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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544553/dna-barcoding-meets-nanotechnology-development-of-a-smart-universal-tool-for-food-authentication
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Paola Valentini, Andrea Galimberti, Valerio Mezzasalma, Fabrizio De Mattia, Maurizio Casiraghi, Massimo Labra, Pier Paolo Pompa
Food trade globalization and the growing demand for selected food varieties have led to the intensification of adulteration cases, especially in the form of species substitution/mixing with cheaper taxa. This phenomenon acquired huge economic impact and sometimes even public health implications. DNA barcoding represents a well-proven molecular tool to assess the authenticity of food items, although its diffusion is hampered by analytical constraints and timeframes that are often prohibitive for food market...
May 23, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538914/the-regulation-and-adoption-of-health-technologies-under-brazil-s-unified-health-system-barriers-to-access-to-medicines-for-diseases-of-poverty
#2
Rafael Santos Santana, Evandro de Oliveira Lupatini, Silvana Nair Leite
The study aimed to examine the regulation and adoption of health technologies for the diseases of poverty in the Brazil's Unified Health System (SUS). An exploratory, descriptive study was conducted between January and May 2016 consisting of the search and analysis of relevant documents on the websites of Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the National Commission for the Adoption of Technologies by the SUS, and Saúde Legis (the Ministry of Health's Legislation System)...
May 2017: Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533700/risk-management-and-regulations-for-lower-limb-medical-exoskeletons-a-review
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REVIEW
Yongtian He, David Eguren, Trieu Phat Luu, Jose L Contreras-Vidal
Gait disability is a major health care problem worldwide. Powered exoskeletons have recently emerged as devices that can enable users with gait disabilities to ambulate in an upright posture, and potentially bring other clinical benefits. In 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration approved marketing of the ReWalk™ Personal Exoskeleton as a class II medical device with special controls. Since then, Indego™ and Ekso™ have also received regulatory approval. With similar trends worldwide, this industry is likely to grow rapidly...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532592/extending-the-scope-of-eco-labelling-in-the-food-industry-to-drive-change-beyond-sustainable-agriculture-practices
#4
Marco A Miranda-Ackerman, Catherine Azzaro-Pantel
New consumer awareness is shifting industry towards more sustainable practices, creating a virtuous cycle between producers and consumers enabled by eco-labelling. Eco-labelling informs consumers of specific characteristics of products and has been used to market greener products. Eco-labelling in the food industry has yet been mostly focused on promoting organic farming, limiting the scope to the agricultural stage of the supply chain, while carbon labelling informs on the carbon footprint throughout the life cycle of the product...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532472/an-audit-of-food-and-beverage-advertising-on-the-sydney-metropolitan-train-network-regulation-and-policy-implications
#5
Emma Sainsbury, Stephen Colagiuri, Roger Magnusson
BACKGROUND: Increased marketing of energy-dense, nutrient-poor foods has been identified as a driver of the global obesity epidemic and a priority area for preventative efforts. Local and international research has focused on the unhealthiness of television advertising, with limited research into the growing outdoor advertising industry. This study aimed to examine the extent of food and beverage advertising on the Sydney metropolitan train network, and to assess the nutritional quality of advertised products against the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating...
May 22, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530559/meat-species-identification-by-two-direct-triplex-real-time-pcr-assays-using-low-resolution-melting
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Phuvadol Thanakiatkrai, Thitika Kitpipit
We developed and validated the first direct multiplex real-time PCR assay with melt curve analysis for the identification of different types of meat. The assay detects six commonly eaten meat species and provides the following benefits: ease of use, shortened analysis time, and decreased analysis cost. Species-specific primers were designed from cytochrome b, cytochrome oxidase I, and 16S rRNA genes to generate PCR products with specific melting peaks that differentiate pork, beef, horsemeat, duck meat, ostrich meat, and chicken...
October 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529669/veggie-van-pilot-study-impact-of-a-mobile-produce-market-for-underserved-communities-on-fruit-and-vegetable-access-and-intake
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Lucia A Leone, Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Alice S Ammerman
We conducted a pilot evaluation of the Veggie Van, a mobile produce market that brings weekly boxes of reduced-cost locally grown fruits and vegetables (F&V) to lower-income communities and offers cooking and nutrition education to customers. We conducted surveys just prior to starting Veggie Van at each of 3 sites and again at 2-3 months. F&V intake was measured with a 2-question item and a 10-item food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) in a subset of participants. At baseline, average servings/day of F&V was 4...
2017: Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528096/analysis-of-domestic-refrigerator-temperatures-and-home-storage-time-distributions-for-shelf-life-studies-and-food-safety-risk-assessment
#8
Anna Roccato, Mieke Uyttendaele, Jeanne-Marie Membré
In the framework of food safety, when mimicking the consumer phase, the storage time and temperature used are mainly considered as single point estimates instead of probability distributions. This singlepoint approach does not take into account the variability within a population and could lead to an overestimation of the parameters. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyse data on domestic refrigerator temperatures and storage times of chilled food in European countries in order to draw general rules which could be used either in shelf-life testing or risk assessment...
June 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527950/the-building-blocks-of-drinking-experience-across-men-and-women-a-case-study-with-craft-and-industrial-beers
#9
Carlos Gómez-Corona, Héctor B Escalona-Buendía, Sylvie Chollet, Dominique Valentin
In today's market, every product seems to be marked by the label of "experience". It is expected that successful products give the consumer "extraordinary experiences". The research in consumption experience is growing, but much work still needs to be done to understand the food and beverage experience. A qualitative study was conducted using contextual focus groups to explore the building blocks of consumers' drinking experience of industrial and craft beers. The results show that drinking experience is shaped by our cognitive, sensory or affective systems, especially during the core consumption experience...
May 17, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527511/accumulation-of-biomass-and-four-triterpenoids-in-two-stage-cultured-poria-cocos-mycelia-and-diuretic-activity-in-rats
#10
Gao-Sheng Hu, Chong-Gui Huang, Yang Zhang, Wei Xiao, Jing-Ming Jia
Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf, an important medicinal and food fungus, is well known in East Asia. Due to growing market demand, long cultivation period, and consumption of pine trunk during cultivation, developing alternative methods for producing P. cocos and/or its active components is of interest. In the present study, the effects of different culture methods on biomass and accumulation of four triterpenoids were investigated. The ethanol extract of fermented mycelium (EFM) was orally administered to rats. Urine output and concentrations of electrolytes (Na(+), K(+), and Cl(-)) were measured...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524085/present-food-shopping-habits-in-the-spanish-adult-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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María Achón, María Serrano, Ángela García-González, Elena Alonso-Aperte, Gregorio Varela-Moreiras
Information on grocery shopping patterns is one key to understanding dietary changes in recent years in Spain. This report presents an overview of Spanish food shopping patterns in the adult population. A cross-sectional, nationally representative telephone survey was conducted in Spain. Individuals were asked about food shopping responsibility roles, types of visited food stores, time spent, additional behaviors while shopping, the influence of marketing/advertising and, in particular, fresh produce shopping profile...
May 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523125/fat-soluble-vitamin-intake-from-the-consumption-of-food-fortified-food-and-supplements-design-and-methods-of-the-belgian-vitadek-study
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Isabelle Moyersoen, Stefaan Demarest, Karin De Ridder, Jean Tafforeau, Carl Lachat, John Van Camp
BACKGROUND: The adequacy of micronutrient intake is a public health concern, as both insufficient and excessive intake levels may result in adverse health effects. Data on dietary intake are needed to evaluate potential problems regarding inadequate intake at population level and to formulate effective public health and food safety recommendations. Assessing the intake of micronutrients in population subgroups such as infants, toddlers, pregnant and lactating women is challenging and requires specific approaches...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521663/towards-a-generic-procedure-for-the-detection-of-relevant-contaminants-from-waste-electric-and-electronic-equipment-weee-in-plastic-food-contact-materials-review-and-selection-of-key-parameters
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Franky Puype, Jiří Samsonek, Věra Vilímková, Šárka Kopečková, Andrea Ratiborská, Jan Knoop, Marion Egelkraut-Holtus, Markus Ortlieb, Uwe Oppermann
Recently, traces of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) have been detected in black plastic food contact materials (FCMs) indicating the presence of recycled plastics, mainly coming from waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) as BFRs are one of the main additives in electric applications. In order to evaluate efficiently and preliminary in situ the presence of WEEE in plastic FCMs, a generic procedure for evaluation of WEEE presence in plastic FCMs by using defined parameters having each an associated importance level has been proposed...
May 18, 2017: Food Additives & Contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521373/paediatric-medicines-regulatory-and-scientific-issues
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Chrysa Daousani, Vangelis D Karalis
In the past, dosage regimens authorized for adults were extrapolated to children relying mainly on empirical dosage adjustments. However, children are not small adults, but a distinct and heterogeneous group in terms of physiology, disease occurrence, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and also psychological, cognitive, and behavioral aspects. Even though it would be helpful to know the physiological changes and the special drug treatment needs in children, this task could not be performed due to ethical reasons...
May 18, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514648/determination-of-fenobucarb-residues-in-animal-and-aquatic-food-products-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-coupled-with-a-quechers-extraction-method
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Weijia Zheng, Jin-A Park, Dan Zhang, A M Abd El-Aty, Seong-Kwan Kim, Sang-Hyun Cho, Jeong-Min Choi, Jae-Han Shim, Byung-Joon Chang, Jin-Suk Kim, Ho-Chul Shin
A modified quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe (QuEChERS) extraction method coupled with liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI(+)/MS-MS) was developed for quantification of fenobucarb residues in animal food products, such as porcine muscle, egg, and whole milk, and aquatic food products, such as eel, flatfish, and shrimp. Acetonitrile with the addition of 0.1% trifluoroacetic acid was employed as an extraction solvent and was compared with acetonitrile alone and 0...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513757/-new-drugs-for-horses-and-production-animals-in-2016
#16
Ilka Ute Emmerich
In 2016, only one newly developed active pharmaceutical ingredient for horses and food-producing animals was released on the German market for veterinary drug products. The immunomodulator Pegbovigrastim is now available as an injection solution for cattle (Imrestor(®)). Four established veterinary active pharmaceutical ingredients are available for further species: the ectoparasitic Amitraz (Apitraz(®)) from the triazapentadiene group was additionally authorized for honeybees, the expectorant Bromhexine (Exflow(®) Vet) for chickens, turkeys and ducks and the macrolide antibiotic Gamithromycin (Zactran(®)) for pigs...
May 17, 2017: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508987/transmission-of-h6n2-wild-bird-origin-influenza-a-virus-among-multiple-bird-species-in-a-stacked-cage-setting
#17
J Jeffrey Root, Susan A Shriner, Jeremy W Ellis, Kaci K VanDalen, Alan B Franklin
Live bird markets are common in certain regions of the U.S. and in other regions of the world. We experimentally tested the ability of a wild bird influenza A virus to transmit from index animals to naïve animals at varying animal densities in stacked cages in a simulated live bird market. Two and six mallards, five and twelve quail, and six and nine pheasants were used in the low-density and high-density stacks of cages, respectively. Transmission did not occur in the high-density stack of cages likely due to the short duration and relatively low levels of shedding, a dominance of oral shedding, and the lack of transmission to other mallards in the index cage...
May 16, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507222/meeting-the-goal-of-concurrent-adolescent-and-adult-licensure-of-hiv-prevention-and-treatment-strategies
#18
Michelle Hume, Linda L Lewis, Robert M Nelson
The ability of adolescents to access safe and effective new products for HIV prevention and treatment is optimised by adolescent licensure at the same time these products are approved and marketed for adults. Many adolescent product development programmes for HIV prevention or treatment products may proceed simultaneously with adult phase III development programmes. Appropriately implemented, this strategy is not expected to delay licensure as information regarding product efficacy can often be extrapolated from adults to adolescents, and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs in adolescents are expected to be similar to those in adults...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504901/tale-of-two-erythropoiesis-stimulating-agents-utilization-dosing-litigation-and-costs-of-darbepoetin-and-epoetin-among-south-carolina-medicaid-covered-patients-with-cancer-and-chemotherapy-induced-anemia
#19
Virginia Noxon, Kevin B Knopf, LeAnn B Norris, Brian Chen, Y Tony Yang, Zaina P Qureshi, William Hrushesky, Akida A Lebby, Benjamin Schooley, Neset Hikmet, Michael Dickson, Mae Thamer, Dennis Cotter, Paul R Yarnold, Charles L Bennett
PURPOSE: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved epoetin and darbepoetin for chemotherapy-induced anemia (CIA). Approved epoetin and darbepoetin dosing schedules were three times per week and weekly, respectively, although off-label, less frequent scheduling was common. In 2004, 2007, and 2008, a US Food and Drug Administration Advisory Committees warned of risks associated with erythropoiesis-stimulating agents. During this period, lawsuits alleging illegal darbepoetin marketing practices have concluded, resulting in $1...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Oncology Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504816/virulence-factors-and-antimicrobial-resistance-in-environmental-strains-of-vibrio-alginolyticus
#20
Marcos F Hernández-Robles, Ana K Álvarez-Contreras, Patricia Juárez-García, Iván Natividad-Bonifacio, Everardo Curiel-Quesada, Carlos Vázquez-Salinas, Elsa I Quiñones-Ramírez
Vibrio alginolyticus has acquired increasing importance because this microorganism may be pathogenic to aquatic animals and humans. It has been reported that some V. alginolyticus strains carry virulence genes derived from pathogenic V. cholerae and V. parahaemolyticus strains. In this work V. alginolyticus was isolated from oyster samples acquired from a food-market in Mexico City. Thirty isolates were identified as V. alginolitycus. Strains showed β-haemolysis and proteolytic activity and produced a capsule...
December 2016: International Microbiology: the Official Journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology
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