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Mon, 01/22/2018 - 17:00
David M. Bland, Clayton O. Jarrett, Christopher F. Bosio, B. Joseph Hinnebusch Fleas can transmit Yersinia pestis two mechanisms, early-phase transmission (EPT) and biofilm-dependent transmission (BDT). Transmission efficiency varies among flea species and the results from different studies have not always been consistent. One complicating variable is the species of rodent blood used for the...
Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:00
Bacillus cereus remains an important cause of infections, particularly in immunocompromised hosts. While typically associated with enteric infections, disease manifestations can be quite diverse and include skin infections, bacteremia, pneumonia, and meningitis. Whether there are any genetic correlates of bacterial strains with particular clinical manifestations remains unknown. To address this...
Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:00
Enterotoxin-producing Clostridium perfringens type A strains cause human gastrointestinal (GI) infections, including a very common food poisoning and 5 to 10% of all cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea. This bacterium can utilize free sialic acid for growth, but most sialic acids in the GI tract are sequestered on macromolecules, such as the mucin proteins of mucus or glycoconjugates in host...
Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:00
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is a Gram-negative bacterium, which can invade and survive within macrophages. Pathogenic salmonellae induce the secretion of specific cytokines from these phagocytic cells and interfere with the host secretory pathways. In this study, we describe the extracellular proteome of human macrophages infected with S. Typhimurium, followed by analysis of canonical...
Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:17
AbstractAtmospheric cold plasma (ACP) is a promising non-thermal technology in food industry. In this study, a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD)-ACP exhibited strong bactericidal effect on Escherichia coli in apple juice. Under a 30 to 50 W input power, less than 40 s treatment time was required for DBD-ACP to result in 3.98 to 4.34 log CFU/mL reduction of E. coli in apple juice. The...
Mon, 01/22/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 246-253, February 2018.
Sun, 01/21/2018 - 05:42
Publication date: May 2018 Source:LWT, Volume 91 Author(s): Brinda Joshi, Rosana G. Moreira, Basri Omac, M. Elena Castell-Perez Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is one of the most cultivated vegetable in the world which is mostly consumed raw. Raw products are important vehicles for the transmission of pathogens which cause foodborne illness. Recently, a multistate Salmonella Poona outbreak...
Sun, 01/21/2018 - 05:16
Abstract AimsThe study was focused on P. fluorescens strains isolated from Mozzarella cheese, with the aim of evaluating the effects of Origanum vulgare L. essential oil (OEO) on the biofilm formation and eradication, as well as on the motility and blue pigment production at 10°C. Methods and ResultsMicrodilution method was used to determine the minimum inhibitory and bactericidal concentration...
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Yongsheng Pei, Tingting Tao, Guofeng Yang, Yan Wang, Wei Yan, Chao Ding The objective of this study was to study the lethal effects of IR on Sitophilus zeamais and Tribolium castaneum in rough rice and its mechanism based on the differences of IR absorption of infrared radiation (IR) absorption characteristics between insects and...
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 05:14
Summary DNA in intracellular Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium relaxes during growth in the acidified (pH 4 to 5) macrophage vacuole and DNA relaxation correlates with upregulation of Salmonella genes involved in adaptation to the macrophage environment. Bacterial ATP levels did not increase during adaptation to acid pH unless the bacterium was deficient in MgtC, a cytoplasmic-membrane-...
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 47: Responses of Oat Grains to Fusarium poae and F. langsethiae Infections and Mycotoxin Contaminations Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins10010047 Authors: Charlotte Martin Torsten Schöneberg Susanne Vogelgsang Carla Mendes Ferreira Romina Morisoli Mario Bertossa Thomas Bucheli Brigitte Mauch-Mani Fabio Mascher Recent increases of Fusarium head blight (FHB)...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:00
AbstractSalmonella is one of the major causative agents of foodborne infections. Salmonellosis becomes more dangerous when strains resistant to several antibiotics are found in food, especially in chicken, one of the primary transmission vehicles of this pathogen for humans. The present study aimed to estimate the occurrence of Salmonella in chicken carcasses from the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 19:00
AbstractVertical integration of the broiler industry allows producers to combine different biosecurity and sanitation practices, housing technologies, and feeding regimens to improve food safety. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and to characterize the antimicrobial-resistant isolates recovered from 7 different integrated broiler...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Chenwei Chen, Zhewei Xu, Yarui Ma, Jinliang Liu, Qinjun Zhang, Zhipeng Tang, Kaijia Fu, Fuxin Yang, Jing Xie The active poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) films incorporated with clove oil (CO) at level of 1%, 3%, 5%, 7% and 9% (w/w) was prepared. The effects of CO content on the structural, mechanical, gas barrier and thermal...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Fei Lyu, Fei Gao, Xuxia Zhou, Jianyou Zhang, Yuing Ding Deoxynivalenol (DON), a worldwide cereal contaminant, is mainly produced by Fusarium spp.. It not only affects the cereal quality reducing the end-use, but also poses a serious threat to food and feed safety. In order to protect human and animal health and reduce economic...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Pamela Galvin-King, Simon A. Haughey, Christopher T. Elliott The global herb and spice industry, valued at approximately US$4 billion, continues to grow. This industry is continuously under threat from criminals dealing in economically motivated adulteration. Opportunities for criminals to adulterate herbs and spices can occur at any...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Jana Sádecká, Michaela Jakubíková, Pavel Májek Some botrytized wines with “protected designation of origin” have a high market price, thus they are prone to adulteration with cheaper alternatives. This work presents the use of fluorescence spectroscopy combined with chemometrics as a relatively fast and inexpensive tool to discriminate...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Hui Tang, Xiaoning Peng, Xiaohong Li, Xianghong Meng, Bingjie Liu The degradation of mycotoxin patulin in apple juice by calcium carbonate immobilized porcine pancreatic lipase (PPL) was investigated. Batch experiments was used to study the optimal degradation conditions, including immobilized PPL addition, temperature, degradation...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Xinzhi Li, Min-Jeong Kim, Hyun-Gyun Yuk The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial effect of 405 nm light-emitting diode (LED) against Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp. on the surface of ready-to-eat (RTE) fresh salmon, and to determine the susceptibility of LED-illuminated bacterial cells to simulated gastric...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Amira Leila Dib, Amir Agabou, Amina Chahed, Cemil Kurekci, Elena Moreno, Miguel Espigares, Elena Espigares This current study attempted to examine the occurrence rates of Enterobacteriaceae in seafood samples collected from different fishmongers in the province of Constantine (Northeast Algeria) over a one-year period. Total and...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Chunling Zhang, Xi Chen, Xiaodong Xia, Baoming Li, Yen-Con Hung Bacteria treated with chlorine-based sanitizer could enter into viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state, which may be underestimated its health risk. In this study, E. coli O157: H7 was treated with slightly acidic electrolyzed water (SAEW), acidic electrolyzed water (...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Jun Qi, Huawei Wang, Linlin Cai, Huhu Wang, Xinglian Xu, Guanghou Zhou Aeromonas spp. are closely associated with food spoilage, and often enter the food chain through cross-contamination during processing from biofilms on food-contacted surfaces. The attachment abilities of two high-spoilage Aeromonas salmonicida isolates were...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Noelia Caballero-Casero, Sergio García-Fonseca, Soledad Rubio A simple and high-throughput sample treatment, based on the use of a supramolecular solvent with restricted access properties (SUPRAS-RAM), was developed for the quantification of ochratoxin A (OTA) in spices subjected to EU regulation. The RAM properties of the SUPRAS...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Weiwei Li, Shuyu Wu, Ping Fu, Jikai Liu, Haihong Han, Li Bai, Xiaoyan Pei, Ning Li, Xiumei Liu, Yunchang Guo To improve the early detection of geographically dispersed common-source foodborne outbreaks, a national foodborne disease molecular tracing network (TraNet) was launched in 2013 based on the existing laboratory-...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): E. De Boeck, L. Jacxsens, A.V. Mortier, P. Vlerick The impact of organizational characteristics on food safety management systems is already intensively studied. Recently, scientific research goes beyond the managerial and technical aspects of the food safety management system, incorporating the impact of human behavior by exploring...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:29
Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 88 Author(s): Zhenyun He, Hongshun Yang Detecting pork contamination is critical for halal food preparation. A fragment of species-specific DNA from swine mitochondrial genome was selected as a target, and two oligonucleotides complementary to the target were used as probes for pork identification. The probe-conjugated gold nanoparticles bound to the...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:15
Abstract The bioremediation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-contaminated sites is not running smoothly, because of the lower activity of PAH-degrading bacteria in actual bioremediation applications. The phenomenon of “viable but non culturable” (VBNC) state may be a main limiting factor for their poor biodegradation capabilities of PAHs. Due to their abilities of entering into the VBNC...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:05
AbstractThis study was conducted to investigate the natural co-occurrence of 295 fungal and bacterial metabolites in 28 samples of dried date palm fruits collected from different shops distributed in Assiut Governorate, Upper Egypt in 2016. Extraction and quantification of the target analytes were done using the “dilute and shoot” approach followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 09:05
AbstractChitosan oligosaccharides (COS), hydrolyzed products of chitosan, was found to display various biological activities. Herein, we assessed the immunostimulatory activity of COS both in in vitro and in vivo studies. In vitro cytotoxicity studies to murine macrophage RAW264.7 revealed that COS is safe even at the maximum tested concentration of 1000 μg/mL. It also stimulates the production...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:15
Abstract This study investigated spray wash treatments independently with Citrilow or Cecure for their effects on microbial concentrations and leather quality. Spray washing with Citrilow reduced aerobic mesophilic recovery by 2.42–2.78 log cycles 2.78–2.95 log cycles, and 3.32–3.72 log cycles on the belly, belly, and butt regions, respectively. After washing with Citrilow, Enterobacteriaceae/...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 04:10
Summary Adaptation to bile is the ability to endure the lethal effects of bile salts after growth on sublethal concentrations. Surveys of adaptation to bile in Salmonella enterica ser. Tyhimurium reveal that active efflux is essential for adaptation while other bacterial functions involved in bile resistance are not. Among S. enterica mutants lacking one or more efflux systems, only strains...
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 03:10
Abstract AimsThis study investigated the possible role of Fayoumi chickens and pigeons in the transmission of multidrug resistant (MDR) Salmonella with zoonotic potential. Methods and ResultsMorbid Fayoumi chickens (70) and pigeons (30) were examined to detect the prevalence and antibiotic resistance of Salmonella and to detect and sequence sodC-1 gene as a zoonotic and phylogenetic marker....
Fri, 01/19/2018 - 00:00
Abstract Foodstuffs and water are the key sources of cadmium biomagnifiaction. The available strategies to mitigate this problem are unproductive and expensive for practical large-scale use. Biological decontamination of metals through environmental microbes has been known since long time, whereas lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have not been extensively studied for this purpose. The...
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 09:16
Abstract AimsThis research aims to assess total-cadmium soil content and microbiological aspects to understand the dynamics of culturable cadmium-tolerant bacteria (CdtB) in cacao soils from northeastern Colombia. Methods and ResultsAn integration of inverted dish plating, Cd determination and a microcalorimetry assay (IMC) was carried out. A farm in Boyacá showed the highest level of total soil...
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 01:18
Koo Nagasawa, Yuki Matsushima, Takumi Motoya, Fuminori Mizukoshi, Yo Ueki, Naomi Sakon, Koichi Murakami, Tomomi Shimizu, Nobuhiko Okabe, Noriko Nagata, Komei Shirabe, Hiroto Shinomiya, Wataru Suzuki, Makoto Kuroda, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Yoshiyuki Suzuki, Akihide Ryo, Kiyotaka Fujita, Kazunori Oishi, Kazuhiko Katayama, Hirokazu Kimura

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