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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225295/growth-and-modeling-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-flour-products-under-isothermal-and-nonisothermal-conditions
#1
Hui Cao, Tingting Wang, Min Yuan, Jingsong Yu, Fei Xu
This study was conducted to investigate the growth of Staphylococcus aureus in traditional Chinese flour products under isothermal (10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 37°C) and nonisothermal (10 to 20, 20 to 30, and 25 to 37°C) conditions. Then, models for the growth of S. aureus in flour products as a function of storage temperature, pH, and water activity (aw) were developed, and the goodness of fit of models was evaluated using the determination coefficient (R(2)), root mean square error (RMSE), bias factor (Bf), and accuracy factor (Af)...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207312/effect-of-water-hardness-on-efficacy-of-sodium-hypochlorite-inactivation-of-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-in-water
#2
Sara Swanson, Tong-Jen Fu
This study examined how the hardness of water affected the efficacy of sodium hypochlorite in inactivating Escherichia coli O157:H7 in water. Water was prepared at different degrees of total hardness (0, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 5,000 mg/liter CaCO3). Inactivation was assessed at different levels of free chlorine (0, 0.2, 0.5, and 1.0 ppm) at 2 to 4°C and pH 6.5. Thirty milliliters of chlorinated water was inoculated with 6 log CFU/ml of E. coli O157:H7 and allowed to mix for 3, 10, 20, or 30 s...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207311/prevalence-of-salmonella-in-cashews-hazelnuts-macadamia-nuts-pecans-pine-nuts-and-walnuts-in-the-united-states
#3
Guodong Zhang, Lijun Hu, David Melka, Hua Wang, Anna Laasri, Eric W Brown, Errol Strain, Marc Allard, Vincent K Bunning, Steven M Musser, Rhoma Johnson, Sofia M Santillana Farakos, Virginia N Scott, Régis Pouillot, Jane M Van Doren, Thomas S Hammack
Nuts have been identified as a vector for salmonellosis. The objective of this project was to estimate the prevalence and contamination level of Salmonella in raw tree nuts (cashews, pecans, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pine nuts, and walnuts) at retail markets in the United States. A total of 3,656 samples of six types of tree nuts were collected from different types of retail stores and markets nationwide between October 2014 and October 2015. These samples were analyzed using a modified version of the Salmonella culture method from the U...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207310/microbiological-quality-and-prevalence-of-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotic-resistance-genes-in-oysters-crassostrea-rhizophorae
#4
Maria Aparecida da RessurreiÇão Brandão, Amanda Teixeira Sampaio Lopes, Maria Tereza da Silva Neta, Rhyan Barros Farias de Oliveira, Rachel Passos Rezende, George Rêgo Albuquerque, Verônica Dias Gonçalves, Dália Dos Prazeres Rodrigues, Guisla Boehs, Bianca Mendes Maciel
The microbiological quality of oysters reflects the microbiological quality of their habitats because they are filter feeders. The objective of this study was to assess the bacterial composition of the edible oyster Crassostrea rhizophorae in urban and preserved estuaries. Particularly, we assessed the presence of pathogenic bacteria, investigated antibiotic susceptibility in bacterial isolates, and quantified β-lactam antibiotic resistance genes (blaTEM, blaSHV, and blaKPC) via quantitative PCR of oyster DNA...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207309/multilocus-sequence-typing-and-staphylococcal-protein-a-typing-revealed-novel-and-diverse-clones-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-seafood-and-the-aquatic-environment
#5
V Murugadas, C Joseph Toms, Sara A Reethu, K V Lalitha
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been a global health concern since the 1960s, and isolation of this pathogen from food-producing animals has been increasing. However, little information is available on the prevalence of MRSA and its clonal characteristics in seafood and the aquatic environment. In this study, 267 seafood and aquatic environment samples were collected from three districts of Kerala, India. Staphylococcal protein A (spa) typing and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) was performed for 65 MRSA strains isolated from 20 seafood and aquatic environment samples...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207308/prevalence-of-listeria-monocytogenes-in-retail-lightly-pickled-vegetables-and-its-successful-control-at-processing-plants
#6
Masumi Taguchi, Masashi Kanki, Yuko Yamaguchi, Hideichi Inamura, Yosuke Koganei, Tetsuya Sano, Hiromi Nakamura, Hiroshi Asakura
Incidences of food poisoning traced to nonanimal food products have been increasingly reported. One of these was a recent large outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 infection from the consumption of lightly pickled vegetables, indicating the necessity of imposing hygienic controls during manufacturing. However, little is known about the bacterial contamination levels in these minimally processed vegetables. Here we examined the prevalence of STEC, Salmonella spp., and Listeria monocytogenes in 100 lightly pickled vegetable products manufactured at 55 processing factories...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207307/nontyphoidal-salmonella-gastroenteritis-in-baoshan-shanghai-china-2010-to-2014-an-etiological-surveillance-and-case-control-study
#7
Xingtang Yang, Kai Jin, Fan Yang, Guoping Yuan, Wenbin Liu, Lunhui Xiang, Zhenqiang Wu, Zixiong Li, Jianying Mao, Junqing Shen, Nelson Lombe, Hemitério Zandamela, Lucrece Hazoume, Xiaomei Hou, Yibo Ding, Guangwen Cao
Nontyphoidal Salmonella (NTS) gastroenteritis is a widespread global foodborne disease. To identify the epidemiologic characteristics, sources of food contamination, and risk factors of NTS gastroenteritis, epidemiologic data and stool specimens of diarrheal patients were collected from sentinel hospitals in Baoshan, Shanghai, People's Republic of China, between 2010 and 2014. Food products from nearby farmers' markets and animal feces from live poultry markets and livestock farms were sampled to identify the pathogen; a case-control study was conducted to characterize risk factors of NTS gastroenteritis...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207306/a-comprehensive-review-of-spirit-drink-safety-standards-and-regulations-from-an-international-perspective
#8
Xiao-Na Pang, Zhao-Jie Li, Jing-Yu Chen, Li-Juan Gao, Bei-Zhong Han
Standards and regulations related to spirit drinks have been established by different countries and international organizations to ensure the safety and quality of spirits. Here, we introduce the principles of food safety and quality standards for alcoholic beverages and then compare the key indicators used in the distinct standards of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the European Union, the People's Republic of China, the United States, Canada, and Australia. We also discuss in detail the "maximum level" of the following main contaminants of spirit drinks: methanol, higher alcohols, ethyl carbamate, hydrocyanic acid, heavy metals, mycotoxins, phthalates, and aldehydes...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207305/heavy-metal-presence-in-two-different-types-of-ice-cream-artisanal-ice-cream-italian-gelato-and-industrial-ice-cream
#9
D Conficoni, L Alberghini, E Bissacco, M Ferioli, V Giaccone
Ice cream, a popular product worldwide, is usually a milk-based product with other types of ingredients (fruit, eggs, cocoa, dried fruit, additives, and others). Different materials are used to obtain the desired taste, texture, consistency, and appearance of the final product. This study surveyed ice cream products available in Italy for heavy metals (lead, cadmium, chromium, tin, and arsenic). The differences between artisanal and industrial ice cream were also investigated because of the importance in the Italian diet and the diffusion of this ready-to-eat food...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207304/improvement-of-polymyxin-egg-yolk-mannitol-bromothymol-blue-agar-for-the-enumeration-and-isolation-of-bacillus-cereus-in-various-foods
#10
Il-Byeong Kang, Jung-Whan Chon, Dong-Hyeon Kim, Dana Jeong, Hong-Seok Kim, Hyunsook Kim, Kun-Ho Seo
A modified polymyxin-egg yolk-mannitol-bromothymol blue agar (mPEMBA) was developed by supplementing polymyxin-egg yolk-mannitol-bromothymol blue agar (PEMBA) with trimethoprim to improve the selectivity for and recoverability of Bacillus cereus from naturally and artificially contaminated food samples. The number of B. cereus in mPEMBA was significantly higher than in PEMBA, indicating better recoverability (P < 0.05) in red pepper powder (PEMBA 0.80 ± 0.22 log CFU/g versus mPEMBA 1.95 ± 0.17 log CFU/g) and soybean paste (PEMBA 2...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207303/growth-of-listeria-monocytogenes-in-thawed-frozen-foods
#11
Ai Kataoka, Hua Wang, Philip H Elliott, Richard C Whiting, Melinda M Hayman
The growth characteristics of Listeria monocytogenes inoculated onto frozen foods (corn, green peas, crabmeat, and shrimp) and thawed by being stored at 4, 8, 12, and 20°C were investigated. The growth parameters, lag-phase duration (LPD) and exponential growth rate (EGR), were determined by using a two-phase linear growth model as a primary model and a square root model for EGR and a quadratic model for LPD as secondary models, based on the growth data. The EGR model predictions were compared with growth rates obtained from the USDA Pathogen Modeling Program, calculated with similar pH, salt percentage, and NaNO2 parameters, at all storage temperatures...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207302/characteristics-of-shiga-toxin-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-in-slaughtered-reindeer-from-northern-finland
#12
Claudio Zweifel, Lisa Fierz, Nicole Cernela, Sauli Laaksonen, Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa, Roger Stephan
Fecal samples collected from 470 slaughtered reindeer 6 to 7 months of age were screened by real-time PCR (after enrichment) for Shiga toxin genes (stx) and then for Escherichia coli serogroup O157. Shiga toxin genes were found frequently (>30% of samples), and serogroup O157 was detected in 20% of the stx-positive samples. From these samples, a total of 25 E. coli O157:H(-) isolates (nonmotile but PCR positive for fliCH7) were obtained. Twenty-four of these E. coli O157:H(-) isolates did not ferment sorbitol and originated from one geographic area...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207293/prevalence-of-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-from-u-s-grown-and-imported-fresh-produce-retailed-in-chain-supermarkets-and-ethnic-stores-of-davidson-county-tennessee
#13
Siqin Liu, Agnes Kilonzo-Nthenge
The aim of this study was to determine whether U.S.-grown and imported fresh produce retailed in ethnic stores and chain supermarkets was a reservoir of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A total of 360 (129 imported and 231 U.S.-grown) samples of fresh produce were purchased from retail stores and analyzed for Enterobacteriaceae , including three pathogenic bacteria ( Escherichia coli O157:H7, Shigella , and Salmonella ), using standard methods. Presumptive pathogenic isolates were confirmed using PCR. The mean Enterobacteriaceae counts for imported produce were 6...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207292/occurrence-of-toxoplasma-gondii-in-carcasses-of-pigs-reared-in-intensive-systems-in-northern-italy
#14
Roberto Papini, Pierluigi di Ciccio, Marianna Marangi, Sergio Ghidini, Emanuela Zanardi, Alberto Vergara, Annunziata Giangaspero, Simona Nardoni, Guido Rocchigiani, Francesca Mancianti, Adriana Ianieri
To evaluate the occurrence of Toxoplasma gondii and to genetically characterize its isolates in carcasses of industrial fattening pigs, blood, diaphragm, and heart samples were collected from 375 carcasses of pigs slaughtered to be processed for Parma ham production. Pigs had been bred on approved farms (n = 75) located in the so-called Food Valley in Italy. Sera were examined for immunoglobulin G antibodies to T. gondii by modified agglutination test (MAT). Both heart and diaphragm samples from seropositive carcasses were processed for the presence of T...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199151/antimicrobial-resistance-percentages-of-salmonella-and-shigella-in-seafood-imported-to-jordan-higher-percentages-and-more-diverse-profiles-in-shigella
#15
Mohammad M Obaidat, Alaa E Bani Salman
This study determined the prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of human-specific ( Shigella spp.) and zoonotic ( Salmonella enterica ) foodborne pathogens in internationally traded seafood. Sixty-four Salmonella and 61 Shigella isolates were obtained from 330 imported fresh fish samples from Egypt, Yemen, and India. The pathogens were isolated on selective media, confirmed by PCR, and tested for antimicrobial resistance. Approximately 79 and 98% of the Salmonella and Shigella isolates, respectively, exhibited resistance to at least one antimicrobial, and 8 and 49% exhibited multidrug resistance (resistance to three or more antimicrobial classes)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199150/development-and-validation-of-a-cultural-method-for-the-detection-and-isolation-of-salmonella-in-cloves
#16
Guodong Zhang, Laila Ali, Vikas Gill, Aparna Tatavarthy, Xiaohong Deng, Lijun Hu, Eric W Brown, Thomas S Hammack
Detection of Salmonella in some spices, such as cloves, remains a challenge due to their inherent antimicrobial properties. The purpose of this study was to develop an effective detection method for Salmonella from spices using cloves as a model. Two clove varieties, Ceylon and Madagascar, were used in the study. Cloves were inoculated with Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serotypes Montevideo, Typhimurium, or Weltevreden at about 1, 3, or 6 log CFU/25 g. Two test portion sizes, 10 and 25 g, were compared...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199149/a-genetic-method-to-evaluate-the-prevalence-of-unique-dna-profiles-between-sequential-ground-beef-batches
#17
G Peters, B Cleveland, J Higgins, F Butler, C Meghen
The delineation of ground beef batches has implications for the management of product disposition policies in the event of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli contamination. Analysis of individual contributor animal-specific DNA profiles can provide valuable empirical data for understanding the dynamics of ground meat production processes and can act as a surrogate for cross-contamination. A genetic method was developed for characterizing the source raw material flow and carryover between discrete batches of ground beef in a large-scale commercial beef grinding operation...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199148/presence-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-in-ready-to-eat-foods-in-shaanxi-china
#18
Allah Bux Baloch, Hua Yang, Yuqing Feng, Meili Xi, Qian Wu, Qinhao Yang, Jingsi Tang, Xiangxiang He, Yingping Xiao, Xiaodong Xia
The aim of this study was to determine the presence and characteristics of Escherichia coli in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods. A total of 300 RTE foods samples were collected in Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China: 50 samples of cooked meat, 165 samples of vegetable salad, 50 samples of cold noodles, and 35 samples of salted boiled peanuts. All samples were collected during summer (in July to October) 2011 and 2012 and surveyed for the presence of E. coli . E. coli isolates recovered were classified by phylogenetic typing using a PCR assay...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199147/microbiological-safety-of-animal-wastes-processed-by-physical-heat-treatment-an-alternative-to-eliminate-human-pathogens-in-biological-soil-amendments-as-recommended-by-the-food-safety-modernization-act
#19
Zhao Chen, Xiuping Jiang
Animal wastes have high nutritional value as biological soil amendments of animal origin for plant cultivation in sustainable agriculture; however, they can be sources of some human pathogens. Although composting is an effective way to reduce pathogen levels in animal wastes, pathogens may still survive under certain conditions and persist in the composted products, which potentially could lead to fresh produce contamination. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act, alternative treatments are recommended for reducing or eliminating human pathogens in raw animal manure...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199146/morphological-change-and-decreasing-transfer-rate-of-biofilm-featured-listeria-monocytogenes-egde
#20
Yuejia Lee, Chinling Wang
Listeria monocytogenes , a lethal foodborne pathogen, has the ability to resist the hostile food processing environment and thus frequently contaminates ready-to-eat foods during processing. It is commonly accepted that the tendency of L. monocytogenes ' to generate biofilms on various surfaces enhances its resistance to the harshness of the food processing environment. However, the role of biofilm formation in the transferability of L. monocytogenes EGDe remains controversial. We examined the growth of Listeria biofilms on stainless steel surfaces and their effect on the transferability of L...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
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