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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. A Review on Recent Trends in Advancement of Bio-Sensory Techniques Toward Pesticide Detection

    • Wed, 08/10/2022 - 04:00
    • Food Analytical Methods
    • India has achieved its food security through the green revolution and technological revolution, although food safety is still not realized. Subsequently, agricultural runoffs, industrial wastes and domestic sewages continuously contaminate the water and the associated livelihood through several contaminants. Pesticides and their residues, which function as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), influence the food web through water resources, among other things.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
  2. Development of 1,3,4-Oxadiazole Derived Antifungal Agents and Their Application in Maize Diseases Control

    • Wed, 05/04/2022 - 05:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Maize is an important food crop and its fungal disease has become a limiting factor to improve the yield and quality of maize. In the control of plant pathogens, commercial fungicides have no obvious effect on corn diseases due to the emergence of drug resistance. Therefore, it is of great significance to develop new fungicides with novel structure, high efficiency, and low toxicity to control maize diseases.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
  3. SspH, a Novel HATPase Family Regulator, Controls Antibiotic Biosynthesis in Streptomyces

    • Wed, 04/20/2022 - 04:00
    • Antibiotics
    • Streptomyces can produce a wealth of pharmaceutically valuable antibiotics and other bioactive compounds. Production of most antibiotics is generally low due to the rigorously controlled regulatory networks, in which global/pleiotropic and cluster-situated regulatory proteins coordinate with various intra- and extracellular signals.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
  4. Long-Term Exposure to the Water of Wadi El-Rayan Lakes Induced Testicular Damage and Endocrine Disruption in Mugil cephalus

    • Tue, 04/05/2022 - 04:00
    • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
    • This study aimed to investigate the testicular function of Mugil cephalus that inhabit Wadi El-Rayan lakes. Testes of fish inhabiting the upper lake (site 2) and the lower lake (site 3) of Wadi El-Rayan showed significant decreases in gonadosomatic index, high accumulation levels of six metals, and eight organochlorine pesticide residues.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
  5. Electrospun Nanofibers: Current Progress and Applications in Food Systems

    • Thu, 02/03/2022 - 12:00
    • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
    • Electrospinning has the advantages of simple manufacturing equipment, a low spinning cost, wide range of spinnable materials, and a controllable mild process, which can continuously fabricate submicron or nanoscale ultrafine polymer fibers without high temperature or high pressure. The obtained nanofibrous films may have a large specific surface area, unique pore structure, and easy-to-modify surface characteristics.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
  6. Recent Advances in Biosensors for Detection of Chemical Contaminants in Food — a Review

    • Fri, 01/28/2022 - 06:00
    • Food Analytical Methods
    • In recent decades safety of food has played a pivotal role from raw material till it reaches the consumer. The food consumed may contain unwanted contaminants, which may impose severe health implications on the consumers. Instrumental techniques like HPLC, GCMS, LCMS, AAS, FTIR, and NIRS detect the contaminants, but the need for low cost, continuous, specific, real-time, and rapid contaminant detection method is required. To meet these essentials, a biosensor stands as a powerful tool.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
  7. Long-Term Exposure to the Water of Wadi El-Rayan Lakes Induced Testicular Damage and Endocrine Disruption in Mugil cephalus

    • Sat, 11/20/2021 - 02:01
    • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
    • This study aimed to investigate the testicular function of Mugil cephalus that inhabit Wadi El-Rayan lakes. Testes of fish inhabiting the upper lake (site 2) and the lower lake (site 3) of Wadi El-Rayan showed significant decreases in gonadosomatic index, high accumulation levels of six metals, and eight organochlorine pesticide residues.

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  8. Advances in Analysis of Contaminants in Foodstuffs on the Basis of Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry: a Review

    • Thu, 11/11/2021 - 02:01
    • Food Analytical Methods
    • Abstract

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  9. The Effect of Water and Sewage Treatment on Reducing Residues of Selected Organochlorine Pesticides in Szczecin (Poland)

    • Sat, 07/17/2021 - 02:01
    • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
    • Water is principally intended for direct consumption and for the production of food and beverages. It is also a valuable raw material in the industry. Despite the use of multi-stage treatment processes, the quality of drinking water may still be a concern in some countries due to the presence of toxic pollutants, often challenging to remove through the conventional treatment process.

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  10. US Food and Drug Administration regulatory pesticide residue monitoring of human foods: 2009-2017

    • Wed, 06/30/2021 - 14:04
    • Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A
    • Pesticides such as insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides can protect crops from insects, fungi, weeds, and other pests but must be applied following label instructions so that the pesticide residues in human and animal foods do not exceed maximum residue limits (MRLs, known in the US as pesticide tolerances).

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  11. Assessment of a specific sample cleanup for the multiresidue determination of veterinary drugs and pesticides in salmon using liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry

    • Mon, 06/07/2021 - 06:06
    • Food Control
    • Author(s): Delia Castilla-Fernández, David Moreno-González, Marcos Bouza, Andrea Saez-Gómez, Evaristo Ballesteros, Juan F. García-Reyes, Antonio Molina-Díaz

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  12. Onsite/on‐field analysis of pesticide and veterinary drug residues by a state‐of‐art technology: A review

    • Sat, 03/27/2021 - 22:09
    • Journal of Separation Science
    • Journal of Separation Science, Accepted Article. Pesticides and veterinary drugs are generally employed to control pests and insects in crop and livestock farming. However, remaining residues are considered potentially hazardous to human health and the environment. Therefore, regular monitoring is required for assessing and legislation of pesticides and veterinary drugs. Various approaches to determining residues in various agricultural and animal food products have been reported.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
  13. 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
  14. Soil Amendment with Biochar, Hydrochar and Compost Mitigates the Accumulation of Emerging Pollutants in Rocket Salad Plants

    • Thu, 11/12/2020 - 02:02
    • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
    • The uptake of organic pollutants by agricultural plants and their accumulation in edible parts cause serious health problems to animals and humans.

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  15. X-ray Structure and Molecular Docking Guided Discovery of Novel Chitinase Inhibitors with a Scaffold of Dipyridopyrimidine-3-carboxamide

    • Fri, 11/06/2020 - 04:03
    • Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
    • Chitinases are the glycosyl hydrolase for catalyzing the degradation of chitin and play an indispensable role in bacterial pathogenesis, fungal cell wall remodeling, and insect molting. Thus, chitinases are attractive targets for therapeutic drugs and pesticides. Here, we present a strategy of developing a novel chemotype of chitinase inhibitors by the construction of planar heterocycles that can stack with conserved aromatic residues.

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  16. Probiotics as potential detoxification tools for mitigation of pesticides: a mini review

    • Wed, 11/04/2020 - 22:14
    • International Journal of Food Science & Technology
    • Pesticides play a key role in agriculture and food production by controlling the insects, weeds, plant pathogens and microbial contaminations. Although they are useful in some aspects, their inappropriate application can induce health problems including carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, neurodegenerative diseases and disruption of endocrine system. In this respect, efficient strategies should be applied to reduce pesticides residue in foodstuffs.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
  17. Sensitive Techniques for POCT Sensing on the Residues of Pesticides and Veterinary Drugs in Food

    • Sun, 11/01/2020 - 01:03
    • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
    • For the immense requirement on agriculture and animal husbandry, application of pesticides and veterinary drugs had become a normal state in the farming and ranching areas. However, to intently pursue the yields, large quantities of residues of pesticides and veterinary drugs have caused serious harm to both the environment and the food industry. To control and solve such an issue, a variety of novel techniques were developed in recent years.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
  18. Nanostructure-Based Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Techniques for Pesticide and Veterinary Drug Residues Screening

    • Thu, 09/17/2020 - 02:02
    • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
    • Pesticide and veterinary drug residues in food and environment pose a threat to human health, and a rapid, super-sensitive, accurate and cost-effective analysis technique is therefore highly required to overcome the disadvantages of conventional techniques based on mass spectrometry.

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  19. Consumer safety evaluation after monitoring of endocrine disruptor pesticide residues: a case study of Thessaly, Central Greece

    • Wed, 06/10/2020 - 14:03
    • Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry
    • A large number of pesticides used in agricultural practice has been characterized or suspected to be Endocrine Disruptors, with dietary intake to be the major route of consumer’s exposure. In the present study the safety to consumer after the consumption of pome fruits and fruiting vegetables originated from the area of Thessaly, Central Greece was assessed.

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  20. Occurrence, sources, and pathways of chemical contaminants in infant formulas

    • Sun, 06/07/2020 - 22:10
    • Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
    • Infant formulas are manufactured products to meet specific nutritional requirements for infants. However, infant formulas can contain harmful substances, such as chemical contaminants and residues, normally due to possible contamination of the raw material or from the production chain. Some studies have demonstrated that veterinary drugs, pesticides, mycotoxins, heavy metals, packaging materials, within other chemicals are found in infant formulas from different sources of contamination.

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  21. A computational insight into the molecular interactions of chlorpyrifos and its degradation products with the human progesterone receptor leading to endocrine disruption

    • Tue, 12/31/2019 - 03:49
    • Journal of Applied Toxicology
    • Chlorpyrifos (CPF) is a widely used pesticide effective against a large number of target pests, which is used by farmers to protect food crops. Based on earlier epidemiologic reports, which indicate that CPF might interfere with the progesterone signaling pathway and can affect conception, the present study was undertaken to evaluate the binding interaction of CPF with the human progesterone receptor (hPR).

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  22. A preliminary study of simultaneous veterinary drug and pesticide residues in eggs produced in organic and cage-free alternative systems using LC–MS/MS

    • Fri, 12/20/2019 - 03:27
    • Journal of Food Science and Technology
    • In this study, a preliminary food quality and safety assessment was performed on organic and cage-free egg samples marketed in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that were analyzed concerning veterinary drug and pesticide residues using high performance and ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry.

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  23. Application of a Multiclass Screening Method for Veterinary Drugs and Pesticides Using HPLC-QTOF-MS in Egg Samples

    • Fri, 10/25/2019 - 03:44
    • Food Chemistry
    • Author(s): Xue Hou, Xu Xu, Xiaoying Xu, Mei Han, Shiting Qiu

      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  24. Extended liquid chromatography high resolution mass spectrometry screening method for veterinary drug, pesticide and human pharmaceutical residues in aquaculture fish

    • Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:18
    • Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
  25. Pesticide and veterinary drug residues in honey - validation of methods and a survey of organic and conventional honeys from Slovenia

    • Sun, 09/22/2019 - 03:18
    • Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A
      • Antibiotic residues
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues