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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 - 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.
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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...
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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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Publication date: Available online 10 July 2019Source: Author(s): Edmund D. Brodie
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Publication date: January 2020 , Volume 107Author(s): Amanda Beatriz Sales de Lima, Acsa Santos Batista, Josane Cardim de Jesus, Jaqueline de Jesus Silva, Antônia Cardoso Mendes de Araújo, Leandro Soares SantosAbstractSpices are high value-added ingredients that are part of a complex supply chain susceptible to a variety of fraudulent actions which requires fast and efficient quality control. The...
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Publication date: January 2020 , Volume 107Author(s): Fernanda B. Campagnollo, Marianna M. Furtado, Beatriz S. Silva, Larissa P. Margalho, Joyce A. Carminati, Anderson S. Sant’Ana, Maristela S. NascimentoAbstractThis study intended to estimate the probability of salmonellosis in the Brazilian population due to milk chocolate consumption using a quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA...
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Available online 6 August 2019 Author(s): Camila Gadotti, Fereidoun Forghani, Francisco Diez-GonzalezAbstractHispanic style soft non-fermented cheeses, such as queso fresco (QF) have been linked to outbreaks and recalls. Salmonella is one of the main causes of these incidents. Due to lack of ripening or post-processing antimicrobial treatments, incorporating GRAS antimicrobials to production...
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Available online 6 August 2019 Author(s): Gabriela Nogueira Viçosa, Clarisse Vieira Botelho, Cristian Botta, Marta Bertolino, Antônio Fernandes de Carvalho, Luís Augusto Nero, Luca CocolinAbstractBiocontrol of Staphylococcus aureus by lactic acid bacteria can be considered as a feasible alternative to the use of chemicals in foods, but the mechanisms underlying this antagonistic interaction...
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Available online 6 August 2019 Author(s): Manuela Tamburro, Michela Lucia Sammarco, Incoronata Fanelli, Giancarlo RipabelliAbstractThis study aimed to characterize serovar 1/2a, 1/2b, 1/2c and 4b of Listeria monocytogenes cultures based on High Resolution Melting (HRM) profiles, targeting 53 fragments in the region comprising prs, Listeria Pathogenicity Island-1 (LIPI-1) and ldh loci, and 28...
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Available online 7 August 2019 Author(s): Mariana B. Soares, Carine N. Almada, Caroline N. Almada, Rafael C.R. Martinez, Eliene P.R. Pereira, Celso F. Balthazar, Adriano G. Cruz, C. Senaka Ranadheera, Anderson S. Sant'AnaAbstractEven though spore-forming bacteria have been mainly linked to spoilage or foodborne pathogens vehiculated through foods, some strains of Bacillus can potentially present...
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Available online 6 August 2019 Author(s): Luciano Molognoni, Heitor Daguer, Gabriel Emiliano Motta, Thais Cardoso Merlo, Juliano De Dea LindnerAbstractMeat products are important for balanced diets because of their nutritional richness. However, noxious compounds may be formed by interactions among reactants and specific conditions in processed meats. N-nitroso compounds, heterocyclic aromatic...
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Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 466: Biomonitoring of Deoxynivalenol and Deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside in Human Volunteers: Renal Excretion Profiles Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080466 Authors: Marcel Mengelers Marco Zeilmaker Arnau Vidal Marthe De Boevre Sarah De Saeger Rudolf Hoogenveen Biomarkers for the determination of the dietary exposure to deoxynivalenol (DON) have been proposed in...
Thu, 08/08/2019 - 00:00
Daily consumption of fruits has rendered sophisticated techniques for accurate evaluation of its quality and how it can be initiated in a more rapid way has become a state-of-art for the fruit processors and food safety agencies. With the advent of non-destructive techniques in the past two decades, the quality and safety assessment procedure has become more reliable and non-...
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Abstract Dairy foods are complex ecosystems composed of microorganisms from different origins that can affect flavor and safety of final products. The objective of this paper is to assess the in-house microbiota of two Brazilian dairies and to discuss the possible implications of the taxa determined for food protection. In total, 27 samples from dairies were cultured in...
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Abstract The aim of this study was to isolate Enterococcus faecium from raw milk samples, to characterize its antimicrobial metabolites, and to evaluate its viability in a probiotic Minas Frescal cheese. For this, antagonist activity against Listeria monocytogenes, safety aspects and biochemical, genotypic, and probiotic characteristics of the isolates were evaluated. Minas...
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Abstract Microbial bioremediation of heavy metal–contaminated soil is a potential technique to reduce heavy metals in crop plants. However, the dynamics and roles of the local microbiota in bioremediation of heavy metal–contaminated soil following microbial application are rarely reported. In this study, we used Pseudomonas chenduensis strain MBR for bioremediation of Cd-...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 09:23
Abstract The prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in the retail fish markets of the Kerala, India was investigated by screening 227 samples comprising of marine finfish (n=97) shellfish (n=19), ready‐to‐cook fish products (n=47), ready‐to‐eat fish products (n=10), dried fish (n=11) and retail ice (n=43). The prevalence of L. monocytogenes and L. innocua was 2.7% and 17.2% respectively. Sample...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:34
Analysis of the influence of osmotic dehydration on reduction of selected microorganisms inoculated on dehydrating chicken meat, as a mean of assessing the microbiological safety of osmotic dehydration process, is conducted. Chicken meat cubes were inoculated with Esherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella spp. and subjected to the osmotic dehydration process with varied parameters...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:22
Abstract Sustainability and a more environment‐friendly approach is an emerging issue relevant to crop production. Abiotic stresses like drought, salinity, heat, cold or heavy metal pollution can severely compromise yields, and in this respect, plant protection practices should be highly efficient as well as safe for the environment and people. Among the many ways to achieve high productivity of...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:22
Abstract Aims This investigation was undertaken to study the prevalence, enterotoxin gene profile and molecular epidemiology of Aeromonads from various sources of water (182) and fish (173). Methods and Results A total of 116 Aeromonas sp. were isolated, of which 48 (26·37%) were from water and 68 (34·62%) were from fish samples collected from retail markets and fish farms. The Aeromonads were...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:22
Abstract Aims We developed a strategy for localized delivery of the LFCA (lactoferricinlactoferrampin), which is actively synthesized in situ by Lactococcus lactis (pAMJ399‐LFCA/LLMG1363), and explored the possibility of using pAMJ399‐LFCA/LLMG1363 as an alternative additive diet to antibiotics. Methods and Results The antimicrobial activities of the LFCA derived from pAMJ399‐LFCA/LLMG1363...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:22
Abstract Aims Manila clam (Ruditapes philippinarum) is one of the most popular seafood in Korea, owing to their unique taste and nutritional value. This study aimed to disclose the antibiotic and heavy metal resistance characteristics of Aeromonas spp. isolated from marketed Manila clam in Korea. Methods and results A total of 36 Aeromonas spp. strains were isolated and subjected to two tests...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:22
Abstract Aim Study is focused on the influence of cadmium addition to growth media on production yield, their size and molecular mass of exopolysaccharides (EPS) synthesized by three rhizosphere bacteria strains. Inhibition of bacterial growth by increasing concentrations of Cd2+ was also analysed. Methods and Results The highest impact of Cd2+ was noticed on the growth of Arthrobacter sp. and...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:22
Abstract Aims The control of Listeria monocytogenes biofilm formation using lactocin AL705 bacteriocin at sub‐minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) through an antiquorum sensing strategy, was preliminarily investigated. Methods and Results The screening for biofilm formation of different Listeria species at 10°C allowed selecting L. monocytogenes FBUNT for its use as biofilm producer. MIC...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:22
Abstract Aim Shiga toxin‐producing Escherichia coli (STEC) cause bloody diarrhoea, kidney failure and occasionally death. However, identifying the source of infection caused by STEC other than serogroup O157 is hampered by the availability of sensitive methods for detecting these pathogens. In this study, we developed novel tools for detecting E. coli O55 that is potentially associated with...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 05:22
Abstract Aims To elucidate the antibiotic resistance and virulence genes of nisin‐resistant Enterococcus faecalis isolated from raw buffalo milk and to study the effect of nisin‐sensitive and ‐resistant E. faecalis on the innate immunity of rats. Methods and Results Slanetz–Bartley agar plates containing nisin were used to isolate nisin‐resistant E. faecalis. The virulence factors were...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 01:05
Publication date: Available online 5 August 2019 Food Science and Human WellnessAuthor(s): Adel F. Ahmed, Fatma A.K. Attia, Zhenhua Liu, Changqin Li, Jinfeng Wei, Wenyi KangAbstractThe present study was conducted to evaluate the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of the essential oils and ethanol extracts of Ocimum basilicum L. obtained from Assiut, Minia and BeniSuef of Egypt. The...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 00:00
Bloomy rind cheeses, including Brie, Camembert, and related varieties, are at high risk of contamination by environmental pathogens during manufacture and ripening. This risk is particularly high during ripening due to open-air exposure of the product. Currently, no kill step is applied after manufacture or post ripening to control food safety risks associated with Listeria monocytogenes...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 463: Investigation of Zearalenone Adsorption and Biotransformation by Microorganisms Cultured under Cellular Stress Conditions Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080463 Authors: Rogowska Pomastowski Walczak Railean-Plugaru Rudnicka Buszewski The zearalenone binding and metabolization ability of probiotic microorganisms, such as lactic acid bacteria,...
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 464: Camelid VHHs Fused to Human Fc Fragments Provide Long Term Protection Against Botulinum Neurotoxin A in Mice Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11080464 Authors: Godakova Noskov Vinogradova Ugriumova Solovyev Esmagambetov Tukhvatulin Logunov Naroditsky Shcheblyakov Gintsburg The bacterium Clostridium botulinum is the causative agent of...
Tue, 08/06/2019 - 20:00
Salmonella enterica is regarded as a major public health threat worldwide. Salmonella secretes the novel translocated effector protein K2 (SseK2), but it is unclear whether this protein plays a significant role i...

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