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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. Cadmium induces liver dysfunction and ferroptosis through the endoplasmic stress-ferritinophagy axis

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  2. Organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticides may induce brain cancer through oxidative stress

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Toxicology and Industrial Health
    • In this study, oxidative stress was investigated as the possible mechanism of action of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and organophosphorus pesticides (OPPs) in primary brain tumors (PBT).

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  3. Indigenous earthworms and gut bacteria are superior to chemical amendments in the remediation of cadmium-contaminated seleniferous soils

    • Sat, 10/01/2022 - 04:00
    • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  4. Enhancing Rubisco gene expression and metabolites accumulation for better plant growth in Ficus deltoidea under drought stress using hydrogen peroxide

    • Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Growth improvement of the medicinal plant, Ficus deltoidea (Mas Cotek) under drought conditions is a vital issue in Malaysia since it is a slow-growing plant and disposed to leaf damage under the stresses of drought. Therefore, investigation was done to examine the outcomes of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) application on Rubisco gene expression and metabolites accumulation of stressed F.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  5. Identification of Microcrustaceans as Potential Bioindicators of Arsenic in Tropical Water Bodies

    • Fri, 09/30/2022 - 04:00
    • Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
    • We investigated microcrustaceans inhabiting arsenic contaminated and non-contaminated freshwater to identify potential bioindicators of arsenic contamination in the tropical freshwater of Matehuala in northern Mexico. We collected water, sediment, and zooplankton, at five sampling points during three sampling campaigns. We determined water temperature, pH, electrical conductivity, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity, salinity, and total arsenic concentration in water.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  6. An innovative strategy for efficient and economical arsenic removal in hydrometallurgical waste sulfuric acid by co-treatment with Fe–As coprecipitation residue via scorodite formation

    • Wed, 09/28/2022 - 04:00
    • Journal of Cleaner Production
    • Hydrometallurgical iron-arsenic (Fe–As) coprecipitation residue (FACR), a massive industrial solid waste, is a potentially cheapest Fe(III) source for the removal and fixation of As in waste sulfuric acid (WSA) as stable scorodite.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  7. Plant cadmium resistance 6 from Salix linearistipularis (SlPCR6) affects cadmium and copper uptake in roots of transgenic Populus

    • Tue, 09/27/2022 - 04:00
    • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
    • Phytoextraction in phytoremediation is one of the environmentally friendly methods used for restoring soils contaminated by heavy metals (HMs). The screening and identification of HM-resistant plants and their regulatory genes associated with HM ion transport are the key research aims in this field.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  8. Genome-wide association study identifies candidate genes and favorable haplotypes for seed yield in Brassica napus

    • Tue, 09/27/2022 - 04:00
    • Molecular Breeding
    • Oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) is one of the most essential oil crops. Genetic improvement of seed yield (SY) is a major aim of B. napus breeding. Several studies have been reported on the genetic mechanisms of SY of B. napus. Here, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of SY was conducted using a panel of 403 natural accessions of B. napus, with more than five million high-quality single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs).

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  9. Calliterpenone, a natural plant growth promoter from a medicinal plant Callicarpa macrophylla, sustainably enhances the yield and productivity of crops

    • Mon, 09/26/2022 - 04:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • The global population is rising at an alarming rate, which is threatening food and nutritional security. Although chemical fertilizers and pesticides are important for achieving food security, their excessive usage critically affects soil health and adds up residues in the food chain. There is an increasing interest in identifying eco-friendly farm inputs that can improve crop productivity through sustainable agricultural practices.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  10. 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
  11. Occurrence and Risk Assessment of Fluoroquinolone Residues in Chicken and Pork in China

    • Fri, 09/23/2022 - 04:00
    • Antibiotics
    • Antibiotics, especially fluoroquinolones, have been exhaustively used in animal husbandry. However, very limited information on the occurrence and exposure assessment of fluoroquinolone residues in chicken and pork in China is available to date.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
  12. 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
  13. Synthetic Amphipathic β-Sheet Temporin-Derived Peptide with Dual Antibacterial and Anti-Inflammatory Activities

    • Thu, 09/22/2022 - 04:00
    • Antibiotics
    • Temporin family is one of the largest among antimicrobial peptides (AMPs), which act mainly by penetrating and disrupting the bacterial membranes. To further understand the relationship between the physical-chemical properties and their antimicrobial activity and selectivity, an analogue of Temporin L, [Nle1, DLeu9, DLys10]TL (Nle-Phe-Val-Pro-Trp-Phe-Lys-Phe-dLeu-dLys-Arg-Ile-Leu-CONH2) has been developed in the present work.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  14. Rapid screening of 15 highly toxic pesticide residues in Angelica sinensis decoctions by thermal desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

    • Thu, 09/22/2022 - 04:00
    • Food and Agricultural Immunology
    • A decoction is the most common form of Chinese herbal medicine dosing. An Angelica sinensis decoction was qualitatively and semi-quantitatively analyzed for 15 highly toxic pesticide residues by thermal desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (TD-ESI/MS) with a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer in multiple reaction monitoring mode without pretreatment.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  15. Combined effects of Bacillus sp. M6 strain and Sedum alfredii on rhizosphere community and bioremediation of cadmium polluted soils

    • Thu, 09/22/2022 - 04:00
    • Frontiers in Plant Science
    • Concerns regarding inevitable soil translocation and bioaccumulation of cadmium (Cd) in plants have been escalating in concomitance with the posed phytotoxicity and threat to human health. Exhibiting a Cd tolerance, Bacillus sp. M6 strain has been reported as a soil amendment owing to its capability of reducing metal bioavailability in soils. The present study investigated the rhizospheric bacterial community of the Cd hyperaccumulator Sedum alfredii using 16S rRNA gene sequencing.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  16. Physiological response and oxidative stress of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) under single and combined toxicity of polystyrene microplastics and cadmium

    • Thu, 09/22/2022 - 04:00
    • Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
    • The harm of microplastics (MPs) to aquatic ecosystems is caused by their stable and non-degradable properties.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  17. 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
  18. Scientific support for preparing an EU position in the 53rd session of the codex committee on pesticide residues (CCPR)

    • Wed, 09/21/2022 - 04:00
    • EFSA Journal
    • EFSA Journal, Volume 20, Issue 9, September 2022. EFSA received a request from the European Commission to provide support for the preparation of the EU position for 53rd Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR).

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  19. A Study of the Differences in Heavy Metal Distributions in Different Types of Farmland in a Mining Area

    • Wed, 09/21/2022 - 04:00
    • Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
    • To investigate the effects of different types of land use and soil depths on the distributions of heavy metals in the soil in mining areas, heavy metals in different soil layers of five types of agricultural land in the Tongguan gold mining area were studied. The results revealed that the land use type had a greater impact than soil layers on the distribution of heavy metals in the soil.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  20. Rapid and accurate quantification and analysis of nitrofuran metabolites residues in aquatic products by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry

    • Wed, 09/21/2022 - 04:00
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Nitrofurans, a kind of banned antibiotics for their serious toxic side effects, have often been found in aquatic products in the past and are still found nowadays which were a severe threat for human health. A rapid quantization of nitrofuran metabolites residues in aquatic products by ultra-high performance liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (UHPLC–MS/MS) method was developed in this study.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
  21. Zinc glycerolate (Glyzinc): A novel foliar fertilizer for Zinc biofortification and Cadmium reduction in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)

    • Mon, 09/19/2022 - 04:00
    • Food Chemistry
    • Sustainable strategies are essential for zinc (Zn) biofortification and cadmium (Cd) reduction in staple food crops. Herein, we evaluated the phytotoxicity of Glyzinc under foliar and root application (FA&RA) in a lab-scale experiment, and then investigated its Zn efficiency and Cd reduction through foliar application on wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) under field conditions.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  22. Bioaccessibility and transformation of cadmium in different tissues of Zhikong scallops (Chlamys farreri) during in vitro gastrointestinal digestion

    • Sun, 09/18/2022 - 04:00
    • Food Chemistry
    • Scallop is well known for its high accumulation of cadmium. The bioaccessibility and speciation of cadmium in different tissues of scallops during gastrointestinal digestion could influence the evaluation of its biological effects and consumption safety in humans. The bioaccessibility of total Cd ranged from 44.0% (kidney) to 90.2% (gonad) for different tissues of scallop Chlamys farreri.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  23. Roles of C/EBP-homologous protein and histone H3 lysine 4 methylation in arsenic-induced mitochondrial apoptosis in hepatocytes

    • Sun, 09/18/2022 - 04:00
    • Toxicology and Industrial Health
    • C/EBP-homologous protein (CHOP) and histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) methylation have been verified to be correlated with apoptosis, whereas their biological function in arsenic-induced hepatocyte apoptosis through the mitochondrial pathway is still unclear. This study aimed to explore the specific regulatory mechanism of CHOP and H3K4me1/2 in arsenic-induced mitochondrial apoptosis in hepatocytes.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  24. Optimization of Extraction Conditions and Validation of the Method for Determination of Arsenic Species in Carrageenan-Producing Seaweed, Kappaphycus spp., Using HPLC-ICP-MS

    • Sat, 09/17/2022 - 04:00
    • Food Analytical Methods
    • Seaweeds are known for their nutritional benefits; however, they contain one of the highest levels of arsenic content. Arsenic species are found in various oxidation states in the environment, where inorganic arsenic is more toxic than organic ones.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Heavy Metals
  25. Simultaneous Determination of Aldrin and Mirex in Honey by Liquid–Liquid Extraction with Low-Temperature Purification combined with GC–MS

    • Sat, 09/17/2022 - 04:00
    • Food Analytical Methods
    • Aldrin and Mirex are organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) considered toxic to human and animal health. Although their use has been banned for decades, these compounds persist in several environmental and food samples, including honey.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues