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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): Qiuhua Wang, Sufang Ma, Haiwei Huang, Aocheng Cao, Minfeng Li, Lan He A simple, sensitive, selective and convenient spectrofluorimetric method for detection of nitrite has been successfully developed. This method is based on the highly efficient and specific reaction of nitric oxide with a dihydropyridine derivative to form a...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): María Navarro-Pascual-Ahuir, María Jesús Lerma-García, Ernesto F. Simó-Alfonso, José Manuel Herrero-Martínez A method for the determination of water-soluble vitamins in several energy and sport drinks by micellar electrokinetic chromatography (MEKC) has been developed in this work. The separation of vitamins was studied in terms of...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): Li Cheng, Shuo Jiang, Shuai Zhang, He You, Jingwen Zhang, Ziyu Zhou, Yi Xiao, Xiao Liu, Yunshan Du, Jielin Li, Xuan Wang, Yaqi Xin, Yangeng Zheng, Kexin Shang Many studies have measured the perceptions of consumers on different aspects of food safety but only a limited number of studies focused on consumer's...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): Jielin Yang, Yuping He, Jing Jiang, Wanyi Chen, Qin Gao, Liangwen Pan, Chunlei Shi Cronobacter sp., an opportunistic foodborne pathogen, can cause high mortality in neonatal and premature infants because this pathogen is associated with powdered infant formula (PIF) contamination. Biofilm formation is recognized as the most...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): Edgar Santos–Fernández, K. Govindaraju, Geoff Jones Sampling inspection plans are principally used to determine whether a batch of food is contaminated or not. In this theoretical research, we study the effect of increasing the analytical unit amount on the performance of microbiological sampling plans, and on the resulting quality after...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): Christopher A. Baker, Si Hong Park, Sun Ae Kim, Peter M. Rubinelli, Stephanie M. Roto, Sang In Lee, Shawn Ramsaroop, Melinda Miller, Steven C. Ricke Several Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are considered adulterants in raw, non-intact ground meat, and numerous detection assays for these microorganisms have been...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): R.P.P. Fernandes, M.A. Trindade, J.M. Lorenzo, P.E.S. Munekata, M.P. de Melo The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of oregano natural extract added to sheep burgers packaged in a modified atmosphere for 20 days at 2 ± 1 °C, seeking antioxidant properties and healthiness appeal. Antioxidant capacity of the oregano extract...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): Danielle M. Conover, Kristen E. Gibson Handwashing is relied upon in numerous fields as a primary means to prevent transmission of harmful pathogens. While handwashing is a key step in disease prevention, the factors controlling its effectiveness are not always well understood, and there are extensive variations in the methodology used to...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): K. Liburdi, I. Benucci, F. Palumbo, M. Esti In order to be able to use lysozyme as an anti-microbial agent during the winemaking process, hen egg-white lysozyme (HEWL) was covalently immobilized on chitosan beads. A cell suspension of Oenococcus oeni, an enological strain involved in the winemaking process, was utilized as enzyme...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): E.J. Quinto, J.M. Marín, D.W. Schaffner Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen capable of growth under refrigeration temperatures. The use of bacteriocin-producing lactic acid bacteria to inhibit Gram-positive pathogen growth may be an important tool to enhance the safety of refrigerated foods. The influence of three different...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): Fabio Masotti, Stefano Cattaneo, Milda Stuknytė, Ivano De Noni A simple analytical procedure for the detection of self-aggregated heat-denatured whey proteins (HDWP) in model cheeses was developed. The principle of the approach lies in the solubilization of the cheese matrix by a sodium citrate solution (0.2 M, pH 7.0) resulting in the...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): Mina Ghabraie, Khanh Dang Vu, Sarra Tnani, Monique Lacroix The anti-Clostridial effects of 16 formulations consisting of nisin (12.5–25 ppm), nitrite (100–200 ppm), mixed essential oils (EOs) of Chinese cinnamon plus Cinnamon bark (0.025–0.05%) and mixed of potassium lactate plus sodium acetate (1.55–3.1%) against Clostridium...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): Sara C. Cunha, L. Senra, R. Cruz, Susana Casal, José O. Fernandes Soluble coffee and coffee substitutes' consumption has grown considerably in recent years. These products, prepared from roasted coffee and/or cereal extracts, are more consumer-friendly than plain coffee, being usually cheaper. During roasting, several toxic compounds...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): Chenghui Wu, Daofeng Liu, Tao Peng, Shan Shan, Ganggang Zhang, Yonghua Xiong, Weihua Lai Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in milk has two standard limits, namely, the European standard set up at 0.05 ng/mL and the other one (including America, China, and other countries) at 0.5 ng/mL. A one-step immunochromatographic assay (ICA) with two...
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Publication date: May 2016 , Volume 63 Author(s): J. Coronel-León, A. López, M.J. Espuny, M.T. Beltran, A. Molinos-Gómez, X. Rocabayera, A. Manresa Nα -lauroyl arginate ethylester, LAE®, which was approved as GRAS by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in 2007, is a surfactant that exhibits antimicrobial activity. To assess...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Xiaorui Zhang, Yurong Guo, Yu Ma, Yonghai Chai, Yangyang Li This paper describes the discovery and isolation of a new wild-type microorganism, FF1-2 strain, for biodegradation of high concentration of patulin. The filamentous fungus FF1-2, identified to belong to Byssochlamys nivea (CCTCC M2013547), was enriched and isolated from...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Kyung-Min Lee, Timothy J. Herrman, Susie Y. Dai The statistically derived risk-based sampling plan for surveillance sample assignments of chemical and biological hazards was designed using binomial probability distribution. The binomial statistics was applied to the past 3-year data to estimate a confidence interval and a sample size...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Nádia Costa, Rebeca Cruz, Pedro Graça, João Breda, Susana Casal Consistent evidence exist on the harmful health effects of industrial trans fatty acids (TFA). In order to have accurate data on TFA intake and implement adequate measures to reduce their intake, each country should have updated estimates of TFA content in the diet. The...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Mattia Mattevi, Jeffrey A. Jones In this paper the awareness and attitudes towards traceability are examined in the food supply chain (FSC) within UK Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). The objective of this paper is to test some propositions found in the literature, and understand whether or not SMEs in the UK are aware of the...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Aniello Anastasio, Giorgio Smaldone, Domenico Cacace, Raffaele Marrone, Andrea Lo Voi, Mario Santoro, Giuseppe Cringoli, Edoardo Pozio There is an increasing reporting of Anisakiasis in humans at the world level and this disease has become a concern for the public health and for the fish and derived product trade. Humans...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Anne Marie Burns, Geraldine Duffy, Des Walsh, Brijesh K. Tiwari, Jim Grant, Peadar G. Lawlor, Gillian E. Gardiner The presence of Salmonella in animal feed or feed ingredients at the feed mill or on-farm is a cause for concern, as it can be transmitted to food-producing animals and subsequently to humans. The objective of this...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Shuang Ping Liu, Jian Xin Yu, Xiao Lu Wei, Zhong Wei Ji, Zhi Lei Zhou, Xiang Yong Meng, Jian Mao As a traditional alcoholic beverage, Chinese rice wine with a unique flavor and high nutritional value has been popular in China for thousands of years. The biogenic amines in Chinese rice wine and other fermented food are attracting...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): P.N. Brandhoff, M.J. van Bourgondiën, C.G.M. Onstenk, A. Vos van Avezathe, R.J.B. Peters In the Netherlands, the EU-mandated nationwide monitoring programme and emergency response plan for radioactivity in food is implemented by RIKILT (the Dutch institute for food safety) by means of the National Monitoring Network for...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Zhiqiang Kong, Minmin Li, Jieying Chen, Yuming Bao, Bei Fan, Frédéric Francis, Xiaofeng Dai Numerous studies have focused on the effects of food-processing techniques on pesticide residues. However, it remains a challenge to ensure high-quality processing and effective pesticide removal from foods. Triadimefon (TF) is a broad-...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Yuwei Wu, Sam Chang, Ramakrishna Nannapaneni, Randy Coker, Zee Haque, Barakat S.M. Mahmoud In this investigation, we determined the efficacy of X-ray doses on reducing a human norovirus (HuNoV) surrogate [murine norovirus-1 (MNV-1)] in pure culture, half-shell oyster, salmon sushi and tuna salad. The pure culture (phosphate-buffer...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Qin He, Junwei Huang, Xuewei Yang, Xin Yan, Jian He, Shunpeng Li, Jiandong Jiang The effect of different kinds of pesticide residues in grapes on alcoholic fermentation by Saccharomyces cerevisiae was evaluated. Among four types of pesticides added into the grape slurry, omethoate, triadimefon and cyhalothrin did not inhibit the...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Grete Lorentzen, Finn-Arne Egeness, Ingelinn Eskildsen Pleym, Elinor Ytterstad Dried salt-cured cod is a commercially important product that is mainly exported to markets in Latin America and Southern Europe. The product is usually split, and cut and packaged once it reaches the market. However, many markets do not have adequate...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Upasana Hariram, Ronald G. Labbé Bacillus cereus is a pathogenic spore-forming bacterium implicated in cases of diarrheal and emetic type of foodborne illness. We previously found that enterotoxigenic B. cereus is widely present in retail spices. Here we analyzed the spore heat resistance of nine diarrheal strains isolated from spices....
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Yi-Gang Xu, Zhong-Mei Liu, Bai-Qi Zhang, Min Qu, Chun-Sheng Mo, Jia Luo, Su-Long Li In the present study, a novel target-enriched multiplex PCR (Tem-PCR) assay was developed for simultaneous detection of Salmonella spp., Listeria (L.) monocytogenes, Staphylococcus (S.) aureus, Escherichia (E.) coli O157:H7 and Shigella spp.. DNA...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Shunlong Gong, Xizhuo Wang, Yinsheng Yang, Li Bai The objective of the study was to provide a picture of knowledge of food safety and handling in households and identify a demographic profile of “high-risk” groups with the poorest knowledge. A national survey of food handlers in Mainland China (n = 482) was conducted using previously...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Wenyou Zhu, Cong Ren, Yao Nie, Yan Xu Ochratoxin A (OTA), one mycotoxin produced by certain filamentous species of Aspergillus and Penicillium, is not known whether existing in Chinese liquors. However, specific method to detect OTA as well as OTA occurrence in Chinese liquors has not been reported so far. For this purpose, based on...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Dusida Tirawat, Souwalak Phongpaichit, Soottawat Benjakul, Punnanee Sumpavapol Sweet basil has been used worldwide as an ingredient for several cuisines. However, it can be contaminated with pathogens; especially Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp. are mainly introduced by poor hygiene during harvesting, cleaning, packaging and...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Arash Sadeghi-Mehr, Ralf Lautenschlaeger, Stephan Drusch In contrast to traditional raw ham produced from a whole muscle or from a combination of different parts, dry-cured formed ham consists of many small meat pieces and thus has a high surface area. As a result, foodborne pathogens originating from contamination could grow if they...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Manon Tzschoppe, Helen Haase, Michaela Höhnisch, Doris Jaros, Harald Rohm Autoxidation is a critical process in many fat containing foods that leads to reduced palatability because of the formation of off-flavour compounds. The aim of the study was to evaluate the applicability of ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) for detecting...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Giuliana Gorrasi, Valeria Bugatti, Loredana Tammaro, Luigi Vertuccio, Giovanni Vigliotta, Vittoria Vittoria A novel antimicrobial packaging system, as active coating on a commercial Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) film, was formulated and tested in vitro against the spoilage bacteria of Mozzarella cheese. It is based on layered...
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Publication date: June 2016 , Volume 64 Author(s): Jangho Hong, Ayato Kawashima, Minami Okamoto, Kana Kanetsuki, Takanori Makino, Noriaki Hamada The recovery and purification characteristics of membrane filtration for pesticide analysis of agricultural products were investigated. Eight different types of membranes classified by their molecular weight cut off (MWCO) and material...
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Abstract The possibilities of gene mobility and gene flow between Pleurotus ostreatus and its culture medium transgenic cotton were determined. The results showed that P. ostreatus cultivated in the medium with transgenic cottonseed hulls grew more slowly for approximately 5 days than in the medium without transgenic component. But there was no significant difference in the yield after 240 days....
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Abstract Antimicrobial efficacy of the marjoram essential oil (MEO) on organic vegetables inoculated with 4 log/cfu Salmonella enterica serovar Schwarzengrund was evaluated. Previously inoculated samples of smooth lettuce (Lactuva sativa), kale (Brassica oleracea) and arugula (Eruca sativa) were immersed, separately, in three MEO solutions (0.1, 0.3 and 0.5%) for 1 and 2 min. Control groups with...
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Summary The role of dogs in the transmission of Coxiella burnetii to humans is uncertain, and extensive seroprevalence studies of dogs have not been previously conducted in Australia. This study determined C. burnetii exposure in four diverse canine subpopulations by adapting, verifying and comparing an indirect immunofluoresence assay (IFA) and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) used...
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Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) are foodborne pathogens responsible for the development of bloody diarrhea and renal failure in humans. Many environmental factors have been shown to regulate the production of Shiga toxin 2 (Stx2), the main virulence factor of EHEC. Among them, soluble factors produced by human gut microbiota and in particular, by the predominant species Bacteroides...
Mon, 01/04/2016 - 11:53
The periplasmic chaperone SurA is critical for the biogenesis of outer membrane proteins (OMPs) and thus the maintenance of membrane integrity in Escherichia coli. The activity of this modular chaperone has been attributed to a core chaperone module, with only minor importance assigned to the two SurA peptidyl-prolyl isomerase (PPIase) domains. In this work, we used synthetic phenotypes and...
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Abstract Aims(i) To investigate the enzymatic characterization of α-L-arabinofuranosidase from Thermotoga thermarum DSM5069. (ii) To perform its excellent properties on converting ginsenoside Rc to ginsenoside Rd. Methods and ResultsThe thermostable α-L-arabinofuranosidase (Tt-Afs) gene from Thermotoga thermarum DSM5069 was cloned and overexpressed. Recombinant Tt-Afs was purified, and its...
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Potent Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) represent a threat to public health and safety. Botulism is a disease caused by BoNT intoxication that results in muscle paralysis that can be fatal. Sensitive assays capable of detecting BoNTs from different substrates and settings are essential to limit foodborne contamination and morbidity. In this report, we describe a rapid 96-well microfluidic double...
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Aflatoxins, which are produced by Aspergillus flavus, are toxic to humans, livestock, and pets. The value of maize (Zea mays) grain is markedly reduced when contaminated with aflatoxin. Plant resistance and biological control using non-toxin producing strains are considered effective strategies for reducing aflatoxin accumulation in maize grain. Distinguishing between the toxin and non-toxin...
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Effect of phytol on the dehydrogenase activity of Staphylococcus aureus Bacillus cereus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterococcus faecalis isolated from grilled meat was examined via dehydrogenase assay using 2,3,5 – tripheny tetrazolium chloride (TTC) as the electron acceptor. The bacteria isolates were exposed to various concentrations of phytol (0-2000 μg) in a nutrient broth. The minimum...
Sun, 01/03/2016 - 04:02
Publication date: May 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 68 Author(s): María Constanza Luciardi, María Amparo Blázquez, Elena Cartagena, Alicia Bardón, Mario Eduardo Arena Pseudomonas aeruginosa produces biofilm and several virulence factors coordinated by quorum sensing (QS) in food. The interruption of QS is a target to control the bacterial virulence. Chemical...
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Publication date: May 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 68 Author(s): Jawhar Hafsa, Med ali Smach, Med Raâfet Ben Khedher, Bassem Charfeddine, Khalifa Limem, Hatem Majdoub, Sonia Rouatbi In this work active films from chitosan containing Eucalyptus globulus (EG) essential oil (0, 1, 2, 3 and 4% (v/v)) were developed by casting and solvent-evaporation method....

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