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Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:49
Publication date: October 2018 Source:LWT, Volume 96 Author(s): Xiao-min Zhang, Mao-run Fu The effect of chlorine dioxide (ClO2) on Penicillium expansum growth and patulin production in vitro and on its disease severity in apples was investigated. ClO2 treatment significantly reduced the lesion diameter in apples infected with P. expansum and inhibited mycelial growth and spore...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Tae Jin Cho, Hye Won Kim, Nam Hee Kim, Sun Min Park, Jeong Il Kwon, Young Jun Kim, Kwang Won Lee, Min Suk Rhee Although spore-formers and thermopiles are regarded as general contaminants of powdered infant formula (PIF), the source of contamination and the effects of the manufacturing processes on microbial composition are...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Manon Racicot, Romina Zanabria, Alexandre Leroux, Sunny Ng, Mathieu Cormier, Ashwani Tiwari, Solomon Aklilu, Ryan Currie, Julie Arsenault, Mansel Griffiths, Rick Holley, Tom Gill, Sylvain Charlebois, Sylvain Quessy The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is developing a risk assessment model aimed at...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Lisa Roth, Amarat Simonne, Lisa House, Soohyoun Ahn The number of farmers' markets in the U.S. has increased with the consumer demand for locally grown fresh produce. The popularity of farmer’ markets, however, also raises concern for safety of food sold at these markets. The objective of this study was to analyze the microbial...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Zongwen Tang, Xuerou Wang, Jingwen Lv, Xiangrong Hu, Xing Liu In this work, a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) membrane-based dot immunoassay was developed using a nanobody-alkaline phosphatase (Nb-AP) fusion protein for one-step, qualitative, and visual detection of ochratoxin A in cereals. Using the optimal assay conditions, the...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Chak-Lun Chan, Ren-You Gan, Nagendra P. Shah, Harold Corke Phenolic rich extracts from edible plants exhibit antimicrobial ability against various pathogens, however, their effects on probiotic bacteria have been much less investigated. This study, therefore, investigated and compared the effects of phenolic rich extracts from six...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Daniele Eckert Matzembacher, Isadora do Carmo Stangherlin, Luiz Antonio Slongo, Ricardo Cataldi Traceability information is a solution to communicate safety practices, increasing consumer's trust. This study aims to analyse traceability elements used in products and their impact in trust in Brazil. In the first phase, 4577 food...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Defeng Xu, Hongmei Xue, Lijun Sun, Yaling Wang The melanosis development and quality deterioration of Litopenaeus vannamei treated with starvation prior to storage were monitored during cold storage at 4 °C for 8 days. Compared with the control group, the shrimps subjected to starving showed lower melanosis score and the...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Fei Lu, Gunter K. Kuhnle, Qiaofen Cheng Spices are commonly used as flavour enhancer and natural antioxidants in processed meat products. However, effect of spices on the formation of carcinogens especially heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in different meat system has yet been investigated. In...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Jianglin Xiong, Lili Xiong, Hualin Zhou, Yulan Liu, Lingying Wu This study was carried out to evaluate the occurrence of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in dairy cow feedstuff and aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in milk in central China. One hundred and seventy-four samples of dairy cow feedstuff, 111 samples of UHT milk, and 131 samples of pasteurized...
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Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Xiaofeng Ji, Hua Yang, Jianmei Wang, Rui Li, Huiyu Zhao, Jie Xu, Yingping Xiao, Biao Tang, Mingrong Qian Deoxynivalenol (DON), a mycotoxin produced by various Fusarium species, was analyzed in 200 cereal-based food products collected from e-commerce stores in China. Optimized methods using immunoaffinity column (IAC)...
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Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Jéssica Gonçalves Lemos, Marcelo Valle Garcia, Renius de Oliveira Mello, Marina Venturini Copetti The present study aimed to quantify the dissatisfaction registered of moldy foods within the expiration date in a Brazilian complaint site. A total of 36.409 records were accessed in the site "Reclame Aqui" and the complaints...
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Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Fernanda Bovo Campagnollo, Ursula Gonzales-Barron, Vasco Augusto Pilão Cadavez, Anderson S. Sant’Ana, Donald W. Schaffner This study estimated the risk of listeriosis from Brazilian cheese consumption using quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA). Risks associated to consumption of two cheese types were assessed: artisanal...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:27
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Ewa Pietrysiak, Girish M. Ganjyal The industrial apple packing process begins with submerging the harvested or stored apples into the water dump tank and carrying them by water flumes through various washing steps before drying and packing. Constant introduction of organic matter and water recirculation introduces the risk of apples...
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Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Danai Etter, Annalena Rupp, Alexander Prange, David Drissner Low-energy electron beam was investigated as an intervention strategy for the reduction of spores of food-spoiling fungi. Inactivation kinetics of five strains from the genera Aspergillus, Byssochlamys, Eurotium and Penicillium were determined. A two-dimensional membrane...
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Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 92 Author(s): Claudia Gonzalez Viejo, Sigfredo Fuentes, Kate Howell, Damir Torrico, Frank R. Dunshea Foam-related parameters greatly influence other sensory attributes of beer such as aromas, flavors and mouthfeel; therefore, the visual assessment of beers is one of the most important quality traits, since it creates the first impression of...
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Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Se Han Kim, Min Suk Rhee The utility of a novel technology based on heat and relative humidity (RH) was examined; the method was used to treat experimentally contaminated radish, mung bean, mustard, and alfalfa seeds. Seeds were inoculated with high (ca. 7 log CFU/g) or low (ca. 3 log CFU/g) levels of Escherichia coli O157:H7,...
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Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Helmut K. Mayer, Gregor Fiechter Biogenic amines (BA) in various commercial cheese samples (n = 151) representing most common cheese varieties were determined using UHPLC. In general, cumulative BA levels varied to a great extent with exceptional samples having amounts up to 150–313 mg/100 g cheese, whereas only 5% of the analysed...
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Publication date: November 2018 , Volume 93 Author(s): Fei Shen, Qifang Wu, Peng Liu, Xuesong Jiang, Yong Fang, Chongjiang Cao Rapid detection of Aspergillus spp. contamination levels in peanuts was investigated by near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and electronic nose (E-nose) in this study. Sterilized peanuts artificially inoculated with five Aspergillus strains were stored for 9...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:00
ABSTRACTGenotypes of Campylobacter jejuni in Baltic fresh broiler chicken meat and in Estonian human origin samples were determined by using MLST. We observed associations between clonal complexes, sequence types, and antibiotic resistance of C. jejuni isolates. The detection of high proportions of fluoroquinolone resistance among Latvian (100.0%) and Lithuanian (84.6%) origin broiler chicken...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:00
ABSTRACTThis study aimed to investigate the effect of cysteamine hydrochloride (CSH) supplementation on the growth performance, opportunistic bacteria and enterotoxic markers, visceral lesions, glutathione turnover, and inflammatory factors of broilers fed diets contaminated with aflatoxin B1 (AFB1). One-day-old Arbor Acres broilers (n = 480) were randomly allocated to 4 treatments with 6...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 19:31
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2018 Author(s): Maren Mylius, Johannes Dreesman, Matthias Pulz, Gerhard Pallasch, Konrad Beyrer, Katja Claußen, Franz Allerberger, Angelika Fruth, Christina Lang, Rita Prager, Antje Flieger, Sabine Schlager, Daniela Kalhöfer, Elke Mertens Following a school ski-trip to Austria from 10-18/02/2017, nine of 25 participants of...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 18:05
Publication date: Available online 29 May 2018 Source: Author(s): Carolina E. Cabezas, Alan C. Briones, Camila Aguirre, Coral Pardo-Esté, Juan Castro-Severyn, César R. Salinas, María S. Baquedano, Alejando A. Hidalgo, Juan A. Fuentes, Eduardo H. Morales, Claudio A. Meneses, Eduardo Castro-Nallar, Claudia Paz Saavedra Salmonella Typhimurium is an intracellular...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 07:01
Publication date: October 2018 Source:, Volume 85 Author(s): Rania M. Kamal, Mohamed E. Alnakip, Salah F. Abd El Aal, Mohamed A. Bayoumi Despite there being many food preservation techniques, foodborne illnesses are still a growing problem. Developing alternative natural methods to control foodborne pathogens is still necessary. The antimicrobial activity of Lactobacillus rhamnosus...
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:13
Sébastien Lambert, Emmanuelle Gilot-Fromont, Pauline Freycon, Anne Thébault, Yvette Game, Carole Toïgo, Elodie Petit, Marie-Noëlle Barthe, Gaël Reynaud, Maryne Jaÿ, Bruno Garin-Bastuji, Claire Ponsart, Jean Hars, Sophie Rossi
Tue, 05/29/2018 - 01:13
Hua Li, Pengfei Wang, Ruiting Lan, Lijuan Luo, Xiaolong Cao, Yi Wang, Yan Wang, Hui Li, Lu Zhang, Shunshi Ji, Changyun Ye
Mon, 05/28/2018 - 16:04
Publication date: August 2018 Source:, Volume 150 Author(s): Dietrich Mebs, Max Lorentz, Mari Yotsu-Yamashita, Daniela C. Rößler, Raffael Ernst, Stefan Lötters For the first time, alcohol extracts of Atelopus hoogmoedi from the Guiana Shield in Suriname and Guyana were analyzed for the presence of tetrodotoxin (TTX) and of its analogues by high resolution hydrophilic interaction...
Sun, 05/27/2018 - 11:13
Publication date: 20 September 2018 , Volume 281 Author(s): Lingxiao Shao, Haiqiang Chen, Doris Hicks, Changqing Wu Human norovirus (HNV) is the most frequent causative agent of foodborne diseases in the US. Raw and undercooked oysters are commonly associated with outbreaks caused by HNV. Many guidelines recommend that shucked oysters be boiled for at least 3 min, but it is not clear...
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 15:35
Publication date: August 2018 Source:, Volume 150 Author(s): Shurong Hu, Xiaowen Dou, Lei Zhang, Yanjun Xie, Shihai Yang, Meihua Yang A rapid screening of the most toxic aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in medicinal materials of radix and rhizome was performed by an immune chromatography method for the first time. The colloidal gold immunochromatographic strip was prepared after optimization...
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 15:35
Publication date: August 2018 Source:, Volume 150 Author(s): Nan Zheng, Huan Zhang, Songli Li, Jiaqi Wang, Jia Liu, Hui Ren, Yanan Gao Aflatoxins, including aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and M1 (AFM1), are natural potent carcinogens produced by Aspergillus spp. These compounds, which can often be detected in dairy foods, can cause diseases in human beings. However, the molecular...
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Publication date: August 2018 Source:, Volume 150 Author(s): Lucía Soliño, Pedro Reis Costa Ciguatoxins (CTXs) are fish metabolism products and a result of biotransformation of precursor gambiertoxins produced, in the first instance, by benthic dinoflagellates Gambierdiscus and Fukuyoa. Ciguatoxins are potent neurotoxins that selectively open voltage gated sodium channels in excitable...
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 10:03
Publication date: October 2018 Source:LWT, Volume 96 Author(s): Zhang Jun, Wu Shuaishuai, Zhao Lihua, Ma Qilong, Li Xi, Ni Mengyang, Zhou Tong, Zhu Hongli The bacterial community structure of Jiangshui, a traditional Chinese fermented vegetable food, was investigated using a culture-dependent method combined with culture-independent denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (...
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 10:03
Publication date: October 2018 Source:LWT, Volume 96 Author(s): Woo-Ju Kim, Sang-Hyun Park, Dong-Hyun Kang The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of sugar content on dielectric properties of chili sauce, and inactivation efficiency when exposed to microwave energy. Heating history showed sugar content was an important factor influencing heating rate when chili sauce...
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 06:52
Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118 Author(s): Rosa Palmeri, Lucia Parafati, Cristina Restuccia, Biagio Fallico The research aimed to expand the knowledge on the use of natural bioactive compounds for food preservation. First-crop fruit of prickly pear were subjected to water extraction and evaluated for total polyphenol content, antioxidant activity...
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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118 Author(s): Parvin Eslami Shahrbabki, Bahador Hajimohammadi, Shahram Shoeibi, Mehdi Elmi, Arash Yousefzadeh, Gea Oliveri Conti, Margherita Ferrante, Maryam Amirahmadi, Yadolah Fakhri, Amin Mousavi Khaneghah A modified "Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe" QuEChERS in combination with Ultra-...
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 04:11
Publication date: October 2018 , Volume 144 Author(s): Youming Shen, Jiyun Nie, Yafeng Dong, Lixue Kuang, Yinping Li, Jianyi Zhang The demands for fruit postharvest quality and safety improvement rely on a better understanding of the overall fungal communities during cold storage. Here, we characterized the superficial fungi of 18 apple samples before and after cold storage by...
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 01:11
Estrella Martínez-Gómez, Jonas Ståhle, Yolanda Gil-Ramírez, Amaia Zúñiga-Ripa, Mona Zaccheus, Ignacio Moriyón, Maite Iriarte, Göran Widmalm, Raquel Conde-Álvarez
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Abstract Listeria monocytogenes was screened from different seafood contact surfaces in five sampling sites of fishing harbour, fish landing centers, seafood processing plants, fish market, and fish curing yards of Tuticorin Coast of India. 115 swab samples were collected and tested for the occurrence of L. monocytogenes by conventional and molecular methods. Overall, 5.22% of...
Sat, 05/26/2018 - 00:00
Harmonization of national consumption data for international comparison is an important but challenging work, yet to date there is a lack of comparable food classification system that incorporates food description in Taiwan. In 2015, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) released a new standardized food classification and description system called FoodEx2, which provides a flexible combination of...
Fri, 05/25/2018 - 20:00
ABSTRACTThe present study investigated the toxic impacts of lead (LD) on the productive and reproductive performances of Japanese quails and the role of Yucca schidigera extract (YSE) in reducing these impacts. A total of 360 mature Japanese quails (at 2 months of age) were used and the experiment was lasted for 8 wk. The birds were divided into 6 equal groups as follows: control (basal diet),...
Fri, 05/25/2018 - 17:00
Marion Girard, Sophie Thanner, Nicolas Pradervand, Dou Hu, Catherine Ollagnier, Giuseppe Bee An experimental model for postweaning diarrhea with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli F4 (ETEC F4) was set up in piglets, and the efficacy of 1% chestnut-tannin extract in preventing diarrhea was subsequently assessed. In a first trial (infection model), 32 Swiss Large White piglets (age: 24 days; average...
Fri, 05/25/2018 - 17:00
Solveig Sølverød Mo, Anne Margrete Urdahl, Knut Madslien, Marianne Sunde, Live L. Nesse, Jannice Schau Slettemeås, Madelaine Norström The objective of this study was to estimate and compare the occurrence of AMR in wild red foxes in relation to human population densities. Samples from wild red foxes (n = 528) included in the Norwegian monitoring programme on antimicrobial resistance in bacteria...

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