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Mon, 07/18/2016 - 15:54
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Hossein Rastegar, Shahram Shoeibi, Hassan Yazdanpanah, Maryam Amirahmadi, Amin Mousavi Khaneghah, Fernanda Bovo Campagnollo, Anderson S. Sant’Ana Nowadays, aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) could be considered as one of the most hazardous mycotoxins for humans, and nuts comprise one of the major responsible food categories for human...
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:25
Abstract AimsThe objective of the study was to investigate the antimicrobial potential of a new SAM® polymer poly(TBAMS) as packaging material for meat products. Methods and ResultsThe influence of temperature, time, and product factors on the antimicrobial activity of poly(TBAMS) against different bacteria was determined by using a modified test method based on the Japanese Industrial Standard...
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:42
Publication date: December 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 74 Author(s): Ismet Ozturk, Fatih Tornuk, Oznur Caliskan-Aydogan, M. Zeki Durak, Osman Sagdic Hydrosols are byproducts obtained by steam distillation of plant materials. In this study, six hydrosols obtained from thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.), summer savory (Satureja hortensis L.), rosemary (Rosmarinus...
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:42
Publication date: December 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 74 Author(s): Elena Bartkiene, Vadims Bartkevics, Janis Rusko, Vytaute Starkute, Egle Bendoraitiene, Daiva Zadeike, Grazina Juodeikiene The effect of Pediococcus acidilactici and Lactobacillus sakei strains on biogenic amines (BAs) formation during submerged and solid state fermentation of Lupinus...
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:40
Summary Packaging made from biodegradable biopolymers such as proteins, polysaccharides and lipids is a promising alternative to synthetic polymers. Films made from these biopolymers exhibit certain disadvantages in terms of their mechanical, barrier and physicochemical properties. Plasticisers, nanoparticles, lipids and antimicrobial compounds can be added to them to improve these properties....
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:40
Abstract AimsIn order to investigate Enterobacteriaceae, coliforms, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella contamination a survey was conducted at three peanut confectionery processing companies (A, B, and C) in Brazil. Methods and ResultsSamples of different peanut confectionery products (n=59), peanut raw material (n=30), manufacturing environment (n=116), and workers’ hand surfaces (n=12) were...
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 04:30
Abstract Previous work reported that decoated Bacillus cereus spores incubated in four mol l−1 CaCl2 are killed at lower temperatures than spores in water. This wet-heat sensitization was suggsted to support a role for an osmoregulatory peptidoglycan cortex in spore cores’ low water content, and their wet heat resistance. Current work has replicated this finding with spores of B. cereus, Bacillus...
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 03:01
Abstract AimThe occurrence of virulence markers, serotypes and invasive ability were investigated in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) isolated from fecal samples of healthy dairy cattle at Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Methods and ResultsFrom 1,562 stx-positive fecal samples, 105 STEC strains were isolated by immuno-magnetic separation (IMS) or plating onto MacConkey agar (MC)...
Mon, 07/18/2016 - 02:15
Abstract The aim of this research was to determine the chemical composition, fungal and aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) contaminations in raw camel milk samples collected from seven dairy farms in Yazd province, Iran. Milk samples (10 samples from each of 7 farms) were collected in autumn and winter seasons. The mean contents of protein, fat and ash ranged from 2.14 to 3.28%, 1.52 to 2.01%, and 0.93 to 0.97...
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 20:42
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2016 Food and Chemical Toxicology Author(s): Guoqing Qian, Lili Tang, Shuhan Lin, Kathy S. Xue, Nicol J. Mitchell, Jianjia Su, Wentzel C. Gelderblom, Ronald T. Riley, Timothy D. Phillips, Jia-Sheng Wang Dietary co-exposure to aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and fumonisin B1 (FB1) and their interaction on hepatocellular carcinogenesis is of...
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 15:48
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): I-Hsuan Chen, Shin Horikawa, Kayla Bryant, Rebecca Riggs, Bryan A. Chin, James M. Barbaree Salmonella is one of the most common pathogens associated with foodborne illness in chickens. Food outbreaks from this pathogen haven’t declined in the past 15 years according to the data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 15:48
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Chuanwu Xiong, Changhong Liu, Feng Chen, Lei Zheng The aim of this study was to investigate the status of food safety management system (FSMS) implemented at the pork slaughter plants in China, based on a detailed profile of both announced assessments carried out in 60 companies and unannounced assessments in 25 ones, with the...
Sun, 07/17/2016 - 04:40
Publication date: December 2016 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 74 Author(s): Isabela Sarmento Brasileiro, Matheus Barbosa, Maria Crystina Igarashi, Vanessa Biscola, Daniele Fernanda Maffei, Mariza Landgraf, Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo Franco The main factor responsible for occurrence of listeriosis associated to ready-to-eat meat products is assumed to be...
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 09:10
Publication date: Available online 15 July 2016 Food and Chemical Toxicology Author(s): Saimi Tokunaga, Bruce R. Woodin, John J. Stegeman Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds (DLCs) enter the body mainly through diet and cause various toxicological effects through activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a ligand activated transcription factor. Some plant extracts and...
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 04:48
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2016 Author(s): Ruibai Wang, Jie Li, Biao Kan The ongoing seventh cholera pandemic is attributed to Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor biotype strains. Although antibiotic therapy ameliorates symptoms in patients and reduces pathogen transfer to the environment, multidrug resistance remains a major clinical threat. An O1 El Tor strain isolated from a...
Sat, 07/16/2016 - 00:00
Rapid development of nanotechnology is expected to transform many areas of food science and food industry with increasing investment and market share. In this article, current applications of nanotechnology in food systems are briefly reviewed. Functionality and applicability of food-related nanotechnology are highlighted in order to provide a comprehensive view on the development and safety...
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:01
Campylobacter jejuni is a foodborne pathogen that often leads to human infections through the consumption of contaminated poultry. Wild birds may play a role in the transmission of C. jejuni by acting as reservoir hosts. Despite ample evidence that wild birds harbor C. jejuni, few studies have addressed the role of host ecology in transmission to domestic animals or humans. We tested the...
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:01
Campylobacter spp. are the leading cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide, and water is increasingly seen as a risk factor in transmission. Here we describe a most-probable-number (MPN)–quantitative PCR (qPCR) assay in which water samples are centrifuged and aliquoted into microtiter plates and the bacteria are enumerated by qPCR. We observed that commonly used Campylobacter molecular...
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:01
SigB is the main stress gene regulator in Listeria monocytogenes affecting the expression of more than 150 genes and thus contributing to multiple-stress resistance. Despite its clear role in most stresses, its role in oxidative stress is uncertain, as results accompanying the loss of sigB range from hyperresistance to hypersensitivity. Previously, these differences have been attributed to strain...
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:01
Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus can grow rapidly in shellfish subjected to ambient air conditions, such as during intertidal exposure. In this study, levels of total and pathogenic (tdh+ and/or trh+) V. parahaemolyticus and total V. vulnificus were determined in oysters collected from two study locations where intertidal harvest practices are common. Samples were collected directly...
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 10:35
Abstract AimsMastitis causes economic losses and antimicrobials are frequently used for mastitis treatment. Antimicrobial resistance surveys are still rare in the ovine field and characterization of strains is important in order to acquire information about resistance and for optimization of therapy. Methods and ResultsBacterial pathogens recovered in milk samples from mastitis-affected ewes were...
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 09:08
Publication date: Available online 13 July 2016 Food and Chemical Toxicology Author(s): Elham Soleimani, Iran Goudarzi, Kataneh Abrari, Taghi Lashkarbolouki Either developmental lead or ethanol exposure can impair learning and memory via induction of oxidative stress, which results in neuronal damage. we examined the effect of combined exposure with lead and ethanol on spatial...
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 04:15
Abstract We herein evaluated the antibacterial effect of curry plant EO, a natural antibacterial agent, on B. cereus. The curry plant EO was encapsulated into liposomes to improve the chemical stability of EO and its active time. By a thin-film dispersion method, soy lecithin, in combination with cholesterol, were used to prepare liposomes at various curry plant EO concentrations. The optimal...
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 03:20
Xueqing Du, Nan Wang, Fangzhe Ren, Hong Tang, Xinan Jiao, Jinlin Huang
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00
Cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) is found in Gram-negative bacteria, especially in certain Proteobacteria such as the Pasteurellaceae family, including Haemophilus ducreyi and Aggregatibacter (Actinobacillus) actinomycetemcomitans, in the Enterobacteriaceae family and the Campylobacterales order, including the Campylobacter and Helicobacter species. In vitro and in vivo studies have clearly...
Fri, 07/15/2016 - 00:00
In this study, the effect of enzymes involved in degradation of renal adenosine and l-arginine was investigated in rats exposed to cadmium (Cd) and treated with curcumin, the principal active phytochemical in turmeric rhizome. Animals were divided into six groups (n = 6): control/saline, saline/curcumin 12.5 mg/kg, saline/curcumin 25 mg/kg, Cd/vehicle, Cd/curcumin 12.5 mg/kg, and Cd/curcumin 25 ...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): C. Tomás, I.M.P.L.V.O. Ferreira, M.A. Faria Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua, L.) is one of the most consumed white fish with high gastronomic relevance in Europe occupying the 8th place in the most captured specie worldwide. G. morhua stocks are depleted configuring a framework favoring the fraudulent substitution of this specie by less...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Monika Singh, Rajesh K. Bhoge, Gurinderjit Randhawa Rapid and efficient screening assays based on loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) were developed, targeting two marker genes, namely, phosphinothricin-N-acetyltransferase (pat) and phosphomannose isomerase (pmi). These marker genes are being employed in more than 35% of GM...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Vicente M. Gómez-López, Maria I. Gil, Ana Allende Electrolyzed water (EW) is known by its bactericidal efficacy and capability to oxidize organic matter. The present research evaluated the efficacy of recently developed electrolytic cells able to generate higher concentration of reactive oxygen species using lower power and salt...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): K. Raksha Rao, A.V. Vipin, P. Hariprasad, K.A. Anu Appaiah, G. Venkateswaran Aflatoxin B1 is the most harmful among the mycotoxins commonly present in food and feed, and it may lead to hepatocellular carcinoma in humans and animals. Therefore, limiting its exposure to humans and livestock is very much essential. The present study...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Karen Hunt, Francis Butler, Kieran Jordan Listeria monocytogenes is a virulent pathogen that is the causative agent of listeriosis, a rare and potentially fatal foodborne disease. The aim of this study was to assess the behaviour of L. monocytogenes in milk obtained from a cow with a sub-clinical infection, representing naturally...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): K. Dandage, R. Badia-Melis, L. Ruiz-García India is the second largest producer of fruit and vegetables in the world. Fruit production in India has increased 89% in the last decade. In the present paper It is exposed the necessity for a proper traceability in the Indian food industry, because the sector is demanding an adequate...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Han Sub Kwak, Seokgeun Ji, Yoonhwa Jeong The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of air flow in coffee roasting for antioxidant activity and phenolic compound content. Roasting was conducted in various combinations of temperature (180–200 °C), time (13–17 min) and volume flow rate (VFR; −0.271–0.271 L/s) using Box-...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Björn Hoffmann, Siegfried Münch, Fredi Schwägele, Christian Neusüß, Wolfgang Jira The use of vegetable proteins in various types of meat products is common practice. In order to control food specifications, also with regard to food fraud and allergenic potential, a reliable detection of these additives is required. Here, a...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 23:00
Publication date: January 2017 , Volume 71 Author(s): Li-nan Sun, Li-xin Lu, Xiao-lin Qiu, Ya-li Tang Antioxidant active packaging films are always prepared to help protect fatty food safety. In this study, a new LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene) film containing α-tocopherol adsorbed on MCM-41 mesoporous molecular sieve was prepared by extrusion. The synthesized MCM-41 were thoroughly...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:30
This experiment was carried out to introduce a palatable and stable new product against staphylococcus aureus resulting from adding of sumac water extract (SWE) to Koobideh kebab as a traditional food. After determining of MIC (3.125 mg/mL) and MBC (6.25 mg/mL) value of SWE against S. aureus, the bacterial growth was evaluated at sensorial acceptability concentrations of SWE. These treatments...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 18:40
The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant activity of proteins isolates from selected pork dry-cured meat products (i.e., loin, ham and neck). It has been shown that the sarcoplasmic proteins constitute relevant substrates for enzyme-linked proteolysis after 8 months of aging, they accounted the vast majority of peptides (P < 0.05). Nevertheless, comparing antioxidant properties,...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:00
Ingebjørg Helena Nymo, Marit Seppola, Sascha Al Dahouk, Kathrine Ryvold Bakkemo, María Pilar Jiménez de Bagüés, Jacques Godfroid, Anett Kristin Larsen Pathology has not been observed in true seals infected with Brucella pinnipedialis. A lack of intracellular survival and multiplication of B. pinnipedialis in hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) macrophages in vitro indicates a lack of chronic...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:00
Christian Vinueza-Burgos, María Cevallos, Lenin Ron-Garrido, Sophie Bertrand, Lieven De Zutter Salmonella is frequently found in poultry and represent an important source for human gastrointestinal infections worldwide. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence, genotypes and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonella serotypes in broilers from Ecuador. Caeca content from 388 at random...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 17:00
Michelle L. Reniere, Aaron T. Whiteley, Daniel A. Portnoy Listeria monocytogenes is an environmental saprophyte and facultative intracellular bacterial pathogen with a well-defined life-cycle that involves escape from a phagosome, rapid cytosolic growth, and ActA-dependent cell-to-cell spread, all of which are dependent on the master transcriptional regulator PrfA. The environmental cues that...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 10:10
Abstract Paranaguá Bay is one of the largest estuarine systems on the Southern Brazilian coast. The only recorded cholera outbreak in this region since the early 20th century occurred in 1999 and resulted in 467 cases and at least three reported deaths in a population of ca. 150,000 people. This short communication reports historical, unpublished data related to that outbreak. Water, zooplankton...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 05:23
Publication date: October 2016 , Volume 236 Author(s): Jirapat Arunorat, Nataya Charoenvisal, Yonlayong Woonwong, Roongtham Kedkovid, Roongroje Thanawongnuwech Since the introduction of pandemic H1N1 2009 virus (pdmH1N1) in pigs, the status of Thai swine influenza virus (SIV) has changed. The pdmH1N1 and its reassortant viruses have become the predominant strain circulating in the...
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 03:20
Tara Grinnage-Pulley, Yang Mu, Lei Dai, Qijing Zhang
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 23:12
Volume 33, Issue 7, July 2016, pages 1105-111510.1080/19440049.2016.1203073Paola Jiménez-Sotelo
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 14:30
Abstract AimsThe objective of this study was a comprehensive characterization of physiological changes of Salmonella enterica induced by intense broad spectrum pulsed light (PL). After exposing the bacteria to this non-thermal decontamination technology on a gel surface, multiple viability parameters beyond culturability were assessed. Methods and ResultsBy applying flow cytometry, a luciferin-...
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 00:00
The aim of this study was to compare the antibacterial effects of several essential oils (EOs) alone and in combination against different Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria associated with food products. Parsley, lovage, basil, and thyme EOs, as well as their mixtures (1:1, v/v), were tested against Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, and...
Wed, 07/13/2016 - 00:00
Mycotoxin adsorption onto biomaterials is considered as a promising alternative for decontamination without harmful chemicals. In this research, the adsorption of B-aflatoxins (AFB1 and AFB2) using Pyracantha koidzumii biomasses (leaves, berries and the mixture of leaves/berries) from aqueous solutions was explored. The biosorbent was used at 0.5% (w/v) in samples spiked with 100 ng/mL of B-...
Tue, 07/12/2016 - 17:00
Conversions of benzoates in orange and apple juices affected by thermal processing (100C for 10 min) were investigated. The instrumental determination was carried out by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS) using a direct injection of samples (5 µl) into the column. The products of benzoic acid reduction, but no benzene, were found in all samples. New scientific evidence indicating the...

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