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Fri, 04/27/2018 - 09:40
Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 91 Author(s): Jie Zhao, Tingting Li, Zhenzhen Xu, Zhiying Wang, Shuming Yang, Ailiang Chen Traceability can play an important role in preventing food fraud, reducing food risk, and increasing consumer's confidence in food safety. In this study, an amplified fragment length polymorphism procedure was used to identify 89 individuals from the...
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 01:17
Anna Knöppel, Michael Knopp, Lisa M. Albrecht, Erik Lundin, Ulrika Lustig, Joakim Näsvall, Dan I. Andersson
Fri, 04/27/2018 - 01:17
Wei Wang, Zulqarnain Baloch, Mingyuan Zou, Yinping Dong, Zixin Peng, Yujie Hu, Jin Xu, Nafeesa Yasmeen, Fengqin Li, Séamus Fanning
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 09:39
Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 91 Author(s): Flavia Badoud, Marion Ernest, Yves-Alexis Hammel, José Fernando Huertas-Pérez The European residue definition for the pesticide folpet has changed in 2016 to include its degradation product phthalimide. According to recent studies, phthalimide could also arise from other sources than folpet, including formation in the injector of...
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 01:12
Bacillus cereus is a gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium possessing an important and historical record as a human-pathogenic bacterium. However, several strains of this species exhibit interesting potential to be used as plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of B. cereus strain CITVM-11.1, which consists of 37 contig sequences, accounting for 5,746,486...
Thu, 04/26/2018 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 178: Development of an Analytical Method for Simultaneous Determination of the Modified Forms of 4,15-Diacetoxyscirpenol and their Occurrence in Japanese Retail Food Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins10050178 Authors: Tomoya Yoshinari Nanami Takeda Maiko Watanabe Yoshiko Sugita-Konishi 4,15-Diacetoxyscirpenol (4,15-DAS) is a type A trichothecene mycotoxin produced by...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:14
Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 101, Issue 5 Author(s): O.C.M. Queiroz, I.M. Ogunade, Z. Weinberg, A.T. Adesogan Silage is one of the main ingredients in dairy cattle diets and it is an important source of nutrients, particularly energy and digestible fiber. Unlike properly made and managed silage, poorly made or contaminated silage can also be a source of pathogenic bacteria that...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:14
Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 101, Issue 5 Author(s): F. Driehuis, J.M. Wilkinson, Y. Jiang, I. Ogunade, A.T. Adesogan Silage may contain several agents that are potentially hazardous to animal health, the safety of milk or other animal food products, or both. This paper reviews published literature about microbial hazards, plant toxins, and chemical hazards. Microbial hazards...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:14
Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 101, Issue 5 Author(s): I.M. Ogunade, C. Martinez-Tuppia, O.C.M. Queiroz, Y. Jiang, P. Drouin, F. Wu, D. Vyas, A.T. Adesogan Ensiled forage, particularly corn silage, is an important component of dairy cow diets worldwide. Forages can be contaminated with several mycotoxins in the field pre-harvest, during storage, or after ensiling during...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:14
Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 101, Issue 5 Author(s): R.E. Muck, E.M.G. Nadeau, T.A. McAllister, F.E. Contreras-Govea, M.C. Santos, L. Kung Additives have been available for enhancing silage preservation for decades. This review covers research studies published since 2000 that have investigated the efficacy of silage additives. The review has been divided into 6 categories...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:14
Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 101, Issue 5 Author(s): Maofeng Zhang, Xiyan Zhang, Liaowang Tong, Yaping Wang, Dexin Ou, Jumei Zhang, Qingping Wu, Yingwang Ye Cronobacter malonaticus is one of the opportunistic food-borne pathogens in powdered infant formula and has unusual abilities to survive under environmental stresses such as osmotic conditions. However, the genes...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:14
Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 101, Issue 5 Author(s): Yingwang Ye, Na Ling, Jina Gao, Xiyan Zhang, Maofeng Zhang, Liaowang Tong, Haiyan Zeng, Jumei Zhang, Qingping Wu Cronobacter sakazakii is an important foodborne pathogen associated with rare but severe infections through consumption of powdered infant formula. Tolerance to osmotic stress in Cronobacter has been...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:14
Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 101, Issue 5 Author(s): Ruili Pan, Yujun Jiang, Luhong Sun, Rui Wang, Kejin Zhuang, Yueming Zhao, Hui Wang, Md. Aslam Ali, Honghua Xu, Chaoxin Man Cronobacter sakazakii is an opportunistic foodborne pathogen that can infect newborns through powdered infant formula (PIF). In this study, we developed a novel enhanced lateral flow...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:00
Tatiane Dobrzanski, Fernanda Gravina, Bruna Steckling, Luiz R. Olchanheski, Ricardo F. Sprenger, Bruno C. Espírito Santo, Carolina W. Galvão, Péricles M. Reche, Rosilene A. Prestes, Sônia A. V. Pileggi, Francinete R. Campos, Ricardo A. Azevedo, Michael J. Sadowsky, Flávio L. Beltrame, Marcos Pileggi The intense use of herbicides for weed control in agriculture causes selection pressure on soil...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:05
A total of 12 Salmonella isolates belonging to different serovars, viz., Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis (n = 4), Salmonella enterica serovar Weltevreden (n = 4), Salmonella enterica serovar Newport (n = 1), Salmonella enterica serovar Litchifield (n = 1), and untypeable strains (n = 2) were isolated from 332 diarrheic fecal samples collected from animals, birds, and humans. Of the two...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:05
The plasmid-located colistin resistance gene mcr-1 confers low-level resistance to colistin, a last-line antibiotic against multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria. Current CLSI-EUCAST recommendations require the use of a broth microdilution (BMD) method with cation-adjusted Mueller-Hinton (CA-MH) medium for colistin susceptibility testing, but approximately 15% of all MCR-1 producers are...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:05
Discrimination of highly pathogenic bacteria, such as Bacillus anthracis, from closely related species based on molecular biological methods is challenging. We applied matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization–time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) to a collection of B. anthracis strains and close relatives in order to significantly improve the statistical confidence of...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:05
In September 2016, 140 patients with primary symptoms of sore throat and fever were identified in a school dormitory in Osaka, Japan. Epidemiological and laboratory investigations determined that these symptomatic conditions were from a foodborne outbreak of group G streptococcus (GGS), with GGS being isolated from samples from patients, cooks, and foods. The strain of GGS was identified as...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:05
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (Salmonella Typhimurium) and its monophasic variant (Salmonella 4,[5],12:i:–) are the major causes of gastroenteritis in both humans and animals. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis have been used widely as subtyping methods for these pathogens in molecular epidemiological analyses, but the results do...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:05
We aimed to detect the etiological agents of acute diarrhea by a molecular gastrointestinal pathogen test (MGPT) and to assess the impact of MGPT on antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASP). This is a prospective observational study and was conducted between 1 January 2015 and 30 June 2017. We included consequent patients who had acute diarrhea. At the end of 2015, we implemented ASP in acute...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 06:15
Publication date: June 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 116, Part B Author(s): Eleni Kamilari, Konstantinos Farsalinos, Konstantinos Poulas, Christos G. Kontoyannis, Malvina G. Orkoula Electronic cigarettes are considered healthier alternatives to conventional cigarettes containing tobacco. They produce vapor through heating of the refill liquids (e-liquids) which consist...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 06:15
Publication date: June 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 116, Part B Author(s): T. Mauro, L. Hao, L.C. Pop, B. Buckley, S.H. Schneider, E.V. Bandera, S.A. Shapses The environmental estrogen, zearalenone (ZEA), is found in the food supply from Fusarium fungal contamination in grains and sometimes used as a growth promoter for beef cattle. Long-term exposure to ZEA and its...
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 01:13
Hongbo Liu, Binghua Zhu, Beibei Liang, Xuebin Xu, Shaofu Qiu, Leili Jia, Peng Li, Lang Yang, Yongrui Li, Ying Xiang, Jing Xie, Ligui Wang, Chaojie Yang, Yansong Sun, Hongbin Song
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 01:13
Annegret Lucke, Josef Böhm, Qendrim Zebeli, Barbara U. Metzler-Zebeli
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:00
Fuxun Ai, Nico Eisenhauer, Yuwei Xie, Jianguo Zhu, Alexandre Jousset, Wenchao Du, Ying Yin, Xiaowei Zhang, Rong Ji, Hongyan Guo The concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contents in the environment have been rising due to human activities. Elevated CO2 (eCO2) levels have been shown to affect plant physiology and soil microbes, which may...
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 171: Variation in the Microbiome, Trichothecenes, and Aflatoxins in Stored Wheat Grains in Wuhan, China Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins10050171 Authors: Qing-Song Yuan Peng Yang Ai-Bo Wu Dong-Yun Zuo Wei-Jie He Mao-Wei Guo Tao Huang He-Ping Li Yu-Cai Liao Contamination by fungal and bacterial species and their metabolites can affect grain quality and...
Tue, 04/24/2018 - 00:00
Abstract α-l-Arabinofuranosidases with an orchestral action of xylanolytic enzymes degrades the xylan in plant cell wall. In this study, heterologous expression, biochemical characterization, and synergistic action of α-l-Arabinofuranosidase from previously identified.Geobacillus vulcani GS90 (GvAbf) was investigated. The recombinant α-l-Arabinofuranosidase was overexpressed in...
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:05
Nontyphoidal Salmonella disease contributes toward significant morbidity and mortality across the world. Host factors, including gamma interferon, tumor necrosis factor alpha, and gut microbiota, significantly influence the outcome of Salmonella pathogenesis. However, the entire repertoire of host protective mechanisms contributing to Salmonella pathogenicity is not completely appreciated. Here,...
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:05
Nontyphoidal serovars of Salmonella enterica are pathogenic bacteria that are common causes of food poisoning. Whereas Salmonella mechanisms of host cell invasion, inflammation, and pathogenesis are mostly well established, a new possible mechanism of immune evasion is being uncovered. Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is an immunosuppressive membrane protein that binds to activated T cells via...
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:05
Coxiella burnetii is the causative agent of human Q fever, a debilitating flu-like illness that can progress to chronic disease presenting as endocarditis. Following inhalation, C. burnetii is phagocytosed by alveolar macrophages and generates a lysosome-like replication compartment termed the parasitophorous vacuole (PV). A type IV secretion system (T4SS) is required for PV generation and is one...
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 11:05
Ethanolamine is a ubiquitous and essential molecule within a host. Significantly, bacterial pathogens exploit ethanolamine during infection to promote growth and regulate virulence. The ethanolamine permease EutH is dispensable for growth in vitro under standard conditions, whereas EutH is required for ethanolamine utilization at low pH. These findings suggested a model in which EutH facilitates...
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:36
Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 91 Author(s): Huhu Wang, Linlin Cai, Yunhan Li, Xinglian Xu, Guanghong Zhou Microorganism biofilms can form on food-contact surfaces and lead to cross-contamination of bacteria during food processing. The dynamics of biofilm formation by Pseudomonas fluorescens associated with meat spoilage and the resistance of established biofilm to four...
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 09:36
Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 91 Author(s): Garam Bae, Jeongwon Kim, Hyojin Kim, Jong Hyeon Seok, Dan Bi Lee, Kyung Hyun Kim, Mi Sook Chung Kimchi, a food made of seasoned vegetables is probiotic-rich when fermented. Recent increases in the consumption of commercially-made kimchi have resulted in norovirus outbreaks in schools where freshly-prepared kimchi is served...
Mon, 04/23/2018 - 01:11
Gitanjali NandaKafle, Amy A. Christie, Sébastien Vilain, Volker S. Brözel
Sun, 04/22/2018 - 23:24
Journal of Food Safety, EarlyView.
Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:00
The neurotoxic and carcinogenic nature of acrylamide, coupled with the recent emphasis of the “probable carcinogenic” status of acrylamide is a cause for concern requiring further studies. The objective of this study was to determine the carcinogenic and neurotoxic risks associated with the consumption of frequently consumed foods in a Total Diet Study (TDS). From a selection of 80 frequently...
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:29
Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 91 Author(s): Ensyeh Rahimi, Ehsan Sadeghi, Somayeh Bohlouli, Farahnaz Karami The aims of the present study were to investigate the occurrence of deoxynivalenol (DON) and deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside (D3G) in wheat flour samples obtained from Kermanshah, west part of Iran; determine the contamination levels of DON and D3G through the bread...
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 01:12
Aseem Pandey, Furong Lin, Ana L. Cabello, Luciana F. da Costa, Xuehuan Feng, Hui-Qiang Feng, Ming-Zhe Zhang, Takao Iwawaki, Allison Rice-Ficht, Thomas A. Ficht, Paul de Figueiredo, Qing-Ming Qin
Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:00
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 objectives of this study were to determine the antimicrobial resistance pattern of β-lactamase-producing E. coli and to compare the characteristics of E. coli recovered from 7 different integrated...
Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:00
ABSTRACTThe interaction of 3 water sanitizers (sodium hypochlorite, iodine-polyvinylpyrrolidone, and citrate) utilized in poultry production on antibacterial activity and bioavailability of amoxicillin trihydrate (AMX) were studied. Sanitizers were mixed with AMX in prepared water, the resulting substances were regarded as amoxicillin-sanitizer products (ASP). First, the in vitro antibacterial...
Thu, 04/19/2018 - 20:00
ABSTRACTThis study evaluated the effects of Bacillus subtilis CGMCC 1.921 supplementation on the production performance, cecal microbiota and mucosal transcriptome of laying hens by 16s rRNA gene sequencing and RNA-seq. A total of 144 27-week-old Hy-Line Brown laying hens were allocated into two treatments, namely, a basal diet without additions (T0) and the basal diet supplemented with 1.0 × 108...
Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:00
Rafael Campos, Fabíola Z. Mónica, Alberto Fernando Oliveira Justo, José Carlos Cogo, Edvana de Toledo Oliveira, Ronilson Agnaldo Moreno, Edson Antunes, Gilberto De Nucci A tetrodotoxin (TTX)-resistant mechanism is responsible for the electrical field stimulation (EFS)-induced contractions and relaxations of Crotalus durissus terrificus corpora cavernosa. Here it was investigated whether this...
Thu, 04/19/2018 - 09:29
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 90

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