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Food Safety Publications

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. ZccE is a Novel P-type ATPase That Protects Streptococcus mutans Against Zinc Intoxication

    • Tue, 08/09/2022 - 04:00
    • PLOS Pathogens
    • by Tridib Ganguly, Alexandra M. Peterson, Marissa Burkholder, Jessica K. Kajfasz, Jacqueline Abranches, José A. Lemos

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  2. Improvement in Metal Immobilization with Biomineralization During Carbonate Precipitation by Poly-Lysine

    • Mon, 08/08/2022 - 04:00
    • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
    • Microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP), a type of urease-based biomineralization, has been a well-researched technique in recent years for heavy metal immobilization; however, the efficiency of the process remains in question. Poly(amino acids) are known to enhance enzymatic activity.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Staphylococcus aureus
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  3. Analysis and discussion on formation and control of dioxins generated from municipal solid waste incineration process

    • Sun, 08/07/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Dioxins
  4. The effect of food thermal processes on the residue concentration of systemic and non-systemic pesticides in apples

    • Sun, 08/07/2022 - 04:00
    • Food Control
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  5. Hydrogeochemical evaluation and corresponding health risk from elevated arsenic and fluoride contamination in recurrent coastal multi-aquifers of eastern India

    • Sat, 08/06/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Cleaner Production
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  6. Effect of Cadmium on Macro and Micronutrient Uptake and Translocation by Leucaena leucocephala

    • Sat, 08/06/2022 - 04:00
    • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
    • Environmental contamination with Cadmium (Cd) is of great concern due to its hazardous effects on living organisms.Query In the present research, Leucaena leucocephala plants were exposed to Cd concentrations of 5, 10, and 15 mg/L to determine their potential use in Cd remediation. Different parameters including Cd uptake, macro/micronutrient content, chlorophyl, and catalase production were determined. Results indicated that Cd uptake by L.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  7. Uncertainty Analysis in Receptor Model with Sources Identification and Risks Apportionment of Toxic Metal(oid)s in Agricultural Soils Around Industrial Areas in Bangladesh

    • Sat, 08/06/2022 - 04:00
    • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
    • Metal(oid)s contamination in agricultural soils can create adverse environmental conditions and pose human health risks. The present study was conducted to assess metal(oid)s contents, source identification, and ecological and health risks due to metal(oid)s contamination in BISIC industrial region soils of Tangail district Bangladesh.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  8. Combined effects of cadmium and ochratoxin A on intestinal barrier dysfunction in human Caco-2 cells and pig small intestinal epithelial cells

    • Sat, 08/06/2022 - 04:00
    • Mycotoxin Research
    • Abstract

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
      • Natural toxins
      • Mycotoxins
  9. Efficacy of simultaneous hexavalent chromium biosorption and nitrogen removal by the aerobic denitrifying bacterium Pseudomonas stutzeri YC-34 from chromium-rich wastewater

    • Fri, 08/05/2022 - 04:00
    • Frontiers in Microbiology
    • The impact of high concentrations of heavy metals and the loss of functional microorganisms usually affect the nitrogen removal process in wastewater treatment systems. In the study, a unique auto-aggregating aerobic denitrifier (Pseudomonas stutzeri strain YC-34) was isolated with potential applications for Cr(VI) biosorption and reduction.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  10. Abridged validation of charm II screening tests for the detection of veterinary drug residues in fish farmed in Cameroon

    • Thu, 08/04/2022 - 04:00
    • Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A
    • The intensification of aquaculture in Cameroon requires efficient screening methods to control veterinary drug residues in fish. This is why the charm II radio receptor technique for the detection of antimicrobial residues in aquaculture fish initiated in Belgium was transferred to Cameroon according to Commission Decision 2002/657/EC.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
  11. Phytoextraction of arsenic, nickel, selenium and zinc from sewage sludge: from laboratory to pilot scale

    • Thu, 08/04/2022 - 04:00
    • Plant and Soil
    • Aims The present study aimed at: (i) verifying the suitability of pure sewage sludge (SS) as growing medium for the hyperaccumulator species (Pteris vittata, Odontarrhena chalcidica, Astragalus bisulcatus and Noccaea caerulescens); (ii) evaluating the removal of As, Ni, Se and Zn operated by the chosen species; (iii) estimating the potential metal yields (bio-ore production) and connecte

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  12. Arsenic and cadmium concentrations in brown rice can be controlled by understanding the impacts of weekly water contributions before and after heading

    • Wed, 08/03/2022 - 04:00
    • Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
    • Arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd) are harmful to humans, and their concentrations in rice are affected by the water management strategies used in paddy fields. Water management, however, is considered a burden for farmers, and thus an efficient strategy by which to decrease As and Cd concentrations in brown rice is desired.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  13. Stochastic model for simulating levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in small tuna and planktons using Metropolis – Hastings algorithm

    • Wed, 08/03/2022 - 04:00
    • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
    • This paper proposes a stochastic model to simulate the occurrence and levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in juvenile tuna. This model can calculate the transport of PCBs in the ocean (macroscopic phenomena) and biomagnification in fish (microscopic phenomena).

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Dioxins
  14. Synergistic Effect of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles and Moringa oleifera Leaf Extract Alleviates Cadmium Toxicity in Linum usitatissimum: Antioxidants and Physiochemical Studies

    • Wed, 08/03/2022 - 04:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Among heavy metals, cadmium (Cd) is one of the toxic metals, which significantly reduce the growth of plants even at a low concentration. Cd interacts with various plant mechanisms at the physiological and antioxidant levels, resulting in decreased plant growth. This research was conducted to exploit the potential of synergistic application of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) and Moringa oleifera leaf extract in mitigation of Cd stress in linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) plants.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  15. Comparison of pesticide residue and specific nutrient levels in peeled and unpeeled apples

    • Tue, 08/02/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
    • Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, Accepted Article. Background Studies have shown that the consumption of apples has a beneficial effect on cardiovascular diseases and some cancers, largely due to their micronutrient and phytoconstituent contents. Apple peel contains more polyphenols than the flesh but is also likely to contain pesticide residues.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  16. Biochar rebuilds the network complexity of rare and abundant microbial taxa in reclaimed soil of mining areas to cooperatively avert cadmium stress

    • Tue, 08/02/2022 - 04:00
    • Frontiers in Microbiology
    • Understanding the interactions between the soil microbial communities and species is critical in the remediation of heavy metal-contaminated soil. Biochar has been widely applied as a stabilizer in the in situ remediation of cadmium (Cd)-contaminated soils in mining areas. However, the rebuilding of the microbial taxa of rare and abundant species by biochar and their cooperative resistance to Cd stress remains elusive.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  17. Time-Dependent Biosensor Fluorescence as a Measure of Bacterial Arsenic Uptake Kinetics and Its Inhibition by Dissolved Organic Matter

    • Tue, 08/02/2022 - 04:00
    • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
    • Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Ahead of Print. Microbe-mediated transformations of arsenic (As) often require As to be taken up into cells prior to enzymatic reaction. Despite the importance of these microbial reactions for As speciation and toxicity, understanding of how As bioavailability and uptake are regulated by aspects of extracellular water chemistry, notably dissolved organic matter (DOM), remains limited.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  18. Degradability of commercial mixtures of polychlorobiphenyls by three Rhodococcus strains

    • Mon, 08/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Archives of Microbiology
    • Biodegradative characteristics were investigated for the commercially available mixtures of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) Trikhlorbifenil and Sovol degraded by the Rhodococcus wratislaviensis КT112-7, Rhodococcus wratislaviensis CH628 and Rhodococcus ruber P25 strains isolated from the natural habitats.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Dioxins
  19. Dynamic Effect of Organic Fertilizer Application on Rice Growth, Soil Physicochemical Properties and Cd Activity Exposed to Excess Cd

    • Mon, 08/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
    • To investigate the dynamic effects of organic fertilizer application on the agronomic traits of rice (Oryza sativa L.), soil physicochemical properties and soil Cd activity under excess cadmium (Cd) exposure, this study was conducted to simulate a paddy system under different organic fertilizer application rates using exogenous spiked Cd soil as the test soil and conducting a rice pot experiment.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  20. Cadmium Tolerance Mechanism of Solanum nigrum Based on Subcellular Distribution and Organic Acid Content

    • Mon, 08/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
    • Solanum nigrum (S. nigrum), a newly discovered Cd-hyperaccumulator, has attracted the attention of many scholars. The present experiment was aimed to explore the difference of Cd accumulation ability among different S. nigrum genotypes and reveal the underlying mechanism. Three different genotypes of S.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  21. Metabolic Profile of the Soil Microbial Community Exposed to Arsenite and Arsenate: a 1-Year Experiment

    • Mon, 08/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
    • Arsenic (As) is a soil contaminant with important interactions with the soil microbial community. Upon contamination, soil microbes can display metabolic changes, which can be measured through the profiling of their potential for the oxidation of organic substrates. The present study aimed to evaluate the microbial metabolic profile in soil samples containing different forms of inorganic As (AsIII and AsV) in a 360-day experiment.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  22. Characterization of the rare microbiome of rice paddy soil from arsenic contaminated hotspot of West Bengal and their interrelation with arsenic and other geochemical parameters

    • Sun, 07/31/2022 - 04:00
    • World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Rare microbial taxa [bacterial and archaeal operational taxonomic units (OTUs) with mean relative abundance ≤ 0.001%] were critical for ecosystem function, yet, their identity and function remained incompletely understood, particularly in arsenic (As) contaminated rice soils. In the present study we have characterized the rare populations of the As-contaminated rice soil microbiomes from West Bengal (India) in terms of their identity, interaction and potential function.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  23. Presence and risks of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins and dioxin-like PCBs in dietary plant supplements as elucidated by a combined DR CALUX® bioassay and GC-HRMS based approach

    • Sun, 07/31/2022 - 04:00
    • Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A
    • Plant-based dietary supplements may contain undesirable contaminants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (dl-PCBs) due to the sources of raw materials or processing methods used. The presence of these contaminants in a series of herbal supplements sold on the Ghanaian market for improving sexual performance was examined using the DR CALUX® bioassay in combination with GC-HRMS analysis.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Dioxins
  24. Skimmia anquetilia N.P. Taylor and Airy Shaw (Rutaceae): A critical appraisal of its ethnobotanical and pharmacological activities

    • Sat, 07/30/2022 - 04:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Skimmia anquetilia N.P. Taylor and Airy Shaw (Rutaceae) is a perennial, aromatic, gregarious wild ornamental shrub native to the Western Himalaya. The plant is used in the traditional medicinal system to treat copious health conditions like rheumatism, fever, inflammation, headache, influenza, body-ache, clearing of the nose, diabetes, lowering the body temperature, smallpox, wounds, burns, snake, and scorpion bites.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  25. Proteomic and physiological analyses to elucidate nitric oxide-mediated adaptive responses of barley under cadmium stress

    • Sat, 07/30/2022 - 04:00
    • Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants
    • Nitric oxide (NO) is known to induce plant resistance for several environmental stresses. The protective roles of NO in cadmium (Cd) toxicity have been well documented for various plant species; nevertheless, little information is available about its molecular regulation in improving Cd tolerance of barley plants.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals