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Thu, 02/18/2016 - 12:46
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Adam J. Brooker, Rodney Wootten, Andrew P. Shinn, James E. Bron With growing world trends in the consumption of raw and undercooked aquatic products, anisakiasis, resulting from infection by anisakid nematodes, currently affects over 2000 people per annum worldwide. In response to new EC regulatory requirements regarding the...
Thu, 02/18/2016 - 03:57
Abstract Cold-induced sweetening (CIS), which occurs when potatoes stored at low temperature for long-term, causes changes in flavor and unwanted dark colors in fried and roasted potatoes. The culprit for CIS is an enzyme called invertase. Five potato cultivars A (FD3-10), B (FD3-9), C (TPS-9801), D (393574-61) and E (Laal-e-Faisal) were investigated for invertase activity at cold storage. The...
Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:00
Julio Rendon, Maria Cristina Hoyos, Diana di Filippo, Fabian Cortes-Mancera, Carolina Mantilla, Maria Mercedes Velasquez, Maria Elsy Sepulveda, Juan Carlos Restrepo, Sergio Jaramillo, Maria Patricia Arbelaez, Gonzalo Correa, Maria-Cristina Navas Background Hepatitis E virus is a major cause of outbreaks as well as sporadic hepatitis cases worldwide. The epidemiology of this enterically...
Wed, 02/17/2016 - 17:00
Joanne R. Chapman, Anu S. Helin, Michelle Wille, Clara Atterby, Josef D. Järhult, Jimmy S. Fridlund, Jonas Waldenström Determining which reference genes have the highest stability, and are therefore appropriate for normalising data, is a crucial step in the design of real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) gene expression studies. This is particularly warranted in non-model and ecologically important...
Wed, 02/17/2016 - 12:45
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): B. Salinas-Roca, R. Soliva-Fortuny, J. Welti-Chanes, O. Martín-Belloso The impact of pulsed light (PL), alginate coating (ALC) and malic acid dipping (MA) treatments on quality and safety aspects of fresh-cut mango was studied. Fresh-cut mangoes were inoculated with L. innocua and then subjected to PL (20 pulses at fluence of 0.4 J·...
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 01:10
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2016 Food and Chemical Toxicology Author(s): Ru Jia, Qiugang Ma, Yu Fan, Cheng Ji, Jianyun Zhang, Tao Liu, Lihong Zhao The toxic effect of aflatoxins (AF) and zearalenone (ZEA) and their combination on laying performance, egg quality and toxins residues in eggs, as well as the efficacy of Bacillus. subtilis biodegradation product (...
Mon, 02/15/2016 - 11:15
Summary Cells possess stress-activated protein kinase (SAPK) signalling pathways, which are activated practically in response to any cellular insult, regulating responses for survival and adaptation to harmful environmental changes. To understand the function of SAPK pathways in T. atroviride, mutants lacking the MAPKK Pbs2 and the MAPK Tmk3 were analysed under several cellular stresses, and in...
Mon, 02/15/2016 - 09:22
Abstract Interest in natural/organic meat products has resulted in the need to validate the effectiveness of clean label antimicrobials to increase safety and shelf life of these products. A Response Surface Methodology (RSM) was used to investigate the effects of varying levels of moisture, pH, and a commercial “clean-label” antimicrobial (cultured sugar-vinegar blend; CSVB) on the growth rate...
Mon, 02/15/2016 - 09:21
Abstract Thermal inactivation kinetics of heat resistant strains of Salmonella Enteritidis in shell eggs processed by hot water immersion were determined and the effects of the processing on egg quality were evaluated. Shell eggs were inoculated with a composite of heat resistant Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) strains PT8 C405, 2 (FSIS #OB030832), and 6 (FSIS #OB040159). Eggs were immersed in a...
Mon, 02/15/2016 - 00:00
Mycotoxins represent a risk to the feed supply chain with an impact on economies and international trade. A high percentage of feed samples have been reported to be contaminated with more than one mycotoxin. In most cases, the concentrations were low enough to ensure compliance with the European Union (EU) guidance values or maximum admitted levels. However, mycotoxin co-contamination might still...
Sun, 02/14/2016 - 12:36
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Xin Bian, Zafarullah Muhammad, Smith Etareri Evivie, Guang-Wen Luo, Min Xu, Gui-Cheng Huo This study investigated the screening of antifungal potential of Lactobacillus helveticus. L. helveticus KLDS 1.8701 showed strongest antifungal activity against Penicillium sp. of all provided strains, and antifungal activity was from...
Sat, 02/13/2016 - 12:34
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Lone Jespersen, Mansel Griffiths, Tanya Maclaurin, Benjamin Chapman, Carol A. Wallace Organizational culture is defined by dimensions and characteristics that can be used to measure food safety culture in food manufacturing through a food safety maturity model. Maturity models from quality, health care, and information technology...
Sat, 02/13/2016 - 12:34
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Winnie Lim, Mark A. Harrison The effectiveness of ultraviolet light at a wavelength of 254 nm to reduce Salmonella contamination on tomatoes and food contact surfaces was evaluated. Inoculated tomatoes were exposed to UV-C light at doses ranging from 0 to 223.1 mJ/cm2. All UV treatments significantly reduced Salmonella populations (p ...
Sat, 02/13/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: March 2016 , Volume 99, Issue 3 Author(s): Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Amin N. Olaimat, Tareq M. Osaili, Mutamed M. Ayyash, Aisha Abushelaibi, Ziad W. Jaradat, Reyad Shaker, Mahmoud Al-Taani, Richard A. Holley In addition to its nutritional and therapeutic properties, camel milk has the ability to suppress the growth of a wide range of foodborne pathogens, but...
Sat, 02/13/2016 - 11:22
Publication date: Available online 13 February 2016 Author(s): Nathalie Gnanou Besse, Sandra Favret, Jennifer Desreumaux, Emilie Decourseulles Brasseur, Martin Kalmokoff The EN ISO 11290-1 method for the isolation of Listeria monocytogenes from food is carried out using a double enrichment in Fraser broths. While the method is effective it is also quite long requiring 4–7days to...
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 12:26
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): C. Lupo, O. Wilmart, X. Van Huffel, F. Dal Pozzo, C. Saegerman An online survey was conducted to describe stakeholders' perceptions, attitudes and practices towards risk prevention in the food chain and to explore if common features could be extracted from different fields of competency or groups of stakeholders. Out of 80...
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 07:38
Abstract Wall teichoic acid (WTA) comprises a class of glycopolymers covalently attached to the peptidoglycan of gram positive bacteria. In Listeria monocytogenes, mutations that prevent addition of certain WTA decorating sugars are attenuating. However, the steps required for decoration and the pathogenic process interrupted are not well described. We systematically examined the requirement for...
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 03:42
Abstract BackgroundFusarium graminearum species complex infects several cereals and cause the reduction of grain yield and quality. Many factors influence the extent of Fusarium infection and mycotoxins levels, such factors include crop rotation. In the present study, we explored the effect of rice or maize as former crops on mycotoxin accumulation in wheat grains. ResultsMore than 97% of samples...
Fri, 02/12/2016 - 03:36
ABSTRACT BACKGROUNDResveratrol (3,5,4’-trihydroxy-trans-stilbene) is a natural phytoalexin synthesized by plants in response to stress. This compound has several beneficial documented properties, namely anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuro-protective or antimicrobial activities. In this study, the antimicrobial activity of resveratrol against Listeria monocytogenes and L. innocua was studied....
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:50
Publication date: July 2016 , Volume 117 Author(s): Daniela Eisenstecken, Stefan Stürz, Peter Robatscher, Christian W. Huck, Angelo Zanella, Michael Oberhuber The synthesis of α-farnesene and its degradation to the corresponding oxidation products such as conjugated trienols (CTols) in apple skins is strongly correlated with the incidence of superficial scald, a physiological...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:33
Abstract Slightly acidic electrolyzed water (SAEW) has been recognized as an effective bactericidal agent with free chlorine, but its limitations include its instability and its great dependence on equipment. Newly developed circulating electrolyzed water (CEW) with a higher available chlorine concentration (ACC) could successfully overcome these limitations. In this study, SAEW (ACC of 20 mg/L...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Ruijie Liu, Ruiqi Wang, Jian Lu, Ming Chang, Qingzhe Jin, Zubo Du, Shanshan Wang, Qiu Li, Xingguo Wang The degradation study of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in aqueous medium was performed under electron beam irradiation (EBI) at various AFB1 initial concentrations. It has been proven that the degradation of AFB1 in the selected...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Zhu Huang, Xiao-Dong Pan, Bai-fen Huang, Jiao-Jiao Xu, Meng-Li Wang, Yi-Ping Ren An UPLC–MS/MS method based on matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) was developed for simultaneous determination of 15 β-lactams in pork muscle. Muscle tissue was blended with Oasis HLB adsorbent. A column made from the sorbent/muscle tissue matrix...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Li Wang, Yingpeng Luo, Xiaohu Luo, Ren Wang, Yongfu Li, Yanan Li, Huili Shao, Zhengxing Chen Considering the wide existence of mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) in wheat and derived products, finding ways to detoxify DON in wheat grains as original resources for food-chain contamination is very important to protect human health...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Xiaoxi Li, Ying He, Chen Huang, Jie Zhu, Amy Hui-Mei Lin, Ling Chen, Lin Li Plasticizer migration from packaging films to foods can raise health concerns especially when foods are heated in microwaves with their packaging. To inhibit the plasticizer migration, starch-based films were prepared by controlling the micro-structure...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Anna Nakonieczna, Bartosz Paszkowski, Andrzej Wilczek, Agnieszka Szypłowska, Wojciech Skierucha Analyzing the content of artificial chemical additives in food products is important due to their twofold role in food processing and consumption, i.e., their positive impact on the shelf life or sensory properties of food products and...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Yaohua Feng, Christine Bruhn, Health Management and Education Few education programs target audiences at high-risk for foodborne illness, especially people with diabetes and pregnant women. The objective of this study is to develop a food safety education program for each using a positive deviance approach. The positive deviance...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Xiangrong Chen, Xiaowei Zhang, Rizeng Meng, Ziwen Zhao, Zonghui Liu, Xingchen Zhao, Ce Shi, Na Guo Nisin is used as a food-safe antimicrobial agent and has been widely applied to daily food products to prevent bacterial growth. However, the practical application of nisin is limited. Although nisin inhibits the growth of...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Anne Müller, Regina Reichhardt, Grit Fogarassy, Ramona Bosse (née Danz), Monika Gibis, Jochen Weiss, Herbert Schmidt, Agnes Weiss In this study, 39 different Staphylococcus carnosus strains were analysed for virulence and pathogenicity determinants with regard to their application as starter cultures for the fermentation of...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Weijun Chen, Yanyu Liu, Bining Jiao The fate of five organophosphorus pesticides (dimethoate, chlorpyrifos, malathion, methidathion and triazophos) in kumquat samples during honeyed kumquat candied fruit processing was assessed. Residues were determined by gas chromatograph with a flame photometric detector (GC-FPD) after each...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 12:22
Publication date: August 2016 , Volume 66 Author(s): Huseyin Ayvaz, Andrea Sierra-Cadavid, Didem P. Aykas, Brett Mulqueeney, Scott Sullivan, Luis E. Rodriguez-Saona In this study, a novel portable infrared spectrometer was evaluated for rapid and simultaneous determination of glucose, fructose, total reducing sugars, soluble solids (°Brix), serum viscosity, Bostwick consistency,...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:19
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2016 Author(s): M.K. Nieuwoudt, S.E. Holroyd, C.M. McGoverin, M.C. Simpson, D.E. Williams Adulteration of milk for commercial gain is acknowledged as a serious issue facing the dairy industry. Several analytical techniques can be used to detect adulteration but they often require time-consuming sample preparation, expensive laboratory...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:19
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2016 Author(s): Cemil Kürekci A total of 17 coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS) isolates obtained from 72 cheese samples were included in this study. Coagulase-negative staphylococci isolates obtained in this study comprised 6 (35.3%) Staphylococcus saprophyticus, 3 (17.6%) Staphylococcus epidermidis, 2 (11.8%) Staphylococcus hominis, 2 (11...
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:16
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2016 Author(s): Marta J. Piercey, Patricia A. Hingston, Lisbeth Truelstrup Hansen Listeria monocytogenes is a pathogenic foodborne bacterium whose persistence in food processing environments is in part attributed to its biofilm formation. Most biofilm studies have been carried out at 30–37°C rather than at temperatures found in the food...
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 19:00
Clinical isolates of Campylobacter spp. and Salmonella spp. are notifiable in Switzerland. In 1995, Campylobacter replaced Salmonella as the most frequently reported food-borne pathogen. We analysed notification data (1988-2013) for these two bacterial, gastrointestinal pathogens of public health importance in Switzerland. Notification rates were calculated using data for the average resident...
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:01
Publication date: Available online 9 February 2016 Author(s): Tiong Gim Aw, Samantha Wengert, Joan B. Rose The emergence of culture- and sequence-independent metagenomic methods has not only provided great insight into the microbial community structure in a wide range of clinical and environmental samples but has also proven to be powerful tools for pathogen detection. Recent studies...
Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:01
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2016 Author(s): Beatriz Gómez-Sala, Carmen Herranz, Belén Díaz-Freitas, Pablo E. Hernández, Ana Sala, Luis M. Cintas In this work we describe the development of a biopreservation strategy for fresh fish based on the use of bacteriocinogenic LAB of marine origin. For this purpose, two multibacteriocinogenic LAB strains, Lactobacillus...
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 22:19
Feb 2016, Vol. 13, No. 2: 101-107.
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 04:34
Publication date: June 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 69 Author(s): Neelima Kaushik, P. Srinivasa Rao, H.N. Mishra The effects of thermal-assisted high pressure processing (TAHPP), within the range of 400–600 MPa at 40–60 °C for 5–15 min, were studied on the quality of mango (Mangifera indica L.) pulp. Experiments were performed according to rotatable central...
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 04:27
Summary Food safety and quality became very important, especially with the challenge to ensure safe and healthy foods in regard to chemical hazards. So, this study was conducted to evaluate the quality and safety of irradiated Ras cheese during the storage period, with respect to biogenic amines (BAs). Ras cheese was manufactured, ripened and irradiated by γ-irradiation at 0, 5, 10 and 15 kGy....

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