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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118Author(s): Vera Barbosa, Ana Luísa Maulvault, Ricardo N. Alves, Christian Kwadijk, Michiel Kotterman, Alice Tediosi, Margarita Fernández-Tejedor, Jens J. Sloth, Kit Granby, Rie R. Rasmussen, Johan Robbens, Bavo De Witte, Laura Trabalón, José O. Fernandes, Sara C. Cunha, António MarquesAbstractSeafood consumption is a major...
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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118Author(s): Johana Ortiz, Liesbeth Jacxsens, Gabriela Astudillo, Adriana Ballesteros, Silvana Donoso, Lieven Huybregts, Bruno De MeulenaerAbstractThe dietary exposure to mycotoxins in Ecuadorian children aged 0–23 months (320 rural and 603 urban) was evaluated based on the intake of breast milk and staple cereals used as...
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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118Author(s): Ulas Acaroz, Sinan Ince, Damla Arslan-Acaroz, Zeki Gurler, Ismail Kucukkurt, Hasan Hüseyin Demirel, Halil Ozancan Arslan, Nuray Varol, Kui ZhuAbstractAcrylamide (ACR) is a hazardous substance associated with the accumulation of excessive reactive oxygen species and causes oxidative stress. Presence of ACR in foods...
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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118Author(s): Vladimir Ostry, Frantisek Malir, Martina Cumova, Veronika Kyrova, Jakub Toman, Yann Grosse, Marketa Pospichalova, Jiri RuprichAbstractTwenty three strains of Penicillium expansum, as a predominant species, were isolated from 23 (92%) out of 25 grape samples of 17 different grape varieties. The results of the...
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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118Author(s): Amin Mousavi Khaneghah, Yadolah Fakhri, Susan Raeisi, Bahram Armoon, Anderson S. Sant'AnaAbstractThis study aimed to estimate the prevalence and concentration of total aflatoxin (TAF) ochratoxin A (OTA), zearalenone (ZEN) and deoxynivalenol (DON) in bread, cornflakes, breakfast cereals and pasta-based products...
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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118Author(s): Rosa Palmeri, Lucia Parafati, Cristina Restuccia, Biagio FallicoAbstractThe 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, in...
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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118Author(s): Parvin Eslami Shahrbabki, Bahador Hajimohammadi, Shahram Shoeibi, Mehdi Elmi, Arash Yousefzadeh, Gea Oliveri Conti, Margherita Ferrante, Maryam Amirahmadi, Yadolah Fakhri, Amin Mousavi KhaneghahAbstractA modified "Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe" QuEChERS in combination with Ultra-High Performance...
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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118Author(s): Mojtaba Yousefi, Ghazal Shemshadi, Nasim Khorshidian, Vahid Ghasemzadeh-Mohammadi, Yadolah Fakhri, Hedayat Hosseini, Amin Mousavi KhaneghahAbstractTotally forty samples (23 brands) of different types of edible oils including frying oil (n = 14), blended oil (n = 13), sunflower oil (n = 6), corn oil (n = 5) and canola...
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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118Author(s): Po-Lin Liao, Ching-Hao Li, Ling-Shan Tse, Jaw-Jou Kang, Yu-Wen ChengAbstractThe pharmacological effects of Cistanches Herba, known as "Ginseng of the desert", have been extensively studied. In this study, we aimed to assess the genotoxic and oral toxic effects of the Cistanche tubulosa health food product Memoregain...
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Publication date: August 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 118Author(s): Jamal Rahmani, Solmaz Alipour, Ali Miri, Yadolah Fakhri, Seyed-Mohammad Riahi, Hassan Keramati, Masoud Moradi, Nazak Amanidaz, Rokhsane Hosseini Pouya, Zohreh Bahmani, Amin Mousavi KhaneghahAbstractThe current investigation was undertaken to take a review of the performed studies regarding the concentration and...
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Publication date: October 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 120Author(s): Najmeh Razzaghi, Parisa Ziarati, Hossein Rastegar, Shahram Shoeibi, Maryam Amirahmadi, Gea Oliveri Conti, Margherita Ferrante, Yadolah Fakhri, Amin Mousavi KhaneghahAbstractThis study was undertaken to analyze 29 pesticides residues in 37 commercially olive oil collected samples from Iran's markets using Quick, Easy...
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Publication date: October 2018 Food and Chemical Toxicology, Volume 120Author(s): Celia Fernández-Blanco, Luigi Elmo, Thomas Waldner, Maria-Jose RuizAbstractPatulin (PAT), deoxynivalenol (DON) and toxin T-2 (T-2) are mycotoxins distributed worldwide in food and feed. Cytotoxicity of the three mycotoxins individually or in combination in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cells was evaluated...
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Available online 21 June 2018 Author(s): Huanan Wang, Feng Cong, Fanwen Zeng, Yuexiao Lian, Xiangnan Liu, Manlin Luo, Pengju Guo, Jingyun MaAbstractA novel swine acute diarrhea syndrome Coronavirus (SADS-CoV) that causes severe diarrhea in suckling piglets was identified in southern China in 2017. A simple and rapid detection test was developed for this virus using real-time RT-LAMP based on the...
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Available online 4 July 2018 Author(s): Isabelle da Silva Luz, Marize Pereira MiagostovichAbstractThis study aimed to assess viral elution-concentration methods for recovering noroviruses from deli meats. Spiking experiments were conducted to evaluate the recovery success rates and recovery efficiencies of human norovirus (NoV) GI and GII and murine norovirus 1 (MNV-1) using polyethylene glycol (...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 259Author(s): Timothy C. Granade, Maja Kodani, Susan K. Wells, Ae.S. Youngpairoj, Silvina Masciotra, Kelly A. Curtis, Saleem Kamili, S. Michele OwenAbstractReal-time PCR assays for nucleic acid testing (NAT) of hepatitis viruses A–E and for HIV-1 and HIV-2 have been developed; however, a multiplex assay that can simultaneously detect all of these agents...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 259Author(s): Rim Aouini, Nacira Laamiri, Abdeljelil GhramAbstractBackgroundLow pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H9N2 and infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) are important pathogens of poultry, causing important economic losses for the sector. Replication interference between these two viruses was described using cell cultures (CC) and embryonated chicken...
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Available online 13 April 2018 Author(s): Anna Mae Scott, Elaine Beller, Paul Glasziou, Justin Clark, Respati W. Ranakusuma, Oyungerel Byambasuren, Mina Bakhit, Stephen W. Page, Darren Trott, Chris Del MarAbstractBackgroundLarge quantities of antimicrobials are given to food animals, especially in feed, potentially risking increased antimicrobial resistance in humans. However, the magnitude of...
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Available online 14 April 2018 Author(s): Elaa Maamar, Carla Andrea Alonso, Sana Ferjani, Ali Jendoubi, Zaineb Hamzaoui, Alia Jebri, Mabrouka Saidani, Salma Ghedira, Carmen Torres, Ilhem Boutiba-Ben BoubakerAbstractGastrointestinal colonization by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB), is a critical step before nosocomial infection. Our objective was to evaluate CRAB intestinal...
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Available online 16 May 2018 Author(s): Ignacio Gutiérrez-del-Río, Javier Fernández, Felipe LombóAbstractSynthetic food additives generate a negative perception in consumers. Therefore, food manufacturers search for safer natural alternatives as those involving phytochemicals and plant essential oils. These bioactives have antimicrobial activities widely proved in in vitro tests. Foodborne...
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Available online 23 May 2018 Author(s): Su-Chen Lim, Grace O. Androga, Daniel R. Knight, Peter Moono, Niki F. Foster, Thomas V. RileyAbstractWe recently reported a high prevalence of Clostridium difficile in retail vegetables, compost and lawn in Western Australia (WA). The objective of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial susceptibility of previously isolated food and environmental C...
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Available online 30 May 2018 Author(s): Abdullah Ibn Mafiz, Liyanage Nirasha Perera, Yingshu He, Wei Zhang, Shujie Xiao, Weilong Hao, Shi Sun, Kequan Zhou, Yifan ZhangABSTRACTUrban agricultural soils can be an important reservoir of antibiotic resistance, and have great food safety and public health indications. This study investigated antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes...
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Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 51, Issue 6Author(s): Carla Andrea Alonso, Gerardo Cortés-Cortés, Elaa Maamar, Mariana Massó, Rosa del Carmen Rocha-Gracia, Carmen Torres, Daniela Centrón, María Paula QuirogaAbstractIntegrons are genetic platforms able to excise, integrate and express antibiotic resistance gene cassettes (GCs). Here we investigated the complete genetic organisation, genetic...
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Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 51, Issue 6Author(s): Delfino Vubil, Clara Balleste-Delpierre, Rita Mabunda, Sozinho Acácio, Marcelino Garrine, Tacilta Nhampossa, Pedro Alonso, Inacio Mandomando, Jordi VilaAbstractThe objective of this study was to assess antibiotic resistance and the molecular epidemiology of shigella isolates from a case–control study of diarrhoea, conducted from 2007 to...
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Publication date: July 2018 , Volume 52, Issue 1Author(s): Qiuxia Ma, Yong Huang, Jian Wang, Xuebin Xu, Jane Hawkey, Chaojie Yang, Beibei Liang, Xiaofeng Hu, Fuli Wu, Xiaoxia Yang, Jinyan Wang, Rongrui Li, Peng Li, Jing Xie, Leili Jia, Ligui Wang, Rongzhang Hao, Yigang Tong, Kathryn E. Holt, Shaofu QiuAbstractSince the plasmid-mediated polymyxin resistance gene mcr-1 was first reported in...
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Publication date: July 2018 , Volume 52, Issue 1Author(s): Manjulika Shukla, Isha Soni, Karen Matsuyama, Tran Tran, Mary Tanga, Leyi Gong, Sidharth ChopraAbstractMultidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-Ab) is one of the most significant nosocomial pathogens that is being increasingly isolated in healthcare settings worldwide. Owing to its inherent drug-resistant nature, coupled with its...
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Publication date: July 2018 , Volume 52, Issue 1Author(s): Euna Oh, Junghee Bae, Ankit Kumar, Hyo-Jick Choi, Byeonghwa JeonAbstractBiofilms of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have serious clinical implications. However, it is difficult to eradicate MRSA biofilms due to the increased tolerance to antimicrobials of biofilms. In this study, we investigated the synergistic anti-...
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Publication date: July 2018 , Volume 52, Issue 1Author(s): Vanesa García, Isidro García-Meniño, Azucena Mora, Saskia C. Flament-Simon, Dafne Díaz-Jiménez, Jesús E. Blanco, María Pilar Alonso, Jorge BlancoAbstractColistin is an antimicrobial polypeptide commonly employed for controlling and treating neonatal and post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) diseases caused by Enterotoxigenic and Shiga toxin-...
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Publication date: October 2018Source: LWT, Volume 96Author(s): Xiao-min Zhang, Mao-run FuAbstractThe 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 germination...
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Publication date: October 2018Source: LWT, Volume 96Author(s): Mariana Assis de Queiroz Cancian, Fernanda Garcia de Almeida, Marcela Moreira Terhaag, Admilton Gonçalves de Oliveira, Thais de Souza Rocha, Wilma Aparecida SpinosaAbstractA turmeric-and-black-pepper-based hydrolysate (HTBP) was developed. The polyphenolic compounds content, antioxidant activity [1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH),...
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Publication date: October 2018Source: LWT, Volume 96Author(s): Qisen Xiang, Chaodi Kang, Liyuan Niu, Dianbo Zhao, Ke Li, Yanhong BaiAbstractIn this work, the antibacterial effects and underlying mechanisms of plasma-activated water (PAW) against Pseudomonas deceptionensis CM2 isolated from spoiling chicken meat were investigated. The population of P. deceptionensis CM2 was significantly reduced...
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Publication date: October 2018Source: LWT, Volume 96Author(s): Yukie Hosotani, Fia Noviyanti, Shigenobu Koseki, Yasuhiro Inatsu, Susumu KawasakiAbstractThe aim of this study was to develop an estimation method for bacterial injury levels of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in food products. Bacterial growth was monitored in recovery medium and quantified by real-time PCR to quantify the growth delay...
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Publication date: October 2018Source: LWT, Volume 96Author(s): Thammanoon Auksornsri, Ellen R. Bornhorst, Juming Tang, Zhongwei Tang, Sirichai SongsermpongAbstractModel foods are effective tools to evaluate heating patterns and determine hot and cold spot locations in food packages during microwave-assisted thermally sterilization (MATS) processes. Previous research on model food development has...
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Publication date: October 2018Source: LWT, Volume 96Author(s): A.K. López-Meneses, M. Plascencia-Jatomea, J. Lizardi-Mendoza, D. Fernández-Quiroz, F. Rodríguez-Félix, R.R. Mouriño-Pérez, M.O. Cortez-RochaAbstractEssential oils (EO) have been studied as a possible substitute of fungicides. EO have been loaded in polymeric nanoparticles to prevent their degradation and enhance antifungal activity....
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Publication date: October 2018Source: LWT, Volume 96Author(s): Myeong-In Jeong, Shin Young Park, Sang-Do HaAbstractChinese cabbage and green onion are important vegetables for a variety of foods in Korea. Because these vegetables are used after being briefly washed with water, the disinfecting washing needs to be applied to inactivate norovirus. We evaluate the effectiveness of sodium...
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Publication date: October 2018Source: LWT, Volume 96Author(s): Haiying Cui, Mei Bai, Changzhu Li, Rukuan Liu, Lin LinAbstractSalmonella is a kind of common pathogenic bacteria and most of them were associated with serovars, enteritidis and typhimurium. This study was aimed at evaluating the antibacterial activity of tea tree oil (TTO) liposomes-loaded chitosan electrospun nanofilms against...
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Publication date: October 2018Source: LWT, Volume 96Author(s): Derong Lin, Yichen Huang, Yuanqiang Liu, Tingting Luo, Baoshan Xing, Yuanmeng Yang, Zhengfang Yang, Zhijun Wu, Hong Chen, Qing Zhang, Wen QinAbstractNano-titania has high photocatalytic activity and can degrade pollutants and wastes. However, there is relatively little research on nano-titania involved in biodegradable packaging...
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Publication date: November 2018Source: LWT, Volume 97Author(s): Alexandre Lamas, Alba María Paz-Mendez, Patricia Regal, Beatriz Vazquez, José Manuel Miranda, Alberto Cepeda, Carlos Manuel FrancoAbstractSalmonella enterica is major foodborne pathogens. Salmonella persists in the food chain due to its ability to produce biofilms under different conditions. One of the biggest challenges in biofilm...
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Publication date: November 2018Source: LWT, Volume 97Author(s): Yaru Li, Donggen Zhou, Shuangfang Hu, Xinglong Xiao, Yigang Yu, Xiaofeng LiAbstractThe adaptability of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to different environmental stresses, including prolonged cold stress, poses a threat to food safety. In order to elucidate the prolonged cold response in E. coli O157:H7, genes related to prolonged...
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Publication date: November 2018Source: LWT, Volume 97Author(s): Angélica Olivier Bernardi, Andrieli Stefanello, Marcelo Valle Garcia, Gilson Parussolo, Raquel Facco Stefanello, Camila Brombilla Moro, Marina Venturini CopettiAbstractChoosing an active ingredient for sanitizing agents, and the concentrations to be employed for hygiene in food industries is an important step in order to obtain the...
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Publication date: November 2018Source: LWT, Volume 97Author(s): Shivangi Sharma, Sujatha Kandasamy, Digambar Kavitake, Prathapkumar Halady ShettyAbstractWeissella confusa (KR780676), isolated from an Indian traditional fermented food (Idli batter) exhibited good growth and survival under simulated gastro-intestinal conditions. Cells also showed strong cell surface hydrophobicity, auto-aggregation...
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Publication date: November 2018Source: LWT, Volume 97Author(s): Obinna T. Ezeokoli, Rasheed A. Adeleke, Cornelius C. BezuidenhoutAbstractHigh-throughput sequence analysis of microbial communities in food matrices provides unprecedented insights into species richness and potential safety of foods. Here, the bacterial community of soy-daddawa, a fermented indigenous food condiment, was investigated...
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Publication date: November 2018Source: LWT, Volume 97Author(s): Antonia Terpou, Poonam S. Nigam, Loulouda Bosnea, Maria KanellakiAbstractChios mastic gum (Pistacia lentiscus var. chia) was evaluated as an encapsulating matrix-forming material for immobilization of the probiotic strain Lactobacillus casei ATCC393. In addition, was assessed the antimicrobial activity of resins' extracts against...
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Publication date: November 2018Source: LWT, Volume 97Author(s): Na Guo, Xin-Rui Song, Ping Kou, Yu-Ping Zang, Jiao Jiao, Thomas Efferth, Zhi-Ming Liu, Yu-Jie FuAbstractIn this study, magnetically immobilized Bacillus natto fermentation approach was developed on Ginkgo seeds. Some parameters potentially influencing the fibrinolytic activity of fermented Ginkgo seeds were systematically...
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Publication date: November 2018Source: LWT, Volume 97Author(s): Eda Demirok Soncu, Betül Arslan, Duygu Ertürk, Seren Küçükkaya, Necla Özdemir, Ayla SoyerAbstractSuperficial mold growth in dry-fermented sausages is generally prevented by synthetic chemicals. However, the use of natural antifungals instead of chemicals has become a crucial research area nowadays as consumer demands have changed...
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Publication date: December 2017 Food Science and Human Wellness, Volume 6, Issue 4Author(s): Yujiao Shi, Hong Liu, Baozhang Luo, Yangtai Liu, Siyuan Yue, Qing Liu, Qingli DongAbstractThe growth and survival characteristic of Salmonella Enteritidis under acidic and osmotic conditions were studied. Meanwhile, a probabilistic model based on the theory of cell division and mortality was established...
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Publication date: Available online 24 February 2018 Food Science and Human WellnessAuthor(s): Cheng-Yu Jin, Hong Liu, Dan Xu, Fan-Kui Zeng, Yu-Ci Zhao, Hai Zhang, Gang LiuAbstractIn order to investigate the food nutrition and safety of potato, the objective of the present study is to quantify glycoalkaloids (α-chaconine and α-solanine) and phenolic compounds in three potato cultivars, namely,...
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Publication date: March 2018 Food Science and Human Wellness, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Xinyu Liao, Jiao Li, Yuanjie Suo, Shiguo Chen, Xingqian Ye, Donghong Liu, Tian DingAbstractUltrasound, is thought to a potential non-thermal sterilization technology in food industry. However, the exact mechanisms underlying microbial inactivation by ultrasound still remain obscure. In this study, the action...
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Publication date: March 2018 Food Science and Human Wellness, Volume 7, Issue 1Author(s): Lu Lin, Jie Yun Hu, Yi Wu, Min Chen, Jie Ou, Wei Ling YanAbstractThis study was conducted to analyze the effects of sodium nitrite, nisin, potassium sorbate, and sodium lactate against Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) growth and staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs) production in cooked pork sausage by...

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