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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. Impact of sumac, cumin, black pepper and red pepper extracts in the development of foodborne pathogens and formation of biogenic amines

    • Sat, 04/02/2022 - 04:00
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • The effects of sumac, cumin, black pepper and red pepper diethyl ether extracts on the growth of eight foodborne pathogens (FBP) and their biogenic amine (BA) production were investigated in histidine decarboxylase broth. The antimicrobial effect was determined by the minimum inhibitory (MIC) and minimum bactericidal (MBC) concentrations. Sumac extract showed the highest antimicrobial activity against FBP.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Campylobacter
      • Salmonella
      • Staphylococcus aureus
      • Yersinia
  2. Colorimetric sensor based on peroxidase-like activity of chitosan coated on magnetic nanoparticles for rapid detection of the total bacterial count in raw milk

    • Sun, 02/06/2022 - 06:00
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Recently, frequent outbreaks of foodborne diseases have attracted increasing attention, and how to rapidly detect foodborne pathogens has also become an urgent issue. Herein, we reported the colorimetric sensor based on chitosan-coated magnetic nanoparticles (CS@MNPs) for rapidly broad-spectrum detection of the total bacterial count, whose color change can be visible to the naked eye without any other sophisticated instruments.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Bacillus cereus
      • Cronobacter
      • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
      • Listeria monocytogenes
      • Salmonella
      • Staphylococcus aureus
  3. Application of cloud point extraction for residues of chloramphenicol and amoxicillin in milk samples by HPLC–DAD

    • Mon, 01/24/2022 - 06:00
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • A pre-concentration and sensitive determination method for residues of Chloramphenicol (CLP) and Amoxicillin (AMX) in milk samples were developed based on cloud point extraction (CPE) and HPLC–DAD analysis. CLP and AMX molecules were extracted to surfactant phases of polyethylene glycol-6000 (PEG-6000) in the presence of pH 7.0 buffer and high electrolyte concentration.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Antibiotic residues
  4. Rapid and simultaneous detection of Salmonella spp., Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes in meat using multiplex immunomagnetic separation and multiplex real-time PCR

    • Sat, 01/22/2022 - 12:00
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • This study aimed to develop a combination of immunomagnetic separation (IMS) and real-time PCR (qPCR) techniques to detect and analyze Salmonella spp. (SAL), Listeria monocytogenes (LM), and Escherichia coli O157:H7 (O157: H7) in meat samples quickly and accurately. Bacteria-specific immunomagnetic beads (IMBs) were prepared from carboxyl magnetic beads and affinity-purified polyclonal antibodies using a novel magnetic bead activator.

      • Bacterial pathogens
      • Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
      • Escherichia coli O157:H7
      • Listeria monocytogenes
      • Salmonella
  5. Recent advances in sensors for detecting food pathogens, contaminants, and toxins: a review

    • Wed, 01/12/2022 - 22:17
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Food safety being a vast global public health threat has attracted growing concern. Efficient detection techniques for food hazards are essential to ensure food safety. Various methods have been established to sense food hazards for solving food safety-related problems. However, due to trace levels of food contaminants, pathogens, and toxins, the development of efficient and reliable detection techniques has been challenging work.

      • Chemical contaminants
      • Pesticide residues
  6. Study on the antifungal activity and mechanism of tea saponin from Camellia oleifera cake

    • Sat, 01/08/2022 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • The purpose of this study was to isolate tea saponin from defatted C. oleifera cake and explore its potential antifungal activity and mechanism. UHPLC–MS/MS identified the compounds, and the antibacterial activity of tea saponin was determined by the inhibition zone method and double dilution method. In addition, the influence of tea saponin on the cell membrane, hyphae, and biofilm was studied to explore the antifungal mechanism of tea saponin.

  7. Recent advances in sensors for detecting food pathogens, contaminants, and toxins: a review

    • Fri, 01/07/2022 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Food safety being a vast global public health threat has attracted growing concern. Efficient detection techniques for food hazards are essential to ensure food safety. Various methods have been established to sense food hazards for solving food safety-related problems. However, due to trace levels of food contaminants, pathogens, and toxins, the development of efficient and reliable detection techniques has been challenging work.

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  8. A novel high-sensitive indirect competitive chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay based on monoclonal antibody for tenuazonic acid (TeA) detection

    • Fri, 01/07/2022 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Tenuazonic acid (TeA), as a naturally occurring mycotoxin found in sorghum, corn, wheat, oat, tomato, apple, rapeseed and their products, has attracted increasing attention due to its wide contamination and high dietary exposure of infants and toddlers. Traditional methods usually require large instruments and high working conditions but are not suitable for low-cost large-scale screening. Thus, a rapid, sensitive and inexpensive method for TeA detection is required.

  9. Amelioration of growth, nutritional value, and microbial load of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) through probiotic supplemented feed

    • Sat, 12/04/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Industrial production of Tenebrio molitor larvae (TML), a promising source of protein for food, requires safety, fast growth, maturation, and high survival. Probiotics, enhance host growth and protect against pathogens and diseases. This study evaluates the effects of three probiotic bacteria immobilized on the diet of mealworms, on growth performance, nutritional value, and microbial load of T. molitor larvae.

      • Bacterial pathogens
  10. Exploring thermosonication as non-chemical disinfection technology for strawberries

    • Mon, 11/29/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • The scope of this work was to study the efficacy of the combination of sonication at 35 or 130 kHz with three temperature treatments: 20, 50 and 55 ºC, on the population of artificially inoculated Listeria innocua in strawberries, and on their overall quality. Prior in vitro results showed that temperature was the main factor in decreasing L.

      • Bacterial pathogens
  11. A novel fluorescence internal filtration immunoassay for the detection of clenbuterol

    • Fri, 11/19/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Clenbuterol is a β-adrenergic receptor agonist that can be used as a bronchodilator for the treatment of respiratory diseases or as an additive feed in livestock to improve conversion rate of lean meat. However, the residue of clenbuterol in food can be a threat to human health. Therefore, it is important to monitor clenbuterol in foods.

  12. Lupine (Lupinus spp.) proteins: characteristics, safety and food applications

    • Sun, 11/14/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Lupines (Lupinus spp.) have emerged as a cheap functional food with the advantages of being non-genetically modified crop, able to adapt to harsh conditions and low-input farming. Lupines are rich in protein and poor in starch, similar to soy. The factor limiting the use of lupine is the presence of quinolizidine alkaloids especially in bitter species. Nevertheless, modern breeding programs ensured the selection of sweet lupine species with reduced alkaloid content (≤ 0.2 g/kg DM).

  13. Concentration of aflatoxins in edible vegetable oils: a systematic meta-analysis review

    • Mon, 11/01/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Edible vegetable oils are essential components of our daily diet that are widely consumed in great amounts worldwide. The present study evaluated the concentration of aflatoxins (AFTs) in highly consumed vegetable oils (including peanut, olive, corn, soya bean, linseed, sesame, palm, canola, sunflower, and coconut) through a systematic review and meta-analytic approach.

      • Aflatoxins
      • Natural toxins
  14. Facile and sensitive detection of norfloxacin in animal-derived foods using immuno-personal glucose meter

    • Fri, 09/24/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Norfloxacin (NOR) is a type of fluoroquinolone broad spectrum antimicrobial drug capable of treating bacterial infections leading to adverse reactions and a reduction in the efficiency for treating infection in humans. To ensure consumer safety, a facile and sensitive immunoassay using personal glucose meter (PGM) was developed for the detection of NOR in animal-derived foods in this study.

  15. A magnetic nanoparticle-based lateral flow immunochromatography assay for the rapid detection of fluoroquinolones in milk

    • Fri, 09/24/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • A magnetic nanoparticle (MNP)-based lateral flow immunochromatography assay (LFIA) was established to detect fluoroquinolones (FQs) in milk. This method is an improvement of traditional Au nanoparticle (AuNP)-based LFIA. Compared with AuNP-labeled antibody, the combination between MNPs and antibody is stronger and more stable, and the preparation process is convenient.

  16. Saltatory rolling circle amplification (SRCA) for sensitive visual detection of horsemeat adulteration in beef products

    • Tue, 08/10/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Meat adulteration is a form of economic fraud and a global issue diminishing consumer confidence. Consequently, a sensitive and reliable technique for meat species identification is needed to protect meat quality. The present work proposes a rapid, nucleic acid, isothermal amplification method, with SYBR Green I visualization called saltatory rolling circle amplification (SRCA) to identify horsemeat in beef products.

  17. Quality of traditionally produced Istrian sausage and identification of autochthonous lactic acid bacteria strains as potential functional starter cultures

    • Tue, 08/10/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Fermented sausages have been manufactured traditionally in the Mediterranean basin. Istrian sausages are one of the many regionally specific products distinguished by the specific traditional recipes and consequentially exceptional sensory characteristics.

  18. Multi-residue analytical methods for pesticides in teas: a review

    • Tue, 07/27/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Tea is one of the most popular drinks worldwide. In the process of tea planting, for controlling pests, a variety of pesticides are usually applied. Therefore, pesticide residues and their metabolites in tea leaves, as well as their adverse effects on tea drinkers' health, are becoming increasingly concerning.

      • Pesticide residues
      • Chemical contaminants
  19. Comparison of immunological properties of recombinant and natural turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) parvalbumin

    • Tue, 07/27/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Fish parvalbumin is a major allergen known to cause allergy and has been a serious concern of food safety all over the world. Recombinant allergen has been broadly applied in allergy diagnosis and immunotherapy in recent years, but different immune activities of several recombinant allergens compared with their natural forms were found.

  20. A sensitive chemiluminescence immunoassay based on immunomagnetic beads for quantitative detection of zearalenone

    • Tue, 07/20/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Sensitive and rapid analysis of zearalenone (ZEN) in grains and feed is essential to guarantee the food security for human health. Herein a chemiluminescence method was demonstrated to measure the content of zearalenone in food samples. An immunomagnetic beads-anti-ZEN monoclonal antibody complex was prepared.

      • Mycotoxins
      • Natural toxins
  21. Targeted authentication approach for the control of the contamination of refined olive oil by refined seeds oils using chromatographic techniques and chemometrics models

    • Thu, 07/08/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Abstract

  22. Effect of atmospheric cold plasma treatment on technological and nutrition functionality of protein in foods

    • Wed, 06/23/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Atmospheric cold plasma (ACP) is an emerging technology which has increased attraction due to the consumers’ tendency toward fresh and minimally processed food products. This non-thermal technology has been considered as a promising tool for decontamination of foods, modification of food components as well as food packaging. The potential interactions of cold plasma species with food components and consequently its effect on food quality is of high importance.

  23. In vitro antioxidant and antibacterial activities with polyphenolic profiling of wild cherry, the European larch and sweet chestnut tree bark

    • Sun, 06/13/2021 - 02:01
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • Abstract

      • Staphylococcus aureus
      • Bacterial pathogens
  24. Combined approach to studying authenticity markers following spatial, temporal and production practice trends in honey from Croatia

    • Fri, 05/14/2021 - 02:04
    • European Food Research and Technology
    • The confirmation of honey authenticity is an ongoing challenge.

      • Seasonal Produce
      • Produce Safety
  25. Allergenicity determination of Turbot parvalbumin for safety of fish allergy via dendritic cells, RBL‐2H3 cell and mouse model

    • Sun, 05/09/2021 - 02:03
    • European Food Research and Technology

    • Abstract

      • Bacterial pathogens