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Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:06
Available online 19 June 2019 Author(s): Lucia Gambacorta, Nada El Darra, Rajaa Fakhoury, Antonio F. Logrieco, Michele SolfrizzoAbstractThe emerging Alternaria mycotoxins tenuazonic acid (TeA), alternariol (AOH), alternariol monomethyl ether (AME), altenuene (ALT) and tentoxin (TTX) are not yet regulated worldwide awaiting for more data on their toxicity and natural occurrence. A total of 131...
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:06
Available online 19 June 2019 Author(s): Qingyang Wang, Robert L. Buchanan, Rohan V. TikekarAbstractAbility of bacteria to develop cross-protection to various stresses is well-known. However, exploration into cross-protection between conventional physiological stresses and emerging antimicrobial treatments is limited. Previously, we developed two new antimicrobial treatments based on a combined...
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:06
Available online 19 June 2019 Author(s): María Carolina Talio, Vanesa Muñoz, Mariano Acosta, Liliana P. FernándezAbstractHeavy traces metals may be present in honey being their detection very important for the quality control and it also serves as an indicator of environmental pollution. A new methodology for lead traces determination has been developed based on the quenching effect of the metal...
Fri, 06/21/2019 - 01:06
Available online 19 June 2019 Author(s): Nho-Eul Song, Jun Young Lee, Ahmad Rois Mansur, Hae Won Jang, Min-Cheol Lim, Yunyeol Lee, Miyoung Yoo, Tae Gyu NamAbstractAn analytical method involving QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) sample preparation, followed by LC-MS/MS and GC-MS/MS was developed and validated for the determination of 60 pesticides in eggs. Recoveries of 70...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 20:00
In natural environments, bacteria always live in communities with others where their physiological characteristics are influenced by each other. Bacteria can communicate with one another by using autoinducers....
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 20:00
The lifecycle of the causative agent of the severe secretory diarrheal disease cholera, Vibrio cholerae, is characterized by the transition between two dissimilar habitats, i.e. as a natural inhabitant of aquatic ecosystems and as a pathogen in the human gastrointestinal tract. V. cholerae faces diverse stressors along its lifecycle, which require effective adaptation mechanisms to facilitate the...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 17:00
Lauren W. Stranahan, Omar H. Khalaf, Daniel G. Garcia-Gonzalez, Angela M. Arenas-Gamboa Canine brucellosis, caused Brucella canis, is a disease of dogs and represents a public health concern as it can be transmitted to humans. Canine brucellosis is on the rise in the United States and there is currently no vaccine for use in dogs. Mice have been extensively utilized to investigate host-pathogen...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 14:39
Abstract Although norovirus (NoV) is the major cause of gastroenteritis, with the largest number of NoV food poisoning cases in Japan, limited information is available regarding NoV detection in food. This study aimed to detect NoV in food samples during the 2015–2016 suspected foodborne outbreaks in Tokyo; 352 food samples from 64 NoV food poisoning outbreaks were collected. Bacterial culturing...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:00
Shigella flexneri is an intracellular bacterial pathogen that invades epithelial cells in the colonic mucosa, leading to bloody diarrhea. A previous study showed that S. flexneri forms biofilms in the presence of bile salts, through an unknown mechanism. Here, we investigated the potential role of adhesin-like autotransporter proteins in S. flexneri biofilm formation. BLAST search analysis...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:00
Infection with enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is a common cause of childhood diarrhea in low- and middle-income countries, as well as of diarrhea among travelers to these countries. In children, ETEC strains secreting the heat-stable toxin (ST) are the most pathogenic, and there are ongoing efforts to develop vaccines that target ST. One important challenge for ST vaccine development is...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 05:19
Abstract The influence of hydraulic retention time (HRT) on the microbial communities was evaluated in an anaerobic sequencing batch reactor (AnSBR) using organic waste from a restaurant as the substrate. The relationship between Lactobacillus, Clostridium, and Bacillus as key‐microorganisms on hydrogen production from organic solid waste was studied. The effect of the HRT (8 to 48 h) on the...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 04:03
Abstract This research aims to compare the culturing conditions for enterohepatic Helicobacter, evaluating culture media, incubation atmosphere and susceptibility to antimicrobials used to generate selective conditions. Four common media for the closely related genus Campylobacter (Columbia, Bolton, Brucella, and CCDA agar), as well as the need for hydrogen in the microaerobic incubation...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 18 June 2019 Author(s): Jing Wan, Shaobin Zhong, Paul Schwarz, Bingcan Chen, Jiajia RaoAbstractThyme oil-in-water nanoemulsions stabilized by three different sources of natural emulsifiers (bovine serum albumin, quillaja saponins, and soy lysolecithin) were prepared as potential natural antifungal agents. The thyme oil nanoemulsion containing bovine serum albumin or quillaja...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 18 June 2019 Author(s): Jomana Elaridi, Hani Dimassi, Hussein HassanAbstractAflatoxin M1 (AFM1) and ochratoxin A (OTA) are hepatotoxin and nephrotoxin mycotoxins, respectively. An investigation on their presence in baby formulae marketed in Lebanon was conducted. Infant formula samples were collected from 42 brands over two production dates (n = 84) during 2017–2018 and analyzed...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 18 June 2019 Author(s): Genevie Eleanor Ruby, Ungku Fatimah Ungku Zainal Abidin, Samuel Lihan, Nuzul Noorahya Jambari, Son RaduAbstractThis study employed the extended theory of planned behavior (TPB) to predict the intention of adult consumers towards safe food handling at home. A self-administered survey was distributed to a total of 623 respondents who lived in the Sibu...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 18 June 2019 Author(s): Jong Soo Mok, A. Ra Ryu, Ji Young Kwon, Byeori Kim, Kunbawui ParkAbstractVibrio species, including Vibrio parahaemolyticus, V. vulnificus, and V. cholerae, are common pathogens causing seafood-borne illnesses worldwide. In 2017, we monitored the distributions of pathogenic Vibrio strains in seawater and bivalves collected along the Gyeongnam coast in Korea...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 18 June 2019 Author(s): An-Dong Gong, Fei-Yan Dong, Meng-Jun Hu, Xian-Wei Kong, Fen-Fen Wei, Shuang-Jun Gong, Yi-Mei Zhang, Jing-Bo Zhang, Ai-Bo Wu, Yu-Cai LiaoAbstractThe contamination of food with Aspergillus flavus and subsequent aflatoxins is considered as one of the most severe safety problems in the world. The application of microorganisms and the produced bio-active...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Publication date: Available online 19 June 2019 Innovative Food Science & Emerging TechnologiesAuthor(s): Carolina da Rosa Machado, Roberta Cruz Silveira ThysAbstractGluten elimination in bakery goods is a technological challenge since the absence of gluten generates breads with poor capacity to retain gas during leavening, which can be minimised with the use of gluten-free proteins in...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 19 June 2019 Author(s): Yujia Zhao, Januana S. Teixeira, Marleny D.A. Saldaña, Michael G. GänzleAbstractContamination with spoilage organisms and Listeria monocytogenes are major concerns for quality and safety of cooked ready-to-eat (RTE) meat products. Thus, the objective of this study was to investigate the use of antimicrobial starch packaging films to control competitive...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:12
Available online 19 June 2019 Author(s): Hong Bai, Feng Zhao, Meng Li, Liangyun Qin, Huilin Yu, Linhan Lu, Tiehua ZhangAbstractPathogens in viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state can escape traditional detection methods based on culturable ability, thus bringing risks to food safety and human health. Considering Staphylococcus aureus as a kind of primary foodborne pathogen, this study attempted to...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:06
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Sofía Sampaolesi, Raúl Ricardo Gamba, Graciela Liliana De Antoni, Ángela María León PeláezAbstractBeer is the most consumed alcoholic beverage worldwide and brewery is a growing industry. Biomass by-product of beer production is constituted by viable and non-viable flocculated yeasts which are discarded. To increase the value of...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:06
Publication date: Available online 7 June 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Aygul Alim, Huanlu Song, Ye Liu, Tingting Zou, Yu Zhang, Songpei Zhang, Ali RazaAbstractMeat flavors produced from non-animal source is a promising topic targeting the market demand in special context to vegetarian community. In this research work, key volatiles related to beef like odors were identified from a meat-like flavor...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:06
Publication date: Available online 8 June 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Kush Kumar Pandey, Shiv Kumar Sood, Surya Kant Verma, Sandeep Kumar, Suman Rani, Sangita GanguliAbstractThe aim of this study was to develop a process for utilization of paneer whey, a dairy industry waste, for fermentation and production of food grade paneer making powder with biopreservative potential. For achieving this,...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 01:06
Publication date: Available online 10 June 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Sujogya Kumar Panda, Yugal Kishore Mohanta, Laxmipriya Padhi, Walter LuytenAbstractThe anti-microbial activity of crude extracts (hexane, acetone, ethanol, and aqueous) of 46 edible plants from Odisha, India, was studied using a broth microdilution assay against 8 common food-borne pathogens (Gram-positive: Bacillus cereus...
Thu, 06/20/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 360: The In Vivo and In Vitro Toxicokinetics of Citreoviridin Extracted from Penicillium citreonigrum Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11060360 Authors: Yosuke Uchiyama Masahiko Takino Michiko Noguchi Nozomi Shiratori Naoki Kobayashi Yoshiko Sugita-Konishi Citreoviridin (CTVD), a mycotoxin called yellow rice toxin, is reported to be related to acute cardiac...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 17:00
Chenggong Ji, Shuo Du, Peng Li, Qinyu Zhu, Xiaoke Yang, Chunhong Long, Jin Yu, Feng Shao, Junyu Xiao The guanylate-binding proteins (GBPs) belong to the dynamin superfamily of GTPases and function in cell-autonomous defense against intracellular pathogens. IpaH9.8, an E3 ligase from the pathogenic bacterium Shigella flexneri, ubiquitinates a subset of GBPs and leads to their proteasomal...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:29
Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the ability of the Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain LC‐4 to bind aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in phosphate‐buffered saline (PBS) and yogurt. Bacterial cells were subjected to heat, acid, and alkali treatments. The AFM1‐binding rate of acid‐treated bacteria was of 78.63 ± 0.52%. The binding of L. rhamnosus LC‐4 to AFM1 was partially reversible and the binding of AFM1...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 05:29
Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the ability of the Lactobacillus rhamnosus strain LC‐4 to bind aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) in phosphate‐buffered saline (PBS) and yogurt. Bacterial cells were subjected to heat, acid, and alkali treatments. The AFM1‐binding rate of acid‐treated bacteria was of 78.63 ± 0.52%. The binding of L. rhamnosus LC‐4 to AFM1 was partially reversible and the binding of AFM1...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 04:33
This study dealt about the thermal and kinetic characteristics of wheat during the drying‐ozonation process (DOP) needed for planning better drying methods that preserve desirable characteristics and minimize energy consumption. For this, ozone gas was applied with the drying air in different conditions, 15 and 45 min ozonation times and drying temperatures at 30, 40, and 50°C on wheat grains....
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Aleksandra Buha, Ravin Jugdaohsingh, Vesna Matovic, Zorica Bulat, Biljana Antonijevic, Jemma G. Kerns, Allen Goodship, Alister Hart, Jonathan PowellAbstractExposure to cadmium (Cd) is recognised as one of the risk factors for osteoporosis, although critical exposure levels and exact mechanisms are still unknown.Here...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 17 June 2019 Author(s): Yaqing Wang, Zhenxing Li, Hong Lin, Siddanakoppalu. N. Pramod, Jing Zhou, Guanzhi Chen, Zhiwen YuAbstractFood allergy has become an important problem affecting people's health. As one of the most common allergenic food, crustaceans pose a dietary risk to allergic sensitizers. A rapid and sensitive detection method is needed for allergen monitoring. We...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 17 June 2019 Author(s): Dong-Hyeon Kim, Jung-Whan Chon, Hyunsook Kim, Kun-Ho SeoAbstractAcetic acid bacteria (AAB) are gram-negative, obligate aerobic bacteria that produce acetic acid from alcohols or sugars. AAB are ubiquitous and found in many food products, including vinegar and wine. Owing to the lack of a suitable selective culture medium and the fastidious nature of AAB in...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 17 June 2019 Author(s): Waldemar DzwolakAbstractThe HACCP/food safety plan is a basic document of every structured food safety management system (FSMS). The aim of the study was to identify and to discuss the most important problems related to the HACCP/food safety plans in 47 small food businesses (SFBs) with standardized FSMSs. Using an affinity diagram, ABCD (Suzuki) method,...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 17 June 2019 Author(s): A. Panebianco, L. Nalbone, F. Giarratana, G. ZiinoAbstractMicroplastics (MPs) are widely recognized as pollutants of the marine environment, while their presence, diffusion and distribution in the terrestrial ecosystem have been investigated so far. The aim of this study is to evaluate, for the first time, the presence of microplastics in three different...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 17 June 2019 Author(s): Zilei Zhang, Danlei Liu, Yalong Bai, Yan Cui, Dapeng Wang, Xianming ShiAbstractDNA aptamers are promising candidates for bio-recognition assays due to their accumulation in bacterial cells. This feature can be used to identify specific pathogens in food samples. However, the conventional process of aptamer screening by randomly picking bacterial plate...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 17 June 2019 Author(s): Taotao Xu, Xiaohui Wang, Yiqun Huang, Keqiang Lai, Yuxia FanABSTRACTThe residue of fishery drugs in aquatic food products has not diminished and has caused worldwide attention. This study aimed to develop a surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) method coupled with gold nanorods (AuNRs) substrates to rapidly detect methylene blue (MB) and malachite...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 17 June 2019 Author(s): Astrid Maléchaux, Yveline Le Dréau, Pierre Vanloot, Jacques Artaud, Nathalie DupuyAbstractThe control of varietal origin is an important issue to insure the authenticity of olive oils. In this study, extra virgin olive oils from five French cultivars were discriminated by applying partial least square discriminant analysis (PLS1-DA) to their fatty acid and...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 17 June 2019 Author(s): Ni Wang, Lei Yuan, Faizan Ahmed Sadiq, Guoqing HeAbstractProcess biofilms of Bacillus licheniformis present worldwide problem to the dairy industry because of their relevance to food spoilage and quality issues. In this study, metabolites of Lactobacillus plantarum were found to effectively inhibit biofilms formed by B. licheniformis. The biofilm formation...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 18 June 2019 Author(s): Sofia Cardoso, Olívia Pinho, Pedro Moreira, Maria João Pena, Arminda Alves, José Luís Moreira, Joaquim Gabriel Mendes, Pedro Graça, Carla GonçalvesAbstractSalt intake above World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation level (5 g/day) is associated with harmful health effects such as an increased risk to hypertension and cardiovascular diseases, which are...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 18 June 2019 Author(s): Nikhil Kumar Mahnot, Charu Lata Mahanta, Brian E. Farkas, Kevin M. Keener, N.N. MisraAbstractIn the current work we evaluated the effect of atmospheric cold plasma (ACP) generated in air and M65 (65% O2, 30% CO2, 5%N2) as working gases for inactivation of Escherichia coli and Listeria monocyotogenes in tender coconut water. A 5 log10 reduction in the...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 17 June 2019 Author(s): Chloé Modugno, Souhir Kmiha, Hélène Simonin, Chedia Aouadhi, Esther Diosdado Cañizares, Emilie Lang, Stéphane André, Slah Mejri, Abderrazak Maaroufi, Jean-Marie Perrier-CornetAbstractToday, there is no effective non-thermal method to inactivate unwanted bacterial spores in foods. High-Pressure (HP) process has been shown to act synergistically with...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Available online 18 June 2019 Author(s): Yoyeon Cha, Bokyung Son, Sangryeol RyuAbstractStaphylococcal biofilms are recognized as a significant problem in the food industry because of their high resistance to antibiotics, and the use of bacteriophages or endolysins has been regarded as a promising alternative to antibiotics. In this study, LysCSA13, an endolysin from S. aureus virulent...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:16
Publication date: Available online 17 June 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Qin Zhao, Zhao-Si Yang, San-Jie Cao, Yung-Fu Chang, Yu-Qin Cao, Jia-Bing Li, Zi-Xuan Yao, Yi-Ping Wen, Xiao-Bo Huang, Rui Wu, Qi-Gui Yan, Yong Huang, Xiao-Ping Ma, Xin-Feng Han, Yinglong WuAbstractCadmium and aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) are both common and widespread pollutants in food and feed. There are several...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 01:07
Publication date: September 2019Source: LWT, Volume 112Author(s): Mónica Dávila-Rodríguez, Aurelio López-Malo, Enrique Palou, Nelly Ramírez-Corona, María Teresa Jiménez-MunguíaAbstractNanoemulsions formulated with essential oils (EOs) can be applied to bacteria found on fresh food, however, scarce information is still available. This study aimed to evaluate the antimicrobial activities of EOs of...
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 356: An Eye on Staphylococcus aureus Toxins: Roles in Ocular Damage and Inflammation Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11060356 Authors: Roger Astley Frederick C. Miller Md Huzzatul Mursalin Phillip S. Coburn Michelle C. Callegan Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a common pathogen of the eye, capable of infecting external tissues such as the tear duct,...

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