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MLVA subtyping of Listeria monocytogenes isolates from meat products and meat processing plants
Listeria monocytogenes is widely distributed in meat products and the meat-processing industry thus posing a risk to consumers. The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of the multilocus ...
Modeling and designing a Listeria monocytogenes control strategy for dry-cured ham taking advantage of water activity and storage temperature
(Meat Science, 2020-03-21)
Dry-cured ham is a shelf-stable product that can be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes due to post-processing operations, compromising the compliance of zero tolerance policies (e.g. US Listeria ...
Influence of pulsed electric fields processing on the bioaccessible and non-bioaccessible fractions of apple phenolic compounds
(Journal of Functional Foods, 2019-05-30)
Pulsed electric fields (PEF) are known to influence the chemical and microstructural factors governing apple phenolic compounds fate upon digestion. However, the effect of PEF on fruit phenolic compounds ...
Public health risks associated with food‐borne parasites
Parasites are important food‐borne pathogens. Their complex lifecycles, varied transmission routes, and prolonged periods between infection and symptoms mean that the public health burden and relative ...
Linking sensory and proton transfer reaction–mass spectrometry analyses for the assessment of melon fruit (Cucumis melo L.) quality traits
(European Food Research and Technology, 2020-05-05)
Sixty-seven samples of ten melon types (Cucumis melo L.) were evaluated to determine the relationship between their quality traits: sensory attributes, pH, soluble solids, and volatile organic compounds. ...
Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of the organic acids lactic and acetic acids to reduce microbiological surface contamination on pork carcasses and pork cuts
(EFSA Journal, 2018-12-12)
Studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of lactic and acetic acids to reduce microbiological surface contamination on pork carcasses pre-chill and pork meat cuts post-chill were assessed. Lactic ...
Occurrence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in animal- and plant-derived food: results of a survey across Europe
(Taylor & Francis, 2017-09-25)
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are secondary metabolites of plant families such as Asteraceae or Boraginaceae and are suspected to be genotoxic carcinogens. Recent investigations revealed their frequent ...
Salmonella control in poultry ﬂocks and its public health impact
An increase in confirmed human salmonellosis cases in the EU after 2014 triggered investigation of contributory factors and control options in poultry production. Reconsideration of the five current ...
Next generation of microbiological risk assessment: Potential of omics data for exposure assessment
(International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2017-10-04)
In food safety and public health risk evaluations, microbiological exposure assessment plays a central role as it provides an estimation of both the likelihood and the level of the microbial hazard in ...
Fermented meats (and the symptomatic case of the Flemish food pyramid): Are we heading towards the vilification of a valuable food group?
(International Journal of Food Microbiology, 2018-02-05)