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Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:07
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Priti S. Jogee, Avinash P. Ingle, Mahendra Rai Peanuts are vulnerable to fungal infections during long term storage. Fungi infecting peanuts are toxigenic and cause health hazards. The goal of this study was isolation and identification of fungi in peanuts and use of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) to inhibit them. For this purpose...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:07
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Ke Luo, Jun Wang, Seon-Young Kim, Soon-Han Kim, Deog-Hwan Oh The aim of this study was mainly to develop the dynamic model to evaluate the non-isothermal growth of Clostridium perfringens in cooked rice that is currently popular product in Asian countries. The isothermal growth was measured by culturing C. perfringens in cooked...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:07
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Rui-Yang Chen Good advanced food traceability systems help to minimize unsafe or poor quality products in food supply chain through value-based process. From the emerging technologies forthcoming for industry automation, future advanced food traceability system must consider not only cyber physical system (CPS) and fog computing but also...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:07
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Alonzo A. Gabriel, Anna Margarita P. Tongco, Angel A. Barnes This study established the ultraviolet-C (UV-C)-mediated reduction of a cocktail of Salmonella enterica serovars, artificially inoculated onto desiccated coconut flakes. Inoculated cells exhibited biphasic inactivation behavior, characterized by an initial, log-linear...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:07
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Yu Zhao, Yunxia Li, Kai Jiang, Jing Wang, William Lindsey White, Shiping Yang, Jun Lu In order to ensure the safety of food, particularly ready-to-eat (RTE) food, a sensitive and rapid method for the detection of foodborne pathogenic bacteria is always in high demand. An accurate and reliable detection method for Listeria...
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Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Sang-Hyun Kim, Kyung Hun Kang, Sung Hyun Kim, Sanghyun Lee, Sang-Ho Lee, Eun-Seon Ha, Nak-Ju Sung, Jeong Gyun Kim, Mi Ja Chung To investigate whether lactic acid bacteria (LAB) play a role in reducing the concentrations of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and its precursors during kimchi production, experimental kimchi...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 22:07
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Se-Hun Kim, Changwon Park, Eun-Jung Lee, Woo-Suk Bang, Yun-Ji Kim, Joo-Sung Kim Campylobacter is a well-known bacterial agent that causes foodborne gastroenteritis. Its biofilm-forming ability is known to be important for its survival in harsh conditions. Poultry is a main reservoir of Campylobacter. In this study, we...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 08:15
Abstract BACKGROUNDContamination of food and feed by Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) has posed serious economic and health problem worldwide, developing biological methods for AFB1 degradation is highly required. RESULTSAmong three AFB1 degrading microorganisms isolated from moldy peanut, Fusarium sp. WCQ3361 could remove AFB1 extremely effective with a degradation ratio of 70.20% after 1 min and 95.38%...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 04:25
Abstract Heteroresistance, a phenomenon where subpopulations of a bacterial isolate exhibit different susceptibilities to an antibiotic, is a growing clinical problem where the underlying genetic mechanisms in most cases remain unknown. We isolated colistin resistant mutants in Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium at different concentrations of colistin. Genetic analysis...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 04:16
Publication date: Available online 5 July 2016 Author(s): Manesh Kumar, Pankaj Dhaka, Deepthi Vijay, Jess Vergis, Vysakh Mohan, Ashok Kumar, Nitin V. Kurkure, Sukhadeo B. Barbuddhe, S.V.S Malik, Deepak B. Rawool The in vitro and in vivo antimicrobial effects of Lactobacillus plantarum and Lactobacillus acidophilus were evaluated individually and synergistically against...
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 00:00
Current regulation for marine toxins requires a monitoring method based on mass spectrometric analysis. This method is pre-targeted, hence after searching for pre-assigned masses, it identifies those compounds that were pre-defined with available calibrants. Therefore, the scope for detecting novel toxins which are not included in the monitoring protocol are very limited. In addition to this,...
Tue, 07/05/2016 - 17:00
Philana Ling Lin, Pauline Maiello, Hannah P. Gideon, M. Teresa Coleman, Anthony M. Cadena, Mark A. Rodgers, Robert Gregg, Melanie O’Malley, Jaime Tomko, Daniel Fillmore, L. James Frye, Tara Rutledge, Robert M. DiFazio, Christopher Janssen, Edwin Klein, Peter L. Andersen, Sarah M. Fortune, JoAnne L. Flynn Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection presents across a spectrum in humans, from latent...
Tue, 07/05/2016 - 05:20
SUMMARY Cellular turgor is of fundamental importance to bacterial growth and survival. Changes in external osmolarity as a consequence of fluctuating environmental conditions and colonization of diverse environments can significantly impact cytoplasmic water content, resulting in cellular lysis or plasmolysis. To ensure maintenance of appropriate cellular turgor, bacteria import ions and small...
Tue, 07/05/2016 - 04:10
Abstract AimsTo assess the prevalence of enteric viruses in different irrigation water sources and in the irrigated produce, and the possible links with microbiological and physicochemical water characteristics. Methods and resultsThe prevalence and levels of Escherichia coli, Norovirus (NoV) genogroup I (GI) and II (GII), as well as Hepatitis A virus were assessed in three types of water:...
Tue, 07/05/2016 - 03:30
Abstract AimsThe aim of this research was to determine the ability of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) serogroups to survive with exposure to synthetic gastric fluid (SGF) after adaptation to pineapple juice (PJ) at room and refrigerated temperatures compared to E. coli O157:H7 and to examine the relative transcriptional expression of acid resistance (AR) genes, rpoS, gadA, and adiA...
Tue, 07/05/2016 - 00:00
The Gram-positive anaerobic bacterium Clostridium perfringens is widely distributed in nature, especially in soil and the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and animals. C. perfringens causes gas gangrene and food poisoning, and it produces extracellular enzymes and toxins that are thought to act synergistically and contribute to its pathogenesis. A complicated regulatory network of toxin genes...
Mon, 07/04/2016 - 20:35
Antifungal activities of four essential oils from mint, garlic, sage and wild oregano were evaluated against ochratoxigenic Penicillium verrucosum incubated at different times. The fungal mycelium growth was completely inhibited (fungicidal effect) at concentrations of 0.5 and 0.25% of the garlic and wild oregano essential oils. However, concentrations of 0.125 and 0.065% of essential oils were...
Mon, 07/04/2016 - 15:40
Multiple nonthermal intervention treatments and packaging, alone or in combinations, were used to extend the shelf life of fresh ginseng roots. Fresh ginseng roots were treated by gamma irradiation, ultraviolet light, antimicrobial coatings, sanitizer washing and packaged in vacuumed pouches or regular PET boxes. Treated roots were stored at 4C and 60–70% relative humidity for 6 months. Total...
Mon, 07/04/2016 - 15:35
Morcela de Arroz (MA) is a popular cooked blood and rice sausage produced following empirical procedures in the Monchique region, south of Portugal. Presenting high pH (about 6.5) and water activity (around 0.97), it is commercialized without preservatives, unpacked and with restricted commercialization period (1 week at 0C–5C). The aim of this study was (i) to assess the adequacy of unsteady-...
Mon, 07/04/2016 - 15:30
Grape juice contains high amounts of anthocyanins, with great potential for substituting synthetic food dyes. Carrier agents used in spray drying entraps anthocyanins, allowing their preservation. This work appraised whey protein/maltodextrin (WM) and soy protein/maltodextrin (SM) blends as alternative carriers for spray drying of grape juice and encapsulation of anthocyanins. The effects of...
Mon, 07/04/2016 - 14:50
Abstract Furan, a typical food contaminant formed by heating process, is classified as a possible carcinogen to humans. Many factors lead to the formation of furan in food processing. In our present study, 3 potato varieties, white potato, sweet potato, and purple potato were selected to investigate the effect of thermal processing temperature and time on furan formation. The results showed that...
Mon, 07/04/2016 - 00:00
Since ochratoxin A (OTA) was discovered, it has been ubiquitous as a natural contaminant of moldy food and feed. The multiple toxic effects of OTA are a real threat for human beings and animal health. For example, OTA can cause porcine nephropathy but can also damage poultries. Humans exposed to OTA can develop (notably by inhalation in the development of acute renal failure within 24 h) a range...
Sat, 07/02/2016 - 21:48
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Soisuda Pornpukdeewattana, Soraya Kerdpiboon, Aphacha Jindaprasert, Patcharaporn Pandee, Montinee Teerarak, Warawut Krusong The efficacy of vapor-phase (VP) upland rice vinegar (URV) was investigated as a bio-fumigant for maize, to reduce consumer health risks associated with spore and toxin formation by Aspergillus flavus....
Sat, 07/02/2016 - 07:55
Abstract AimsCattle are the main reservoir of verocytotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC), food-borne pathogens in humans that express verocytotoxins (vtx) encoded by temperate bacteriophages. Bovine faeces and unturned manure heaps can support the survival of VTEC and may propagate and transmit VTEC. This study investigated the survival of a vtx2 bacteriophage, φ24B::Kan, in bovine faeces and...
Fri, 07/01/2016 - 23:25
This study aimed to assess the efficacy of chitosan, Pediococcus acidilactici HA-6111-2 (bacteriocinogenic strain with antilisterial activity) and Pediococcus pentosaceus HA-3083-3 (a nonbacteriocinogenic strain), added individually or in combination, in the control of Listeria innocua, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Salmonella typhimurium during storage of Alheira paste at 4C. The...
Fri, 07/01/2016 - 21:46
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Jing Wen, Ling Zeng, Ziming Chen, Yi Zhou, Youhou Xu, Daohai Chen, Yulin Sun, Juan Zhao, Wei Zhang, Haipeng Li Dried scallop adductor muscle, known as yao zhu, has been ranked in the list of the eight sea treasures in Chinese cuisine, it has been commonly recommended and consumed in China over many centuries due to its...
Fri, 07/01/2016 - 21:46
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Hajime Takahashi, Yun Gao, Satoko Miya, Takashi Kuda, Bon Kimura In this study, we evaluated and improved the effectiveness of PMA-qPCR using the microbial model for simulating the process of heat sterilization in the food industry. Heat-induced decay of Escherichia coli was measured by traditional techniques including a culture-...
Fri, 07/01/2016 - 09:54
Publication date: September 2016 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 95 Author(s): Stefanie C. Fleck, Mona I. Churchwell, Daniel R. Doerge, Justin G. Teeguarden Urine and serum biomonitoring was used to measure internal exposure to selected dietary estrogens in a cohort of 30 pregnant women. Exposure was measured over a period comprising one-half day in the field (6 h) and one day in...
Fri, 07/01/2016 - 03:20
Brigida Rusconi, Fatemeh Sanjar, Sara S. K. Koenig, Mark K. Mammel, Phillip I. Tarr, Mark Eppinger

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