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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. The in silico and in vitro analysis of donepezil derivatives for Anopheles acetylcholinesterase inhibition

    • Thu, 11/10/2022 - 04:00
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Thankhoe A. Rants’o, Divan G. van Greunen, C. Johan van der Westhuizen, Darren L. Riley, Jenny-Lee Panayides, Lizette L. Koekemoer, Robyn L. van Zyl Current studies on Anopheles anticholinesterase insecticides are focusing on identifying agents with high selectivity towards Anopheles over mammalian targets. Acetylcholinesterase (AChE) from electric eel is often used as the bioequivalent enzyme to study ligands designed for activity and inhibition in human.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
      • Pesticide residues
  2. Assessment of pesticide use and pesticide residues in vegetables from two provinces in Central Vietnam

    • Tue, 06/14/2022 - 04:00
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Chau Nguyen Dang Giang, Dang Bao Chau Le, Van Hop Nguyen, Thai Long Hoang, Thi Van Thi Tran, Thi Phuong Linh Huynh, Thi Quynh Trang Nguyen Pesticide residue in food, especially in vegetables, is one of the important parameters to assess food safety. This study evaluates the pesticide use in vegetables from two provinces in Central Vietnamand and present data on pesticides detected in vegetables sampled from the sites.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  3. The world’s first glyphosate-resistant case of Avena fatua L. and Avena sterilis ssp. ludoviciana (Durieu) Gillet & Magne and alternative herbicide options for their control

    • Wed, 01/12/2022 - 22:17
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Bhagirath Singh Chauhan Avena fatua and A. ludoviciana (commonly known as wild oats) are the most problematic winter grass species in fallows and winter crops in the northeast region of Australia. A series of experiments were conducted to evaluate the performance of glyphosate and alternative post-emergence herbicides on A. fatua and A. ludoviciana.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  4. The impact of different plant extracts on population suppression of Helicoverpa armigera (Hub.) and tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) yield under field conditions

    • Thu, 12/02/2021 - 08:01
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Shahbaz Ali, Yunzhou Li, Inzamam Ul Haq, Waseem Abbas, Muhammad Zeeshan Shabbir, Muhammad Musa Khan, Mehmet Mamay, Yasir Niaz, Tahir Farooq, Milan Skalicky, Ali Tan Kee Zuan, Omaima Nasif, Mohamad Javed Ansari

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  5. Pesticides use and health impacts on farmers in Thailand, Vietnam, and Lao PDR: Protocol for a survey of knowledge, behaviours and blood acetyl cholinesterase concentrations

    • Fri, 10/01/2021 - 08:01
    • PLOS ONE
    • by David Hughes, Wisit Thongkum, Kukiat Tudpor, Niruwan Turnbull, Nachalida Yukalang, Vanphanom Sychareun, Thang Van Vo, Latt Latt Win, Alan Watkins, Sue Jordan

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  6. Analysis of imidacloprid residues in mango, cowpea and water samples based on portable molecular imprinting sensors

    • Fri, 09/03/2021 - 08:01
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Sihua Peng, Shuyan Yang, Xi Zhang, Jingjing Jia, Qiulin Chen, Yuyang Lian, Aqiang Wang, Bei Zeng, Heming Yang, Jinlei Li, Jianguo Dan, Jianjun Liao, Shihao Zhou

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  7. Residual characteristics of etofenprox in the processing stages of rice cakes and cookies

    • Sat, 08/07/2021 - 08:05
    • PLOS ONE
    • by HyeSu Lee, Moo-Hyeog Im

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  8. De novo genome assembly of Bacillus altitudinis 19RS3 and Bacillus altitudinis T5S-T4, two plant growth-promoting bacteria isolated from Ilex paraguariensis St. Hil. (yerba mate)

    • Fri, 03/12/2021 - 08:04
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Iliana Julieta Cortese, María Lorena Castrillo, Andrea Liliana Onetto, Gustavo Ángel Bich, Pedro Darío Zapata, Margarita Ester Laczeski

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  9. A comparison of the effectiveness of QuEChERS, FaPEx and a modified QuEChERS method on the determination of organochlorine pesticides in ginseng

    • Sat, 01/30/2021 - 08:04
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Pennante Bruce-Vanderpuije, David Megson, Song-Hee Ryu, Geun-Hyoung Choi, Sang-Won Park, Byung-Seok Kim, Jin Hyo Kim, Hyo-Sub Lee

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  10. Label-free hairpin-like aptamer and EIS-based practical, biostable sensor for acetamiprid detection

    • Thu, 12/24/2020 - 08:05
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Jianhui Zhen, Gang Liang, Ruichun Chen, Wenshen Jia

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  11. A practical guide to unbiased quantitative morphological analyses of the gills of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) in ecotoxicological studies

    • Thu, 12/10/2020 - 08:01
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Sonja Fiedler, Hannah Wünnemann, Isabel Hofmann, Natalie Theobalt, Annette Feuchtinger, Axel Walch, Julia Schwaiger, Rüdiger Wanke, Andreas Blutke

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  12. An efficient LSPR method to quantitatively detect dimethoate: Development, characterization and evaluation

    • Fri, 09/25/2020 - 08:02
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Dongxian Li, Yanyan Zhang, Qingqian Guo, Xiaoquan Sun, Hao Zhang, Shun Wang, Zephania Birech, Jiandong Hu

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  13. Dietary antioxidants impact DDT resistance in Drosophila melanogaster

    • Wed, 08/26/2020 - 08:02
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Gamal A. M. Abdu-Allah, Keon Mook Seong, Omprakash Mittapalli, James Adebayo Ojo, Weilin Sun, Omar Posos-Parra, David Mota-Sanchez, John M. Clark, Barry R. Pittendrigh

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  14. Co-exposure risks of pesticides residues and bacterial contamination in fresh fruits and vegetables under smallholder horticultural production systems in Tanzania

    • Thu, 07/16/2020 - 08:02
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Jones A. Kapeleka, Elingarami Sauli, Omowunmi Sadik, Patrick A. Ndakidemi

      • Salmonella
      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Bacterial pathogens
  15. Comparative analysis of viruses in four bee species collected from agricultural, urban, and natural landscapes

    • Sat, 06/13/2020 - 08:02
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Tugce Olgun, Sydney E. Everhart, Troy Anderson, Judy Wu-Smart

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  16. Evidence for extensive anaerobic dechlorination and transformation of the pesticide chlordecone (C10Cl10O) by indigenous microbes in microcosms from Guadeloupe soil

    • Tue, 04/14/2020 - 03:36
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Line Lomheim, Laurent Laquitaine, Suly Rambinaising, Robert Flick, Andrei Starostine, Corine Jean-Marius, Elizabeth A. Edwards, Sarra Gaspard

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  17. Undernutrition combined with dietary mineral oil hastens depuration of stored dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls in ewes. 1. Kinetics in blood, adipose tissue and faeces

    • Wed, 04/01/2020 - 03:34
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Lucille Rey-Cadilhac, Ronan Cariou, Anne Ferlay, Catherine Jondreville, Carole Delavaud, Yannick Faulconnier, Sébastien Alcouffe, Pascal Faure, Philippe Marchand, Bruno Le Bizec, Stefan Jurjanz, Sylvain Lerch Food safety crises involving persistent organic pollutants [POPs, e.g. dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), organochlorine pesticides] lead to systematic slaughter of livestock to prevent their entry into the food chain.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Dioxins
      • Pesticide residues
  18. Ultrasensitive fluorescent detection of pesticides in real sample by using green carbon dots

    • Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:33
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Fatemeh Ashrafi Tafreshi, Zahra Fatahi, Seyedeh Fatemeh Ghasemi, Amirali Taherian, Neda Esfandiari

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  19. Leptospermum scoparium essential oil is a promising source of mosquito larvicide and its toxicity is enhanced by a biobased emulsifier

    • Fri, 02/21/2020 - 03:48
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Ephantus J. Muturi, Gordon W. Selling, Kenneth M. Doll, William T. Hay, Jose L. Ramirez

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  20. Biocidal activity of polylactic acid-based nano-formulated abamectin on Acyrthosiphon pisum (Hemiptera: Aphididae) and the aphid predator Adalia bipunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)

    • Sat, 02/08/2020 - 03:37
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Changjiao Sun, Manli Yu, Zhanghua Zeng, Frédéric Francis, Haixin Cui, François Verheggen

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  21. Occurrence and distribution of anthropogenic persistent organic pollutants in coastal sediments and mud shrimps from the wetland of central Taiwan

    • Fri, 01/10/2020 - 03:34
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Shagnika Das, Andres Aria, Jing-O Cheng, Sami Souissi, Jiang-Shiou Hwang, Fung-Chi Ko

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  22. Oregano essential oil vapour prevents Plasmopara viticola infection in grapevine (Vitis Vinifera) and primes plant immunity mechanisms

    • Sat, 09/28/2019 - 03:21
    • PLOS ONE
    • by Markus Rienth, Julien Crovadore, Sana Ghaffari, François Lefort

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  23. An assessment of acute insecticide toxicity loading (AITL) of chemical pesticides used on agricultural land in the United States

    • Tue, 08/06/2019 - 17:00
    • PLOS ONE
    • Michael DiBartolomeis, Susan Kegley, Pierre Mineau, Rosemarie Radford, Kendra Klein

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  24. Pesticide distribution and depletion kinetic determination in honey and beeswax: Model for pesticide occurrence and distribution in beehive products

    • Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:00
    • PLOS ONE
    • Jakob A. Shimshoni, Roy Sperling, Muhammad Massarwa, Yaira Chen, Vijayakumar Bommuraj, Mikhail Borisover, Shimon Barel

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  25. Association of colorectal polyps and cancer with low-dose persistent organic pollutants: A case-control study

    • Thu, 12/06/2018 - 17:00
    • PLOS ONE
    • Yu-Mi Lee, Se-A Kim, Gyu-Seog Choi, Soo-Yeun Park, Seong Woo Jeon, Hyun Seok Lee, Su-Jin Lee, Somi Heo, Duk-Hee Lee

      Background

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants