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Tue, 05/07/2019 - 01:13
Available online 6 May 2019 Author(s): E.P. Pérez-Álvarez, R. Ruiz-González, S. Nonell, T. Garde-CerdánAbstractLight is an energy source and key environmental factor for plants. Out of the different light wavelengths, blue-light is one of the most relevant spectral regions because of its relation to anthocyanins biosynthesis. Among the compounds present in grapes, anthocyanins determine their...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 254: Occurrence and Risk Assessment of Mycotoxins through Polish Beer Consumption Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050254 Authors: Jan Grajewski Robert Kosicki Magdalena Twarużek Anna Błajet-Kosicka Poland is one of Europe’s leading producers and exporters of beer. The study, herein, describes the measurement of ochratoxin A, deoxynivalenol, nivalenol...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 255: Varanid Lizard Venoms Disrupt the Clotting Ability of Human Fibrinogen through Destructive Cleavage Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050255 Authors: James S. Dobson Christina N. Zdenek Chris Hay Aude Violette Rudy Fourmy Chip Cochran Bryan G. Fry The functional activities of Anguimorpha lizard venoms have received less attention compared to serpent...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 256: Hydrophobized Reversed-Phase Adsorbent for Protection of Dairy Cattle against Lipophilic Toxins from Diet. Efficiensy in Vitro and in Vivo Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050256 Authors: Sotnichenko Pantsov Shinkarev Okhanov The steady growth of inflammatory diseases of the udder in dairy cattle forces us to look for the causes of this phenomenon in the...
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 257: Fusarium Mycotoxins Stability during the Malting and Brewing Processes Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050257 Authors: Piacentini Benešová Pernica Savi Rocha Hartman Čáslavský Corrêa Běláková Mycotoxins are widely studied by many research groups in all aspects, but the stability of these compounds needs further research for clarification....
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 20:00
Salmonella is a major foodborne pathogen which causes widespread contamination and infection worldwide. Salmonella Typhimurium is one of the leading serovars responsible for human and animal salmonellosis, globally. The increasing rate of antibiotic resistance in Salmonella Typhimurium poses a significant global concern, and an improved understanding of the distribution of antibiotic resistance...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 20:00
Listeria monocytogenes is a globally notoriousfoodborne pathogen. This study aimed to qualitatively and quantitatively detect L. monocytogenes from meat and meat products in China and to establish their virulence profiles and population diversity. From 1212 meat and meat product samples, 362 (29.9%) were positive for L. monocytogenes. Serogroup analysis showed that the most prevalent serogroup of...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 20:00
Salmonella enterica serovar 4,[5],12:i:- (S. 4,[5],12:i:-) is an emerging foodborne pathogen causing salmonellosis in humans and animals. Probiotic Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) is an effective strategy for controlling enteric infections through maintaining gut microbiota homeostasis and regulating the intestinal innate immune response. Here, LGG was orally administrated to newly weaned...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:54
Abstract Strawberry is a healthy fruit with numerous health‐benefit compounds. Unfortunately, it is highly perishable and occasionally can be contaminated with foodborne pathogens. The overall goal of this study is to evaluate pulsed light (PL) processing for disinfection of strawberries, extension of shelf life, and preservation of quality attributes and compounds that are beneficial to health....
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 07:48
How motile bacteria recognize their environment and decide whether to stay or move is a fundamental issue in survival. Here we established the molecular mechanism underlying the intimate relationship between nutrient availability and flagellum‐driven motility in Vibrio vulnificus; dephosphorylated EIIAGlc of the PEP:carbohydrate phosphotransferase system sequesters the flagellar assembly protein...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 01:18
Available online 4 May 2019 Author(s): Aixia Xu, Shihyu Chuang, O. Joseph Scullen, Lihan Huang, Shiowshuh Sheen, Lee-Yan Sheen, James R. Johnson, Christopher H. SommersAbstractExtraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) is a foodborne pathogen responsible for urinary tract infections, sepsis, and neonatal meningitis. Retail poultry meat has been identified as a reservoir for ExPEC....
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 01:18
Available online 4 May 2019 Author(s): Juliana O. Moraes, Ellen A. Cruz, Ítalo Pinheiro, Tereza C.M. Oliveira, Verônica Alvarenga, Anderson S. Sant’Ana, Marciane MagnaniAbstractThis study assessed the adhesion and formation of biofilm by five Salmonella enterica strains (S. Enteritidis 132, S. Infantis 176, S. Typhimurium 177, S. Heidelberg 281 and S. Corvallis 297) on polypropylene (PP) and...
Mon, 05/06/2019 - 01:18
Available online 3 May 2019 Author(s): Jesús M. González-Jartín, Lisandra de Castro Alves, Amparo Alfonso, Y. Piñeiro, Susana Yáñez Vilar, Manuel González Gomez, Zulema Vargas Osorio, María J. Sainz, Mercedes R. Vieytes, J. Rivas, Luis M. BotanaAbstractMycotoxins are toxic compounds that can be present in feed, food and beverages. In this work, 25 magnetic nanostructured materials were developed...
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 20:00
Campylobacter is the most common cause of traveler’s diarrhea (TD) and human bacterial gastroenteritis. A heteroresistant Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) isolate, identified by microbiological methods and charac...
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 01:16
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Chae-Jin Na, Sang-Hee Jo, Ki-Hyun Kim, Jong-Ryeul Sohn, Youn-Suk SonAbstractIn this research, the concentrations of six heavy metals (Zn, Pb, Ni, Fe, and Cr) in electronic cigarette (EC) solutions were determined to assess their association with EC use patterns. To this end, their contents were analyzed under three...
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 01:14
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Hiroki Maruoka, Atsushi Hinenoya, Noritomo Yasuda, Atsuyoshi Takeda, Shin Inoue, Tomoko Sumi, Kazuaki Koitabashi, Hiroshi Yasue, Kazuhiko Kogou, Shinji YamasakiAbstractWe developed a new GeneFields® EHEC/SS PCR dipstick DNA chromatography kit for the simultaneously detection of invA, ipaH, and stx genes in Salmonella enterica (56 strains), Shigella spp. (44...
Sun, 05/05/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 252: Analysis of Toxigenic Fusarium Species Associated with Wheat Grain from Three Regions of Russia: Volga, Ural, and West Siberia Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050252 Authors: Tatiana Gagkaeva Olga Gavrilova Aleksandra Orina Yuri Lebedin Ilya Shanin Pavel Petukhov Sergei Eremin Wheat grains collected in three regions of Russia—Volga, Ural,...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 15:44
Abstract Aims Greenhouse trials were conducted with different cultivars of baby leaf spinach, rocket, and Swiss chard and inoculation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 gfp+, to determine whether plant species and cultivar has an impact on establishment of this strain. Methods and results Three cultivars each of spinach, rocket and Swiss chard were spray inoculated with E. coli O157:H7 gfp+ at doses...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 13:14
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2019 Food BioscienceAuthor(s): Rami Rahmani, Sandra Beaufort, Alejandra Silvia Villarreal-Soto, Patricia Taillandier, Jalloul Bouajila, Mohamed DeboubaAbstractBrassica tournefortii is an edible vegetable formerly consumed by North African populations. Nowadays, this plant has been neglected and is less used. The present study aims to give an extra...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:17
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Yuting Wang, Huiyu Hu, David Julian McClements, Shaoping Nie, Mingyue Shen, Chang Li, Yousheng Huang, Yadong Zhong, Jie Chen, Maomao Zeng, Mingyong XieAbstractThe effect of unsaturated free fatty acids (FFAs) and triglycerides (TGs) on the formation of acrylamide and 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) at frying temperature was investigated. We hypothesized that...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:17
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Cong Lv, Jing Jin, Ping Wang, Xiaofeng Dai, Yang Liu, Mumin Zheng, Fuguo XingAbstractWater activity (aw) and temperature are two pivotal environmental factors affecting Aspergillus flavus growth and aflatoxin production. Here, we found that AFB1 production on polished rice can occur over a wider range of temperature × aw levels than that on paddies. For...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:17
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Yating Zhang, Chuanfen Pu, Wenting Tang, Shiqing Wang, Qingjie SunAbstractGallic acid liposomes (GA-LIP) and gallic acid liposomes decorated with lactoferrin (LF-GA-LIP) were fabricated, and their physiochemical, in vitro digestion and antibacterial activity were analysed . The average particle size of LF-GA-LIP was larger than that of GA-LIP, and the former...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:17
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Yoon-Hee Oh, Dong-Chan Moon, Young Ju Lee, Bang-Hun Hyun, Suk-Kyung LimAbstractPasteurella multocida causes single or complex respiratory disease in pigs. Although antimicrobial therapy is the most effective treatment for porcine respiratory disease, P. multocida shows increased antimicrobial resistance in Korea. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:17
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Nagel Ariel, Vázquez Cristina Lourdes, Etulai Julia, Blanco Federico Carlos, Gravisaco Maria José, Gómez Ricardo Martín, Caimi KarinaAbstractLeptospirosis is a zoonosis, caused by pathogenic spirochetes of the genus Leptospira. Although cattle are usually the maintenance hosts of serovar Hardjo, Pomona is the most frequent serovar circulating in Argentina....
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:16
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Nurul Hidayah Jamalluddin, Nur Azira Tukiran, Nurrulhidayah Ahmad Fadzillah, Sharihan FathiAbstractEdible bird’s nest (EBN) is a traditional Chinese cuisine that attracts numerous attentions at the local point of view extending to worldwide level. Huge demand from EBN enables it to secure name labels among different types of other foodstuffs, which were...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 01:16
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Leandra Neto, David Millan-Sango, Jean-Pierre Brincat, Luís M. Cunha, Vasilis P. ValdramidisAbstractA lot of research has focused on assessing the decontamination efficiency of ultrasound on fresh produce while ensuring the retention of their quality characteristics. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of ultrasound treatment at 26 kHz, 90...
Sat, 05/04/2019 - 00:00
Abstract In this study various coatings from apple press cake (AP) with immobilized antifungal bacterial cells were used for bread surface treatment to increase anti-moulding effect. The antifungal effect and technological properties of newly isolated Lactobacillus coryniformis LUHS71, L. curvatus LUHS51, L. farraginis LUHS206 and Leuconostoc mesenteroides LUHS225 strains. Then...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:13
Publication date: Available online 1 May 2019 Innovative Food Science & Emerging TechnologiesAuthor(s): Yasin Sen, Baran Onal-Ulusoy, Mehmet MutluAbstractThe decontamination effects of non-thermal atmospheric-pressure (AP) and low-pressure (LP) plasma systems were investigated on hazelnuts artificially contaminated with Aspergillus parasiticus and Aspergillus flavus spores. Furthermore, AP-...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:13
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): R.M. Subasinghe, A.D. Samarajeewa, R. Scroggins, L.A. BeaudetteAbstractIdentification of bacteria in new or existing commercial microbial-based products (MBPs) is important for compliance with government regulations and for human and environmental risk assessment. Research was performed to develop effective methods to identify bacteria present in a MBP...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): Irene Esteban-Cuesta, Samart Dorn-In, Nathalie Drees, Christina Hölzel, Christoph Gottschalk, Manfred Gareis, Karin SchwaigerAbstractThe increasing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among pathogenic and opportunistic pathogenic microorganisms is one of the main global public health problems. The consumption of food contaminated with such bacteria (ARB),...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Petra Pasonen, Jukka Ranta, Heli Tapanainen, Liisa Valsta, Pirkko TuominenAbstractListeria monocytogenes causes severe consequences especially for persons belonging to risk groups. Finland is among the countries with highest number of listeriosis cases in the European Union. Although most reported cases appear to be sporadic and the maximum bacterial...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): Yalan Hu, Dongxiao Sun-Waterhouse, Lei Liu, Weiwei He, Mouming Zhao, Guowan SuAbstractThis research investigated the effects of commonly practiced thermal treatments (simulated pasteurization, retort sterilization and UHT sterilization) on peanut protein isolate (PPI)-glucose solution. Results showed that thermal treatment on PPI-glucose solution from...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 2 May 2019 Author(s): Hossein Mohammadzadeh-Aghdash, Nader Akbari, Karim Esazadeh, Jafar Ezzati Nazhad DolatabadiAbstractSynthetic food preservatives like sodium acetate (SA), sodium benzoate (SB), potassium sorbate (PS) and Butyl paraben (BP) have been widely used in food and pharmacy industries. One of the toxicological aspects of food additives is evaluation of their...
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 01:11
Available online 1 May 2019 Author(s): Vishal Chhetri, Cheunjit Prakitchaiwattana, Sarn SettachaimongkonAbstractThe research aimed to investigate and isolate halophilic bacteria in salt-fermented foods with active inhibitory effect against Staphylococcus aureus. Bacillus were the main isolates found in salted fish and soy sauce during fermentations. From a total of 124 isolates, 37 isolates with...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 20:00
Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli (EAEC) infections are one of the most frequent causes of persistent diarrhea in children, immunocompromised patients and travelers worldwide. The most prominent colonization factors of EAEC are aggregative adherence fimbriae (AAF). EAEC prototypical strain 042 harbors the AAF/II fimbriae variant, which mediates adhesion to intestinal epithelial cells and...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 17:00
Wenxin Liu, Chaowen Yuan, Liguo Zhang, Yufei Feng Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) constitutes a major cause of diarrhea in young children and animals, particularly in poor regions of the world, as well the traveler’s diarrhea in adult individuals. Type II heat-labile enterotoxin (LT-II) from ETEC can cause profuse watery diarrhea, posing a potential threat to public health and animal...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Enterobactin (Ent)-mediated high-affinity iron acquisition is critical for Gram-negative bacteria to survive in the host. Given the bacteriostatic effect of lipocalin resulting from its potent Ent-binding ability, immune intervention directly targeting Ent is promising for iron-dependent pathogen control. Recently, an Ent conjugate vaccine was reported, but it still has several significant...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Untreated biological soil amendments of animal origin (BSAAO) are commonly used as biological fertilizers but can harbor foodborne pathogens like Salmonella enterica, leading to potential transfer from soils to fruits and vegetables intended for human consumption. Heat-treated poultry pellets (HTPP) can provide produce growers with a slow-release fertilizer with a minimized risk of pathogen...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Spore-forming bacteria are natural contaminants of food raw materials, and sporulation can occur in many environments from farm to fork. In order to characterize and to predict spore formation over time, we developed a model that describes both the kinetics of growth and the differentiation of vegetative cells into spores. The model is based on a classical growth model and enables description of...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Municipal wastewater includes human waste that contains both commensal and pathogenic enteric microorganisms, and this collective community microbiome can be monitored for community diseases. In a previous study, we assessed the salmonellosis disease burden using municipal wastewater from Honolulu, Hawaii, which was monitored over a 54-week period. During that time, a strain of Salmonella...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Western Canada produces large amounts of bitumen, a heavy, highly weathered crude oil. Douglas Channel and Hecate Strait on the coast of British Columbia are two water bodies that may be impacted by a proposed pipeline and marine shipping route for diluted bitumen (dilbit). This study investigated the potential of microbial communities from these waters to mitigate the impacts of a potential...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:02
Bacteriophage lysins are compelling antimicrobial proteins whose biotechnological utility and evolvability would be aided by elevated stability. Lysin catalytic domains, which evolved as modular entities distinct from cell wall binding domains, can be classified into one of several families with highly conserved structure and function, many of which contain thousands of annotated homologous...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 01:14
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): Emmanuel PurlisAbstractBaking is a complex transformation process since many coupled physical phenomena take place within the product. For practical industrial purposes, it would be desirable to count on simple methods to predict accurately the process time. Unlike food preservation operations, two different process times can be defined: the critical or...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 01:14
Available online 1 May 2019 Author(s): Zhuoyang Li, Rongxian Guo, Fan Wang, Shizhong Geng, Xilong Kang, Chuang Meng, Dan Gu, Xinan Jiao, Zhiming PanAbstractEgg safety and quality is a long-standing concern for producers and consumers. Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (Salmonella Enteritidis) is the prevalent egg-product-related foodborne pathogen. The treatment with organic acids,...
Thu, 05/02/2019 - 01:12
Available online 30 April 2019 Author(s): Barun Yadav, Ana Claudia Spinelli, Byju N. Govindan, Ying Y. Tsui, Lynn M. McMullen, M.S. RoopeshAbstractReady-to-eat (RTE) deli meat has been linked to several Listeria monocytogenes associated recalls. Recent studies demonstrated the potential antimicrobial effects of atmospheric cold plasma treatment on various food surfaces including RTE meat products...

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