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Research Publications (Food Safety)

This page tracks research articles published in national and international peer-reviewed journals. Recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal, Article Title, and Category. Research publications are tracked across six categories: Bacterial Pathogens, Chemical Contaminants, Natural Toxins, Parasites, Produce Safety, and Viruses. Articles produced by USDA Grant Funding Agencies (requires login) and FDA Grant Funding Agencies (requires login) are also tracked in Scopus.

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  1. A quantitative exposure assessment model for norovirus in oysters harvested from a classified production area

    • Mon, 02/06/2023 - 04:00
    • Microbial Risk Analysis
    • Norovirus is a significant hazard to consumers of shellfish, in particular oysters. Oysters grown in waters contaminated with wastewater filter and accumulate norovirus particles, causing infection in humans when the product is consumed raw or lightly cooked. In the European Union (EU) and the United States, bacterial detection criteria are used to assess and manage microbial risk in shellfish.

      • Viruses
      • Norovirus
  2. Construction of a dynamic model to predict the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and the formation of enterotoxins during Kazak cheese maturation

    • Mon, 02/06/2023 - 04:00
    • Food Microbiology
    • Staphylococcus aureus is a common pathogen found in cheese whose Staphylococcal enterotoxins (SE) are the main pathogenic factors that cause food poisoning. The objective of this study was to construct two models to evaluate the safety of Kazak cheese products in terms of composition, changes in S. aureus inoculation amount, Aw, fermentation temperature during processing, and growth of S. aureus in the fermentation stage.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Staphylococcus aureus
  3. Genome-based risk assessment for foodborne Salmonella enterica from food animals in China: A one health perspective

    • Mon, 02/06/2023 - 04:00
    • International Journal of Food Microbiology
    • Salmonella is one of the most common causes of foodborne bacterial disease. Animal-borne foods are considered the primary sources of Salmonella transmission to humans. However, genomic assessment of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and virulence of Salmonella based on one health approach remains obscure in China. For this reason, we analyzed the whole genome sequencing data of 134 Salmonella isolates recovered from different animal and meat samples in China.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Salmonella
  4. Purification, characterization, immobilization and applications of an enzybiotic β-1,3–1,4-glucanase produced from halotolerant marine Halomonas meridiana ES021

    • Mon, 02/06/2023 - 04:00
    • World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Extracellular β-1,3–1,4-glucanase-producing strain Halomonas meridiana ES021 was isolated from Gabal El-Zeit off shore, Red Sea, Egypt. The Extracellular enzyme was partially purified by precipitation with 75% acetone followed by anion exchange chromatography on DEAE-cellulose, where a single protein band was determined with molecular mass of approximately 72 kDa.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Vibrio
  5. Impact of food-relevant conditions and food matrix on the efficacy of prenylated isoflavonoids glabridin and 6,8-diprenylgenistein as potential natural preservatives against Listeria monocytogenes

    • Sun, 02/05/2023 - 04:00
    • International Journal of Food Microbiology
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Listeria monocytogenes
  6. Whole-Cell Postbiotics: an Innovative Approach for Extending the Shelf Life and Controlling Major Foodborne Pathogens in Chicken Breast Fillets

    • Sun, 02/05/2023 - 04:00
    • Food and Bioprocess Technology
    • The current research was designed to compare the physicochemical and antimicrobial properties of cell-free supernatant (CFS) and whole-cell postbiotic (WCP) and reveal the efficacy of WCP in combination with chitosan and thymol for extending the shelf life and inhibiting emerging foodborne pathogens in chicken breast fillets during storage at 4 °C.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
      • Listeria monocytogenes
  7. Isorhamnetin protects porcine oocytes from zearalenone-induced reproductive toxicity through the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway

    • Sun, 02/05/2023 - 04:00
    • Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology
    • Zearalenone (ZEA) widely exists in moldy grains, which seriously destroys the fertility of females. Isorhamnetin, a natural flavonoid, has extensive of pharmacological activities. However, the beneficial effec...

      • Natural toxins
      • Mycotoxins
  8. Seasonal and Geographical Impact on the Mycotoxigenicity of Aspergillus and Fusarium Species Isolated from Smallholder Dairy Cattle Feeds and Feedstuffs in Free State and Limpopo Provinces of South Africa

    • Sun, 02/05/2023 - 04:00
    • Toxins
    • This study evaluated the impact of seasonal and geographical variations on the toxigenicity of Aspergillus and Fusarium strains previously isolated from smallholder dairy cattle feeds and feedstuffs sampled during summer and winter in the Free State and Limpopo provinces of South Africa (SA).

      • Natural toxins
      • Aflatoxins
      • Mycotoxins
  9. Investigation of the combined effects of cadmium chloride, silver nitrate, lead nitrate, methyl jasmonate, and salicylic acid on morphometric and biochemical characteristics of St. John’s wort

    • Sun, 02/05/2023 - 04:00
    • Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants
    • Hypericum perforatum L., is a sprawling, leafy herb that grows in open, disturbed areas, known as St. John’s wort, has a variety of secondary metabolites that can be used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. Heavy metals have become the most dangerous pollutants in the environment. The effect of cadmium chloride, lead nitrate, silver nitrate, methyl jasmonate, and salicylic acid was studied on several morphometric and biochemical features of St.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  10. Artificial Intelligence Applied to Improve Scientific Reviews: The Antibacterial Activity of Cistus Plants as Proof of Concept

    • Sun, 02/05/2023 - 04:00
    • Antibiotics
    • Reviews have traditionally been based on extensive searches of the available bibliography on the topic of interest. However, this approach is frequently influenced by the authors’ background, leading to possible selection bias. Artificial intelligence applied to natural language processing (NLP) is a powerful tool that can be used for systematic reviews by speeding up the process and providing more objective results, but its use in scientific literature reviews is still scarce.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Staphylococcus aureus
  11. Effect of Plasma-Activated Water Bubbles on Fusarium graminearum, Deoxynivalenol, and Germination of Naturally Infected Barley during Steeping

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • Toxins
    • Contamination of barley by deoxynivalenol (DON), a mycotoxin produced by Fusarium graminearum, causes considerable financial loss to the grain and malting industries. In this study, two atmospheric cold plasma (ACP) reactors were used to produce plasma-activated water (PAW) bubbles. The potential of PAW bubbles for the steeping of naturally infected barley (NIB) during the malting process was investigated.

      • Natural toxins
      • Mycotoxins
  12. Antimicrobial Activity of Spices Popularly Used in Mexico against Urinary Tract Infections

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • Antibiotics
    • Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common infectious diseases worldwide. These infections are common in all people; however, they are more prevalent in women than in men. The main microorganism that causes 80–90% of UTIs is Escherichia coli. However, other bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus mirabilis, and Klebsiella pneumoniae cause UTIs, and antibiotics are required to treat them.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Staphylococcus aureus
  13. High-hydrostatic-pressure inactivation of GI.5 and GII.4 human norovirus and effects on the physical, chemical, and taste characteristics of oyster (Crassostrea virginica)

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • LWT
      • Viruses
      • Norovirus
  14. Mathematical modeling of temperature and natural antimicrobial effects on germination and outgrowth of Clostridium perfringens in chilled chicken

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • LWT
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Clostridium perfringens
  15. Transcriptomic analysis reveals the antibiofilm mechanism of Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus MS1 against Vibrio parahaemolyticus

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • LWT
      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Vibrio
  16. Novel Sulfonylurea Derivatives as Potential Antimicrobial Agents: Chemical Synthesis, Biological Evaluation, and Computational Study

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • Antibiotics
    • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a worldwide health threat and has already tormented humanity during its long history, creating an urgent need for the development of new classes of antibacterial agents.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Staphylococcus aureus
  17. Identification and characterization of MDR virulent Salmonella spp isolated from smallholder poultry production environment in Edo and Delta States, Nigeria

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Isoken H. Igbinosa, Chukwunonso N. Amolo, Abeni Beshiru, Olajide Akinnibosun, Abraham G. Ogofure, Maged El-Ashker, Mayada Gwida, Anthony I. Okoh, Etinosa O. Igbinosa

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Salmonella
  18. Development and application of a rapid screening and quantification method for multi-class herbicide residues in fishery products using UPLC-Q-Tof-MS/MS: Evidence for prometryn residues in shellfish

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • Food Control
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  19. Experimental infection of sheep at mid-pregnancy with archetypal type II and type III Toxoplasma gondii isolates exhibited different phenotypic traits

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • Veterinary Parasitology
      • Parasites
      • Toxoplasma gondii
  20. Virucidal Activity of Lemon Essential Oil against Feline Calicivirus Used as Surrogate for Norovirus

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • Antibiotics
    • Norovirus (NoV) is regarded as a common cause of acute gastrointestinal illness worldwide in all age groups, with substantial morbidity across health care and community settings. The lack of in vitro cell culture systems for human NoV has prompted the use of cultivatable caliciviruses (such as feline calicivirus, FCV, or murine NoV) as surrogates for in vitro evaluation of antivirals.

      • Viruses
      • Norovirus
  21. Assessment of information as regards the toxicity of deoxynivalenol for horses and poultry

    • Sat, 02/04/2023 - 04:00
    • EFSA Journal
    • EFSA Journal, Volume 21, Issue 2, February 2023.

      • Natural toxins
      • Mycotoxins
  22. Red osier dogwood extract versus Trimethoprim-sulfadiazine (Part 2). Pharmacodynamic effects on ileal and cecal microbiota of broiler chickens challenged orally with Salmonella Enteritidis

    • Fri, 02/03/2023 - 04:00
    • Poultry Science
    • With the subsisting restrictions on the use of antibiotics in poultry production, the use of plant extracts has shown some promising antimicrobial capacity similar to antibiotics; however, such capacity is largely dependent on their total polyphenol concentration and profile.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Salmonella
  23. Dietary protocatechuic acid ameliorates ileal mucosal barrier injury and inflammatory response and improves intestinal microbiota composition in Yellow chickens challenged with Salmonella typhimurium

    • Fri, 02/03/2023 - 04:00
    • Poultry Science
    • Salmonella typhimurium (ST) is a common foodborne pathogen that severely affects the health of humans and livestock. Protocatechuic acid (PCA) has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial functions. Chickens were used to investigate the effect of PCA on the gut health infected with ST.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Salmonella
  24. Occurrence and congener profiles of dioxins (PCDDs), furans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in ovine and caprine milk samples collected in a very polluted site in Central Italy

    • Fri, 02/03/2023 - 04:00
    • Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A
    • Concentrations of 7 polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), 10 polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and 18 polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), including 12 dioxin-like (DL-PCBs) and 6 non-dioxin-like PCBs (NDL-PCBs) were measured in 16 ovine and caprine milk samples collected in the territory of Bussi sul Tirino, central Italy, a Site of National Interest (SNI) due to its high and widespread environmental pollution.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Dioxins
  25. Identification of determinants for entering into a viable but nonculturable state in Vibrio alginolyticus by Tn-seq

    • Fri, 02/03/2023 - 04:00
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • The viable but nonculturable (VBNC) state is a dormant state of nonsporulating bacteria that enhances survival in adverse environments. Systematic genome-wide research on the genetic basis of VBNC formation is warranted.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Vibrio