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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. Efficient fabrication of pH-modified graphene nano-adsorbent for effective determination and monitoring of multi-class pesticide residues in market-fresh vegetables by GC-MS

    • Fri, 01/20/2023 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Toxic pesticide residues in edible vegetables cause major health risks for consumers, hence quantifying them is essential. However, simultaneous and trace level determination of xenobiotic residues of various classes in complex food matrices is still a challenging analytical task.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  2. Terminal residue of fungicides in agro-products from north China: Assessment of human exposure potential

    • Sun, 01/08/2023 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • The excessive and unreasonable use of fungicides can inevitably lead to increased residues in food and ultimately cause harm to human health. To detect the residues of 8 fungicides in agro-products from 2018-2021 in Hebei province China, the method with modified QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe) by Ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectroscopy (UPLC-MS/MS) was developed.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  3. Occurrence and risk exposure assessment of multiple pesticide residues in edible mint in China

    • Sat, 12/03/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • In China, the status and risks of pesticide residues in edible mint is essentially unknown. In this study, we evaluated the residual status and associated risks of 208 pesticides in edible mints. Among the 16 pesticide residues detected, there were eight fungicides, six insecticides, and two herbicides, with difenoconazole exhibiting the highest detection rate of 25.55%. A proportion of 53.28% of the mint samples were detected with at least one pesticide residue.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  4. Pesticide residues in corn and soil of corn fields of Khuzestan, Iran, and potential health risk assessment

    • Sun, 10/23/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Corn is the second most plentiful cereal grown for human consumption. Corn has several pests and diseases and various kind of pesticides are used for controlling these, and reducing their damage.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  5. Determination and dietary risk assessment of 52 pesticide residues in vegetable and fruit samples by GC-MS/MS and UHPLC-QTOF/MS from Gujarat, India

    • Wed, 10/12/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • The main purpose of this study was to determine pesticide contamination levels in commonly consumed vegetable and fruit samples collected from three different regions of Gujarat state, India.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  6. Monitoring of pesticide and some metal residues in Mazafati date fruit cultivar and risk assessment to the health

    • Mon, 09/26/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Metals and pesticides pose risk to human health if accumulated in date fruits eaten for their distinctive sweetness and beneficial minerals. The present study evaluated the concentrations of metals and pesticides in Mazafati date fruit, soil, and irrigation water from three locations of Kerman province in Iran to show potential pollution hazards to consumers of date fruit in Iran.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  7. Residue levels and risk assessment of pesticides in litchi and longan of China

    • Fri, 09/23/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • A total of 57 pesticide residues were analyzed in 155 litchis and 153 longan samples collected from the three main producing provinces of China.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  8. Multi-residue method validation, processing factor and monitoring of thirteen targeted fungicide residues in the process of wine making

    • Thu, 09/22/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Transfer rate and processing factor (PF) for thirteen most commonly recommended fungicides in grape is assessed during wine making. Validated a rapid and cost effective multi-residue method for thirteen fungicide residues in grapes, pomace and wine. The average recoveries varied 81.52–109.26%. Comparatively higher matrix effect was observed in pomace.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  9. A simple approach for pesticide residues determination in green vegetables based on QuEChERS and gas chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

    • Sat, 07/23/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Preparing matrix-matched calibration curves for each matrix type makes multiresidue methods for pesticides determination in foods a labor-intensive endeavor. Herein, a highly efficient method for the purification of plant extracts (6 mL) based on QuEChERS, with 900 mg anhydrous MgSO4, 300 mg C18, 300 mg ChloroFiltr at d-SPE stage, combined with gas chromatography with tandem mass spectrometry for the determination of 164 pesticides in vegetables of varying chlorophyll content was developed.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  10. Differences in the levels of sulphites and pesticide residues in soils and wines and under organic and conventional production methods

    • Sat, 07/02/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • The surface and output of organic agriculture is growing steadily in recent years, being generally seen as a healthier, safer and more sustainable alternative to conventional agriculture. Comparisons between organic and conventional products are nonetheless scarce in the literature, especially in the case of wine.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  11. Representative matrices for use in matrix-matched calibration in gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for the analysis of pesticide residues in different types of food-medicine plants

    • Tue, 05/10/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Matrix-matching calibration is a method for minimizing or eliminating the matrix effect in pesticide residue analysis. However, when the matrix effect cannot be ignored, a matrix-matching calibration must be established for each single plant, which is time-consuming and laborious.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  12. Simultaneous multi-determination of pesticide residues in barberry: A risk assessment study

    • Thu, 04/14/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • This research aims to analyze 57 pesticide residues in 35 ready-to-use barberry samples collected from hypermarkets in Iran by Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe (QuEChERS) approach using acetonitrile for the extraction, and surface adsorbents for clean-up procedure, followed by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS).

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  13. Monitoring and dietary risk assessment of pesticide residues in brinjal, capsicum, tomato, and cucurbits grown in Northern and Western regions of India

    • Sat, 04/02/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • The present study monitored pesticide residues in 2319 samples of fruiting vegetables namely, tomato (416), capsicum (363), brinjal (448), and cucurbits (1,092) grown in the Northern and Western regions of India. The samples were extracted using QuEChERS method and analyzed for the residues of 155 multi–class pesticides by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry and/or liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  14. Facile preparation of carbonized cellulose nanoparticles and their application for the dispersive solid phase extraction prior to dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction of pesticide residues from vegetable and fruit juices

    • Fri, 03/25/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • In this work, carbonized cellulose nanoparticles have been prepared easily by heating filter paper in a mixture of sulfuric acid and water.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  15. Carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic risk assessment induced by pesticide residues in honey of Iran based on Monte Carlo Simulation

    • Fri, 03/18/2022 - 12:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • A multi-residue method was developed for 45 pesticides from different groups, encompassing the most widely used pesticides. 30 samples of honey were randomly collected from different regions of Iran and extraction was performed using validated QuEChERS method. Next, pesticide residues were identified and measured using optimized UHPLC-MS/MS and GC-MS analysis.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  16. Simultaneous determination of three herbicide residues in wheat flour based on the hollow fiber supported carbon dots

    • Thu, 02/03/2022 - 12:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • A solid-phase micro extraction (SPME) coupled high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) strategy was explored for trace concentrations of dicamba, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), and picloram residues simultaneous determination from complex matrix of food samples.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  17. Assessment of pesticide residues in vegetables commonly consumed in Chile and Mexico: potential impacts for public health

    • Sun, 01/23/2022 - 06:00
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Pesticides are contaminants that pose serious risks to human health and the environment worldwide; however, little information is available on the occurrence of pesticide residues in vegetables in either Chile or Mexico. This study evaluated the presence of 22 pesticide residues in vegetables sold at supermarkets and farmers markets in Chile and Mexico and estimated the dietary risk.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  18. Effect of herbicide stress on the content of tyramine and its metabolites in Japanese radish sprouts (Raphanus sativus)

    • Wed, 01/12/2022 - 22:17
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  19. Current strategies for the reduction of pesticide residues in food products

    • Wed, 01/12/2022 - 22:17
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  20. Coherently designed sustainable SERS active substrate of Ag/TiO2 hybrid nanostructures for excellent ultrasensitive detection of chlorpyrifos pesticide on the surface of grapes and tomatoes

    • Wed, 01/12/2022 - 22:17
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  21. Simple and fast batch injection analysis method for monitoring diuron herbicide residues in juice and tap water samples using reduced graphene oxide sensor

    • Wed, 01/12/2022 - 22:17
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  22. Current strategies for the reduction of pesticide residues in food products

    • Sun, 12/26/2021 - 06:05
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Author(s): Shabir Ahmad Mir, B.N. Dar, Mohammad Maqbool Mir, Sajad Ahmad Sofi, Manzoor Ahmad Shah, Tahira Sidiq, Kappat Valiyapeediyekkal Sunooj, Afshan Mumtaz Hamdani, Amin Mousavi Khaneghah

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  23. Coherently designed sustainable SERS active substrate of Ag/TiO2 hybrid nanostructures for excellent ultrasensitive detection of chlorpyrifos pesticide on the surface of grapes and tomatoes

    • Thu, 12/09/2021 - 06:13
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Author(s): Thirumalairajan Subramaniam, Girija Kesavan

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  24. Potential health risk of pesticide residues in greenhouse vegetables under modern urban agriculture: a case study in Beijing, China

    • Thu, 10/14/2021 - 06:16
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Author(s): Hua Ping, Beihong Wang, Cheng Li, Yang Li, Xuejiao Ha, Wenshen Jia, Bingru Li, Zhihong Ma

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  25. Determination of pesticide residues in wine by solid-phase extraction on-line combined with liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

    • Wed, 09/22/2021 - 06:05
    • Journal of Food Composition and Analysis
    • Author(s): L. Pérez-Mayán, M. Ramil, R. Cela, I. Rodríguez

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants