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Tue, 01/19/2016 - 09:12
Publication date: 2 February 2016 , Volume 218 Author(s): Natalie Page, Jaime González-Buesa, Elliot T. Ryser, Janice Harte, Eva Almenar Onions are one of the most widely utilized vegetables worldwide, with demand for fresh-cut onions steadily increasing. Due to heightened safety concerns and consumer demand, the implications of sanitizing and packaging on fresh-cut onion safety and...
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Publication date: 2 February 2016 , Volume 218 Author(s): Stiina Rasimus-Sahari, Raimo Mikkola, Maria A. Andersson, Marika Jestoi, Mirja Salkinoja-Salonen Reasons for mammalian cell toxicity observed in barley and spring wheat grains were sought. Streptomyces sp. isolates from wheat and barley produced heat-stable methanol-soluble substances which inhibited the motility of exposed...
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Publication date: 2 February 2016 , Volume 218 Author(s): Vincenzo Lippolis, Massimo Ferrara, Salvatore Cervellieri, Anna Damascelli, Filomena Epifani, Michelangelo Pascale, Giancarlo Perrone The availability of rapid diagnostic methods for monitoring ochratoxigenic species during the seasoning processes for dry-cured meats is crucial and constitutes a key stage in order to...
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Publication date: 2 February 2016 , Volume 218 Author(s): Nuo Duan, Boya Chang, Hui Zhang, Zhouping Wang, Shijia Wu Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) has been used in a variety of biological applications due to its high sensitivity and specificity. Here, we report a SERS-based aptasensor approach for quantitative detection of pathogenic bacteria. A SERS substrate bearing Au...
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Publication date: 2 February 2016 , Volume 218 Author(s): Silvia Bonardi, Irene Alpigiani, Ilaria Bruini, Elena Barilli, Franco Brindani, Marina Morganti, Pierugo Cavallini, Luca Bolzoni, Stefano Pongolini In 2013–2014, 201 pigs belonging to 67 batches were tested for Salmonella in their mesenteric lymph nodes (MLN) in one abattoir of Northern Italy. For each batch, faecal...
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Publication date: 16 February 2016 , Volume 219 Author(s): Jianchang Wang, Rui Li, Lianxia Hu, Xiaoxia Sun, Jinfeng Wang, Jing Li Food-borne disease caused by Salmonella has long been, and continues to be, an important global public health problem, necessitating rapid and accurate detection of Salmonella in food. Real time PCR is the most recently developed approach for Salmonella...
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Publication date: 2 February 2016 , Volume 218 Author(s): Gabriela P. Martino, Ingrid M. Quintana, Martín Espariz, Victor S. Blancato, Christian Magni Enterococcus is one of the most controversial genera belonging to Lactic Acid Bacteria. Research involving this microorganism reflects its dual behavior as regards its safety. Although it has also been associated to nosocomial...
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Publication date: 16 February 2016 , Volume 219 Author(s): Bavo Verhaegen, Inge Van Damme, Marc Heyndrickx, Nadine Botteldoorn, Mohamed Elhadidy, Karen Verstraete, Katelijne Dierick, Sarah Denayer, Lieven De Zutter, Koen De Reu Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) remains a major foodborne pathogen of concern across the globe. Rapid detection and isolation of this...
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Publication date: 2 February 2016 , Volume 218 Author(s): Kathrin Rychli, Tom Grunert, Luminita Ciolacu, Andreas Zaiser, Ebrahim Razzazi-Fazeli, Stephan Schmitz-Esser, Monika Ehling-Schulz, Martin Wagner The foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, responsible for listeriosis a rare but severe infection disease, can survive in the food processing environment for month or...
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Publication date: 16 February 2016 , Volume 219 Author(s): Maria del Carmen Portillo, Judit Franquès, Isabel Araque, Cristina Reguant, Albert Bordons Epiphytic bacteria on grape berries play a critical role in grape health and quality, which decisively influence the winemaking process. Despite their importance, the bacteria related with grape berry surface remain understudied and...
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Publication date: 16 February 2016 , Volume 219 Author(s): Niamh Gilmartin, Maria S. Gião, Charles W. Keevil, Richard O'Kennedy Listeria monoctyogenes is a foodborne pathogen containing the surface protein, internalin A (InlA). The expression of this protein permits the invasion of L. monocytogenes into intestinal epithelial cells expressing the receptor E-cadherin, thus crossing the...
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Publication date: 16 February 2016 , Volume 219 Author(s): Sandra Vaquera, Andrea Patriarca, V. Fernández Pinto Alternaria arborescens has been reported as a common fungal species invading tomatoes and is capable of producing several mycotoxins in infected plants, fruits and in agricultural commodities. Alternariol (AOH), alternariol monomethyl ether (AME), and tenuazonic acid (TeA)...
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Publication date: 16 February 2016 , Volume 219 Author(s): P.M. Gurman, T. Ross, G.L. Holds, R.G. Jarrett, A. Kiermeier Predictive models, to estimate the reduction in Escherichia coli O157:H7 concentration in beef burgers, have been developed to inform risk management decisions; no analogous model exists for Salmonella spp. in pork burgers. In this study, “Extra Lean” and “Regular...
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Publication date: 16 February 2016 , Volume 219 Author(s): Maryline Girard, Kirsten Mattison, Ismail Fliss, Julie Jean Noroviruses are the leading cause of foodborne illness, and ready-to-eat foods are frequent vehicles of their transmission. Studies of the disinfection of fruits and vegetables are becoming numerous. It has been shown that strong oxidizing agents are more effective...
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Publication date: 16 February 2016 , Volume 219 Author(s): James Fudge, Michael Dunn, Oscar Pike, Richard Robison, Frost Steele Salmonella is a common pathogen which has been the cause of foodborne illness outbreaks implicating a variety of commodities, including low-moisture foods such as flour. Salmonella costs more than any other pathogen in the United States in terms of health...
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Publication date: 2 March 2016 , Volume 220 Author(s): Shenyang Gao, Dandan Li, Ying Liu, Enhui Zha, Shen Wang, Yonggang Li, Tiezhong Zhou, Xiqing Yue Hepatitis E virus (HEV) has becoming a well known zoonotic enteric pathogen and circulated widely inter human–animal–water–food. Generally, detection of the virus has relied on conventional reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) and...
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Publication date: 2 March 2016 , Volume 220 Author(s): N. De Clercq, G. Vlaemynck, E. Van Pamel, S. Van Weyenberg, L. Herman, F. Devlieghere, B. De Meulenaer, E. Van Coillie Penicillium expansum growth and patulin production occur mainly at post-harvest stage during the long-term storage of apples. Low temperature in combination with reduced oxygen concentrations is commonly...
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Publication date: 2 March 2016 , Volume 220 Author(s): Leonard Koolman, Paul Whyte, Catherine Burgess, Declan Bolton Studies were undertaken to investigate the effect of oxidative stress conditions (exposure to hydrogen peroxide, H2O2) on [1] the expression of 14 Campylobacter jejuni virulence-associated genes associated with motility and/or invasion (flaA, flaB, flhA, flhB, ciaB,...
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Publication date: 2 March 2016 , Volume 220 Author(s): Greta Caburlotto, Elisabetta Suffredini, Marica Toson, Luca Fasolato, Paolo Antonetti, Michela Zambon, Amedeo Manfrin Infections due to the pathogenic human vibrios, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio vulnificus, are mainly associated with consumption of raw or partially cooked bivalve molluscs. At present,...
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Publication date: 2 March 2016 , Volume 220 Author(s): Ga-Hee Ban, Dong-Hyun Kang This study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of superheated steam (SHS) on the inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Enteritidis phage type (PT) 30 and Listeria monocytogenes on almonds and in-shell pistachios and to determine the effect of superheated steam...
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Publication date: 2 March 2016 , Volume 220 Author(s): Sofia V. Poimenidou, Vasiliki C. Bikouli, Chryssavgi Gardeli, Christina Mitsi, Petros A. Tarantilis, George-John Nychas, Panagiotis N. Skandamis Aqueous extract of Origanum vulgare (oregano), sodium hypochlorite (60 and 300ppm of free chlorine), Citrox® (containing citric acid and phenolic compounds [bioflavonoids] as active...
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 07:42
Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 65 Author(s): Henna-Maria Sihto, Yusak Budi Susilo, Taurai Tasara, Peter Rådström, Roger Stephan, Jenny Schelin, Sophia Johler Staphylococcal food poisoning results from ingestion of enterotoxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcal enterotoxin D (SED) is one of the most common toxins detected in S. aureus strains associated with...
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Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 65 Author(s): Hillary Evans, Morgan G. Chao, Cortney M. Leone, Michael Finney, Angela Fraser Human noroviruses sicken 19–21 million people in the U.S. each year, suggesting the need for education. The World Wide Web is an accessible source of information about how to prevent a norovirus infection but the accuracy and readability of information...
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Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 65 Author(s): Caterina Villa, Joana Costa, Liliana Meira, M. Beatriz P.P. Oliveira, Isabel Mafra Saffron (Crocus sativus) is the most expensive spice in the world. As a consequence, saffron has frequently been associated with an unrivalled degree of adulteration. The aim of this work was searching for DNA-barcode candidates as molecular markers...
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Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 65 Author(s): Nancy T. Liu, Gary R. Bauchan, Charlotte B. Francoeur, Daniel R. Shelton, Y. Martin Lo, Xiangwu Nou Biofilm formation on abiotic surfaces in fresh produce processing facilities may play a role in foodborne outbreaks by providing protective microniches for pathogenic bacteria. Our previous study showed that a strain of Ralstonia...
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 06:51
Abstract BackgroundThe aim of this study was to develop an efficient method for Cholesterol Oxide Product (COP) determination in irradiated and non-irradiated Ready-to-Eat foods (RTE) with high water content by Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detector (GC-FID) after Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE), and derivatization with a silylating reagent. ResultsThe ASE solvent was an 85:15 v:v...
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 01:44
Summary Protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) is a problem in Africa and other developing nations of the world. Food Agriculture Organization's statistics reveal that in Africa, more than one in four people are undernourished. Cereals are a major staple in many African homes contributing significant amounts of energy, protein, but limiting in essential amino acid lysine, legumes on the other hand are...
Mon, 01/18/2016 - 01:44
Summary Volatile compounds from fresh and dried mango were extracted by the solvent-assisted flavour evaporation (SAFE) technique and analysed by GC-MS. Forty-one and fifty five volatile compounds were identified in fresh and dried mango, respectively. Monoterpenes, followed by sesquiterpenes, lactones and alcohols were the major compounds. Drying induced substantial losses of several compounds....
Sun, 01/17/2016 - 06:30
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2016 Food and Chemical Toxicology Author(s): Ana C. Braga, Ricardo N. Alves, Ana L. Maulvault, Vera Barbosa, António Marques, Pedro R. Costa Okadaic acid (OA) and their derivatives are marine toxins responsible for the human diarrhetic shellfish poisoning (DSP). To date the amount of toxins ingested in food has been considered equal to...
Sun, 01/17/2016 - 01:33
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2016 Author(s): Hung-Yueh Yeh, Katherine Vargas Serrano, Aimee Silvestry Acosta, Richard J. Buhr Conventional immunoblot assays are a useful tool for specific protein identification, but tedious, labor-intensive and time-consuming. A capillary electrophoresis-based immunoblot assay so-called “Simple Western” was developed to enable the...
Sat, 01/16/2016 - 00:00
Abstract With continuous rise of table grapes consumption and increased public awareness of food safety, the quality control of grapes in storage after purchase is not sufficiently examined. Home storage constitutes the last and important stage in grape supply chain. Literature review shows that few researches on grape quality focus on the home storage stage compared with...
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 17:00
Dina Montufar-Solis, John R. Klein The thyroid stimulating hormone beta-subunit (TSHβ) with TSHα form a glycoprotein hormone that is produced the anterior pituitary in the hypothalamus-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) axis. Although TSHβ has been known for many years to be made cells of the immune system, the role of immune system TSH has remained unclear. Recent studies demonstrated that cells of the...
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 17:00
Fan Wang, Zhaohui Wang, Changlin Kou, Zhenghua Ma, Dong Zhao The recycling of livestock manure in cropping systems is considered to enhance soil fertility and crop productivity. However, there have been no systematic long-term studies of the effects of manure application on soil and crop macro- and micro-nutrients, heavy metals, and crop yields in China, despite their great importance for...
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:23
Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Too Chin Chin, A.B. Adibah, Z.A. Danial Hariz, M.N. Siti Azizah Seafood mislabelling is a global issue following the increasing worldwide seafood trade particularly of processed seafood products, as well as a general lack of regulations and tight enforcement in some countries. This study is a pioneering seafood forensics survey...
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:23
Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 65 Author(s): Xiaofang Duan, Qiuli OuYang, Guoxing Jing, Nengguo Tao Sour rot, caused by Geotrichum citri-aurantii, is one of the most devastating diseases in citrus fruits. This disease is difficult to control due to the lack of registered fungicides. In this study, sodium dehydroacetate (SD), a common food preservative, was evaluated to control...
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:23
Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 65 Author(s): Liping Wang, Congcong Xu, Peng Huang, Yunfei Li High hydrostatic pressure (HHP) processing is an industrial technology used for preservation of a wide range of food products, and vacumm-packed mud snails (Bullacta exarata) were HHP processed to ensure food safety and shelf-life stability. The effects of single- and multi-cycle HHP...
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 03:02
Abstract Microbial pollution of the marine environment through land-sea transfer of human and livestock pathogens is of concern. Salmonella was isolated from rectal swabs of free-ranging and stranded grey seal pups (21.1%; 37/175) and compared to strains from the same serovars isolated from human clinical cases, livestock, wild mammals and birds in Scotland, UK to characterise possible...
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 00:00
The multifactorial etiology of massive Crassostrea gigas summer mortalities results from complex interactions between oysters, opportunistic pathogens and environmental factors. In a field survey conducted in 2014 in the Mediterranean Thau Lagoon (France), we evidenced that the development of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella, which produces paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs), was...
Fri, 01/15/2016 - 00:00
A fast, efficient, and simple method for determination of pesticide residues in pumpkin seeds has been developed combining QuEChERS and dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction (DLLME) followed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Parameters affecting the DLLME performance such as solvent selection and volume of extractive and dispersive solvent, salt effect,...
Thu, 01/14/2016 - 17:00
Ivona Pandrea, Cuiling Xu, Jennifer L. Stock, Daniel N. Frank, Dongzhu Ma, Benjamin B. Policicchio, Tianyu He, Jan Kristoff, Elaine Cornell, George S. Haret-Richter, Anita Trichel, Ruy M. Ribeiro, Russell Tracy, Cara Wilson, Alan L. Landay, Cristian Apetrei Increased chronic immune activation and inflammation are hallmarks of HIV/SIV infection and are highly correlated with progression to AIDS...
Thu, 01/14/2016 - 02:53
Abstract BackgroundAflatoxins (AFs) and ochratoxin A (OTA) were detected frequently in food, agricultural products and traditional Chinese medicines, which pose serious health and economic problems worldwide. Ginger is easy to be polluted with mycotoxins. In this study, ginger samples was cultivated 15 days after inoculation with fungi and were prepared based on ultrasound-assisted solid–liquid...
Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:28
Publication date: Available online 13 January 2016 Author(s): Sooyeon Song, Sejong Oh, Kye-Taek Lim The food and water we consume are often contaminated with a range of chemicals and heavy metals, such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, chromium, and mercury by accumulation through the food chain. Cadmium is known to be one of the major components in cigarette smoke and can cause lesions in...
Thu, 01/14/2016 - 01:28
Publication date: Available online 13 January 2016 Author(s): Fernanda C.B. Alves, Lidiane N. Barbosa, Bruna F.M.T. Andrade, Mariana Albano, Fabiana Barcelos Furtado, Ana Flávia Marques Pereira, Vera L.M. Rall, Ary Fernandes Júnior We aimed to investigate the antibacterial activities of carvacrol, thymol, eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, and lantibiotic nisin against standard...
Wed, 01/13/2016 - 23:07
Summary The antibacterial activity of Mentha spicata and Mentha aquatica essential oils (EO) was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, Lactobacillus reuteri, Bifidobacterium animalis and Clostridium perfringens using agar well and disc diffusion techniques. Results showed that M. spicata EO had the highest inhibition activity against the studied microorganisms. Then, the antibacterial activity of...
Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:00
Daniel J. Fullen, Nicolas Noulin, Andrew Catchpole, Hosnieh Fathi, Edward J. Murray, Alex Mann, Kingsley Eze, Ganesh Balaratnam, Daryl W. Borley, Anthony Gilbert, Rob Lambkin-Williams Background Influenza and its associated diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. The United States Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends influenza vaccination for everyone over 6...
Wed, 01/13/2016 - 17:00
Gerco den Hartog, Ranajoy Chattopadhyay, Amber Ablack, Emily H. Hall, Lindsay D. Butcher, Asima Bhattacharyya, Lars Eckmann, Paul R. Harris, Soumita Das, Peter B. Ernst, Sheila E. Crowe Generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) during infection is an immediate host defense leading to microbial killing. APE1 is a multifunctional protein induced ROS and after induction, protects against ROS-...

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