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Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 140 Author(s): Helga Medić, Ivona Djurkin Kušec, Jelka Pleadin, Lidija Kozačinski, Bela Njari, Brigita Hengl, Goran Kušec The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of frozen storage duration (3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 months) on physical, chemical and microbial properties of pork in three cuts (loin, ham, and belly rib). During frozen...
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Publication date: July 2018 , Volume 141 Author(s): Julien Parinet, Eric Royer, Mailie Saint-Hilaire, Claude Chafey, Laurent Noël, Brice Minvielle, Gaud Dervilly-Pinel, Erwan Engel, Thierry Guérin This study assesses the impact of the farming system on the levels of copper, zinc, arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury in pig tissues from three types of production (Organic (n = ...
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Publication date: August 2018 , Volume 142 Author(s): Marcelo Signorini, Magdalena Costa, David Teitelbaum, Viviana Restovich, Hebe Brasesco, Diego García, Valeria Superno, Sandra Petroli, Mariana Bruzzone, Victor Arduini, Mónica Vanzini, Adriana Sucari, Germán Suberbie, Turina Maricel, Ricardo Rodríguez, Gerardo A. Leotta In Argentina, Shiga toxin producing...
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Publication date: Available online 13 April 2018 Source:Microbial Risk Analysis Author(s): Kerry A. Hamilton, Arlene Chen, Emmanuel de-Graft Johnson, Anna Gitter, Sonya Kozak, Celma Niquice, Amity G. Zimmer-Faust, Mark H. Weir, Jade Mitchell, Patrick Gurian The use of aquaculture is increasing to meet the growing global demand for seafood. However, the use of aquaculture...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 91 Author(s): Elena Bartkiene, Vadims Bartkevics, Vita Lele, Iveta Pugajeva, Paulina Zavistanaviciute, Ruta Mickiene, Daiva Zadeike, Grazina Juodeikiene The current study evaluated the technological and antifungal properties of the newly isolated lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains (P. pentosaceus LUHS183, P. acidilactici LUHS29,...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 91 Author(s): Pablo Inocêncio Monteiro, Jânio Sousa Santos, Vitor Rafael Alvarenga Brizola, Carolina Turnes Pasini Deolindo, Alex Koot, Rita Boerrigter-Eenling, Saskia van Ruth, Konstantia Georgouli, Anastasios Koidis, Daniel Granato In this study, proton-transfer reaction mass spectrometry (PTR-MS) and near-infrared spectroscopy (...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 91 Author(s): Luca Maria Chiesa, Maria Nobile, Sara Panseri, Francesco Arioli Widespread antibiotic use and the antimicrobial resistance phenomenon demand new analytical methods and the use of non-conventional matrices increasingly necessary for safe food control. We present a method developed to detect six common antibiotics used in poultry...
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Publication date: September 2018 , Volume 91 Author(s): David F. Bridges, Bhargavi Rane, Vivian C.H. Wu The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness of gaseous chlorine dioxide (ClO2) or ozone (O3) treatment against Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC), serovars of Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes on baby-cut carrots, lowbush blueberries, and...
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Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 217 Author(s): Bussarakam Chuppava, Birgit Keller, Jessica Meißner, Manfred Kietzmann, Christian Visscher The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of different types of flooring designs on antimicrobial resistance in commensal Escherichia coli from turkeys treated with enrofloxacin. Two trials were performed with same feed,...
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Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 217 Author(s): Daniel Eibach, Denise Dekker, Kennedy Gyau Boahen, Charity Wiafe Akenten, Nimako Sarpong, Cristina Belmar Campos, Laura Berneking, Martin Aepfelbacher, Ralf Krumkamp, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Jürgen May Antibiotic use in animal husbandry has raised concerns on the spread of resistant bacteria. Currently animal products are...
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Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 217 Author(s): Sushant Bhat, Richa Sood, Shweta Shukla, Rekha Khandia, Atul Kumar Pateriya, Naveen Kumar, Vikas Kumar Singh, Semmannan Kalaiyarasu, Manoj Kumar, Sandeep Bhatia The present study was aimed at generating a reassortant vaccine candidate virus with clade 2.3.2.1 Hemagglutinin (HA) and its evaluation in a challenge study for...
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Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 217 Author(s): Helena Eriksson, Robert Söderlund, Linda Ernholm, Lennart Melin, Désirée S. Jansson Salmonella Gallinarum biovar Pullorum (S. Pullorum) is a poultry pathogen associated with significant economic losses and animal suffering. Strict eradication programmes have eliminated S. Pullorum from the commercial poultry sector in most...
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Publication date: Available online 3 April 2018 Author(s): Christin Freitag, Geovana Brenner Michael, Jun Li, Kristina Kadlec, Yang Wang, Melanie Hassel, Stefan Schwarz Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli isolates have been increasingly reported in different reservoirs. The aims of this study were to investigate the presence of ESBL-producing E. coli...
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Publication date: Available online 4 April 2018 Author(s): Lisa Niemann, Petra Müller, Jasmin Brauns, Rolf Nathaus, Franziska Schäkel, Kerstin Kipschull, Doris Höltig, Michael Wendt, Stefan Schwarz, Kristina Kadlec The collaboration project VASIB aims at reducing the antibiotic consumption in pig production by integrating information from consulting expertise in clinical...
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Publication date: Available online 11 April 2018 Author(s): C. De Witte, C. Lemmens, B. Flahou, P. De Laender, T. Bouts, F. Vercammen, R. Ducatelle, A. Smet, F. Haesebrouck Helicobacter and Campylobacter species (spp.) colonize the gastrointestinal tract of various domesticated animals. Apart from their pathogenic significance in animals, several species are of zoonotic...
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Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 218 Author(s): Evelyn O. Okpara, Olufemi E. Ojo, Olajoju J. Awoyomi, Morenike A. Dipeolu, Mufutau A. Oyekunle, Stefan Schwarz This study examined socioeconomic and cultural factors relating to animal husbandry, antimicrobial usage and household hygiene in 320 animal-keeping households of 16 rural and peri-urban communities of Ogun State, Nigeria...
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Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 218 Author(s): Tian Ren, Teresa V. Dormitorio, Mingyu Qiao, Tung-Shi Huang, Jean Weese Airborne pathogens are one of the most common avenues leading to poultry diseases. Preventing the avian influenza (AI) virus from entering the chicken hatchery house is critical for reducing the spread and transmission of AI disease. Many studies have...
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Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 218 Author(s): Jarlath E. Nally, Richard L. Hornsby, David P. Alt, Darrell Bayles, Jennifer H. Wilson-Welder, Debra E. Palmquist, Nathan E. Bauer Pathogenic leptospires colonize the renal tubules of reservoir hosts of infection, including cattle, and are excreted via urine. In order to identify circulating serovars of pathogenic leptospires in...
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Publication date: May 2018 , Volume 218 Author(s): Venessa Eeckhaut, Freddy Haesebrouck, Richard Ducatelle, Filip Van Immerseel Salmonella is an important zoonotic agent, and poultry products remain one of the main sources of infection for humans. Salmonella Infantis is an emerging serotype in poultry worldwide, reflected by an increased prevalence in poultry flocks, on broiler meat...
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Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 219 Author(s): Nagah Arafat, Abdelfattah H. Eladl, Basma H. Marghani, Mohamed A. Saif, Reham A. El-shafei Avian influenza and infectious laryngeotracheitis viruses are common causes of respiratory diseases in chickens with economical importance worldwide. In this study, we investigated the effect of experimental co-infection of avian influenza...
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Publication date: 2 May 2018 , Volume 272 Author(s): Laila Aldars-García, Sonia Marín, Vicente Sanchis, Naresh Magan, Angel Medina Intraspecies variability in fungal growth and mycotoxin production has important implications for food safety. Using the Bioscreen C we have examined spectrophotometrically intraspecies variability of A. flavus using 10 isolates under different...
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Publication date: 2 May 2018 , Volume 272 Author(s): Andrea Osimani, Vesna Milanović, Federica Cardinali, Cristiana Garofalo, Francesca Clementi, Marina Pasquini, Paola Riolo, Sara Ruschioni, Nunzio Isidoro, Nino Loreto, Elena Franciosi, Kieran Tuohy, Annalisa Petruzzelli, Martina Foglini, Claudia Gabucci, Franco Tonucci, Lucia Aquilanti Tenebrio molitor...
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Publication date: 20 May 2018 , Volume 273 Author(s): David H. Kingsley, Rafael E. Pérez-Pérez, Brendan A. Niemira, Xuetong Fan To determine the effectiveness of gaseous chlorine dioxide (gClO2) against a human norovirus surrogate on produce, gClO2 was generated and applied to Tulane virus-coated blueberries in a 240 ml-treatment chamber. gClO2 was produced by an acidifying sodium...
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Publication date: 2 May 2018 , Volume 272 Author(s): Josué Delgado, Lucía da Cruz Cabral, Mar Rodríguez, Alicia Rodríguez Iberian dry-cured ham is an important meat product with high consumption worldwide. The special ecological conditions occurring throughout its ripening favour surface colonisation of filamentous fungi. Normally, moulds contribute to the development of the sensory...
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Publication date: 20 May 2018 , Volume 273 Author(s): Natalia Crespo Tapia, Heidy M.W. den Besten, Tjakko Abee Listeria monocytogenes is a food-borne pathogen that can grow as a biofilm on surfaces. Biofilm formation in food-processing environments is a big concern for food safety, as it can cause product contamination through the food-processing line. Although motile aerobic bacteria...
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Publication date: 20 May 2018 , Volume 273 Author(s): Giovanni Beccari, Maria Teresa Senatore, Francesco Tini, Michael Sulyok, Lorenzo Covarelli In recent years, due to the negative impact of toxigenic mycobiota and of the accumulation of their secondary metabolites in malting barley grains, monitoring the evolution of fungal communities in a certain cultivation area as well as...
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Publication date: 20 May 2018 , Volume 273 Author(s): Minely Cerón-Bustamante, Todd J. Ward, Amy Kelly, Martha M. Vaughan, Susan P. McCormick, Christina Cowger, Santos G. Leyva-Mir, Héctor E. Villaseñor-Mir, Victoria Ayala-Escobar, Cristian Nava-Díaz Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) is a destructive disease of small grain cereals and a major food safety concern. Epidemics result...
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Publication date: 20 May 2018 , Volume 273 Author(s): Kathryn M. Wright, Nicola J. Holden Microgreens are edible plants used in food preparation for their appealing flavours and colours. They are grown beyond the point of harvest of sprouted seeds, and normally include the cotyledons and first true leaves. Their method of production is similar to sprouted seeds, which is known to be...
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Publication date: 2 June 2018 , Volume 274 Author(s): Hiroaki Shigemura, Mari Matsui, Tsuyoshi Sekizuka, Daisuke Onozuka, Tamie Noda, Akifumi Yamashita, Makoto Kuroda, Satowa Suzuki, Hirokazu Kimura, Shuji Fujimoto, Kazunori Oishi, Nobuyuki Sera, Yasuo Inoshima, Koichi Murakami Extended-spectrum cephalosporin (ESC)-resistant Salmonella in chicken meat is a...
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Publication date: 2 June 2018 , Volume 274 Author(s): Huaiqiong Chen, Qixin Zhong Concerns about undesirable by-products from chlorine sanitation of fresh produce and the limited efficacy with the presence of organic matter, have led to studies on alternative washing solutions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial activities of acidified sodium benzoate (NaB) solutions...
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Publication date: 2 June 2018 , Volume 274 Author(s): Heba A. Ahmed, Rasha M. El Bayomi, Mohamed A. Hussein, Mariam H.E. Khedr, Etab M. Abo Remela, Ahmed M.M. El-Ashram Human infection with pathogenic vibrios is associated with contaminated seafood consumption. In the present study, we examined 225 crustaceans collected from retail markets in Egypt. Stool samples from...
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Publication date: 2 June 2018 , Volume 274 Author(s): Amandine Thépault, Muriel Guyard-Nicodème, Valérie Rose, Ségolène Quesne, Marilyne Queguiner, Emmanuelle Houard, Francis Mégraud, Katell Rivoal, Marianne Chemaly Campylobacter jejuni is the most common cause of bacterial gastroenteritis worldwide and is associated with post-infectious neuropathies. Moreover, the chicken...
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Publication date: 2 June 2018 , Volume 274 Author(s): Madison E. Pearce, Nabil-Fareed Alikhan, Timothy J. Dallman, Zhemin Zhou, Kathie Grant, Martin C.J. Maiden Multi-country outbreaks of foodborne bacterial disease present challenges in their detection, tracking, and notification. As food is increasingly distributed across borders, such outbreaks are becoming more common. This...
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Publication date: 20 June 2018 , Volume 275 Author(s): Mohamed Elhadidy, Hector Arguello, Avelino Álvarez-Ordóñez, William G. Miller, Alexandra Duarte, Delphine Martiny, Marie Hallin, Olivier Vandenberg, Katelijne Dierick, Nadine Botteldoorn Campylobacter jejuni is a zoonotic pathogen commonly associated with human gastroenteritis. Retail poultry meat is a major food-...
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Publication date: 20 June 2018 , Volume 275 Author(s): Sang-Hyun Park, Dong-Hyun Kang The objective of this study was to evaluate how treatment temperature influences the solubility of ClO2 gas and the antimicrobial effect of ClO2 gas against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes on produce and food contact surfaces. Produce and food contact surfaces...
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Publication date: 20 June 2018 , Volume 275 Author(s): Iliada K. Lappa, Sevasti Mparampouti, Barbara Lanza, Efstathios Z. Panagou The in vitro and in situ antifungal activity of Lactobacillus plantarum against the ochratoxigenic fungus Aspergillus carbonarius was investigated in this study. Four different fungal isolates from grape berries were co-cultured with four different strains...
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Publication date: 20 June 2018 , Volume 275 Author(s): Hui Zhang, Zhenquan Yang, Yan Zhou, Hongduo Bao, Ran Wang, Tingwu Li, Maoda Pang, Lichang Sun, Xiaohui Zhou Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a major pathogen that is mainly associated with seafood and is a global concern of food safety. With high prevalence of contamination in food, efficient strategy is needed to...
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Publication date: 20 June 2018 , Volume 275 Author(s): Even Heir, Trond Møretrø, Andreas Simensen, Solveig Langsrud Interactions and competition between resident bacteria in food processing environments could affect their ability to survive, grow and persist in microhabitats and niches in the food industry. In this study, the competitive ability of L. monocytogenes strains grown...
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Publication date: 2 July 2018 , Volume 276 Author(s): Bjørn C.T. Schirmer, Jannicke Wiik-Nielsen, Ida Skaar In 2013, mould growth on Norwegian ready-to-sell pinnekjøtt (dried and cured lamb ribs) lead to the withdrawal of 200 tons of the product. The aim of this study was to identify the mycobiota at two Norwegian production sites and determine which species present the highest risk for...
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Publication date: 20 June 2018 , Volume 275 Author(s): Sophie Butot, Frédérique Cantergiani, Mireille Moser, Julie Jean, Anthony Lima, Lise Michot, Thierry Putallaz, Thomas Stroheker, Sophie Zuber Outbreaks of foodborne illness associated with berries often involve contamination with hepatitis A virus (HAV) and norovirus but also bacteria such as Escherichia coli O157:H7 and...
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Publication date: 2 July 2018 , Volume 276 Author(s): Mahmoudreza Ovissipour, Setareh Ghorban Shiroodi, Barbara Rasco, Juming Tang, Shyam S. Sablani This study investigated the effect of different electrolyzed water (EO) solutions, including acidic electrolyzed water (AEW) and neutral electrolyzed water (NEW), alone and in combination with mild thermal processing (50, 55, 60, 65 °C...
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Publication date: 2 July 2018 , Volume 276 Author(s): Mihanta Ramaroson, Sandrine Guillou, Albert Rossero, Sandrine Rezé, Valérie Anthoine, Nicolas Moriceau, Jean-Luc Martin, Frédérique Duranton, Monique Zagorec High Pressure Processing (HPP) and biopreservation can contribute to food safety by inactivation of bacterial contaminants. However these treatments are inefficient...
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Publication date: 2 July 2018 , Volume 276 Author(s): Bruna Torres Furtado Martins, Clarisse Vieira Botelho, Danilo Augusto Lopes Silva, Frederico Germano Piscitelli Alvarenga Lanna, Juliana Libero Grossi, Maria Emilene Martino Campos-Galvão, Ricardo Seiti Yamatogi, Juliana Pfrimer Falcão, Luciano dos Santos Bersot, Luís Augusto Nero This study aimed to track Yersinia...
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Publication date: 2 July 2018 , Volume 276 Author(s): Łukasz Mąka, Elżbieta Maćkiw, Monika Stasiak, Tomasz Wołkowicz, Joanna Kowalska, Jacek Postupolski, Magdalena Popowska Distribution of amino acid substitutions in the quinolone resistance-determining region (QRDR) of gyrA, gyrB, parC, parE and determinants of plasmid-mediated quinolone resistance (PMQR) were investigated...
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Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 108 Author(s): Choonshik Shin, Hyejin Jo, Sheen-Hee Kim, Gil-Jin Kang Paralytic shellfish poisoning is caused by saxitoxin and its analogues. The paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) are produced by marine dinoflagellates and can be accumulated in filter feeding shellfish, such as mussel, clam, oyster and ark shell. The worldwide regulatory limits for...
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Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 108 Author(s): Whyara Karoline Almeida da Costa, Geany Targino de Souza, Larissa Ramalho Brandão, Rafael Cardoso de Lima, Estefânia Fernandes Garcia, Marcos dos Santos Lima, Evandro Leite de Souza, Maria Saarela, Marciane Magnani This study assessed the antagonistic activity of fruit-derived lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains against food...
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Publication date: June 2018 , Volume 108 Author(s): Hyein Jang, Karl R. Matthews Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) has been associated with illnesses and outbreaks linked to fresh vegetables, prompting a growing public health concern. Most studies regarding interactions of STEC on fresh produce focused on E. coli O157:H7. Limited information is available about survival or...
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Publication date: Available online 13 April 2018 Source: Author(s): Edward M. Fox, Yujun Jiang, Kari S. Gobius Dairy foods are produced and enjoyed the world over as part of a healthy diet. As with other foods, however, contamination with bacterial pathogens can present a risk to public health, resulting in sporadic illness or outbreaks of disease. Many of the bacterial pathogens...
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Publication date: April 2018 , Volume 254 Author(s): Kyson X. Chou, Donna M. Williams-Hill Rapid advancement in genomics and bioinformatics in recent years holds great promise for research and development in many disciplines including public health. For the detection of pathogens, methods based on nucleic acid amplification need to be re-evaluated periodically to ensure the validity of...

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