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Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:08
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2019Source: LWTAuthor(s): Ana Paula M. Pereira, Henrique A. Stelari, Frédéric Carlin, Anderson S. Sant’AnaAbstractBacillus cereus and Geobacillus stearothermophilus are spore-forming bacteria of concern for the quality and safety of cocoa-based foods, because of their frequent occurrence in raw materials and the capability of spores to withstand heat...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:07
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Monique Williams, Krassimir N. Bozhilov, Prue TalbotAbstractBackgroundSince their release in 2004, electronic cigarettes (ECs) and their atomizers have undergone significant evolution.ObjectiveThe purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the elemental/metal composition of atomizers in cartomizer and tank...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:07
Publication date: Available online 14 May 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Akin Cayir, Timothy M. Barrow, Liqiong Guo, Hyang-Min ByunAbstractThe epitranscriptome comprises more than 100 forms of RNA modifications. Of these, N6-methyladenosine (m6A) is the most abundantform of RNA methylation, with roles in modulating mRNA transcript processing and regulation. The aims of the study...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:07
Publication date: 1 October 2019 , Volume 294Author(s): Celestina Mascolo, Marina Ceruso, Paolo Sordino, Giuseppe Palma, Aniello Anastasio, Tiziana PepeAbstractSparid fish species have different commercial values related to their organoleptic features. Mitochondrial (mt) DNA provides a potential tool to distinguish species, but the enrichment of high-quality mtDNA from total genomic DNA is...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:07
Available online 14 May 2019 Author(s): Sheila B. Buijs, Mirjam H.A. Hermans, Nabila Agni, Maaike C. de Vries, Andy I.M. Hoepelman, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert, Peter C. WeverAbstractIntroductionCoxiella burnetii, the causative pathogen of Q fever, is regularly detected in throat swabs from patients without serological evidence of Q fever infection. C. burnetii is also frequently found in bulk tank...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 01:07
Available online 15 May 2019 Author(s): Narges Elahi, Mohammad Hadi Baghersad, Mehdi KamaliAbstractEarly detection of infectious bacteria is a necessity for combating infectious diseases. Due to low infectious dose of Shigella, rapid and sensitive detection is needed. Compared to the presented genes, Spa gene can be introduced as a novel sequence for all species of Shigella detection. Herein, the...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
Sensitive detection of pathogenic bacteria is of great significance for food safety and public health. This study aimed to report a novel F0F1–ATPase aptasensor based on quantum dots (QDs) for quantitative detection of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. The fluorescent QDs were labeled onto the surface of chromatophores to act as an indicator. Aptamer target to V. parahaemolyticus was...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Lactose is a reducing sugar which is abundantly found in mammalian milk. Lactose intolerance affects more than 70% of the world population, being apparent by the absence of β-galactosidase enzyme, thus leading to the inability to consume dairy products. In the present work, Khoa was prepared from lactose hydrolysed milk and its physico-chemical, textural and...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
Abstract In the present study, gelatin–carboxymethyl cellulose blend film was synthesized, characterized and applied for the first time to preserve cherry tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme) and grapes (Vitis vinifera). Gelatin (Gel) film forming solution was incorporated with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) at three volume per volume (Gel:CMC) ratios, namely 75:25,...
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Aflatoxins (AFs) are secondary metabolites produced by aflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus, the most toxic being aflatoxin B1 (AFB1). The purpose of the present work was to investigate the effects of industrial-grade packaging materials (low-density polyethylene, polypropylene, polyethylene-laminated aluminium); temperatures (25 °C, 30 °C);...
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 20:00
Bacterial pathogens maintain disulfide bonds for protein stability and functions that are required for pathogenesis. Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a Gram-negative pathogen that causes food-borne gastroenteritis and is also an important opportunistic pathogen of aquatic animals. Two genes encoding the disulfide bond formation protein A, DsbA, are predicted to be encoded in the V. parahaemolyticus...
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 6, Page 940-947, June 2019.
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 6, Page 940-947, June 2019.
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:14
Available online 13 May 2019 Author(s): Adriana Antunes-Rohling, Ángela Artaiz, Silvia Calero, Nabil Halaihel, Silvia Guillén, Javier Raso, Ignacio Álvarez, Guillermo CebriánAbstractMarket globalization and changes in purchasing habits pose a challenge to the fishery industry because of the short shelf life of fish products. In view of this scenario, it would be very helpful if tools capable of...
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 01:11
Available online 13 May 2019 Author(s): Yuqiao Jin, Juming TangAbstractSalmonella enterica is a major cause of foodborne pathogen contamination in the United States. The heat resistance of Salmonella increases as aw decreases, leading to a significant challenge in the design of thermal processes. The aluminum thermal death time (TDT) cell is a common experimental tool to study the isothermal...
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 272: Impact of Five Succinate Dehydrogenase Inhibitors on DON Biosynthesis of Fusarium asiaticum, Causing Fusarium Head Blight in Wheat Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050272 Authors: Chao Xu Meixia Li Zehua Zhou Jiaosheng Li Dongming Chen Yabing Duan Mingguo Zhou Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a class of mycotoxin produced in cereal crops infected with Fusarium...
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 00:00
Following the persistent detection of Listeria monocytogenes in raw bovine milk sold through a vending machine, the 120 lactating cows of the herd producing the milk were subjected to bacteriological investigation. A single cow with subclinical mastitis (1.2–1.3 × 105 somatic cells/mL) and persistent L. monocytogenes excretion was detected. The cow was subjected to antimicrobial therapy, but L....
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 00:00
The rapid and sensitive detection of foodborne pathogens is one of the most important issues in food safety control. In this work, we developed a novel fluorescence immunoassay method for the sensitive detection of Salmonella choleraesuis. The method uses the fluorescent signals of histone-ds-poly(AT)-templated copper nanoparticles (His-pAT CuNP) as signal transducers and glucose oxidase as an...
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 274: Label-Free Direct Detection of Saxitoxin Based on a Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Aptasensor Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050274 Authors: Su-Ji Ha Jin-Ho Park Bobin Lee Min-Gon Kim Seafood is an emerging health food, and interest in improving the quality of seafood is increasing. Saxitoxin (STX) is a neurotoxin produced by marine dinoflagellates that...
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 17:00
Jiayu Liu, Ibrahem Jasim, Zhenyu Shen, Lu Zhao, Majed Dweik, Shuping Zhang, Mahmoud Almasri An impedance based microfluidic biosensor for simultaneous and rapid detection of Salmonella serotypes B and D in ready-to-eat (RTE) Turkey matrix has been presented. Detection of Salmonella at a concentration as low as 300 cells/ml with a total detection time of 1 hour has been achieved. The sensor has...
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 15:38
Abstract The present study was undertaken to detect the occurrence of beta‐lactamase and biofilm producing Enterobacteriaceae in healthy ducks. A total 202 cloacal swabs were collected from ducks kept in organized (n=92) and backyard (n=110) farms in West Bengal (India). The ducks had no history of antibiotic intake. Among the 87 phenotypically beta‐lactamase producing E. coli, 19 (17·43%), six (...
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 09:32
Eleutherine americana, a well‐known Asian medicinal herb, has been claimed for many biological activities. In this study, potential of E. americana ethanolic extract against adhesion and invasion of Caco‐2 cells by commonly contaminated Campylobacter spp. was evaluated. MIC50 values of E. americana extract against 39 enteritis patient and 26 chicken isolates were 125 µg/ml. Two models were set up...
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 01:14
Available online 11 May 2019 Author(s): Giulia Secci, Giovanni Ferraro, Emiliano Fratini, Fulvia Bovera, Giuliana ParisiAbstractIn this work, we proposed the use of differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) as a rapid tool for the discrimination of meat samples coming from free-ranged and caged rabbits. Fatty acid composition, colour, and texture were also provided to fully characterize meat...
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 01:14
Available online 12 May 2019 Author(s): Sandra Boatemaa, McKenna Barney, Scott Drimie, Julia Harper, Lise Korsten, Laura PereiraAbstractBackgroundThe recent listeriosis outbreak in South Africa brought food safety concerns to the fore in terms of both policy and practice. These concerns encompass both health and nutrition aspects, as well as the economy, because the food system in South Africa...
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 270: Assessment of Aflatoxin and Fumonisin Contamination and Associated Risk Factors in Feed and Feed Ingredients in Rwanda Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050270 Authors: Kizito Nishimwe Erin Bowers Jean de Dieu Ayabagabo Richard Habimana Samuel Mutiga Dirk Maier Mycotoxins are fungal metabolites that contaminate crops, food, and animal feeds. Aflatoxins and...
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 00:00
Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 271: Long Term Monitoring (2014–2018) of Multi-Mycotoxins in South African Commercial Maize and Wheat with a Locally Developed and Validated LC-MS/MS Method Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11050271 Authors: Hannalien Meyer Zanele Diana Skhosana Mamsy Motlanthe Wiana Louw Egmont Rohwer Mycotoxins occur worldwide in the major grains, and producers, traders and...
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 00:00
Abstract Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) is a hydroxylated metabolite of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) and can be excreted in milk of cows after consuming aflatoxin (AF)-contaminated feed. The aim of this research was to assess the levels of total AFs in samples of feedingstuff for dairy cows (n = 193) and the levels of AFM1 in raw bulk tank milk samples (n = 375), in order to estimate the ratio of “...
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 20:00
Fast molecular detection methods benefit from ready-to-run lab-on-a-chip molecular assays with minimum preparation time. Detection efficiency of such methods can improve if multiple targets are detected simult...
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 20:00
The aim of this study is to investigate the antimicrobial synergistic effect against Campylobacter jejuni, a leading foodborne pathogen that causes human gastroenteritis, by cinnamon oil, encapsulated curcumin, and zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs). We compared three approaches to study the antimicrobial interactions, including the time-killing method, the fractional inhibitory concentration...
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 17:00
S. Peter Howard, Leandro F. Estrozi, Quentin Bertrand, Carlos Contreras-Martel, Timothy Strozen, Viviana Job, Alexandre Martins, Daphna Fenel, Guy Schoehn, Andréa Dessen The type II secretion system (T2SS) is a cell envelope-spanning macromolecular complex that is prevalent in Gram-negative bacterial species. It serves as the predominant virulence mechanism of many bacteria including those of...
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 6, Page 931-939, June 2019.
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 6, Page 916-925, June 2019.
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 6, Page 931-939, June 2019.
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 6, Page 916-925, June 2019.
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 6, Page 931-939, June 2019.
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 03:00
Journal of Food Protection, Volume 82, Issue 6, Page 916-925, June 2019.
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 01:14
Available online 11 May 2019 Author(s): Débora Rodrigues Silveira, Janaina Viana da Rosa, Kauana Kaefer, Luiz Gustavo Bach, Amanda de Oliveira Barbosa, Cláudio Dias TimmAbstractThe present study aimed to investigate the presence of Vibrio vulnificus in fish captured at the Lagoa dos Patos estuary (RS, Brazil), to establish a correlation between bacterial biofilm formation and sublethal stress,...
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 01:11
Available online 11 May 2019 Author(s): Lyddia Wilson, Kanwal Mohammad Iqbal, Terrie Simmons-Ehrhardt, Massimo F. Bertino, Muhammed Raza Shah, Vamsi K. Yadavalli, Christopher J. EhrhardtAbstractGaps in our understanding of the natural ecology and survival mechanisms of pathogenic bacteria in complex microenvironments such as soil typically occur due to the difficulty in characterizing biochemical...
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 01:11
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2019 Food and Chemical ToxicologyAuthor(s): Lenis Liverpool-Tasie, Nikita Saha Turna, Oluwatoyin Ademola, Adewale Obadina, Felicia WuAbstractAflatoxin and fumonisin are two major foodborne mycotoxins: toxic chemicals produced by fungi that contaminate food commodities including maize, a staple food in sub-Saharan Africa. Aflatoxin causes liver cancer, and...
Sun, 05/12/2019 - 01:14
Publication date: Available online 11 May 2019 Innovative Food Science & Emerging TechnologiesAuthor(s): Yasin Sen, Baran Onal-Ulusoy, Mehmet MutluAbstractThe detoxification effects of cold atmospheric-pressure (AP,3000 L/h of air, 25 kHz, 655 W-1.7 min) and low-pressure (LP,air-100 W-30 min) plasmas and gamma irradiation(GMI,10 kGy-10 min) treatments on different concentrations of pure...
Sun, 05/12/2019 - 01:14
Publication date: Available online 10 May 2019 Environmental ResearchAuthor(s): Hyungjoo Kim, KeeSoo Nam, Sunhwa Oh, Seogho Son, Donghwan Jeon, Myung Chan Gye, Incheol ShinAbstractPhthalates are mainly used as binders and plasticizers in various industrial products including detergents, surfactants, waxes, paints, pharmaceuticals, food products, and cosmetics. However, they have been reported to...

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