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Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:55
Summary In December 2012, an increase in human Salmonella Typhimurium cases was identified in the province of Ontario, Canada launching an outbreak investigation. The outbreak spanned 3 years (2012–2014), with 134 cases reported from five Canadian provinces. There was a substantial burden of illness among children: 45% of cases were children 12 years old or under, and 23% of cases were under 5 ...
Mon, 01/29/2018 - 22:10
Abstract The main aim of this study was to investigate the effect of alginate coating samples without lactoperoxidase system (A-L 0) and alginate coating samples containing lactoperoxidase system (LPOS) at levels of 2% (A-L 2), 4% (A-L 4), and 6% (A-L 6) on the shelf-life of chicken breast fillets. Chemical tests, including total volatile basic nitrogen (TVB-N), peroxide value (PV), pH,...
Mon, 01/29/2018 - 17:00
Hannah A. DeBerg, Mussaret B. Zaidi, Matthew C. Altman, Prasong Khaenam, Vivian H. Gersuk, Freddy D. Campos, Iza Perez-Martinez, Mario Meza-Segura, Damien Chaussabel, Jacques Banchereau, Teresa Estrada-Garcia, Peter S. Linsley Globally, diarrheal diseases are a leading cause of death in children under five and disproportionately affect children in developing countries. Children who contract...
Mon, 01/29/2018 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 56: Interacting Environmental Stress Factors Affects Targeted Metabolomic Profiles in Stored Natural Wheat and That Inoculated with F. graminearum Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins10020056 Authors: Esther Garcia-Cela Elisavet Kiaitsi Angel Medina Michael Sulyok Rudolf Krska Naresh Magan Changes in environmental stress impact on secondary metabolite (SM)...
Sun, 01/28/2018 - 19:00
AbstractMicrobial colonization of the intestinal tract of commercial poultry is highly variable, likely due to the fact that poults and chicks are hatched and raised without exposure to adult birds and their microbiota. In industrial poultry production, it is hypothesized that most of the microbiota is obtained through horizontal transmission from the environment and very little by maternal...
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 18:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Mirella Luciani, Maria Schirone, Ottavio Portanti, Pierina Visciano, Gisella Armillotta, Rosanna Tofalo, Giovanna Suzzi, Luigia Sonsini, Tiziana Di Febo In this study, a new and alternative method based on monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) for the rapid detection of Yersinia enterocolitica O:8 was developed. This microorganism...
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 18:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Walid M. Al-Rousan, Amin N. Olaimat, Tareq M. Osaili, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Radwan Y. Ajo, Richard A. Holley The objective of the current study was to evaluate the antimicrobial action of different concentrations of acetic (0.3% and 0.4%) or citric (1% and 1.4%) acids and their combinations (1% citric acid plus 0.4% acetic acid...
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 18:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): David I. Walker, Andrew Younger, Louise Stockley, Craig Baker-Austin A wide variety of pathogenic agents such as bacteria, viruses and parasites can be greatly concentrated in filter feeding bivalve molluscan shellfish (BMS), that are grown in faecally contaminated waters. Human health risks associated with the consumption of BMS...
Sat, 01/27/2018 - 18:07
Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 73 Author(s): Gabriela Nogueira Viçosa, Cristian Botta, Ilario Ferrocino, Marta Bertolino, Marco Ventura, Luís Augusto Nero, Luca Cocolin Previous studies have demonstrated the antagonistic potential of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) present in raw milk microbiota over Staphylococcus aureus, albeit the molecular mechanisms underlying this...
Fri, 01/26/2018 - 17:00
Lisa Ciesinski, Sebastian Guenther, Robert Pieper, Martin Kalisch, Carmen Bednorz, Lothar H. Wieler High levels of zinc oxide are used frequently as feed additive in pigs to improve gut health and growth performance and are still suggested as an alternative to antimicrobial growth promoters. However, we have recently described an increase of multi-resistant E. coli in association to zinc feeding...
Fri, 01/26/2018 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 10, Pages 54: Data Analyses and Modelling for Risk Based Monitoring of Mycotoxins in Animal Feed Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins10020054 Authors: H.J. van der Fels-Klerx Paulien Adamse Ans Punt Esther van Asselt Following legislation, European Member States should have multi-annual control programs for contaminants, such as for mycotoxins, in feed and food. These programs...
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 06:30
AbstractWashing treatment with effective sanitizer is one of the critical steps in ensuring fresh produce safety. This study was to evaluate the efficacy of peracetic acid (PAA; VigorOx® 15 F&V), chlorine-based sanitizers (acidic electrolyzed water [AEO], near neutral electrolyzed water and bleach), lactic acid, and deionized (DI) water to reduce Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria...
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 06:30
AbstractCinnamon leaf and bark essential oils have long been used as natural preservatives and flavoring agents in foods. This study determined antimicrobial effects of leaf and bark of cinnamon essential oils (CEOs) against 2 foodborne pathogens, Salmonella Typhimurium (S.T.) and Listeria monocytogenes (L.m.), at 2 initial bacterial levels (4- and 9-log CFU/mL) in strawberry shakes. The...
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 332-340, February 2018.
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Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 325-331, February 2018.
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Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 316-324, February 2018.
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Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 308-315, February 2018.
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Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 302-307, February 2018.
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Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 295-301, February 2018.
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Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 290-294, February 2018.
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 295-301, February 2018.
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 290-294, February 2018.
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 332-340, February 2018.
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 325-331, February 2018.
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 316-324, February 2018.
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 308-315, February 2018.
Thu, 01/25/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 302-307, February 2018.
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:00
Acute bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency, and delays in initiating effective antimicrobial therapy result in increased morbidity and mortality. Culture-based methods, thus far considered the "gold standard" for identifying bacterial microorganisms, require 24 to 48 h to provide a diagnosis. In addition, antimicrobial therapy is often started prior to clinical sample collection, thereby...
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:00
The underestimation of Shigella species as a cause of childhood diarrhea disease has become increasingly apparent with quantitative PCR (qPCR)-based diagnostic methods versus culture. We sought to confirm qPCR-based detection of Shigella via a metagenomics approach. Three groups of samples were selected from diarrheal cases from the Global Enteric Multicenter Study: nine Shigella culture-positive...
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:00
Detection of heteroresistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis remains challenging using current genotypic drug susceptibility testing methods. Here, we described a melting curve analysis-based approach, termed DeepMelt, that can detect less-abundant mutants through selective clamping of the wild type in mixed populations. The singleplex DeepMelt assay detected 0.01% katG S315T in 105 M....
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 08:35
ABSTRACT BACKGROUNDZearalenone (ZEA) is an estrogenic mycotoxin produced by several Fusarium species and frequently contaminates cereals used for food or animal feed. This study attempted to select lactic acid bacteria (LAB) with high esterase activity from the digestive tract, with the goal of using these bacteria for zearalenone (ZEA) detoxification. RESULTSNo ZEA activity related...
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 06:55
Abstract In this study, the incidence of aflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus was evaluated in cattle feed, water, and milk from three districts of Northern Punjab region of Pakistan. In total, 39 of the hundred samples collected were found contaminated by A. flavus. Specifically, the incidence of A. flavus was 54.28 %, 53.3 %, and 11.42 % in feed (n = 35), water (n = 30), and milk (n = 35...
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 06:20
Abstract Aquatic environments are one of the most favorable settings for acquisition and dissemination of antimicrobial resistance. The aims of this study were twofold: (1) to isolate and identify antimicrobial resistant Gram-negative bacteria that are prevalent in fish kept in open aquaculture ponds and (2) to analyse their antimicrobial resistance profiles. One hundred and nineteen isolates...
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:45
Abstract BACKGROUNDThe health risk of cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), and lead (Pb) in rice can be assessed by concentration and bioacceessibility of these heavy metals. In this work, japonica cultivar Xinfeng 2 and indica cultivar T-You 15 were washed, soaked, and cooked using three common domestic cooking methods. The present study investigated the effects of washing, soaking, normal cooking, high...
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:30
Abstract Considering that few data are currently available about donkey milk microbiological quality and given the spread of food-borne outbreaks strongly linked with the consumption of raw milk, the aim of the present study was to investigate the microbiological quality and the food safety of Italian donkey milk. Total viable count (TVC) and coagulase-positive Staphylococcus were evaluated to...
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 05:00
Abstract Grape seed extract (GSE) as a natural antioxidant and antimicrobial was applied in Chinese traditional smoke-cured bacon during 2 months storage in a natural ventilating room to improve its food quality and safety. Effects of GSE on color, texture, pH, humidity, microbiological quality, lipid oxidation, and biogenic amine formation in smoke-cured bacon were investigated. These results...
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 01:21
Hang Pan, Narayan Paudyal, Xiaoliang Li, Weihuan Fang, Min Yue
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 01:21
Joelle K. Salazar, Vriddi M. Bathija, Christina K. Carstens, Sartaj S. Narula, Arlette Shazer, Diana Stewart, Mary Lou Tortorello
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:00
Natalie L. Adams, Tanith C. Rose, Jeremy Hawker, Mara Violato, Sarah J. O’Brien, Benjamin Barr, Victoria J. K. Howard, Margaret Whitehead, Ross Harris, David C. Taylor-Robinson Background The association between socioeconomic status (SES) and health is well-documented; however limited evidence on the relationship between SES and gastrointestinal (GI) infections exists, with published studies...
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 17:00
Bo Cui, Chunxin Wang, Xiang Zhao, Junwei Yao, Zhanghua Zeng, Yan Wang, Changjiao Sun, Guoqiang Liu, Haixin Cui Poorly water-soluble and photosensitive pesticide compounds are difficult to formulate as solvent-free nanoformulations with high efficacy. A avermectin solid nanodispersion with a mean particle size of 188 nm was developed microprecipitation and lyophilisation techniques. The...
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 279-283, February 2018.
Tue, 01/23/2018 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 81, Issue 2, Page 272-278, February 2018.

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