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Research Publications (Food Safety)

The Food Safety Publications tracks research that is published across national and international peer-reviewed journals. Recent articles are available ahead of print and searchable by Journal, Article Title, and Category. The 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 and FDA Grant Funding Agencies are also tracked.

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  1. Antifungal Activity of Biocontrol Agents In Vitro and Potential Application to Reduce Mycotoxins (Aflatoxin B1 and Ochratoxin A)

    • Sun, 10/24/2021 - 00:00
    • Toxins
    • Food bio-preservatives are requested as substituents of chemical pesticides in food. The aim of this study was to carry out a screening of twenty biocontrol agents (BCAs) for their potential fungicidal activity in vitro. Twenty BCAs were tested against ten pathogenic fungi. Some of the cell-free supernatants (CFS) tested showed in vitro antifungal activity versus pathogenic fungi.

      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Mycotoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
  2. Mimosa tenuiflora Aqueous Extract: Role of Condensed Tannins in Anti-Aflatoxin B1 Activity in Aspergillus flavus

    • Sun, 05/30/2021 - 00:00
    • Toxins
    • Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is a potent carcinogenic mycotoxin that contaminates numerous crops pre- and post-harvest. To protect foods and feeds from such toxins without resorting to pesticides, the use of plant extracts has been increasingly studied. The most interesting candidate plants are those with strong antioxidative activity because oxidation reactions may interfere with AFB1 production.

      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
  3. UV treatment for degradation of chemical contaminants in food: A review

    • Sun, 01/24/2021 - 22:09
    • Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
    • Application of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation for the degradation of chemical contaminants in food products has gained more and more interest in the past two decades. The majority of the research in this field was on mycotoxins, especially aflatoxins and patulin, with limited studies on pesticide residues and other chemical contaminants in food.

      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Mycotoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
  4. Development of a Methodology for the Simultaneous Analysis of Multiclass Contaminants in Milk

    • Wed, 01/13/2021 - 02:01
    • Food Analytical Methods
    • A simple methodology for the simultaneous determination of 67 pesticides, 25 veterinary drugs, and aflatoxin M1 in raw milk was developed and validated. After evaluating different combinations of sample preparation protocols, an extraction with acetonitrile:water (2:1) with QuEChERS citrate buffer salts and a combination of RP-C18 and anhydrous magnesium sulfate for the dispersive clean-up, using gas and liquid chromatography couples to mass spectrometry for determination, was selected.

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
  5. Corrigendum: Effective Biopesticides and Biostimulants to Reduce Aflatoxins in Maize Fields

    • Wed, 02/05/2020 - 03:26
    • Frontiers in Microbiology
      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
  6. Fabrication, characterization and practical efficacy of Myristica fragrans essential oil nanoemulsion delivery system against postharvest biodeterioration

    • Sat, 11/30/2019 - 03:33
    • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
    • Author(s): Somenath Das, Vipin Kumar Singh, Abhishek Kumar Dwivedy, Anand Kumar Chaudhari, Neha Upadhyay, Akanksha Singh, Deepika, Nawal Kishore Dubey

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
  7. Effective Biopesticides and Biostimulants to Reduce Aflatoxins in Maize Fields

    • Thu, 11/21/2019 - 03:14
    • Frontiers in Microbiology
    • The presence of ear rots in maize caused by Aspergillus flavus that are also associated with the production of aflatoxins has evolved into an increasing problem over the last few years. Since no commercial biological control products are still available to control A. flavus in maize in Europe, this study targets to the evaluation of six biopesticides/biostimulants (Botector®, Mycostop®, Serenade Max®, Trianum®, Vacciplant®, and zeolite) for the control of A.

      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
  8. Risk profiling of exposures to multiclass contaminants through cereals and cereal-based products consumption: A case study for the inhabitants in Shanghai, China

    • Fri, 11/01/2019 - 03:35
    • Food Control
    • Author(s): Xianli Yang, Zhiyong Zhao, Yanglan Tan, Bo Chen, Changyan Zhou, Aibo Wu

      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Mycotoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
      • Heavy Metals
  9. Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 56: Simultaneous Lateral Flow Immunoassay for Multi-Class Chemical Contaminants in Maize and Peanut with One-Stop Sample Preparation

    • Sun, 01/20/2019 - 00:00
    • Toxins
    • Toxins, Vol. 11, Pages 56: Simultaneous Lateral Flow Immunoassay for Multi-Class Chemical Contaminants in Maize and Peanut with One-Stop Sample Preparation

      Toxins doi: 10.3390/toxins11010056

      Authors:
      Du Wang
      Jianguo Zhu
      Zhaowei Zhang
      Qi Zhang
      Wen Zhang
      Li Yu
      Jun Jiang
      Xiaomei Chen
      Xuefang Wang
      Peiwu Li

      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Mycotoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
  10. Public perceptions and worry about food safety hazards and risks in Ghana

    • Fri, 06/01/2018 - 20:39
    • Food Control
    • Publication date: November 2018
      , Volume 93
      Author(s): Rose Omari, Godfred K. Frempong, Winifred Arthur

      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
  11. Multiresidue method for simultaneous analysis of aflatoxin M1, avermectins, organophosphate pesticides and milbemycin in milk by ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry

    • Mon, 05/23/2016 - 22:27
    • Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A
    • A method developed for the simultaneous analysis of aflatoxin M1, abamectin, doramectin, eprinomectin, ivermectin, moxidectin, acephate, azinphos-ethyl, azinphos-methyl, diazinon, methamidophos, methidathion, mevinphos, pirimiphos-ethyl and pirimiphos-methyl in whole raw milk, based on the QuEChERS method for extraction and clean-up, with detection and quantification by ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) is described.

      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
  12. The vegetative compatibility group to which the US biocontrol agent Aspergillus flavus AF36 belongs is also endemic to Mexico

    • Thu, 01/07/2016 - 09:20
    • Journal of Applied Microbiology
    • Abstract

      Aims

      To assess frequencies of the Aspergillus flavus atoxigenic vegetative compatibility group (VCG) YV36, to which the biocontrol agent AF36 belongs, in maize-growing regions of Mexico.

      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
  13. Multi-class determination of pesticides and mycotoxins in isoflavones supplements obtained from soy by liquid chromatography coupled to Orbitrap high resolution mass spectrometry

    • Fri, 07/17/2015 - 01:19
    • Food Control
    • Publication date: January 2016
      , Volume 59
      Author(s): Gerardo Martínez-Domínguez , Roberto Romero-González , Francisco Javier Arrebola , Antonia Garrido Frenich

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Natural toxins
      • Pesticide residues
      • Aflatoxins