, Baoshan Xing, Lili HeAbstractWith the increasing likelihood of significant release of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) into the environment, investigations focused on the behavior and impact of ENMs on plant species which have become more important and prevalent. One consistent challenge...
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 01:02
Available online 9 November 2018 Author(s): Ni-Na Kim, Wang June Kim, Seok-Seong KangAbstractBiofilm is a community of microorganisms that adhere to abiotic or biotic surfaces, and is problematic in a wide range of food industries, as well as to human health. Although bacteriocin from lactic acid bacteria is well known as a natural antimicrobial agent in food preservation, it has been poorly...
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 01:02
Available online 9 November 2018 Author(s): Li Bai, Mingjing Xu, Weiwei Li, Haihong Han, Jikai Liu, Ping Fu, Lizi Xu, Yingying Ouyang, Xinyong You, Jiang Chen, Jing Zou, Yue Dai, Shiqi Zhen, Shenggang Duan, Junhua Liang, Yunchang GuoAbstractHaff disease is an unexplained rhabdomyolysis syndrome occurring within 24 h of consumption of certain types of cooked fish or crustaceans. The current...
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 01:02
Available online 10 November 2018 Author(s): Kwabena Asare Bediako, Kwadwo Ofori, Samuel Kwame Offei, Daniel Dzidzienyo, James Yaw Asibuo, Richard Adu AmoahAbstractGroundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is one of the most important oilseed crops in world agricultural trade. It is considered an important crop by virtue of its contribution to satisfying the protein needs of many households who cannot...
Sun, 11/11/2018 - 01:02
Available online 10 November 2018 Author(s): Peipei An, Xingbin Yang, Jia Yu, Jianrui Qi, Xueyan Ren, Qingjun KongAbstractConcerns about Aspergillus niger (A. niger) contamination and subsequent overuse of synthetic preservatives in foods have arisen due to their potential threats on human health and the environment. Essential oils from plants, and some of the oils’ active components as natural...
Sat, 11/10/2018 - 01:11
Available online 9 November 2018 Author(s): Zheng Fang, Liangzong Xu, Yanlan Lin, Xixi Cai, Shaoyun WangAbstractA new type of zinc-chelating peptide was fabricated from Octopus scraps protein hydrolysate and its antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus was characterized. Results of Fluorescence spectra and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR) demonstrated that the amino...
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 01:09
Available online 7 November 2018 Author(s): Yunpeng Wu, Yaguang Luo, Bin Zhou, Mei Lei, Qin Wang, Boce ZhangAbstractThe increasing demand for safety and quality in food products has stimulated research on developing natural preservatives and their carrier systems as a novel preventive control strategy. In this study, metal-organic framework (MOF) was investigated, for the first time, as a carrier...
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 01:09
Available online 7 November 2018 Author(s): Chong Wang, Yunting Xie, Huiyuan Wang, Yun Bai, Chen Dai, Chunbao Li, Xinglian Xu, Guanghong ZhouAbstractPolycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are discovered in many common foods and showed potential risks to human health and green tea (GT) extracts have been reported to inhibit PAHs generation. In this study, the effects of 8 pure phenolic compounds...
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 01:09
Available online 7 November 2018 Author(s): Yarong Zhao, Qiongshan Wang, Jianxiang Huang, Zhihui Chen, Shuai Liu, Xu Wang, Fuhua WangAbstractIn China, aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and sterigmatocystin (STC) have been detected in rice but there is no published information on the mycobiota in toxin-contaminated rice samples. Occurrence of AFB1 and STC was evaluated in 100 rice samples. Out of 78 samples of...
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 01:09
Available online 8 November 2018 Author(s): Yanan Lin, Haixing Wang, Wei Rao, Yiwei Cui, Zhiyuan Dai, Qing ShenAbstractThe insoluble and soluble dietary fiber were enzymatically extracted from the by-product of Vigna radiata L. and their structures were characterized by scan electronic microscope, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The distinctive surface and chemical...
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 01:09
Available online 8 November 2018 Author(s): Song Zhang, Jian Xiong, Wenyong Lou, Zhengxiang Ning, Denghui Zhang, Jiguo YangAbstractsTriglycerol monolaurate (TGML) was widely used as an emulsifier in food, cosmetic and other products, and was generally accepted as safe. In the study, the inhibitory activity of TGML against common foodborne pathogens, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium,...
Fri, 11/09/2018 - 00:00
Abstract In the bergamot (Citrus bergamia) processing cycle, peel and juice are the main by-products. Considering their high content in bioactive and aromatic compounds, the aim of this study was to valorise them in the vinegar industry. The proposal constitutes a model system for the global citrus industry, to improve the commercial value of the citrus wastes. The bioconversion...
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 01:11
Tobias Bauer, Wolfgang Sipos, Timo D. Stark, Tobias Käser, Christian Knecht, Rene Brunthaler, Armin Saalmüller, Thomas Hofmann, Monika Ehling-Schulz
Thu, 11/08/2018 - 01:09
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2018Source: Author(s): Hebin Liao, Xiaowu Zhong, Lei Xu, Qiang Ma, Yongjian Wang, Yan Cai, Xiaolan GuoAbstractOxyR is an important regulatory protein that plays a key role in anti-oxygenation, and its deletion causes a special VBNC (Viable But Non-Culturable) state in many bacteria including Salmonella typhimurium. The S. typhimurium in the VBNC state...
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 19:00
ABSTRACTCampylobacter jejuni infection in humans is strongly associated with the consumption of contaminated poultry products. With increasing consumer demand for minimally processed and natural product, there is a need for novel intervention strategies for controlling C. jejuni. Antimicrobial coatings are increasingly being used for preventing food contamination due to their efficacy and...
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:00
Iman Mehdizadeh Gohari, Eric K. Brefo-Mensah, Michael Palmer, Patrick Boerlin, John F. Prescott NetF-producing type A Clostridium perfringens is an important cause of canine and foal necrotizing enteritis. NetF, related to the β-sheet pore-forming Leukocidin/Hemolysin superfamily, is considered a major virulence factor for this disease. The main purpose of this work is to demonstrate the pore-...
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:00
Daniel B. Pederson, Yuqing Dong, Levi B. Blue, Sara V. Smith, Min Cao Quorum sensing (QS) and nucleotide-based second messengers are vital signaling systems that regulate bacterial physiology in response to changing environments. Disrupting bacterial signal transduction is a promising direction to combat infectious diseases, and QS and the second messengers are undoubtedly potential targets. In...
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 01:07
Available online 6 November 2018 Author(s): Jin Ye, Zhihong Xuan, Bing Zhang, Yu Wu, Li Li, Songshan Wang, Gang Xie, Songxue WangAbstractA rapid and accurate method based on automated immunoaffinity magnetic beads (IMB) clean-up and ultra-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (UPLC-FLD) was developed for the determination of ochratoxin A (OTA) in cereals and oils. The main...
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 13:41
The gut metabolic landscape is complex and is influenced by the microbiota, host physiology, and enteric pathogens. Pathogens have to exquisitely monitor the biogeography of the gastrointestinal tract to find a suitable niche for colonization. To dissect the important metabolic pathways that influence virulence of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC), we...
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:13
M. Soledad Hielpos, Andrea G. Fernández, Juliana Falivene, Iván M. Alonso Paiva, Florencia Muñoz González, Mariana C. Ferrero, Priscila C. Campos, Angelica T. Vieira, Sergio Costa Oliveira, Pablo C. Baldi
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:13
Zujie Yao, Lina Sun, Yuqian Wang, Ling Lin, Zhuang Guo, Dong Li, Wenxiong Lin, Xiangmin Lin
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:13
Available online 3 November 2018 Author(s): Maëlle Bochud, Wolfram Schäfer, Nathan J. Roth, Carlos RosAbstractHepatitis E virus (HEV) is an emerging concern for the safety of plasma-derived medicinal products. The lack of an efficient cell culture system hampers the studies on HEV biology as well as validation studies to test the capacity of virus reduction steps to clear HEV. Hence, a surrogate...
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:13
Publication date: February 2019Source: LWT, Volume 100Author(s): Zeinab Mazarei, Hasan RafatiAbstractThe aim of the present study was to fabricate a stable carvacrol-rich Satureja khuzestanica essential oil (SKEO) nanoemulsion and evaluate its antibacterial activity against food borne pathogens. The effect of determining factors including preparation method, surfactant type, surfactant to oil...
Tue, 11/06/2018 - 01:13
Publication date: February 2019Source: LWT, Volume 100Author(s): Mao-run Fu, Xiao-min Zhang, Tong Jin, Bo-qiang Li, Zhan-quan Zhang, Shi-ping TianAbstractAs a powerful sanitizer, chlorine dioxide (ClO2) has mainly focused on control of bacteria, but little is known about its antifungal effects, especially on postharvest fungi found in vegetable and fruit. This study investigated the effect of...

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