Research Publications from Peer-Reviewed Journals

The Research Publications track research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. The most recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal Title, Subject, USDA Grant Funding Agencies or FDA Grant Funding Agencies. The research publications are tracked across five subject areas: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, and Viruses.

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:50
Abstract This study compared the abilities of selected Salmonella enterica and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) strains of fresh produce origin to form biofilms on polystyrene surface and to attach to alfalfa and bean sprouts. Each of the 7 S. enterica and 4 EHEC inocula (2 mL; 107 CFU/mL) was placed in 6 different broths in 24-well polystyrene tissue culture plates at 28 °C for 1 to 7 d...
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:40
Abstract Fresh meat is a highly perishable food. This work aimed to evaluate the influence of Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens Kunth) incorporated into active coatings (ACs) spread on fresh pork meat as free (FEO), nanoemulsified (NEO), and microencapsulated (MEO) essential oil (EO), on its microbiological, physicochemical and sensory properties during 15 d at 4 ± 1 °C. Thymol and γ-terpinene...
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 08:54
Publication date: Available online 10 May 2017 Author(s): Xiao-Qian Gong, Ying-Feng Sun, Bao-Yang Ruan, Xiao-Min Liu, Qi Wang, Hai-Ming Yang, Shuai-Yong Wang, Peng Zhang, Xiu-Hui Wang, Tong-Ling Shan, Wu Tong, Yan-Jun Zhou, Guo-Xin Li, Hao Zheng, Guang-Zhi Tong, Hai Yu Swine influenza viruses have been circulating in pigs throughout world and might be...
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 08:54
Publication date: June 2017 , Volume 205 Author(s): Liying Lai, Jiao Dai, Huanyu Tang, Shouming Zhang, Chunyan Wu, Wancen Qiu, Chengping Lu, Huochun Yao, Hongjie Fan, Zongfu Wu Streptococcus suis (SS), an important pathogen for pigs, is not only considered as a zoonotic agent for humans, but is also recognized as a major reservoir of antimicrobial resistance contributing...
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 06:00
Abstract This paper discusses the possibility of using sorbic acid-chitosan microcapsules (S-MPs) as an antibacterial component of active ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) film. S-MPs with a diameter of approximately 1 to 4 μm showed a sorbic acid loading capacity of 46.5%. Addition of S-MPs (3%, w/w) increased the tensile strength, haze, oxygen, and water vapor barrier properties, as well...
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 04:33
Publication date: October 2017 , Volume 80 Author(s): Birgit Hetzer, Anna Burcza, Volker Gräf, Elke Walz, Ralf Greiner It is of utmost importance, that reliable exposure data about the migration behavior of nanoparticles are collected in order to provide adequate information for the safety assessment of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) used in the food packaging sector. The objective...
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 01:13
Abraham S. Moses, Jess A. Millar, Matteo Bonazzi, Paul A. Beare, Rahul Raghavan
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00
Four species of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus sajor-caju, Pleurotus pulmonarius and Pleurotus populinus) were evaluated for their antimicrobial and antioxidant capacity (total antioxidant activity). The total antioxidant activity differed significantly. Mean total antioxidant activities were (P.ostreatus = 35.36±0.01mm, P.sajor-caju = 32.26±0.02mm, P.pulmonarius = 28.86±0.01mm,...
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:00
Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the effects of black pepper petroleum extract (BPPE) on pathogenic bacteria. The extraction from black pepper showed intense antimicrobial activity against the Gram-positive Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 19115 and the Gram-negative bacteria Salmonella typhimurium ATCC 14028. The minimum inhibitory concentrations of BPPE against L....
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:30
Chitosan is considered as a functional packaging component for maintaining the quality and increasing the shelf life of perishable foods include meat, poultry, fish, dairy products, and all cooked leftovers. The present study was conducted to evaluate edible coating of chitosan (2%) containing ethanolic extract of propolis (1% and 2%) on microbiological (mesophilic aerobic, psychrotrophic,...
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 05:06
Abstract Eight wild edible Boletaceae mushrooms (227 samples) and their soils were collected from 40 locations, Yunnan province, China. Four essential metals (Fe, Mg, Zn, and Cu) and 2 toxic metals (Pb and Cd) were determined. The results showed that Boletaceae mushrooms have abundance of 4 essential metals. The highest Pb mean value was 0.70 mg/kg DW, lower than legal limits, but Cd contents...
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 04:36
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Publication date: 15 September 2017 Source:LWT - Food Science and Technology, Volume 83 Author(s): Mostafa Gouda, Shisi Zhang, Yuanyuan Liu, Long Sheng, Meihu Ma The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of the natural safety high antioxidant compounds on egg yolk physical properties. Three different concentrations have been evaluated from: trans-cinnamaldehyde, thymol...
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 80, Issue 6, Page 1009-1014, June 2017.
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 02:19
Publication date: September 2017 , Volume 66 Author(s): Marco Genchi, Alice Vismarra, Carlo Mangia, Silvia Faccini, Nadia Vicari, Sara Rigamonti, Paola Prati, Anna Maria Marino, Laura Kramer, Massimo Fabbi Twelve Large White pigs were experimentally infected with 1000 Toxoplasma gondii oocysts/each. Serology was carried out at different time points post infection (p.i.)...
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 01:09
Wonhee Cha, Rebekah E. Mosci, Samantha L. Wengert, Cristina Venegas Vargas, Steven R. Rust, Paul C. Bartlett, Daniel L. Grooms, Shannon D. Manning
Mon, 05/08/2017 - 17:00
Mary J. Pantin-Jackwood, Christopher B. Stephens, Kateri Bertran, David E. Swayne, Erica Spackman In January 2016, a combined outbreak of highly pathogenic (HP) avian influenza virus (AIV) and low pathogenicity (LP) AIV occurred in commercial turkeys in the state of Indiana, United States. Genetically, the viruses were highly similar, belonged to the North American wild bird lineage, and had not...
Mon, 05/08/2017 - 07:56
Summary To ensure the safety and quality of food ingredients, especially meat and dairy products, a high-throughput, rapid and sensitive method to detect Listeria monocytogenes (LM) is always on a high demand. In this work, a specific induction method to enrich and detect LM based on fluorescence immunochromatographic assay (FICA) combined with immunomagnetic separation (IMS) techniques has been...
Mon, 05/08/2017 - 03:00
e-First Articles. Brucella is Gram-negative intracellular bacterial pathogen that infects humans and animals and contributes to great economic losses in developing countries. Presently, live attenuated Brucella vaccines (Brucella melitensis M5-90) are the most effective means of brucellosis control and prevention in animals. However, these vaccines have several drawbacks, such as an inability...
Sun, 05/07/2017 - 08:50
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2017 Source: Author(s): Rosalind E. Robertson, Olivier Cerf, Robin J. Condron, John A. Donaghy, Claus Heggum, Kieran Jordan There is no question that Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) causes Johne’s disease, a slow-advancing, chronic and fatal disease in cattle and other ruminants. However, in relation to human disease,...
Sun, 05/07/2017 - 08:39
Publication date: May 2017 , Volume 204 Author(s): Andrés García-Alvarez, Ana Isabel Vela, Elvira San Martín, Fernando Chaves, José Francisco Fernández-Garayzábal, Domínguez Lucas, Dolores Cid Pasteurella multocida is a pathogen causing disease in a wide range of hosts including sheep and pigs. Isolates from ovine pneumonia were characterized by MLST (Multi-host and RIRDC...
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 11:53
Publication date: July 2017 , Volume 97 Author(s): Do-Kyun Kim, Soo-Ji Kim, Dong-Hyun Kang Recently, UVC-LED technology has been validated as an alternative to irradiation with conventional mercury UV lamps. In this study, we sought to determine primary factors affecting reduction trends shown in several microorganisms. Four major foodborne pathogens (Escherichia coli O157:H7,...
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 07:57
Publication date: Available online 5 May 2017 Author(s): Jinwoo Kim, Minsik Kim, Seongmi Kim, Sangryeol Ryu Escherichia coli O157:H7, a major foodborne pathogen, is a major public health concern associated with life-threatening diseases such as hemolytic uremic syndrome. To alleviate this burden, a sensitive and rapid system is required to detect this pathogen in various kinds of...
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 01:35
Publication date: September 2017 , Volume 66 Author(s): W. Randazzo, I. Falcó, R. Aznar, G. Sánchez In this work, the effect of green tea extract (GTE) was assessed against murine norovirus (MNV) and hepatitis A virus (HAV) at different temperatures, exposure times and pH conditions. Initially, GTE at 0.5 and 5 mg/ml were individually mixed with each virus at 5 log TCID50/ml and...
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 00:00
The intestinal gut health is one of the primary determinants of broiler growth and performance. Among the various enteric diseases, necrotic enteritis (NE) is an enterotoxemic disease caused by Clostridium perfringens, which can result in severe economic losses in poultry farming. Antibiotics like bacitracin methylene disalicylate (BMD) and avilamycin (AVL) are commonly used antibiotic growth...
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 00:00
Salmonella contamination in chicken samples can cause major health problems in humans. However, not only the effects of antibiotic treatment during growth but also the impacts of the poultry slaughter line on the prevalence of Salmonellae in final chicken meat sold to consumers are unknown. In this study, we compared the isolation rates and antimicrobial resistance of Salmonellae among antibiotic...
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 20:00
Genus Clostridium accompanies more than 200 known species and at least 30 among them are associated with human and animal diseases. At the moment, the treatment of clostridial infections is based on use of antibi...
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 17:00
Keke Chang, Shun Wang, Hao Zhang, Qingqian Guo, Xinran Hu, Zhili Lin, Haifeng Sun, Min Jiang, Jiandong Hu A biosensing system with optical fibers is proposed for the colorimetric detection of melamine in liquid milk samples using the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) of unmodified gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). The biosensing system consists of a broadband light source that covers the...
Fri, 05/05/2017 - 01:34
Publication date: September 2017 , Volume 66 Author(s): Devon Radford, Brandon Guild, Philip Strange, Rafath Ahmed, Loong-Tak Lim, S. Balamurugan Beyond simply providing a barrier between food and external contaminants, active packaging technologies aim to inhibit pathogen survival and growth within the packaged environment. Bacteriophages have a proven track record as targeted...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 19:46
Publication date: June 2017 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 104 Author(s): Silke Jacobs, Isabelle Sioen, Liesbeth Jacxsens, José L. Domingo, Jens J. Sloth, António Marques, Wim Verbeke Although seafood is a nutritious protein source, due to marine environmental pollution, seafood may also be a source of contaminants. The results obtained within the FP7-ECsafeSEAFOOD-project...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 15:33
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2017 Source: Author(s): Tantan Gao, Yan Li, Mingzheng Ding, Yunrong Chai, Qi Wang Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria effectively enhance plant growth and root colonization by the bacteria is a prerequisite during the process. Bacillus cereus 905, a rhizosphere bacterium originally isolated from wheat roots, colonizes the wheat rhizosphere...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:56
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2017 Source: Author(s): Marcela Preliasco, Dale Gardner, Jorge Moraes, Ana Celina González, Gonzalo Uriarte, Rodolfo Rivero The main objectives of this study were to determine the 1,2-dehydropyrrolizidine alkaloid (DHPA) content in Senecio grisebachii Baker (Compositae), to experimentally demonstrate its toxicity in calves and to describe...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:56
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2017 Source: Author(s): Chenglei Fan, Xiao Chu, Lin Wang, Hao Shi, Tieshan Li Arthritis pain affects people's long-term health, and recent studies have demonstrated that transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) plays a crucial role in arthritis pain. In addition, Pre-clinical evidence indicated that botulinum toxin type A (BoNT/A...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 10:42
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2017 Author(s): Emmanouil Angelakis, Jacques Bou Khalil, Marion Le Bideau, Celine Perreal, Bernard La Scola, Didier Raoult Coxiella burnetii, the causative agent of Q fever, survives and replicates in the acidic environment of monocytes/macrophages; hydroxychloroquine, through alkalinisation of the acidic vacuoles, is critical for the...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 09:05
Abstract Red wines are typically high in phenolic and antioxidant capacity and both of which can be increased by vinification techniques. This study employed 3 vinification techniques to assess the increase in phenolic compounds and antioxidant capacity. Wines were obtained from Boğazkere grape cultivar by techniques of classical maceration, cold maceration combined with ultraviolet light (UV)...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 05:30
Abstract Triptolide is a major active compound found in Tripterygium wilfordii., also known as Thunder God Vine. Triptolide has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities. In this study, we examined the effect of dietary supplementation with triptolide on response to environmental stressors and lifespan in vivo using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system. Treatment with 50...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:26
Publication date: October 2017 , Volume 80 Author(s): Esther Lima de Paiva, Raquel Fernanda Milani, Bárbara Sia Boer, Késia Diego Quintaes, Marcelo Antonio Morgano The objective of this work was to determine the organic and total mercury contents in twelve fish species used in preparing sashimi in Japanese restaurants and estimate the exposure to organic mercury due to the...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:26
Publication date: October 2017 , Volume 80 Author(s): Oluwafemi Ayodeji Adebo, Patrick Berka Njobeh, Sibusiso Sidu, Janet Adeyinka Adebiyi, Vuyo Mavumengwana The presence of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) along the food chain poses a significant threat, thus propelling the need for an effective approach to control it. This study was therefore, aimed at investigating AFB1 degradation of liquid...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:26
Publication date: October 2017 , Volume 80 Author(s): Cristina Schivazappa, Roberta Virgili, Nicoletta Simoncini, Silvia Tiso, Jacobo Álvarez, Juan Manuel Rodríguez The fast and non-destructive inspection of salt uptake after the salting phase of dry-cured ham process still remains a goal to allow the optimization of the salting process. This work aims to show the capability of a...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 04:26
Publication date: October 2017 , Volume 80 Author(s): Vasiliki Blana, Aliki Georgomanou, Efstathios Giaouris This study aimed to evaluate the possible impact of N-acyl-homoserine lactones (AHLs) produced by Hafnia alvei on the biofilm-forming ability of Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium. To do this, S. Typhimurium was left to form biofilms on two abiotic substrata, stainless steel (...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 02:25
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2017 Source: Author(s): Maria Aspri, Des Field, Paul D. Cotter, Paul Ross, Colin Hill, Photis Papademas A total of 79 bacterial strains, previously isolated from donkey milk, were screened for their antimicrobial activity against several spoilage and foodborne pathogenic bacteria. Amongst them, 3 strains belonging to Enterococcus faecium...
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 01:07
Svitlana Vdovikova, Morten Luhr, Paula Szalai, Lars Nygård Skalman, Monika K. Francis, Richard Lundmark, Nikolai Engedal, Jörgen Johansson, Sun N. Wai
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 00:00
In May 2016, an outbreak of Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli O157 infections occurred among children who had played in a stream flowing through a park. Analysis of E. coli isolates from the patients, stream water, and deer and coyote scat showed that feces from deer were the most likely source of contamination.
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 00:00
In Taiwan, acute gastroenteritis outbreaks caused by a new norovirus genotype GII.2 increased sharply toward the end of 2016. Unlike previous outbreaks, which often involved restaurants, GII.2 outbreaks mainly occurred in schools. Phylogenetic analysis indicates that these noroviruses are recombinant GII.P16-GII.2 strains.
Thu, 05/04/2017 - 00:00
In winter 2015–16, norovirus GII.17 Kawasaki 2014 emerged as a cause of sporadic gastroenteritis in children in Italy. Median patient age was higher for those with GII.17 than GII.4 infection (55 vs. 24 months), suggesting limited cross-protection for older children.
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 22:40
Abstract AimTo gain deeper insights into the clostridial community dynamics and chemical transformations during the ensiling of alfalfa. Methods and ResultsDirect-cut alfalfa silage (with the dry matter content of 240 g kg−1) was prepared with or without the addition of a lactic acid bacterial inoculant and sucrose. Silages were sampled at 0, 3, 7, 14, 28 and 56 days after ensiling and their...
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 22:25
Publication date: Available online 3 May 2017 Author(s): B.L. Gonçalves, J.L. Gonçalves, R.E. Rosim, L.P. Cappato, A.G. Cruz, C.A.F. Oliveira, C.H. Corassin The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of different sources of Saccharomyces cerevisiae (SC) biomass (20.0 g/d) obtained from sugarcane (cell wall, CW; dried yeast, DY; autolyzed yeast, AY) and the beer...
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 17:00
Yu Cheng Zhu, Jianxiu Yao, John Adamczyk, Randall Luttrell Imidacloprid is the most widely used insecticide in the world. In this study, we used spraying methods to simulate field exposures of bees to formulated imidacloprid (Advise® 2FL) alone and binary mixtures with seven pesticides from different classes. Synergistic toxicity was detected from mixtures of Advise (58.6 mg a.i./L imidacloprid...
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 17:00
Cláudia E. Rocha, Juliana P. S. Mol, Luize N. N. Garcia, Luciana F. Costa, Renato L. Santos, Tatiane A. Paixão Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive, facultative intracellular and invasive bacterium that has tropism to the placenta, and causes fetal morbidity and mortality in several mammalian species. While infection with L. monocytogenes and L. ivanovii are known as important causes of...

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