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Tue, 05/31/2016 - 11:00
Bacterial community composition and longitudinal fluctuations were monitored in a riverine system during and after Superstorm Sandy to better characterize inter- and intracommunity responses associated with the disturbance associated with a 100-year storm event. High-throughput sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene was used to assess microbial community structure within water samples from Muddy Creek...
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 08:55
10.1080/19440049.2016.1185899Jeremy R. Schwartzbord
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 04:04
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): S. Samapundo, T.N. Cam Thanh, R. Xhaferi, F. Devlieghere This study had the major objective of evaluating the food safety knowledge, attitudes and practices of consumers and vendors of street foods in Ho Chi Minh City (MCMC), Vietnam. There were three main surveys performed in this study. A total of 120 consumers and 40 street...
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 04:04
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): Panuwat Suppakul, Thitiporn Thanathammathorn, Ornsiri Samerasut, Surachai Khankaew As a Portuguese dessert, fios de ovos (literally meaning ‘egg wires’, known in Thai as foi thong (literally meaning ‘golden strands’), is classified as an auspicious Thai dessert and frequently catered in auspicious occasion such as marriage...
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:00
The unusual attribution of trace amounts of ochratoxin A in some Chinese food commodities to Penicillium polonicum is questioned by European experience in searches for ochratoxinogenic food-spoilage Penicillia, where mistaken attribution is now known to have been due to cryptic Penicillium verrucosum contamination. Consequently, selection of single-spore isolates is recommended as pre-requisite...
Tue, 05/31/2016 - 00:00
Abstract Today, food traceability needs to develop suitable “robust” analytical methods, in terms of the precision and of the reliability of results, which can support modern legislative tools, aimed at guaranteeing food authenticity and origin and trying to avoid possible frauds. This review paper highlights the most recent results obtained with the use of the 87Sr/86Sr...
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:49
In the United States, Salmonella enterica ser. Enteritidis (SE) is among the leading bacterial cause of foodborne illness via consumption of raw or undercooked eggs. The top Salmonella serovars implicated in U.S. foodborne outbreaks associated with chicken consumption include SE, Typhimurium (ST), Heidelberg (SH), Montevideo, Mbandka, Braenderup, and Newport. While enforcement actions target the...
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:49
Epidemiologic analyses have linked the frequency of human infections with Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Enteritidis to the consumption of contaminated eggs and thus to the prevalence of this pathogen in commercial egg-laying flocks. Contamination of the edible contents of eggs by Salmonella Enteritidis is a consequence of the colonization of reproductive tissues in systemically...
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:49
The microbial quality of eggs entering the hatchery represents an important critical control point for biosecurity and pathogen reduction programs in integrated poultry production. The development of safe and effective interventions to reduce microbial contamination on the surface of eggs will be important to improve the overall productivity and microbial food safety of poultry and poultry...
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:49
A 20-day trial was conducted to determine the impact of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and dietary protein concentration on performance, nutrient digestibility, and gut health in broiler chicks. The 6 dietary treatments were arranged in a 2 x 3 factorial with 3 crude protein (CP) concentrations (16, 22, and 26%) with or without 1.5 mg/kg AFB1. Each diet was fed to 6 replicate cages (6 chicks per cage) from...
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:49
Avian influenza virus has received increasing attention in recent years because of the potential for recombination with the human virus. Distributions of sialic acid receptors on target cells are determinants of the susceptibilities of different species to influenza virus infection. In this study, the distribution of sialic acid receptors in the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts of Silky...
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:49
A 20-day trial was conducted to determine the effects of dietary branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) on performance, nutrient digestibility, and gene expression of the mTOR pathway in broiler chicks when exposed to aflatoxin B1 (AFB1). The 6 dietary treatments were arranged in a 2 x 3 factorial with 3 BCAA concentrations (1.16, 1.94, and 2.73%) with or without 1.5 mg/kg AFB1 (1.77 mg/kg analyzed)....
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 20:49
In this study, respiratory viral pathogens were screened using real-time RT-PCR in 86 broiler chicken flocks suffering from respiratory diseases problems in 4 Egyptian governorates between January 2012 and February 2014. The mortality rates in the investigated flocks ranged from 1 to 47%. Results showed that mixed infection represented 66.3% of the examined flocks. Mixed infectious bronchitis (...
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 02:56
Abstract AimsThe aim of the present study was to assess the potential risk posed to the human population by the presence of L. monocytogenes serotype 1/2c in food based on the characterization of virulence factors of Listeria involved in the invasion of host cells and sensitivity to antimicrobial agents. Methods and resultsIn addition to sequencing of the inlA and inlB genes, the presence of...
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 00:00
Abstract Quorum sensing (QS) is a signaling mechanism used by bacteria to communicate each other through the release of auto-inducing signaling molecules. Despite the fact that bacteria regulate its phenotypes by QS mechanism, their potential role in meat spoilage is not yet elucidated. In the current study, beef samples were analyzed for its microbial association and for the...
Mon, 05/30/2016 - 00:00
The pulp of freshly harvested mature Synsepalumdulcificum (miracle fruit) berries were analyzed for proximate, pH, titratable acidity, anti-nutritional and phytochemical content. The results indicated a moisture content of 45.12%, protein content of 2.48% and a carbohydrate content of 48.84%.The anti-nutrients content include Tannin 2.90 ± 0.64mg/100g, phytate 5.21 ± 0.92 mg/100g,...
Sun, 05/29/2016 - 05:01
Publication date: Available online 28 May 2016 Author(s): Yuehua Ke, Wenna Li, Yufei Wang, Mingjuan Yang, Jinpeng Guo, Shaoxia Zhan, Xinying Du, Zhoujia Wang, Min Yang, Juan Li, Wenfeng Li, Zeliang Chen Brucella spp. avoid host immune recognition and thus, weaken the immune response to infection. The Toll/interleukin-1 receptor (TIR) domain-containing protein (TcpB/...
Sun, 05/29/2016 - 04:36
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): Nadarajan Abirami, H. Nidaullah, Li-Oon Chuah, Ahamed Kamal Shamila-Syuhada, S.R. Chandraprasad, Nurul Huda, Hassim Hasmaizal, Gulam Rusul This current research evaluated the efficacy of two rapid methods: the 3M™ Molecular Detection Assay (MDA) and the 3M™ Petrifilm™ Salmonella Express (SALX) System against culture-based...
Sun, 05/29/2016 - 04:36
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): Pei Yee Woh, Kwai Lin Thong, Jerzy Marian Behnke, John Watkin Lewis, Siti Nursheena Mohd Zain This study was aimed to measure the basic knowledge on food safety and food handling practices among migrant food handlers as these information is scarce in Malaysia. A cross-sectional study was conducted face-to-face amongst 383...
Sun, 05/29/2016 - 04:36
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): L. Smeesters, W. Meulebroeck, S. Raeymaekers, H. Thienpont Deoxynivalenol is one of the most abundant contaminants in crops worldwide. Its presence in food and feed products causes health risks and induces economic losses. To date, deoxynivalenol is mostly detected by sample-based, time-consuming chemical analyses. To obtain a non...
Sun, 05/29/2016 - 00:00
Abstract The biogenic amines are low molecular weight organic bases present normally in the body with biological activity influencing important physiological functions. The physiological functions of these molecules are achieved by very low concentrations in the tissues. However, significantly high amounts of biogenic amines are produced during processing and storage of seafood...
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 14:46
Publication date: September 2016 , Volume 119 Author(s): E. Mani-López, E. Palou, A. López-Malo The aim of this work was to evaluate the effectiveness of different substances used as sanitizers for “chile de árbol” (Capsicum frutescens L.) fruit by means of their effect on microbial load as well as on fruit physicochemical and sensory properties. Sodium hypochlorite (100–10,000mgL−1),...
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 04:55
Summary Campylobacter jejuni is one of the major causative pathogens of outbreaks or sporadic cases of diarrhoeal diseases worldwide. In this study, we compared the phenotypic and genetic characteristics of C. jejuni isolates of human and food-producing animal origins in Korea and examined the genetic relatedness between these two groups of isolates. Regardless of isolation source, all C. jejuni...
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 04:33
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): E. Fulladosa, P. Gou, I. Muñoz X-rays have been extensively used for food product inspection and over the last years particularly for the compositional analysis of minced and entire pieces of meat. Differential attenuation of X-rays with different incident energies (dual energy devices) improves the compositional prediction of foods...
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 04:33
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): Nematollah Jonaidi-Jafari, Faham Khamesipour, Reza Ranjbar, Roohollah Kheiri Campylobacter is one of the most important food borne pathogens that cause bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide. The most commonly isolated species in humans are Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) and Campylobacter coli. The emergence of antimicrobial...
Sat, 05/28/2016 - 04:33
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): Vijay K. Juneja, Vasco Cadavez, Ursula Gonzales-Barron, Sudarsan Mukhopadhyay, Mendel Friedman Health concerns have led to a search for natural plant-based antimicrobials. Ellagic acid has been shown to have antimicrobial activity against foodborne pathogens. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of a high-ellagic...
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 18:02
Abstract In this study, we assessed the co-colonization with extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Enterobacteria (ESBL-E) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in raw pork and cooked pork products in south China. In total, 240 raw pork and 240 cooked pork samples collected from supermarkets (n = 20) and local butcher shops (n = 20) in the city of Guangzhou (China) were...
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 17:00
Mayu Onozato, Atsuko Nishigaki, Kenji Okoshi Surface sediments and at least one edible bivalve species (Ruditapes philippinarum, Mytilus galloprovincialis, and Crassostrea gigas) were collected from each of seven intertidal sites in Japan in 2013. The sites had experienced varying levels of tsunami and fire disturbance following the major earthquake of 2011. Eight polycyclic aromatic...
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 17:00
Jihu Lu, Peipei Wu, Xuehua Zhang, Lei Feng, Bin Dong, Xuan Chu, Xiufan Liu, Daxin Peng, Yuan Liu, Huailiang Ma, Jibo Hou, Yinghua Tang Combination of CVCVA5 adjuvant and commercial avian influenza (AI) vaccine has been previously demonstrated to provide good protection against different AI viruses in chickens. In this study, we further investigated the protective immunity of CVCVA5-adjuvanted...
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 17:00
Jingfeng Tong, Lu Meng, Xinwei Wang, Lixia Liu, Liangdong Lyu, Chuan Wang, Yang Li, Qian Gao, Chen Yang, Chen Niu Lipids have been identified as important carbon sources for Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) to utilize in vivo. Thus gluconeogenesis bears a key role for Mtb to survive and replicate in host. A rate-limiting enzyme of gluconeogenesis, fructose 1, 6-bisphosphatase (FBPase) is encoded...
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 17:00
Nathalie Rolhion, R. Christopher D. Furniss, Grzegorz Grabe, Aindrias Ryan, Mei Liu, Sophie A. Matthews, David W. Holden Salmonella enterica replicates in macrophages through the action of effector proteins translocated across the vacuolar membrane a type III secretion system (T3SS). Here we show that the SPI-2 T3SS effector SpvD suppresses proinflammatory immune responses. SpvD prevented...
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 08:05
Abstract Bacillus cereus is a Gram-positive that is ubiquitous in foods and the wider environment. The B. cereus emetic toxin, cereulide, synthesized by nonribosomal peptide synthetase (NRPS), can cause either gastrointestinal disorders and/or emetic form of food poisoning. In this study, 108 B. cereus isolates from foods were tested for a correlation between the presence of emetic toxin genes...
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 05:45
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2016 Author(s): Yi Chen, Jian Sun, Xiao-Ping Liao, Yang Shao, Liang Li, Liang-Xing Fang, Ya-Hong Liu Horizontal transfer of plasmid-encoded multidrug-resistant determinants is a major health problem and has attracted much public attention. We studied the dissemination of the efflux pump gene oqxAB located on transferable plasmid...
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 04:30
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): Yanbiao Guo, Mingjia Li, Hongcao Han, Junpeng Cai Cucumber is a popular fruit around the world and has been implicated in Salmonella food poisonings. S. Choleraesuis is a serovar that can cause pig and human infections but was rarely examined in food safety context. To investigate S. Choleraesuis behavior on cucumber slices, it...
Fri, 05/27/2016 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 26 May 2016 Author(s): Sweta Samantaray, Joao N. Correia, Mariam Garelnabi, Kerstin Voelz, Robin C. May, Rebecca A. Hall The fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans poses a major threat to immunocompromised patients and is a leading killer of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients worldwide. Cryptococci are known to manipulate host...
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:55
Abstract Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis (S. Enteritidis) is an important causative agent of nontyphoidal salmonellosis in human populations. In this study, we collected 72 S. Enteritidis strains from 2004 to 2014 in Ningbo, mid-east China. Of the 72 strains, we identified a dominant clone of 58 strains recovered from patient's feces (n = 48), blood (n = 1), pleural effusion (n = 1),...
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:50
Abstract Staphylocoagulase, an extracellular protein secreted by Staph. aureus, has been used as an epidemiological marker. At least twelve serotypes and twenty-four genotypes subdivided on the basis of nucleotide sequence have been reported to date. In this study, we identified a novel staphylocoagulase nucleotide sequence, coa310, from staphylococcal food poisoning isolates that had the ability...
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:27
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): Barulaganye Sebata, Shalini A. Neeliah, Badroonesha Aumjaud This study was carried out to assess perceptions and attitudes of key informants towards national food control systems (NFCSs) in developing countries. Two Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries were selected, namely Botswana and Mauritius. The methodology...
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 04:27
Publication date: December 2016 , Volume 70 Author(s): Beyhan Gunaydin Dasan, Ismail Hakki Boyaci, Mehmet Mutlu Atmospheric plasma provides the advantages of high microbial inactivation that can be performed under ambient conditions; therefore, it is regarded as a potential alternative to traditional food preservation methods. The present work presents the results of a critical study...
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:45
Abstract AimsThe potential of aureocin A53, a staphylococcal antimicrobial peptide, for improving food safety was investigated in this study. Methods and ResultsThe antimicrobial activity of aureocin A53 against strains of Listeria monocytogenes isolated from food was tested and the bacteriocin proved to be bactericidal and bacteriolytic against the listerial strains. Aureocin A53 was neither...
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:37
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2016 Author(s): Gemma Vincent, John Stenos, Jennie Latham, Stanley Fenwick, Stephen Graves Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, was first discovered in Australia in 1937. However, little is known about the strains of C. burnetii present in this country. In this study, six published genotyping methods were applied to 42...
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 03:37
Publication date: Available online 25 May 2016 Author(s): Katharina Pressler, Dina Vorkapic, Sabine Lichtenegger, Gerald Malli, Benjamin P. Barilich, Fatih Cakar, Franz G. Zingl, Joachim Reidl, Stefan Schild The facultative human pathogen Vibrio cholerae has to adapt to different environmental conditions along its lifecycle by means of transcriptional, translational and...
Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:27
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2016 Food Science and Human Wellness Author(s): Alice Yuen-Ting Wong, Albert Wai-Kit Chan Food is a basic and personal necessity to human. Safety of food is a prime factor to consider apart from nutrition, quality and cost. Genetically modified (GM) foods first came on the market in 1994. Yet safety, transparency and traceability of GM foods are...
Wed, 05/25/2016 - 05:18
Publication date: Available online 30 April 2016 Author(s): Sonja M.K. Schoenfelder, Ying Dong, Andrea T. Feßler, Stefan Schwarz, Christoph Schoen, Robin Köck, Wilma Ziebuhr Livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) have globally emerged in animal husbandry. In addition to methicillin resistance, LA-MRSA may carry a variety of novel and uncommon...
Wed, 05/25/2016 - 05:18
Publication date: Available online 7 May 2016 Author(s): Jennie Fischer, Mateo San José, Nicole Roschanski, Silvia Schmoger, Beatrice Baumann, Alexandra Irrgang, Anika Friese, Uwe Roesler, Reiner Helmuth, Beatriz Guerra The occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in livestock is considered as a threat for public health. In Germany, VIM-1-producing...

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