Food Contamination: The presence in food of harmful, unpalatable, or otherwise objectionable foreign substances, e.g. chemicals, microorganisms or diluents, before, during, or after processing or storage.Food Contamination, RadioactiveFood Microbiology: The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in food and food products. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms: the presence of various non-pathogenic bacteria and fungi in cheeses and wines, for example, is included in this concept.Food: Any substances taken in by the body that provide nourishment.Equipment Contamination: The presence of an infectious agent on instruments, prostheses, or other inanimate articles.Anti-Bacterial Agents: Substances that reduce the growth or reproduction of BACTERIA.Drug Contamination: The presence of organisms, or any foreign material that makes a drug preparation impure.Bacteria: One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.Microbial Sensitivity Tests: Any tests that demonstrate the relative efficacy of different chemotherapeutic agents against specific microorganisms (i.e., bacteria, fungi, viruses).Anti-Infective Agents: Substances that prevent infectious agents or organisms from spreading or kill infectious agents in order to prevent the spread of infection.Food Supply: The production and movement of food items from point of origin to use or consumption.Drug Resistance, Bacterial: The ability of bacteria to resist or to become tolerant to chemotherapeutic agents, antimicrobial agents, or antibiotics. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation or foreign DNA in transmissible plasmids (R FACTORS).Food Industry: The industry concerned with processing, preparing, preserving, distributing, and serving of foods and beverages.DNA Contamination: The presence of DNA from a source foreign to the sample being analysed.Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial: The ability of bacteria to resist or to become tolerant to several structurally and functionally distinct drugs simultaneously. This resistance may be acquired through gene mutation or foreign DNA in transmissible plasmids (R FACTORS).Food Analysis: Measurement and evaluation of the components of substances to be taken as FOOD.Colony Count, Microbial: Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal CELLS or SPORES capable of growth on solid CULTURE MEDIA. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in AIR; FOOD; and WATER; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.Food Handling: Any aspect of the operations in the preparation, processing, transport, storage, packaging, wrapping, exposure for sale, service, or delivery of food.Food Labeling: Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a food or its container or wrapper. The concept includes ingredients, NUTRITIONAL VALUE, directions, warnings, and other relevant information.Food Preferences: The selection of one food over another.Bacterial Infections: Infections by bacteria, general or unspecified.Gram-Negative Bacteria: Bacteria which lose crystal violet stain but are stained pink when treated by Gram's method.Fungi: A kingdom of eukaryotic, heterotrophic organisms that live parasitically as saprobes, including MUSHROOMS; YEASTS; smuts, molds, etc. They reproduce either sexually or asexually, and have life cycles that range from simple to complex. Filamentous fungi, commonly known as molds, refer to those that grow as multicellular colonies.Water Microbiology: The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.Air Microbiology: The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the air. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.Food Habits: Acquired or learned food preferences.Food Safety: Activities involved in ensuring the safety of FOOD including avoidance of bacterial and other contamination.Feces: Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.Gram-Positive Bacteria: Bacteria which retain the crystal violet stain when treated by Gram's method.Organ Preservation: The process by which organs are kept viable outside of the organism from which they were removed (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).Palladium: A chemical element having an atomic weight of 106.4, atomic number of 46, and the symbol Pd. It is a white, ductile metal resembling platinum, and following it in abundance and importance of applications. It is used in dentistry in the form of gold, silver, and copper alloys.Food Packaging: Containers, packaging, and packaging materials for processed and raw foods and beverages. It includes packaging intended to be used for storage and also used for preparation of foods such as microwave food containers versus COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS. Packaging materials may be intended for food contact or designated non-contact, for example, shipping containers. FOOD LABELING is also available.Lactoperoxidase: An enzyme derived from cow's milk. It catalyzes the radioiodination of tyrosine and its derivatives and of peptides containing tyrosine.Product Packaging: Form in which product is processed or wrapped and labeled. PRODUCT LABELING is also available.Bacteriocins: Substances elaborated by specific strains of bacteria that are lethal against other strains of the same or related species. They are protein or lipopolysaccharide-protein complexes used in taxonomy studies of bacteria.Drug Packaging: Containers, packaging, and packaging materials for drugs and BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS. These include those in ampule, capsule, tablet, solution or other forms. Packaging includes immediate-containers, secondary-containers, and cartons. In the United States, such packaging is controlled under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act which also stipulates requirements for tamper-resistance and child-resistance. Similar laws govern use elsewhere. (From Code of Federal Regulations, 21 CFR 1 Section 210, 1993) DRUG LABELING is also available.Food Preservation: Procedures or techniques used to keep food from spoiling.Premature Ejaculation: The emission of SEMEN and seminal fluid during the act of preparation for sexual intercourse, i.e. before there is penetration, or shortly after penetration.Planets: Celestial bodies orbiting around the sun or other stars.Petroleum: Naturally occurring complex liquid hydrocarbons which, after distillation, yield combustible fuels, petrochemicals, and lubricants.ArchivesBooksEarth (Planet): Planet that is the third in order from the sun. It is one of the four inner or terrestrial planets of the SOLAR SYSTEM.Databases, Bibliographic: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of references and citations to books, articles, publications, etc., generally on a single subject or specialized subject area. Databases can operate through automated files, libraries, or computer disks. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, FACTUAL which is used for collections of data and facts apart from bibliographic references to them.Refrigeration: The mechanical process of cooling.Temperature: The property of objects that determines the direction of heat flow when they are placed in direct thermal contact. The temperature is the energy of microscopic motions (vibrational and translational) of the particles of atoms.Food Inspection: Examination of foods to assure wholesome and clean products free from unsafe microbes or chemical contamination, natural or added deleterious substances, and decomposition during production, processing, packaging, etc.Zinc Oxide: A mild astringent and topical protectant with some antiseptic action. It is also used in bandages, pastes, ointments, dental cements, and as a sunblock.Nanoparticles: Nanometer-sized particles that are nanoscale in three dimensions. They include nanocrystaline materials; NANOCAPSULES; METAL NANOPARTICLES; DENDRIMERS, and QUANTUM DOTS. The uses of nanoparticles include DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS and cancer targeting and imaging.Access to Information: Individual's rights to obtain and use information collected or generated by others.Metal Nanoparticles: Nanoparticles produced from metals whose uses include biosensors, optics, and catalysts. In biomedical applications the particles frequently involve the noble metals, especially gold and silver.Periodicals as Topic: A publication issued at stated, more or less regular, intervals.Gastroenterology: A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the physiology and diseases of the digestive system and related structures (esophagus, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas).Journal Impact Factor: A quantitative measure of the frequency on average with which articles in a journal have been cited in a given period of time.

*Antimicrobial polymer

... in the food industry to prevent bacterial contamination, and in water sanitation to inhibit the growth of microorganisms in ... Antimicrobial Polymer Technologies for Food Application Antimicrobial Materials Antimicrobial Polymer Surfaces. ... is a class of polymers with antimicrobial activity, or the ability to inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, ... of these applications is to extend the shelf life of food and promote safety by reducing the rate of growth of microorganisms ...

*Impedance microbiology

Fistenberg-Eden, R. (1983). "Rapid estimation of the number of microorganisms in raw meat by impedance measurement". Food ... During the growth phase, bacterial metabolism transforms uncharged or weakly charged compounds of the bulk medium in highly ... 45 (1): 4-7. Hardy, D.; Kraeger, S.J.; Dufour, S.W.; Cady, P. (1977). "Rapid detection of microbial contamination in frozen ... Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 24: 523-531. doi:10.1093/jac/24.4.523. ...

*Jewelry hygiene

Jewelry located on the hands and arms can serve as a growth medium for bacteria resulting in food poisoning. In November 2014, ... 1997; 25(1):24-27 Hoffman, P Cooke E, McCarville M, Emmerson A. Micro-organisms isolated from skin under wedding rings worn by ... To reduce the spread of pathogens and avoid potential cross contamination, the wearing jewelry on the hands was restricted to ... excluding those who had used antimicrobial soap in the previous two weeks, had artificial nails, or were receiving antibiotics ...

*Salmonellosis

Stokes, J.L.; W.W. Osborne; H.G. Bayne (September 1956). "Penetration and Growth of Salmonella in Shell Eggs". Journal of Food ... Internal contamination can be the result of penetration through the eggshell or by direct contamination of egg contents before ... Both salmonellosis and the Salmonella genus of microorganisms derive their names from a modern Latin coining after Daniel E. ... Once inside the egg, the bacteria need to cope with antimicrobial factors in the albumen and vitelline membrane before ...

*Food preservation

... is to prevent the growth of microorganisms (such as yeasts), or other microorganisms (although some methods ... Preservative food additives can be antimicrobial-which inhibit the growth of bacteria or fungi, including mold-or antioxidant, ... However, there have been examples of poor manufacture (underprocessing) and poor hygiene allowing contamination of canned food ... Food portal Blast chilling Food engineering Food microbiology Food packaging Food rheology Food science Food spoilage Freeze- ...

*Antimicrobial

An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms or stops their growth. Antimicrobial medicines can be grouped according ... Organic acids are used widely as antimicrobials in food products, e.g. lactic acid, citric acid, acetic acid, and their salts, ... or other chemical substances from contamination, fouling, or deterioration caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, algae ... The use of antimicrobial medicines to treat infection is known as antimicrobial chemotherapy, while the use of antimicrobial ...

*Intensive animal farming

Food Standards Agency. "[ARCHIVED CONTENT] Food Standards Agency - VPC report on growth hormones in meat". Retrieved September ... There are concerns surrounding the antibiotics and growth hormones used, increased E. Coli contamination, higher saturated fat ... feed and feathers may stunt the growth of desirable plants in surface waters and provide nutrients to disease-causing micro-organisms ... A more recent study found that MRSA ST398 isolates were less susceptible to tiamulin, an antimicrobial used in agriculture, ...

*Biopreservation

... judiciously exploits the antimicrobial potential of naturally occurring microorganisms in food and/or their ... so minimizing the presence and preventing growth of microorganisms is essential for the food quality and safety. The microbial ... the Listeria contamination when sprayed onto ready-to-eat foods, without changing the food general composition, taste, odor or ... Antimicrobial Metabolites and Bacteriophages for Food and Beverage Biopreservation - 6. Bacteriophages and Food Safety. ...

*Contamination control

... growth and proliferation of contamination in certain areas. Contamination control may refer to the atmosphere as well as to ... As a contamination control measure, EPA has approved a long list of antimicrobial copper products "with public health benefits ... Water - Micro organisms grow in water. equipment not cleaned correctly left in a damp condition, spills not mopped up properly ... Other places of use include automotive paint shops, entrances to industrial kitchens and food service providers, many ...

*Pseudomonas aeruginosa

ISBN 0-8247-9210-6. Itah A, Essien J (2005). "Growth Profile and Hydrocarbonoclastic Potential of Microorganisms Isolated from ... It uses a wide range of organic material for food; in animals, its versatility enables the organism to infect damaged tissues ... Bacteriological water analysis Contamination control Nosocomial infection NrsZ small RNA AsponA antisense RNA Repression of ... Combination therapy after rigorous antimicrobial susceptibility testing has been found to be the best course of action in the ...

*Salmonella

"Development and Validation of a_w Mathematical Model for Growth of Pathogens in Cut Melons". Journal of Food Protection. 76: ... Some of the microorganisms are killed in the stomach, while the surviving ones enter the small intestine and multiply in ... This created the need to use expensive antimicrobial drugs in areas of Africa that were very poor, making treatment difficult. ... but the bacteria were found to be able to persist in a bathroom setting for weeks following contamination, and are frequently ...

*Antibiotic use in livestock

... or prevent the growth of bacteria in some food classes. Evidence for the transfer of macrolide-resistant microorganisms from ... The food animal and veterinary pharmaceutical industries will need to phase out medically important antimicrobial use by ... Historically, this has been to prevent alteration or contamination of meat, milk, eggs and other products with toxins that are ... In 2011, a total of 13.6 million kilograms of antimicrobials were sold for use in food-producing animals in the United States, ...

*Glyphosate

"Food Controversies-Pesticides and organic foods". Cancer Research UK. 2016. Retrieved 28 November 2017. "Joint FAO/WHO Meeting ... While growth stops within hours of application, it takes several days for the leaves to begin turning yellow. EPSP is ... Glyphosate contamination of surface water is attributed to urban and agricultural use. Glyphosate is used to clear railroad ... Some micro-organisms have a version of 5-enolpyruvoyl-shikimate-3-phosphate synthetase (EPSPS) resistant to glyphosate ...

*Disinfectant

... s are antimicrobial agents that are applied to the surface of non-living objects to destroy microorganisms that are ... of bacteria even after repeated contamination; Help inhibit the buildup and growth of bacteria within two hours of exposure ... "Antimicrobial Activity of the Essential Oils of Thymus vulgaris L. Measured Using a Bioimpedometric Method". Journal of Food ... Disinfectants are different from other antimicrobial agents such as antibiotics, which destroy microorganisms within the body, ...

*Soil contamination

However, DDT was banned in the UK and the United States to stop the further buildup of it in the food chain. U.S. manufacturers ... The immense and sustained growth of the People's Republic of China since the 1970s has exacted a price from the land in ... A pesticide may be a chemical substance, biological agent (such as a virus or bacteria), antimicrobial, disinfectant or device ... These changes can manifest in the alteration of metabolism of endemic microorganisms and arthropods resident in a given soil ...

*Arthrospira

The open design, however allows contamination by foreign algae and/or microorganisms. Closed systems have the advantage of ... Production and Use of Spirulina as Food dor Humans and Feeds for Domestic Animals and Fish" (PDF). Food and Agriculture ... The optimal growth temperature for A. platensis is 35 - 38 °C. This poses a major limiting factor outside the tropics, ... Also in the creation of textiles it harbors some advantages, since it can be used for the production of antimicrobial textiles ...

*Hygiene

Proper storage of food so as to prevent contamination by vermin. Refrigeration of foods (and avoidance of specific foods in ... In addition to physical removal, micro-organisms can be killed by thermal inactivation which increases as the temperature is ... Primary sites of fungal growth are inanimate surfaces, including carpets and soft furnishings. Air-borne fungi are usually ... "Recommendations for future collaboration between the U.S. and EU" (PDF). Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance. ...

*Triclosan

The antimicrobial active ingredient is added to a variety of products where it acts to slow or stop the growth of bacteria, ... "A Meta-Analysis of the Published Literature on the Effectiveness of Antimicrobial Soaps". Journal of Food Protection. 74 (11): ... In the environment, triclosan may be degraded by microorganisms or react with sunlight, forming other compounds, which include ... these are not considered to be major sources of triclosan contamination. During wastewater treatment, a portion of triclosan is ...

*Bacillus cereus

This improves the animals' growth as well as food safety for humans who eat them.They parasitize codling moth larvae. Bacillus ... so its presence reduces the numbers of those microorganisms. In food animals such as chickens, rabbits and pigs, some harmless ... Naclerio, G; Ricca, E; Sacco, M; De Felice, M (December 1993). "Antimicrobial activity of a newly identified bacteriocin of ... "Notes from the Field: Contamination of Alcohol Prep Pads with Bacillus cereus Group and Bacillus Species --- Colorado, 2010". ...

*Anaerobic lagoon

Growth hormones such as rBST, estrogen, and testosterone are administered to increase development rate and muscle mass for the ... Anaerobic microorganisms convert organic compounds into carbon dioxide and methane through acid formation and methane ... Ronnie Kennedy, county director for environmental health, said that of 310 private wells he had tested for contamination since ... Each year, 24.6 million pounds of antimicrobials are administered to livestock for non-therapeutic purposes. Seventy percent of ...

*Thymol

... and in vitro antimicrobial activity". Food Chemistry. Elsevier. 112 (1): 77-83. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2008.05.060. Ozkan, ... Thymol has been used to successfully control varroa mites and prevent fermentation and the growth of mold in bee colonies, ... Evans, J.; Martin, J. D. (2000). "Effects of thymol on ruminal microorganisms". Curr. Microbiol. 41 (5): 336-340. doi:10.1007/ ... alternative to other more persistent chemical pesticides that can be dispersed in runoff and produce subsequent contamination. ...

*Patulin

For certain foods intended for infants, and even lower limit of 10μg/kg is observed. To test for patulin contamination, a ... Patulin has shown antimicrobial properties against some microorganisms. Several countries have instituted patulin restrictions ... Fungal growth leading to patulin production is most common on damaged fruits. Patulin has also been detected in grains like ... "Occurrence of patulin in organic and conventional apple-based food marketed in Catalonia and exposure assessment". Food and ...

*Antimicrobial properties of copper

Effects of Heavy Metal Ions on the Growth of Microorganisms, Bulletin of the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Vol. 16, ... Because of copper's ability to destroy influenza A virus particles, copper can help to prevent cross-contamination of this ... International Journal of Food Microbiology. 105 (3): 445-54. doi:10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2005.04.021. PMID 16253366. Michels, H. ... Aspergillus niger growth occurred on the aluminium coupons; growth was inhibited on and around copper coupons. Antimicrobial ...

*Infection

Cooking foods well and avoiding foods that have been left outside for a long time is also important. Antimicrobial substances ... The rapid growth of cities in many developing countries tends to concentrate large numbers of people into crowded areas with ... In most cases, microorganisms live in harmony with their hosts via mutual or commensal interactions. Diseases can emerge when ... Both are credited with decreasing epidemics of cholera in their towns by implementing measures to prevent contamination of ...

*Canning

... antimicrobial agents that are natural to the recipe of the foods being preserved, a sufficient dose of ionizing radiation, ... there was no trace of microbial growth and the 109-year-old food was determined to be still safe to eat.[unreliable source?] ... One of these cans was opened in 1939, and was edible and nutritious, though it was not analysed for contamination by the lead ... This airtight nature is crucial to keeping micro-organisms out of the can and keeping its contents sealed inside. Thus, double ...

*Medical microbiology

Not only are microorganisms a source of antibiotics but some may also act as probiotics to provide health benefits to the host ... Microbial growth is determined by the time taken for the liquid to form a colloidal suspension. This technique is used for ... Antimicrobial resistance is an increasingly problematic issue that leads to millions of deaths every year. Whilst drug ... In addition to this, quantitative PCR also removes the risk of contamination that can occur during standard PCR procedures ( ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Formation of organically bound tritium in plants during the 1994 chronic HT release experiment at Chalk River. AU - Amano, H.. AU - Atarashi, M.. AU - Noguchi, H.. AU - Yokoyama, Sumi. AU - Ichimasa, Y.. AU - Ichimasa, M.. PY - 1995/10/1. Y1 - 1995/10/1. N2 - Trace amounts of elemental tritium (HT) were released continuously to the surface atmosphere at a site at Chalk River Laboratories, Canada over the 12-day period in 1994 from July 27 to August 8. After the HT gas reached the surface field, some portion of it was converted into the water form (HTO) mainly by microorganisms in the soil. This paper analyzes the variation with time of tissue free-water tritium and organically bound tritium is several plant species during the HT release.. AB - Trace amounts of elemental tritium (HT) were released continuously to the surface atmosphere at a site at Chalk River Laboratories, Canada over the 12-day period in 1994 from July 27 to August 8. After the HT gas reached the surface ...
The ubiquitous food contaminant cadmium has features of an estrogen mimetic that may promote the development of estrogen-dependent malignancies, such as breast cancer. However, no prospective studies of cadmium exposure and breast cancer risk have been reported. , We examined the association between dietary cadmium exposure (at baseline, 1987) and the risk of overall and estrogen receptor (ER)-defined (ER+ or ER-) breast cancer within a population-based prospective cohort of 55,987 postmenopausal women. During an average of 12.2 years of follow-up, 2,112 incident cases of invasive breast cancer were ascertained (1,626 ER+ and 290 ER-). After adjusting for confounders, including consumption of whole grains and vegetables (which account for 40% of the dietary exposure, but also contain putative anticarcinogenic phytochemicals), dietary cadmium intake was positively associated with overall breast cancer tumors, comparing the highest tertile with the lowest [rate ratio (RR), 1.21; 95% confidence ...
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Problem/Condition: Foodborne diseases cause an estimated 48 million illnesses each year in the United States, including 9.4 million caused by known pathogens. Foodborne disease outbreak surveillance provides valuable insights into the agents and foods that cause illness and the settings in which transmission occurs. CDC maintains a surveillance program for collection and periodic reporting of data on the occurrence and causes of foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States. This surveillance system is the primary source of national data describing the numbers of illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths; etiologic agents; implicated foods; contributing factors; and settings of food preparation and consumption associated with recognized foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States. Reporting Period: 1998-2008. Description of the System: The Foodborne Disease Outbreak ...
Technical developments that increase productivity and reduce costs mean that the long-term trend in real agricultural commodity prices on international markets is gradually downwards but that trend is dominated by significant short-term variability. Many developing countries, and especially the least developed countries, continue to depend on just a few agricultural commodities for the bulk of their export earnings. For them, commodity price variability has a strong impact on incomes, employment and government revenues, compromising macroeconomic planning and development efforts more generally. However, developing countries are also as a group increasingly reliant on food imports. The least developed countries are already net food importers. In these circumstances, falling international food prices are obviously beneficial but increasing reliance on imported food also means greater exposure to the variability in international ...
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By Rowan Wolf of Uncommon Thought Journal Just as the Dubai Ports World fiasco (1, 2, 3) brought to public attention that the US has ceded control of our ports to international corporate control, the pet food contamination has brought to the fore problems with globalization, our food supply, and the ineffectiveness of the Food
Food contamination and spoilage, whether the result of criminal activity or simple human error, is occurring with alarming frequency in the U.S.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Associations between maternal inflammation during pregnancy and infant birth outcomes in the Seychelles Child Development Study. T2 - Journal of Reproductive Immunology. AU - Yeates, Alison J.. AU - McSorley, Emeir M.. AU - Mulhern, Maria S. AU - Spence, Toni. AU - Crowe, William. AU - Grzesik, Katherine AU - Thurston, Sally. AU - Watson, Gene. AU - Myers, Gary. AU - Davidson, Philip. AU - Shamlaye, Conrad. AU - Edwin, van Wijngaarden. AU - Strain, Sean. PY - 2019/10/23. Y1 - 2019/10/23. N2 - Problem: Markers of maternal inflammation may determine infant birth outcomes. Method of study: Maternal serum samples were collected at 28 weeks gestation (n = 1418) in the Seychelles Child Development Study Nutrition Cohort 2 and analyzed for immune markers by MSD multiplex assay, including cytokines from the Th1 (IFN-γ, IL-1β, IL-2 and TNF-α) and Th2 (IL-4, IL-5, IL-10) subsets, with IL-6, MCP-1, TARC, sFlt-1 and VEGF-D. Associations of log-transformed immune markers with birthweight, ...
A new paper in ACS Infectious Diseases details a new technique that combines two existing food contamination detection methods into a single, fast diagnostic test.
Alberto Contador tested positive for a banned substance in July. He has been suspended by the governing body pending an investigation. Contadors spokesman blames the failed test on food contamination. Contador is expected to speak later today.
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In a 1998 study, tritium concentrations in surface seawater and atmospheric water vapor (10 meters above the surface) were sampled at the following locations: the Sulu Sea, the Fremantle Bay, the Bay of Bengal, the Penang Bay, and the Strait of Malacca.[38] Results indicated that the tritium concentration in surface seawater was highest at the Fremantle Bay (approximately 0.40 Bq/liter), which could be accredited to the mixing of runoff of freshwater from nearby lands due to large amounts found in coastal waters.[38] Typically, lower concentrations were found between 35 and 45 degrees south latitude and near the equator. Results also indicated that (in general) tritium has decreased over the years (up to 1997) due to the physical decay of bomb tritium in the Indian Ocean. As for water vapor, the tritium concentration was approximately one order of magnitude greater than surface seawater concentrations (ranging from 0.46 to 1.15 Bq/liter).[38] Therefore, the water vapor tritium is not affected by ...
Noroviruses are the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States. To better guide interventions, we analyzed 2,922 foodborne disease outbreaks for which norovirus was the suspected or confirmed cause, which had been reported to the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during 2001-2008. On average, 365 foodborne norovirus outbreaks were reported annually, resulting in an estimated 10,324 illnesses, 1,247 health care provider visits, 156 hospitalizations, and 1 death. In 364 outbreaks attributed to a single commodity, leafy vegetables (33%), fruits/nuts (16%), and mollusks (13%) were implicated most commonly. Infected food handlers were the source of 53% of outbreaks and may have contributed to 82% of outbreaks. Most foods were likely contaminated during preparation and service, except for mollusks, and occasionally, produce was ...
Fusarium mycotoxins are fungal metabolites whose ability to affect cereal grains as multi-contaminants is progressively increasing. The trichothecene mycotoxins nivalenol (NIV) and deoxynivalenol (DON) are often found in almost all agricultural commodities worldwide. They are able to affect animal and human health, including at the intestinal level. In this study, NIV, both alone and in combination with DON, induced inflammation and increased the inflammatory response induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) plus Interferon-γ (IFN) in the non-tumorigenic intestinal epithelial cell line (IEC-6). The inflammatory response induced by NIV and DON involves tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) production, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression, nitrotyrosine formation, reactive oxygen species (ROS) release, Nuclear Factor-κB (NF-κB), Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2) and inflammasome activation. The pro-inflammatory effect was strongly induced by NIV and by
Increased aflatoxin contamination in corn by the fungus Aspergillus flavus is associated with frequent periods of drought and heat stress during the reproductive stages of the plants. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between aflatoxin contamination and physiological responses of corn plants under drought and heat stress. The study was conducted in Stoneville, MS, USA under irrigated and non-irrigated conditions. Five commercial hybrids, P31G70, P33F87, P32B34, P31B13 and DKC63-42 and two inbred germplasm lines, PI 639055 and PI 489361, were evaluated. The plants were inoculated with Aspergillus flavus (K-54) at mid-silk stage, and aflatoxin contamination was determined on the kernels at harvest. Several physiological measurements which are indicators of stress response were determined. The results suggested that PI 639055, PI 489361 and hybrid DKC63-42 were more sensitive to drought and high temperature stress in the non-irrigated ...
Since the discovery of acrylamide in heat-treated carbohydrate-rich foods, many more heat-generated food contaminants have been identified in a variety of foods and models systems. A database of these contaminants, generated as a result of either lip
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ABSTRACT. Background: The United States is the third largest consumer of seafood in the world. Consumption of seafood has many health benefits, but there are also associated risks. Seafood has the potential to carry chemical and biological toxins that can result in severe cases of foodborne illness and even death. In fact, fish is one of the top 3 food commodities implicated in foodborne disease outbreaks each year. In this paper, we describe the epidemiological traits of fish-associated outbreaks from 1998-2008, as well as seek to elucidate associations between fish type, method of preparation, setting, and geographic location.. Methods: Fish-associated outbreak data from CDCs Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System were analyzed in this report and included number of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths, age groups, gender, reporting state, etiology, fish type, setting, and method ...
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A study published December 7 ahead of print in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) reports what scientists believe is the worst documented U.S. case of food contamination with polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants. The incident also marks the first time food contamination has been thought to result from PBDEs in a foods packaging.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Aspergillus colonization and aflatoxin contamination in peanut genotypes with reduced linoleic acid composition. AU - Holbrook, C. Corley. AU - Wilson, David M.. AU - Matheron, Michael E. AU - Hunter, John E.. AU - Knauft, David A.. AU - Gorbet, Daniel W.. PY - 2000/2. Y1 - 2000/2. N2 - Aspergillus flavus and A. parasiticus can contaminate several agricultural crops with the toxic fungal metabolite aflatoxin. Previous research has indicated that resistance may be conferred by altering the fatty acid composition of these crops. Recently, peanut breeding lines with reduced linoleic acid content have been developed. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of reduced linoleic acid composition on preharvest aflatoxin contamination of peanut. Seven breeding lines with relatively low linoleic acid and two check genotypes were grown in a randomized complete block design with 10 replicates for 4 years in Georgia and for 3 years in Arizona. The plots were ...
The Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking pre-proposals for conservation projects to restore Great Lakes fish and wildlife resources and their habitats through its Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Grants Program for Fiscal Year 2009. This program provides federal grants on a competitive basis to states, tribes and other interested entities to encourage cooperative conservation, restoration and management of fish and wildlife resources and their habitat in the Great Lakes basin. The projects are funded under authority of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of 2006. Pre-proposals are due on January 23, 2009. More information about the program, the request for proposals and the pre-proposal form can be obtained from: http://www.fws.gov/midwest/Fisheries/glfwra-grants.html . Please distribute this announcement to your partners in the Great Lakes. Contact Rick Westerhof if you have questions about the pre-proposal process. Rick can be reached at 231-584-3553 or at ...
This report published in Communicable Diseases Intelligence, Volume 28, Number 2 provides and analysis of foodborne disease outbreaks in Australia from 1995 to 2000. Health agencies are increasingly conducting systematic reviews of foodborne disease outbreak investigations to develop strategies to prevent future outbreaks.
Discussion. Penicillium crustosum is a common foodborne fungus that causes spoilage in a wide variety of foods, including meat, cereals, nuts, cheese, eggs, fruit, and processed and refrigerated foods. Almost all P. crustosum isolates produce the mycotoxin penitrem A.1-3 Its potent neurotoxic effects have been demonstrated in various laboratory animals,4,5 and naturally acquired intoxication has been reported in sheep, cattle, horses and domestic dogs.4,6-9 In animals, symptoms include ataxia, tremors and severe muscle fasciculations.4-9 Larger doses may cause seizures, massive liver necrosis and death.5. To our knowledge, there has been only one case documented in humans of a tremorgenic syndrome following ingestion of P. crustosum.10 A man who had ingested about 30 mL of beer from a can contaminated with a fungus later identified as P. crustosum developed tremorgenic syndrome. About 4 hours later, he developed headache, vomiting, diplopia, weakness and ...
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Japan has now placed restrictions on foods, including spinach and milk, that were produced in two provinces around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Food inspectors detected iodine and cesium in the food, two of the more dangerous radioactive byproducts that are feared to have been released from the plants in Fukushima.
Clenbuterol is an anabolic agent that prohibited at all times (i.e., both in- and out-of-competition). There is no threshold under which this substance is not prohibited.. At present, and based on expert opinions, there is no plan for WADA to introduce a threshold level for clenbuterol.. It is possible that under certain circumstances the presence of a low level of clenbuterol in an athlete sample can be the result of food contamination. However, each case is different and all aspects and context of the case need to be taken into account during the results management process. According to the World Anti-Doping Code, the athlete has the opportunity to explain how a prohibited substance entered their body during the results management and/or or hearing phase of their case.. WADA is working closely with specific countries, International Federations and event organizers to help minimize the risk of meat contamination. Food ...
Clenbuterol is an anabolic agent that prohibited at all times (i.e., both in- and out-of-competition). There is no threshold under which this substance is not prohibited.. At present, and based on expert opinions, there is no plan for WADA to introduce a threshold level for clenbuterol.. It is possible that under certain circumstances the presence of a low level of clenbuterol in an athlete sample can be the result of food contamination. However, each case is different and all aspects and context of the case need to be taken into account during the results management process. According to the World Anti-Doping Code, the athlete has the opportunity to explain how a prohibited substance entered their body during the results management and/or or hearing phase of their case.. WADA is working closely with specific countries, International Federations and event organizers to help minimize the risk of meat contamination. Food ...
Oct.5 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Red Bull has denied reports it is concerned about team members consuming contaminated food ahead of this weekends Japanese grand prix. The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag on Sunday said Sebastian Vettels team had shipped its own food to Suzuka due to concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis. […]
New Delhi, October 29, 2017 : As pollution levels deteriorate in the National Capital Region, health experts have warned that continuous exposure to polluted air has the potential to cause a stroke among adults.. Alhough it was earlier believed that pollution only increased the risk of heart problems, it also possesses the capability to damage inner linings of veins and arteries.. "In the current scenario, the situation is getting worse. Many young patients in the 30-40 age group suffer from stroke. We get around 2-3 patients almost every month. The number of young stroke patients has almost doubled as compared to last few years. Studies suggest major risk factors include soaring air pollution," said Praveen Gupta, Director Neurology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram.. ALSO READ Supreme Court Bans Pet Coke and Furnace Oil to bring down Air Pollution in NCR. Research bodies estimate that the number of fragments of dead cells in the bloodstream increased with higher levels of ...
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Extensive research on the presence of veterinary drug residues in food samples has been conducted and is still underway. The inappropriate or excessive use of veterinary drugs in food producing animals may result in trace quantities of these drugs or their metabolites in food samples. Food contamination by veterinary drug residues is one of the main challenges worldwide to public health with drug resistance being the biggest threat. One of the challenges in veterinary drug residue analysis is their occurrence in trace amounts that are normally below limits of detection of most analytical instruments. Various efficient, economical, miniaturized and environmentally friendly extraction methods have been developed in recent years to pre-concentrate these analytes before instrumental analysis to enhance their detection and also to overcome the limitations of traditional extraction methods such as liquid-liquid extraction and ...
According to Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, 0.73 Bq/Kg of Cs-137 was measured from Orange.. The orange was produced in Shizuoka prefecture. It was distributed for sale in Yokohama city.. The sampling date was 4/17/2013.. Fukushima Diary doesnt really trust the reading of this measurement. Instead, the points of this measurements are this below,. 1. The origin is Shizuoka prefecture, where is 362km from Fukushima nuclear plant.. 2. It was already sold.. 3. It was sold in the Metropolitan area. (Yokohama). ...
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The British occupation of the Faroe Islands in World War II, also known as Operation Valentine, was implemented immediately following the German invasion of Denmark and Norway. In April 1940, the United Kingdom occupied the strategically important Faroe Islands to preempt a German invasion. British troops left shortly after the end of the war. At the time of the occupation, the Faroe Islands had the status of an amt (county) of Denmark. Following the invasion and occupation of Denmark on 9 April 1940, British forces launched "Operation Valentine" to occupy the Faroe Islands. On 11 April, Winston Churchill - then First Lord of the Admiralty - announced to the House of Commons that the Faroe Islands would be occupied: We are also at this moment occupying the Faroe Islands, which belong to Denmark and which are a strategic point of high importance, and whose people showed every disposition to receive us with warm regard. We shall shield the Faroe Islands from all the severities of war and establish ...
In this paper, we present an approach to format national food consumption data at raw agricultural commodity (RAC) level. In this way, the data is both formatted in a harmonised way given the comparability of RACs between countries, and suitable to assess the dietary exposure to chemicals analysed in RACs at a European level. In this approach, consumption data needs to be converted to edible part of RAC (e-RAC) level using a RAC conversion database. To subsequently use this data in exposure assessments, both e-RACs and RACs analysed in chemical control programmes should be classified via a uniform system. Furthermore, chemical concentrations in RACs may need to be converted to e-RAC level using processing factors. To illustrate the use of this approach, we describe how the Dutch RAC conversion database was used to convert consumption data of four national consumption surveys to e-RAC level, and the use of the FAO/WHO Codex Classification system of Foods and Animal Feeds to ...
http://www.eatingwell.com/food_news_origins/food_news/food_safety_expert_bill_marler. Bill Marler is a managing partner and personal injury lawyer at Marler Clark LLP, PS, and also a national expert in foodborne illness litigation and U.S. and international food safety policy. With his partners, he represents individuals in claims against food companies whose contaminated products cause serious injury and death.. Marler began litigating foodborne illness cases in 1993, when he represented Brianne Kiner, the most seriously injured survivor of the Jack in the Box E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, resulting in her landmark $15.6 million settlement. Marler has focused his practice on representing individuals in litigation resulting from E. coli, Salmonella, Shigella, hepatitis A and other food contamination cases.. Under the umbrella of OutBreak, the nonprofit ...
This comprehensive course will cover the principles and practices of food safety and sanitation that are essential in the hospitality industry for the protection and well-being of staff, guests and customers. The course will provide a systems approach to sanitation risk management and the prevention of food contamination by emphasizing the key components of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) food safety system. After successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to meet the requirements of state and national certification exams.
In place since 1979 RASFF provides national authorities with a tool to swap information on national measures taken to ensure food safety, and communicate (a legal obligation) on foods withdrawn from the food chain.. Member states alerted the system this week to four separate cases of the common pathogen Listeria monocytogenes​ and four for Salmonella​.. In the eyes of the increasingly cynical consumer, food safety, and the efficient checks and balances in the food safety chain, can not be underestimated.. But the number of food-linked alerts in the European Union leapt by over forty per cent in 2003 on the previous year, with the majority sourced in the old member states.. Alerts require immediate action (the case for the Listeria alerts in week 26) due to the risk of food contamination to the consumer, whereas for information notifications - as is the case for the aflatoxin ...
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The goal of Health Canadas Policy on Listeria monocytogenes, in Ready-to-Eat Foods (the Policy) is to protect the health of Canadian consumers, to provide guidance to industry and regulatory authorities regarding the verification and control of Listeria monocytogenes in Ready-to-Eat foods.
This study aimed at giving insight into microbiological safety output of a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)-based Food Safety Management System (FSMS) of a Nile perch exporting company by using a combined assessment, FSMS-diagnosis and actual microbiological assessment. The FSMS diagnosis indicated FSMS activities at an average level operating in moderate-risk context level but with good system output. Likewise, microbiological assessment revealed a better system output with respect to pathogens (Vibrio cholerae, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella spp.) and faecal hygiene (Escherichia coli) as none of these were detected in any critical sampling location throughout the study. Although indicators of general process hygiene (that is, Enterobacteriaceae and TVC) exceeded regulatory limits and guidelines in raw materials and food contact materials, Staphylococcus aureus on operator’s hands were beyond the general microbiological guidelines in the fish ...
The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system for studying the food preparation process was conducted in four households in an environmentally poor urban neighborhood of Guayaquil, Ecuador. The analysis consisted of observing all of the steps in the food preparation process, measuring food temperatures at each step, and collecting food and water samples. Food and water samples were tested for total aerobic microorganisms, molds and yeast, total coliforms, and fecal coliforms. Temperatures reached during the cooking process were high enough to kill vegetative forms of foodborne pathogens; however, heat-resistant spores could have survived. Leftover food was held at room temperature for long periods of time which allowed multiplication of vegetative forms from spores or from contaminated food utensils. Leftover food was eaten ...
Study was conducted on different cereals (wheat, rice, sorghum) and oil seeds (sunflowerseed, cottonseed, groundnut) to correlate bright greenish yellow fluorescence (BGYF) of the seeds under longwave (366 nm) ultraviolet light with aflatoxin presence. Correlation between BGYF, aflatoxin and kojic acid contents and peroxidase units indicated that samples showing BGYF were not always contaminated with aflatoxins but those which contained aflatoxins, always exhibited BGYF. It was further noticed that all the samples, that showed BGY fluorescence and aflatoxin presence were loaded with spores of Aspergillus flavus. Aflatoxin positive samples also had high moisture contents. Storage of the BGYF and aflatoxin positive samples showed that storage in the dark increased the aflatoxin content and in the light, the aflatoxin content was reduced. Some varieties of cereals and oil seeds were contaminated with toxic strain of A. flavus. Results showed positive relationship between BGYF and aflatoxin ...
Polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) are a family of organic compounds with one or several of the hydrogens in the dibenzofuran structure replaced by chlorines. For example, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzofuran (TCDF) has chlorine atoms substituted for each of the hydrogens on the number 2, 3, 7, and 8 carbons (see structure in the upper left corner of the second image). Polychlorinated dibenzofurans are much more toxic than the parent compounds, with properties and chemical structures similar to polychlorinated dibenzodioxins. These groups together are often inaccurately called dioxins. They are known teratogens, mutagens, and suspected human carcinogens. PCDFs tend to co-occur with polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs). PCDFs can be formed by pyrolysis or incineration at temperatures below 1200 °C of chlorine containing products, such as PVC, PCBs, and other organochlorides, or of non-chlorine containing products in the presence of chlorine donors. Dibenzofurans are known persistent organic ...
Each year in the United States, ∼260,000 people get sick from contaminated fish. Fish is also the most commonly implicated food category in outbreaks. We reviewed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System for outbreaks resulting from consumption of fish during the period 1998-2015. We found 857 outbreaks associated with fish, resulting in 4815 illnesses, 359 hospitalizations, and 4 deaths. The median number of illnesses per outbreak was three (range: 2-425). The annual number of fish-associated outbreaks declined from an average of 62 per year during the period 1998-2006 to 34 per year during the period 2007-2015. Hawaii (221 outbreaks [26%]) and Florida (203 [24%]) reported the most outbreaks. Among 637 outbreaks (74%) with a confirmed etiology, scombrotoxin (349 [55%]) and ciguatoxin (227 [36%]) were by far most common. Most outbreak-associated illnesses were caused by scombrotoxin (1299 [34%]), Salmonella (978 [26%]), ...
The USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) and the FDA have announced that Garden Fresh Foods of Milwaukee is recalling a range of ready-to-eat salad products because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.. The recall applies to a large number of different products, including ready-to-eat salads, slaws, dips and ready-to-eat chicken and ham products, sold under a variety of brand names and in packs of varying sizes. The recalled products were distributed nationwide to retail outlets and food service establishments.. The potential contamination was detected by microbiological testing carried out by the FDA at the Garden Fresh Foods manufacturing facility. No related cases of illness have been reported to date.. FSIS News Release ...
Abstract Pregnant women and their developing fetuses are vulnerable to multiple environmental insults, including exposure to aflatoxin, a mycotoxin that may contaminate as much as 25% of the world food supply. We reviewed and integrated findings from studies of aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy and evaluated potential links to adverse pregnancy outcomes. We identified 27 studies (10 human cross-sectional studies and 17 animal studies) assessing the relationship between aflatoxin exposure and adverse birth outcomes or anemia. Findings suggest that aflatoxin exposure during pregnancy may impair fetal growth. Only one human study investigated aflatoxin exposure and prematurity, and no studies investigated its relationship with pregnancy loss, but animal studies suggest aflatoxin exposure may increase risk for prematurity and pregnancy loss. The fetus could be affected by maternal aflatoxin exposure through direct toxicity as well as indirect toxicity, via maternal systemic ...
The fumonisins are a group of mycotoxins produced primarily by Fusarium verticillioides and Fusarium proliferatum, although a few other Fusarium species also may produce them. Traditionally, Fusarium moniliforme is the fungal species associated with fumonisins, but this name is no longer used, due to advances in taxonomy and nomenclature. There are at least 28 different forms of fumonisins, most designated as A-series, B-series, C-series, and P-series. Fumonisin B1 is the most common and economically important form, followed by B2 and B3. Maize is the most commonly contaminated crop, and fumonisins are the most common mycotoxins in maize, although these toxins can occur in a few other crops as well. Fusarium verticillioides and fumonisins are distributed worldwide. The primary health concerns associated with fumonisins are acute (single exposure) toxic effects in horses and swine, and carcinogenic (able to cause cancer) properties. Horses that are poisoned with fumonisins may develop a fatal ...
Listeria monocytogenes, a ubiquitous foodborne pathogen, was recognized over 70 years ago. It is the source of the human disease listeriosis. The majority of Listeria monocytogenes that have been isolated from food product or human cases are of the serotypes ½ a, ½ b and 4b. Due to the recent outbreaks, recalls and deaths associated with Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meat products, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on October 2, 2003 issued a directive for the control of Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat products. The ready-to-eat food industry must impose a post-lethality treatment and/or growth inhibitor for Listeria monocytogenes on ready-to-eat products. The purpose of this study was to assess the use of different antimicrobial treatments for the inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes on the surface of food products. The utilization ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Urinary excretion of arsenic following rice consumption. AU - Meharg, A. A.. AU - Williams, P. N.. AU - Deacon, C. M.. AU - Norton, Gareth John. AU - Hossain, Mohammed Kamal. AU - Louhing, D.. AU - Marwa, Ernest Melkiory. AU - Lawgalwi, Y.. AU - Taggart, Mark Antony. AU - Cascio, Claudia. AU - Haris, P.. PY - 2014/11. Y1 - 2014/11. N2 - Patterns of arsenic excretion were followed in a cohort (n = 6) eating a defined rice diet, 300 g per day d.wt. where arsenic speciation was characterized in cooked rice, following a period of abstinence from rice, and other high arsenic containing foods. A control group who did not consume rice were also monitored. The rice consumed in the study contained inorganic arsenic and dimethylarsinic acid (DMA) at a ratio of 1:1, yet the urine speciation was dominated by DMA (90%). At steady state (rice consumption/urinary excretion) ∼40% of rice derived arsenic was excreted via urine. By monitoring of each urine pass throughout the day it was ...
Now it makes sense as to why pet food manufacturers wont tell petsumers what ingredients are included in pet food flavorings. New information provided to TruthaboutPetFood.com tells us the chemical diacetyl is a common flavor additive in many pet food ingredients. Diacetyl is the flavor additive linked to popcorn lung; commonly used in microwave popcorn.. We have asked pet food manufacturers many times…What is in your natural flavor ingredient? And they have told us repeatedly, this is proprietary information.. Now we have a clue to one ingredient that makes up pet foods flavor ingredient - diacetyl. In addition to inside information provided to TruthaboutPetFood.com, a Google search for "diacetyl pet food" provides more than 1,000 patent processes for pet foods using diacetyl as a flavor additive. A Google web search for the same term "diacetyl pet ...
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Food Safety and the Vulnerable Populations. Everyone eats, so everyone is at risk for foodborne illness. However, certain groups of people have a higher risk of developing foodborne illnesses and they carry a higher risk for serious episodes of disease. These groups include children, seniors, pregnant women, transplant recipients and other individuals with compromised immune systems, such as individuals diagnosed with AIDS, cancer or diabetes. Of the vulnerable groups, children under 5 and seniors over 65 are the ones at greatest risk for serious illness.. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that there are 31 known foodborne pathogens - the remaining 200+ pathogens are called "unspecified agents." Most of the known foodborne pathogens have both acute and long-term health impacts.. While many cases of foodborne illness are mild, foodborne diseases can also be ...
Food safety is an essential public health issue for all countries. Foodborne diseases due to microbial pathogens, biotoxins, and chemical contaminants in food represent serious threats to the health of thousands of millions of people. Serious outbreaks of foodborne disease have been documented on every continent in the past decades, illustrating both the public health and social significance of these diseases. Consumers everywhere view foodborne disease outbreaks with ever-increasing concern. Outbreaks are likely, however, to be only the most visible aspect of a much broader, more persistent problem. Foodborne diseases not only significantly affect peoples health and well-being, but they also have economic consequences for individuals, families, communities, businesses and countries. These diseases impose a substantial burden on health-care systems and markedly reduce economic productivity. Poor people tend ...
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Results from three research studies (USDA funded grants) indicated a need for food safety education for Hispanic and Native American families with young children. Focus groups and surveys results indicated that these two diverse audiences had less food safety knowledge and that some food handling practices could impact the safety of their family; in particular their children. Certain populations are at greater risk of contracting food‐related illnesses and these groups include children and prenatal women. Several factors that contribute to foodborne illness susceptibility in children include underdeveloped immune systems, lower body weight, the sensitive nature of fetal development, and the fact that children have little control over what they are eating and how it is prepared. Therefore, the main food preparer in families with young children are responsible for safe food handling and ...
Mercury has been recognized as a neurotoxin that can accumulate in fish that might be consumed later by animals and humans. Beginning in the 1970s, numerous factors have resulted in reduced mercury releases in the Great Lakes Region including the Clean Water Act, Mercury Export Ban Act, sulfur and nitrous oxide controls, Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule, and changes in energy production from coal to natural gas. However, the connection between the resultant reduced air emissions and fish tissue concentrations has been difficult to establish.. Currently (2019), there are fish consumption advisories for elevated concentrations of mercury in consumable fish from all five Great Lakes, yet natural resource managers in this region are hampered by a poor understanding of how mitigation of sources relates to bioaccumulation responses and effects, which hampers effective strategies to reduce exposure levels for fish and people who consume them.. Therefore, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists on ...
Hot and dry weather conditions are associated with increased aflatoxin and fumonisin production by the fungi from Aspergillus and Fusarium species. Weather is therefore the most important factor in determining whether aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination will be a problem or not.". Uncertain mycotoxin situation in 2015 led Nutriad to conduct several mycotoxin surveys in different European countries (UK and Ireland, Poland, Spain). Each survey was conducted on 60-70 samples of wheat or maize.. The Spanish Nutriad Mycotoxin Survey, executed in Q4 2015, covers 60 locally produced maize samples from across Spain. More than 400 analyses were conducted to test for the occurrence of the seven mycotoxins most frequently found in agricultural commodities that are intended for animal feed production.. The survey provided an insight into the incidences of aflatoxin B1 (AfB1), zearalenone (ZEN), deoxynivalenol (DON), T-2 toxin, fumonisin B1 (FB1), fumonisin B2 (FB2) and ochratoxin A (OTA) across all ...
The prevalence of food allergy is rising in the western world. Allergen restriction is the chosen treatment in this condition, but continuous ingestion of the antigen has shown positive results in clinical trials. In a previous study, we have shown several allergic and metabolic alterations after 7 days of ovalbumin (OVA) ingestion by sensitized mice. The aim of this study was to investigate whether prolonged ingestion of antigen by sensitized mice would reverse the metabolic consequences caused by experimental food allergy. For this, allergic and metabolic parameters were analysed after prolonged ingestion of an OVA diet by OVA-sensitized mice. As shown previously, after 7 days of OVA consumption, sensitized mice showed increased serum levels of anti-OVA immunoglobulin (Ig)E and IgG1, aversion to the antigen ingestion, marked body and adipose tissue weight loss, followed by adipose tissue inflammation and decreased serum levels of adipokines, glucose and triglycerides. ...
The analytes may be detected in bovine and porcine kidney and muscle at the following concentration levels namely ampicillin equal or greater than 10 µg kg-1, nafcillin equal or greater than 20 µg kg-1, cefazolin equal or greater than 50 µg kg-1, desfuroylceftiofur cysteine disulfide metabolite of ceftiofur equal or greater than 50 µg kg-1, penicillin G each equal or greater than 50 µg kg-1, and desacetyl cephapirin equal or greater than 100 µg kg-1. Screening of amoxicillin and cloxacillin at equal or greater than 10 µg kg-1 as well as dicloxacillin and oxacillin at equal or greater than 50 µg kg-1 is also possible. ...
EPA set a Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG) for each contaminant. The MCLG is the maximum level of a contaminant in drinking water at which no known or anticipated adverse effect on the health of persons would occur, and which allows an adequate margin of safety. MCLGs are not enforceable. The MCLG is not a legal limit set for PWSs. It is based solely on human health. For known cancer-causing contaminants the MCLG is set at zero. This is because any chemical exposure could present a cancer risk.. The Chemical Contaminants Rules also set Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) for each contaminant. EPA sets MCLs as close to the health goal as possible. The MCL weighs the technical and financial barriers with public health protection.. The following link is a table of all regulated drinking water contaminants:. ...
Vegetable soups are very helpful in the vomiting and nausea diet. It is better to take light soups rather than very charged stews that can be very difficult to digest after or during a vomiting process. You can also eat cooked or steamed vegetables once your stomach can tolerate them.. Juices can also be beneficial, provided that you do not drink acid juices. (lemon, tomato or orange juice) Neutral or basic juices are best, such as apple juice or bilberry juice.. Apple content in pectins, as well as the influence of the glycine, that is a natural antiacid, makes it very suitable to stop stomach acidity. It is enough to eat some apple pieces and we will immediately notice a great relief, thus a continuous ingestion becomes a good substitute of other chemical products. Very useful for gastritis diet or in case of nausea or vomiting diet.. Coffee and alcoholic beverages must be avoided. Tea can be drunk as long as you prepare very light tea.. Special food to stop nausea and vomiting: Bananas, ...
Informatica Vibe Data Stream (VDS) is an industrial strength, automated data ingestion engine that connects real-time data from wide variety of sources for processing on Amazon Kinesis. VDS minimizes the need for hand coding and reduces the time to develop new stream processing applications. Adding new data sources and processing targets is fast and easy. Because VDS simplifies and automates the direct data flow between sources and targets, your IT team can spend less time managing streaming data and more time leveraging it for strategic or efficiency gains. VDS is designed for continuous ingestion and timely processing of streaming data on commodity hardware with no need for intermediate data staging or brokered mediation ...
CDC announces the release of a new computer-based case study, E. coli O157:H7 Infection in Michigan. Based on a real-life disease outbreak investigation, this self-instructional, interactive exercise teaches public health practitioners epidemiologic skills and allows them to practice these skills. In the case study, students work through the E. coli O157:H7 investigation from beginning to end. Students can select learning activities focusing on particular areas of interest or those most relevant to their job activities. The new case study is the second in the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Investigation Case Study Series. The first computer-based case study, Botulism in Argentina, was released in 2002 and received the American Society for Training and Developments E-Learning Courseware Certification and the 2002 Outstanding Practice Award from the Design and Development Division of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. The Foodborne Disease Outbreak ...
Listeria monocytogenes is the causative agent of listeriosis, an infection that gives rise to bacteremia and meningitis that can be propagated to humans via food contamination. The chicken-meat and derivatives processing industries are common sites of this pathogen, and the great challenge is in controlling this hazard to avoid economic and public health losses. A literature review on L. monocytogenes and implications to the chicken supply chain, poultry slaughterhouses, and public health was conducted. The review was compiled with the main papers published around the world in the last 15 years containing the key words Listeria monocytogenes, poultry, meat, chicken, broilers, and listeriosis, using the main publishers of online journals. The collected information was discussed and it was concluded that poultry can be asymptomatic carriers of L. monocytogenes and introduce contamination in slaughterhouses, which can become a persistent problem in poultry ...
Food safety is interlinked with food and nutritional security. Growing urbanization, increase in income, change in taste preference and consumer preference have led to increase in demand for safe food.. A recent IFPRI discussion paper on Adoption of Food Safety Measures among Nepalese Milk Producers investigates the status, cost, and assesses the impact of compliance with food safety measures in milk production in the country.. The authors collected data at the farm level from six districts of Nepal, known for their geographical and institutional diversity of milk production. Caste, number of children and elders in a family, herd size, access to information, household labour size, perception of households about food safety, assistance provided by milk buyers, and market outlet types were few of the factors associated with the adoption of food safety measures. According to the study, the ...
A heavy metal, mercury is a neurotoxin that is toxic if breathed or ingested at sufficiently high concentrations. Mercury is present naturally in the environment. It has commonly been used in a wide variety of applications including thermometers, fluorescent bulbs, mirrors, hide preservation, paints, for plastic coloring, in inks and stains, and in golf course pesticides. Because of its common use, mercury is released during garbage incineration. It is also released through the combustion of fuels such as coal and wood for energy production. Mercury readily bioaccumulates in all aquatic organisms, especially fish and shell fish and in humans and wildlife that consume fish. Many lakes in the Great Lakes region have fish consumption advisories due to high levels of mercury primarily caused by atmospheric deposition. Mercury is one of the nine critical pollutants. Related Programs - Binational Program Mesotrophic ...
Trichinosis is spread to intermediate hosts such as pigs in the same way it is spread to humans: through food. Trichinella worms typically infect less than 0.2% of grain-fed hogs, but tend to infect hogs fed on uncooked garbage much more frequently (McWilliams 1974). If a hog is fed uncooked meat contaminated with Trichinella, that hog may become infected, leading to possible infections in humans who consume the meat from that hog. Because of the risks associated with uncooked garbage, all states in the United States are required to cook garbage thoroughly before it is fed to swine (McWilliams 1974). [See EDIS document AS143/AN143 Feeding Food Wastes to Swine at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/an143 for more on the treatment of food waste intended for use as a source of feed for swine.]. Swine and other livestock should also be kept from eating the carcasses of dead animals, such as rats, that may have died on the premises and may also carry disease (CDC 2012). All ...
https://www.precisionbusinessinsights.com/market-reports/global-foodborne-diseases-treatment-market/#ulp-14mlyhjMGhVjZqa3. Geographically Foodborne Diseases Treatment Market has been segmented into following regions viz. North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America foodborne diseases treatment market is expected to grow at notable rates due to increase in the prevalence of foodborne diseases such as botulism and toxoplasmosis, and increase in R&D investment by companies on antibiotics and vaccines. Asia Pacific and Africa regions are projecting lucrative opportunity for foodborne diseases treatment market owing to increase in the incidence of foodborne diseases in these regions. According to WHO estimates 2015, Africa and South East Asia regions have the highest incidence and death rates, including children under the age of 5 years. Europe is expected to show ...
EFSAs role is to provide EU risk managers with independent scientific advice and scientific assistance on the animal health and welfare dimension of avian influenza and any possible food safety issues. Since the risk of avian influenza was first identified, EFSA has issued a substantial body of scientific advice to assist risk managers in making appropriate decisions and actions. To carry out its scientific work, EFSA exchanges information with national food safety authorities, the European Commission, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and other international organisations active in this field.. EFSA has provided scientific advice on the food safety aspects of avian influenza confirming that there is no available epidemiological evidence that avian influenza can be transmitted to humans through consumption of food.. EFSA has also issued advice on the animal health and welfare aspects of avian influenza, providing ...
Although fish are a nutritious food source, they also are the main source of methylmercury exposure in U.S. populations. This research examined the risks from methylmercury and benefits from omega-3 fatty acids and selenium from fish consumption. The first study provided the first region-specific quantitative risk/benefit analysis for nine commonly consumed freshwater fish species in the Columbia River Basin; which is home to many Native American Tribes and subsistence fishermen who consume large quantities of locally caught fish. (Donatuto and Harper 2008; Harper and Harris 2008)(Donatuto and Harper 2008; Harper and Harris 2008) My results showed that mountain whitefish and rainbow trout provided a net benefit for cardiovascular risk and improved infant visual response memory scores across all consumption rates in all subregions in which they were sampled. The second study examined the associations between region of residence, demographic characteristics and total blood mercury ...
In early July, Faroe Islands citizens, fed up with Googles noncooperation, started attaching 360 cameras to some of their 70,000-odd sheep to map the islands themselves. On Wednesday, Google - sensing a PR win, no doubt - announced that it had quietly sent Street View rigs to the Faroe Islands (Denmarks version of Puerto Rico) to bolster its "Sheep View.". There are 18 Faroe Islands and just under 50,000 citizens, but it looks like quite the tourism destination. Street View would enable foreigners to salivate and dream of a breathtakingly scenic vacation, and to explore the islands in virtual space before packing their bags and hopping on the next flight. But Google wasnt taking the bait, so Faroe Islands resident Durita Andreassen started attaching bulky, solar-powered camera rigs to intrepid sheep. Soon enough, she had Sheep View up and running, and the internet, as it tends to do, caught wind of it.. Now, Googles legitimized Sheep View, shared its own side of the story (replete with sheep ...
Different classes of mycotoxins are distinguished on the basis of the structural similarity and originating mold species. For example, more than a dozen different aflatoxin compounds exist but only five of them are routinely tested (aflatoxins B1, B2, G1, G2, and M1). Aflatoxin B1 is of particular interest because it is listed as a Group 1 Carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Aflatoxin M1 is a metabolic product that can be present in milk upon ingestion of aflatoxin B1 by an animal. Aflatoxins are ubiquitous in important agricultural commodities including maize and peanuts, and are among the most studied mycotoxins.. Deoxynivalenol (DON) is produced by a different fungi species. It is prevalent in cereal crops grown under wet conditions and temperatures above 15o C (60o F). Chronic exposure of livestock to DON may result in slowed growth, impaired immune function and reduced rates of reproduction, particularly in non-ruminants.. Mycotoxins were discovered as ...
The drive for risk-based food safety management, systems and control has spread world-wide in recent decades. Since the term is still internationally undefined, its use and implementation vary, producing different realizations. In this Ph.D. thesis, microbiological risk assessment (MRA) was investigated as a basis for risk-based food safety management, which was defined as food safety management based on risk assessment in order to achieve an appropriate level of protection (ALOP). Governments are responsible for commissioning MRAs and also for setting food safety targets up to a certain point, but the practical management measures that need to be in place in order to achieve the targets are to be addressed by the operators. On the plant level, food safety is usually managed through regulation, quality assurance systems and a hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) programme with its prerequisites. In Finland, ...
The CIFOR protocol for investigating foodborne illnesses provides guidance and direction for the regulatory and regulated communities. During a foodborne illness outbreak, time is of the essence in order to identify the offending food product and to remove it from the market place. To facilitate and ensure correct information is obtained in a timely fashion, a consistent approach to investigating foodborne illness outbreaks is crucial.. By using these CIFOR Guidelines and Tools, Industry can take an active and educated role in the outbreak response and investigation, reducing the impact to the public and their business. A fully coordinated investigation can then proceed more quickly and accurately, yielding more dependable results that are in the interest of public health while limiting impact to the involved industry.. The benefits of having a uniform approach include:. 1. The CIFOR Guidelines are a Best Practices document.. 2. ...
Since 1987, the World Health Organization (WHO) carried out global surveys on polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in human milk. This study presents a review of the three most recent surveys from 2000 to 2010, including DDT. The objective was to identify global quantitative differences and provide baseline information for 52 countries or provide time-trends for countries with previous data. Individual human milk samples were collected following a WHO-designed procedure and combined to form a national pooled sample. Here, we report global levels for PCDDs, PCDFs, PCBs and the sum of o,p′-DDT, p,p′-DDT, o,p′-DDE, p,p′-DDE, o,p′-DDD and p,p′-DDD (ΣDDTs). A concise risk-benefit evaluation related to human milk contamination with these persistent organic pollutants (POPs) was also done. Large global and regional differences were observed. Levels of PCDDs and PCDFs were highest in India and some European and ...
Because secondary transmission masks the connection between sources and outbreaks, estimating the proportion of foodborne norovirus infections is difficult. We studied whether norovirus genotype frequency distributions (genotype profiles) can enhance detection of the sources of foodborne outbreaks. Control measures differ substantially; therefore, differentiating this transmission mode from person-borne or food handler-borne outbreaks is of public health interest. Comparison of bivalve mollusks collected during monitoring (n = 295) and outbreak surveillance strains (n = 2,858) showed 2 distinguishable genotype profiles in 1) human feces and 2) source-contaminated food and bivalve mollusks; genotypes I.2 and I.4 were more frequently detected in foodborne outbreaks. Overall, ≈21% of all outbreaks were foodborne; further analysis showed that 25% of the outbreaks reported as food ...
Article Multiple lines of evidence risk assessment of American robins exposed to polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFS) and polychlorinated dibenzo‐P‐dioxins (PCDDS) in the Tittabawassee River floodplain, Midland, Michigan, USA. Concentrations of poly...
On September 30, 2011, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr). Listeriosis is caused by Listeria monocytogenes, a gram-positive bacillus common in the environment and acquired by humans primarily through consumption of contaminated food. Infection causes a spectrum of illness, ranging from febrile gastroenteritis to invasive disease, including sepsis and meningoencephalitis. Invasive listeriosis occurs predominantly in older adults and persons with impaired immune systems. Listeriosis in pregnant women is typically a mild "flu-like" illness, but can result in fetal loss, premature labor, or neonatal infection. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. On September 2, 2011, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified CDC of seven cases of listeriosis reported since August 28. On average, Colorado reports two cases of listeriosis annually in August. By September 6, all seven Colorado patients interviewed with ...
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Aspergillus nidulans hyphae and sexual spores. A. nidulans (also known as Emericella nidulans) is a filamentous fungus that is the only member of the genus Aspergillus that forms sexual spores through meiosis (seen here in this image as large spores). A. nidulans is also a homothallic fungus, meaning it can form asexual spores by producing conidiphores that bear chains of asexual spores. A. nidulans. has been an important research organism for studying eukaryotic cell biology and has a long history of use for the study of a wide range of subjects including basic genetic problems (recombination, DNA repair, mutation), cell cycle control and pathogenesis, as well as metabolism of other Aspergillus species. A. nidulans produces the toxin, sterigmatocysin, which may lead to food contamination. Magnification: x440 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres. - Stock Image C032/3077
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of Aspergillus nidulans hyphae and sexual spores. A. nidulans (also known as Emericella nidulans) is a filamentous fungus that is the only member of the genus Aspergillus that forms sexual spores through meiosis (seen here in this image as large spores). A. nidulans is also a homothallic fungus, meaning it can form asexual spores by producing conidiphores that bear chains of asexual spores. A. nidulans. has been an important research organism for studying eukaryotic cell biology and has a long history of use for the study of a wide range of subjects including basic genetic problems (recombination, DNA repair, mutation), cell cycle control and pathogenesis, as well as metabolism of other Aspergillus species. produces the toxin, sterigmatocysin, which may lead to food contamination. Magnification: x440 when shortest axis printed at 25 millimetres. - Stock Image C032/3079
In this community-based, cross-sectional study, we found that frequency of fish consumption was positively associated with calcaneus BMD in Chinese men. We used a self-report questionnaire to estimate the fish consumption due to its convenience for large-scale, cross-sectional study. Fish is the major source of animal protein consumed in traditional Chinese diets. Our findings suggest that increasing the frequency of fish consumption may be an effective and economic way to prevent OP.. Our results are consistent with those of previous studies. For instance, Julian et al. found that greater fish consumption was associated with greater bone mass of the phalanges among pre-menopausal Spanish women [13]. Farina et al. also examined the association between fish consumption and hip bone mineral density cross-sectionally and longitudinally in the Framingham Osteoporosis Study, which indicated that both men and women with high fish consumption demonstrated greater mean baseline femoral neck BMD, and ...
HIV-infected persons who are men having sex with men (MSM) are prone to acquire invasive amebiasis. It would cast great threat for public health if the pathogens are spread by way of human to human transmission and food contamination.. From 2000 to 2004, we assessed the seroprevalence of Entamoeba histolytica infection using indirect hemagglutination antibody (IHA) assay among 667 HIV-infected persons (group 1), 1311 asymptomatic HIV-uninfected persons seeking anonymous HIV testing (group 2), 616 HIV-uninfected controls with gastrointestinal symptoms (diarrhea and/or liver abscess) seeking medical care (group 3), and 2500 healthy controls undergoing health check-up (group 4). An IHA titer greater than 128 was detected in 7.1% of group 1, 2.5% of group 2, 1.8% of group 3, and 0.1% of group 4 (p,0.0001). The highest seroprevalence (11.2%) was noted among HIV-infected persons who were MSM aged 30 to 39 years. Compared with persons with gastrointestinal symptoms, the adjusted ...
... are toxic metabolites produced by fungi. They can be toxic to humans and animals even in low concentrations. Depending on the compound class, mycotoxins can be acutely or chronically toxic. Symptoms of poisoning include liver and kidney damage, impairment of the immune system, skin and mucous membrane damage or hormonal effects, such as fertility disorders. Some mycotoxins are also carcinogenic and mutagenic.. Some toxigenic fungi attack plants in the field, while others proliferate in stored crops. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that as much as 25% of world food production is contaminated by mycotoxins and around 1,000 million tonnes of food are lost every year due to mycotoxin contamination.. Researchers at Agroscope are searching for ways of preventing mycotoxin contamination of agricultural plant and animal products. In addition, the monitoring and control of mycotoxin ...
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The Graham Farm in Moore Haven, FL has a problem with the animal drug sulfamethazine. Sulfamethazine is an antibacterial drug consisting of any of several synthetic compounds capable of inhibiting growth of bacteria. It is used in both cattle and pigs.. The tolerance level is 0.1 parts per million (PPM) for residues of sulfamethazine in the uncooked edible tissues of cattle. A calf sold by Graham Farm had 126.95 PPM of sulfamethazine in the liver tissue.. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspected the Graham dairy farm on April 29 and May 1, 2009. It found that a calf tested by the U.S. Department of Agricultures Food Safety & inspection Service (FSIS) had a high level of the drug in the animals edible tissue but was sold by the dairy on Dec. 6, 2008.. In a recently released Nov. 16 "Warning Letter" to The Graham Farm, FDA said the high drug levels mean the dairy is selling "adulterated" food under the federal ...

Antimicrobial preservation strategies to prevent food contaminationAntimicrobial preservation strategies to prevent food contamination

The broad scope of antimicrobial approaches to kill or prevent the growth of microorganisms in foods and ... ... Food spoiling and poisoning caused by microbial contamination can cause major health, social, and economic problems. ... The broad scope of antimicrobial approaches to kill or prevent the growth of microorganisms in foods and beverages, including a ... Antimicrobial preservation strategies to prevent food contamination. February 14, 2014, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc ...
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Oregano and Food PoisoningOregano and Food Poisoning

Edible tomato films containing antimicrobials may protect food against contamination by pathogenic microorganisms.. Testing was ... Low concentrations (1 percent and 1.5 percent) of allspice and clove bud oils suppressed the growth of Listeria.. "The results ... Oregano and Food Poisoning. Study Abstract. Physical properties as well as antimicrobial activities against Escherichia coli ... Edible films for fruits and vegetables can serve as carriers for food additives including plant-derived, safe antimicrobials. ...
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Antimicrobial polymer - WikipediaAntimicrobial polymer - Wikipedia

... in the food industry to prevent bacterial contamination, and in water sanitation to inhibit the growth of microorganisms in ... Antimicrobial Polymer Technologies for Food Application Antimicrobial Materials Antimicrobial Polymer Surfaces. ... is a class of polymers with antimicrobial activity, or the ability to inhibit the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, ... of these applications is to extend the shelf life of food and promote safety by reducing the rate of growth of microorganisms ...
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Innovative Food Packaging Solutions - IFT.orgInnovative Food Packaging Solutions - IFT.org

The use of food packaging is a socioeconomic indicator of increased spending ability of the population or the gross domestic ... This Scientific Status Summary provides an overview of the latest innovations in food packaging. ... product as well as regional (rural as opposed to urban) food availability. ... Antimicrobials reduce the growth rate and maximum population of microorganisms (spoilage and pathogenic) by extending the lag ...
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Method and system for treating food items with an additive and solid     carbon dioxide - Patent # 8691308 - PatentGeniusMethod and system for treating food items with an additive and solid carbon dioxide - Patent # 8691308 - PatentGenius

... distribute an additive in solid carbon dioxide in an interior of food processing equipment. The additive may be injected into a ... In general, antimicrobials and preservatives penetrate the cell membranes and disrupt ATP synthesis inrespiring microorganisms ... post/cross contamination from either environment or food contact surfaces is implicated in up to 30% of food poisoning cases. ... For example, preservatives are static agents that are added to food to inhibit microbial growth and must be non-toxic and safe ...
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RUA: State of the Art of Antimicrobial Edible Coatings for Food Packaging ApplicationsRUA: State of the Art of Antimicrobial Edible Coatings for Food Packaging Applications

... trends in the use of new edible coatings enriched with antimicrobial agents to reduce the growth of different microorganisms, ... have shown interesting properties to reduce the contamination and decomposition of perishable food products, mainly fish, meat ... State of the Art of Antimicrobial Edible Coatings for Food Packaging Applications. Por favor, use este identificador para citar ... State of the Art of Antimicrobial Edible Coatings for Food Packaging Applications. Coatings. 2017; 7(4):56. doi:10.3390/ ...
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Food contamination occurs during post process handling. This leads to spoilage and growth of pathogenic microorganisms in the ... The major shortcoming posed by the use of many antimicrobials is the chemical residues it deposits in the food substance. The ... Inhibitory Effect of Helichrysum arenarium Essential Oil on the Growth of Food Contaminated Microorganisms ... immobilized with the help of glutarldehyde on polyurethane and used as a food wrap to protect food from microbial contamination ...
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Frontiers | Antimicrobial food packaging: potential and pitfalls | MicrobiologyFrontiers | Antimicrobial food packaging: potential and pitfalls | Microbiology

... on antimicrobial agents that are aimed at enhancing and improving food quality and safety by reduction of pathogen growth and ... Development of resistance amongst microorganisms is considered as a future implication of antimicrobials with an aim to come up ... demand for natural and safe food products with stringent regulations to prevent food-borne infectious diseases. Antimicrobial ... demand for natural and safe food products with stringent regulations to prevent food-borne infectious diseases. Antimicrobial ...
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Issues in Time and Temperature Abuse of Refrigerated Foods - Food Safety MagazineIssues in Time and Temperature Abuse of Refrigerated Foods - Food Safety Magazine

Suggested temperature specifications for refrigeration of foods have been revised as knowledge and technology advancements are ... Models can be used to predict the probability of growth, the time until growth occurs or the growth rate of microorganisms. The ... Controlling contamination in the cold chain. ASHRAE Journal, pp. 32-38.. 12. U.S. CDC. 2005. Keep food and water safe after a ... and antimicrobial agents).. Time alone, at ambient temperatures, may be used to control the safety of products. The duration ...
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Food additive sanitizing compositions - Patent # 5234719 - PatentGeniusFood additive sanitizing compositions - Patent # 5234719 - PatentGenius

The invention comprises concentrate compositions and methods of sanitizing and disinfecting using the antimicrobial composition ... A food additive microbicidal composition consisting essentially of a major portion of carrier and an effective sanitizing ... any microorganisms which might be present withoutcreating risk of harmful food contamination or environmental contamination.. ... a preservative prevents growth rather than killing microorganisms; and, 2) exposure time, a preservative has days to months. In ...
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LAB SANI - An Effective Barrier Against Cross Contamination -- MEDICA - World Forum for MedicineLAB SANI - An Effective Barrier Against Cross Contamination -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

That is the reason why refrigerators could become an ideal place for growth of micro organisms. ... Bacterial contamination risk is a serious issue for any life-science laboratory. It is a well known fact that environmental ... Some of negative effects of contamination are the following: - Infections proliferation. - Growth of micro organisms which ... Such materials are safe in use, non toxic, non flammable, highly resistant to corrosion and scratches and suitable for food ...
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Microbial Contamination-A Regulatory Perspective. | Microorganism | Food And Drug AdministrationMicrobial Contamination-A Regulatory Perspective. | Microorganism | Food And Drug Administration

The execution of testing such as on growth promotion or on the efficacy of antimicrobial preservation in a given room. by ... This method of control, is however, is less satisfactory as growth of contaminating micro-organisms may occur on storage of the ... Keywords: Microbial contamination; source of contamination; control of microbial contamination; FDA concern; USP concern; ... Contamination especially in food industry can result to not only human morbidity and mortality but also to business losses [6]. ...
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Innovations & Technologies - Extraction, Plant Science & MoreInnovations & Technologies - Extraction, Plant Science & More

Kemin helps make feed and food safer by curbing mold growth of microbial contamination and creates products that are less ... As a biotechnology company, we are experts in using microbial fermentation to engineer microorganisms to benefit the industries ... We study chemicals and ingredients and synergistically blend them to create advanced antioxidants, enzymes and antimicrobials. ... These cutting-edge ingredient blends offer benefits for animal feed, pet food and food industries. ...
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Inactivation Strategies for Clostridium perfringens Spores and Vegetative Cells | Applied and Environmental MicrobiologyInactivation Strategies for Clostridium perfringens Spores and Vegetative Cells | Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Natural systems for preventing contamination and growth of microorganisms in foods. Food Struct 10:10. ... Naturally occurring antimicrobials for minimally processed foods. Annu Rev Food Sci Technol 4:163-190. doi:10.1146/annurev-food ... she is a lecturer in various courses regarding food-associated microorganisms, including food microbiology, food safety, food ... Novel natural food antimicrobials. Annu Rev Food Sci Technol 3:381-403. doi:10.1146/annurev-food-022811-101241. ...
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Bioprotection against listeria: Lactic acid can inhibit Listeria growth in packed salmonBioprotection against listeria: Lactic acid can inhibit Listeria growth in packed salmon

Content is boosted by video interviews and support from Innova Market Insights and The World of Food Ingredients. ... analysis and insights on the food ingredients sector. Key topics of focus include business news, ingredient launches, research ... Besides the physical protection of the food against contamination, the packaging strategy strongly determines the behavior of ... the microorganisms present in the packaged food. Besides the control of the gas composition, e.g. with modified atmosphere or ...
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Frontiers | Role of Starter Cultures on the Safety of Fermented Meat Products | MicrobiologyFrontiers | Role of Starter Cultures on the Safety of Fermented Meat Products | Microbiology

Some microorganisms may be responsible for their formation. Starters can cause a fast pH decrease, inhibiting the development ... Staphylococcus xylosus and Debaryomyces hansenii strains have been reported to degrade biogenic amines in food. Polycyclic ... Some microorganisms may be responsible for their formation. Starters can cause a fast pH decrease, inhibiting the development ... of microorganisms with amino acid decarboxylative ability, thus preventing the accumulation of BA in fermented meat products. ...
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An Epidemiological Model for HACCP Verification | Food Safety NewsAn Epidemiological Model for HACCP Verification | Food Safety News

Growth: The proliferation of bacteria. There are three intrinsic factors that affect bacterial growth: nutrient content ( ... However, the failure to keep the process water from being a means of cross-contamination has added a new dimension to the ... It was learned that the cantaloupe packing line used only city water, with no antimicrobial added to wash (cool) the melons. ... anaerobic). Survival: The ability of microorganisms to adjust to changes in the environment and to remain infective in an ...
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Antibiotics | AMPs | Immune System | Insect | Pharmaceutical IndustryAntibiotics | AMPs | Immune System | Insect | Pharmaceutical Industry

... preventing the growth and development of pathogenic microorganisms and/or avoiding contamination[65,75]. ... The food industry can use the AMP as a substitute of synthetic preservatives for food safer production ... antimicrobial proteins are rapidly evolving, which indicated their involvement in the arms race against microorganisms[21,40]. ... Technological Potential of Antimicrobial Peptides: a Systematic Review. Vilmar Machado, Jane Gelinski1*, C. M. Baratto1, E. M. ...
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Nutritional Concepts Blog Archive 1985 - 2018 : September 2009Nutritional Concepts Blog Archive 1985 - 2018 : September 2009

Edible tomato films containing antimicrobials may protect food against contamination by pathogenic microorganisms. ... Oregano oil consistently inhibited the growth of all three bacteria.. *Garlic oil was not effective against E. coli or ... Big Food has lowered and will continue to lower acrylamide levels in food. And as long as you dont overcook your food at home ... Monolaurin has been recognized as safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is known for its antimicrobial ...
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The Interaction of Bacteria with Engineered Nanostructured Polymeric Materials: A ReviewThe Interaction of Bacteria with Engineered Nanostructured Polymeric Materials: A Review

In response, numerous antimicrobial agents have been developed that can effectively inhibit the growth of microorganisms [4]. ... in the nanocomposite formulations produced an evident antimicrobial effect and provided an active system for food packaging ... Even if the analysis is very quick to perform, the contamination of test surface may alter the values obtained [32].(6)Methods ... slow rate of growth in the biofilm, altered metabolism, titration and inactivation of antimicrobial agents by the extracellular ...
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Antimicrobial Additives and Coatings for Food Packaging - Paper, Film & Foil ConverterAntimicrobial Additives and Coatings for Food Packaging - Paper, Film & Foil Converter

Recent outbreaks of contamination associated with meat products heighten consumer concerns. ... It seems as if every day we hear of some incident associated with food contamination. ... Reduction of oxygen prevents growth of aerobic microorganisms, such as mold.. Flushing the product with selected gases can ... Although most packaged food products are heat sterilized, microbial contamination can and does occur. Use of antimicrobial ...
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Pure Essential Oil Allspice - 50ml - SZL342 : BF1 SwitzerlandPure Essential Oil Allspice - 50ml - SZL342 : BF1 Switzerland

... according to a study in the Journal of Food Science, ... antimicrobials may protect food against contamination by ... Oregano oil consistently inhibited the growth of all three bacteria.. * Garlic oil was not effective against E. coli or ... pathogenic microorganisms.. Testing was done by laying the films on top of the bacteria and also by exposing the bacteria to ... Edible films for fruits and vegetables can serve as carriers for food additives including plant-derived, safe antimicrobials. ...
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Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Revolutionizing Agriculture: Synthesis and ApplicationsZinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Revolutionizing Agriculture: Synthesis and Applications

Application of these nanoparticles to crops increases their growth and yield. As food demand is increasing day by day the yield ... The ZnO nanoparticles constitute an effective antimicrobial agent against pathogenic microorganisms. Basically the detected ... agent for disinfecting and sterilizing food industry equipment and containers against the attack and contamination with food ... Zinc oxide NPs have potential to boost the yield and growth of food crops. Peanut seeds were treated with different ...
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Dairy Research Bulletin - November 2019 - California Dairy Research FoundationDairy Research Bulletin - November 2019 - California Dairy Research Foundation

Milk is a highly nutritious food that also provides an excellent medium for growth of pathogenic microorganisms. Thus, dairy ... by exposure to blue light is a promising alternative method in the food industry due to its intrinsic antimicrobial properties ... industry focuses most of their processes and costs on keeping contamination levels as low as possible. ... "Protein foods" and "mixed dishes" were the two most expensive food categories (43-45% of daily food costs), while "grains," " ...
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IFT Food Summit Report - IFT.orgIFT Food Summit Report - IFT.org

Considerable research has been completed on antimicrobial packaging, especially on the use of nisin to control microbial growth ... Summit participants agreed that intentional contamination must be differentiated from accidental contamination in foods. ... Food products have specific microorganisms associated with them. However, changes in environmental condition in the package can ... Food Technology Current Issue Food Technology magazine provides deep coverage of critical issues and advances in food science. ...
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  • Physical properties as well as antimicrobial activities against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Listeria monocytogenes of allspice, garlic, and oregano essential oils (EOs) in tomato puree film-forming solutions (TPFFS) formulated into edible films at 0.5% to 3% (w/w) concentrations were investigated in this study. (wellnessresources.com)
  • Development of resistance amongst microorganisms is considered as a future implication of antimicrobials with an aim to come up with actual efficacies in extension of shelf life as well as reduction in bacterial growth through the upcoming and promising use of antimicrobials in food packaging for the forthcoming research down the line. (frontiersin.org)
  • However, C. perfringens vegetative cells are less resistant to these stress factors than their spore counterparts, and these resistance phenotypes vary among strains and growth conditions ( 11 - 13 ). (asm.org)
  • Besides resistance to heat, vegetative cells and spores of C- cpe isolates possess higher resistance to various food preservative measures, including low temperature, osmosis-induced stress, and nitrite, than those of the P- cpe isolates ( 13 , 15 ). (asm.org)
  • The possession of high resistance properties facilitates the survival of C. perfringens spores in food vehicles, where they undergo germination and outgrowth to revert to vegetative cells and then cause FP illness in humans upon consumption of these contaminated foods ( 2 ). (asm.org)
  • The increasing development of bacterial resistance to the most powerful antibiotics and the high rate of nosocomial infections are of great concern [ 1 ], since microbial contamination is a serious issue involving multiple spheres, including the health care and biomedical industries, water purification systems, and food packaging and storage. (hindawi.com)
  • The European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (EARSS) reported the prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in at least 10% of all S. aureus -associated infections in most European countries, rising as high as 40% to 50% in some cases, with a significant increase between 1999 and 2002 in Austria, Belgium, Germany, and the UK [ 3 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • The objectives of this study were to evaluate the antimicrobial resistance and the biofilm-producing ability of Salmonella sp. (scielo.br)
  • Microorganisms may be naturally resistant to a given antimicrobial agent or a specific class of antimicrobials due to the molecular structure of the compound, but resistance may also be acquired. (scielo.br)
  • Even the once easily treated organisms, such as staphylococcus and streptococcus, have acquired resistance to many standard antimicrobials, making them much harder to treat. (netce.com)
  • When a pair of electrodes are immersed in the growth medium, the system composed of electrodes and electrolyte can be modeled with the electrical circuit of Fig. 1, where Rm and Cm are the resistance and capacitance of the bulk medium, while Ri and Ci are the resistance and capacitance of the electrode-electrolyte interface. (wikipedia.org)
  • A number of studies have been conducted in the past decade or so toward developing efficient inactivation strategies for C. perfringens spores and vegetative cells, which include physical approaches and the use of chemical preservatives and naturally derived antimicrobial agents. (asm.org)
  • Such materials are safe in use, non toxic, non flammable, highly resistant to corrosion and scratches and suitable for food contact. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • The first strains resistant to penicillin was first identified in 1947[ 5 ] and since then, the number of resistant microorganisms has increased considerably[ 2 - 4 , 6 ]. (ijpsonline.com)
  • Out of the 22 strains tested, all were multiresistant, that is, resistant to more than three antimicrobial classes, and 72.7% were able to form biofilms. (scielo.br)
  • Public health impacts may be more severe when microorganisms, in addition of being resistant to antimicrobials, also have the ability to form biofilms. (scielo.br)
  • The results of the present study show that the 3 plant-derived EOs can be used to prepare tomato-based antimicrobial edible films with good physical properties for food applications by both direct contact and indirectly by vapors emanating from the films. (wellnessresources.com)
  • They evaluated the physical and antimicrobial properties of allspice, cinnamon and clove bud oils in edible films of apple puree after 24 and 48 hours. (wellnessresources.com)
  • The results revealed that PP/CMC containing ZEO has good potential for application as active food packaging in indirect contact which would also improve sensory properties of product. (iust.org)
  • Sulfites, nitrites, and low-molecular-weight alcohols have antimicrobial properties. (pffc-online.com)
  • Zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) also have remarkable optical, physical, and antimicrobial properties and therefore have great potential to enhance agriculture. (hindawi.com)
  • Cutter emphasizes the importance of a "controlled release" of the antimicrobials over time to get the maximum kill, which is made possible by the edible film's unique properties. (foodingredientsfirst.com)
  • Oregano, allspice and garlic essential oils (EOs) can be effective, natural barriers against E. coli, Salmonella and Listeria, according to a study in the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists. (wellnessresources.com)
  • In 2001, the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) panel found that Australia and Canada use terms similar to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code definition of PHF, and its associated requirements. (foodsafetymagazine.com)
  • Using live cultures and highly controlled fermentation conditions, Kemin can create probiotics, enzymes, antimicrobials and metabolite solutions. (kemin.com)
  • The increased interest in antimicrobial films is the result of increased consumption of contaminated fresh-cut produce. (wellnessresources.com)
  • Industrial processing of food, reduced consumption of animal protein, importation of raw materials and ingredients to be converted in the United States, and scarcity of time to select/prepare food from fresh ingredients have enhanced innovation in food and beverage packaging. (ift.org)
  • As a consequence, it is important that good chill/storage procedures are in place to ensure that such foods not only achieve their required shelf lives but are safe for consumption by the end user. (foodsafetymagazine.com)
  • In the Review " Ingredient Technology for Food Preservation ," Zuoxing Zheng, PhD, Principle Scientist at Kraft Foods Group (Glenview, IL) discusses new and emerging antimicrobials and how they are being used to improve the safety, quality, and shelf-life of food and beverage products. (phys.org)
  • Nowadays food preservation, quality maintenance, and safety are major growing concerns of the food industry. (frontiersin.org)
  • Some traditional food preservation techniques like drying, freezing, heating, fermentation, salting can extend the shelf-life of food products, but recontamination may occur that may render the food unpalatable for the consumers. (frontiersin.org)
  • The nutritional value of food and drinks advertised on children's television programs is worse than food shown in ads during general air time, according to University of Illinois at Chicago researchers. (phys.org)
  • The new study from government researchers revealed that oregano oil was found to be the most effective antimicrobial, followed by allspice and garlic. (wellnessresources.com)
  • The Thai researchers used a blend of thermoplastic starch, a biodegradable polymer made from cassava tapioca powder, and a gelatin coating containing antimicrobials known as Nisin Z and lauric arginate (LAE). (foodingredientsfirst.com)
  • 12. The composition of claim 1 wherein said antimicrobial composition comprises a solid, said carrier comprising a solidifying agent selected from the group consisting of an organic hardening agent, an inorganic hardening agent, or mixturesthereof. (patentgenius.com)
  • We use organometallic synthesis to buffer organic acids and trace minerals for animal feed and food products. (kemin.com)
  • Among the most common antimicrobial materials are organic acids and their salts. (pffc-online.com)
  • 11 Jul 2019 --- Lactobacillus sakei CTC494 has proven efficacious in inhibiting the growth of Listeria monocytogenes in vacuum packed salmon. (foodingredientsfirst.com)
  • Incorporating essential oils into edible films provides a new way to improve the safety and shelf life of foods, which will provide multiple benefits to consumers," says lead researcher W. X. Du. (wellnessresources.com)
  • You want these edible films to be transparent because consumers aren't going to buy something they can't see, you want them to be flexible, and you want the film to mold to the food product. (foodingredientsfirst.com)
  • Many other products, especially liquid preparations and creams for topical application to severely injured skin, large open wounds or mucus membrane which are liable to bacterial, mould and fungal contamination from the atmosphere ( or less frequently from the contaminated equipments during manufacture) should be controlled for microbial contamination. (scribd.com)
  • Desmon Scientific introduced a new range of laboratory refrigerators LAB Sani with interiors made of inorganic antimicrobial materials containing silver in ionic form. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • New Desmon Scientific refrigerators from LAB Sani series will help to reduce a risk of cross contamination between laboratory materials and personnel and become an effective barrier to uncontrolled growth and spread of microorganisms. (medica-tradefair.com)
  • Code of Federal Regulations, Food and Drugs, Revised as of Apr. (patentgenius.com)
  • In the United States, current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) regulations are issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the minimum requirements for quality systems for FDA-regulated products such as food, drugs, biologics and devices. (scribd.com)
  • Starters can cause a fast pH decrease, inhibiting the development of microorganisms with amino acid decarboxylative ability, thus preventing the accumulation of BA in fermented meat products. (frontiersin.org)
  • Various strategies have been used and suggested for increasing the shelf-life and safety of meat products in the food industry. (scirp.org)
  • The purpose of the present study was to evaluate carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) coated polypropylene (PP) films containing Zataria multiflora (ZEO) essential oils (4%) as an antimicrobial packaging for chicken breast stored at 4 °C. To increase PP film hydrophilicity, it was treated by atmospheric cold plasma prior to coating by CMC. (iust.org)
  • The continued quest for innovation in food and beverage packaging is mostly driven by consumer needs and demands influenced by changing global trends, such as increased life expectancy, fewer organizations investing in food production and distribution (Lord 2008), and regionally abundant and diverse food supply. (ift.org)
  • For example, if a fiber that must be exposed to aqueous bleach to render it antimicrobial (an N-halamine polymer) is weakened by that exposure, or its dye is bleached, it will have limited use. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conventional food packaging aims at shelf life extension, maintenance of quality, and assurance of safety of the food product. (frontiersin.org)
  • The public has viewed active packaging solutions with caution in the past, despite the fact that they are often touted as offering increased food safety, extended shelf-life, improved freshness and reduced food waste. (foodingredientsfirst.com)
  • The NanoPack Project has reported significant advancements in the shelf-life and quality extension of a range of foods when packaged in nano-active materials. (foodingredientsfirst.com)
  • To this end, food packaging engineers and scientists are investigating new ways to provide greater shelf life for packaging. (pffc-online.com)
  • Packaging engineers are looking not only to extend the shelf life of their packaged foods but also to extend the quality and nutritional value of their food items. (pffc-online.com)
  • Chemical composition of ZEO was also evaluated by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), and this shows that thymol was the main antimicrobial and antioxidant component of the essential oil. (iust.org)
  • A food additive microbicidal composition consisting essentially of a major portion of carrier and an effective sanitizing amount of octanoic acid. (patentgenius.com)
  • 1. An antimicrobial food grade composition consisting essentially of a major portion of carrier and a sanitizer, said sanitizer consisting of a C.sub.8 carboxylic acidor derivatives thereof wherein there is about 0.02 wt-% to 0.5 wt-% octanoic acid or derivatives thereof wherein said composition has a pH ranging from about 2.2 to 3.3. (patentgenius.com)
  • 2. The composition of claim 1 wherein said composition comprises food additive constituents. (patentgenius.com)
  • 8. The composition of claim 1 wherein said antimicrobial composition comprises a detergent cleanser and said carrier comprises a surfactant, said surfactant selected from a group consisting of a nonionic surfactant, a cationic surfactant, ananionic surfactant, or mixtures thereof. (patentgenius.com)
  • CTH depends on various parameters such as electrode geometry, bacterial strain, chemical composition of the growth medium etc., but it is always in the range 106 to 107 cfu/ml. (wikipedia.org)
  • Even with proper handling (e.g., hygienic to prevent contamination), the grower/ manufacturer/distributor continues to be responsible for ensuring that the environment for transportation and distribution is such that it controls not only biological, but also chemical and physical hazards. (foodsafetymagazine.com)
  • The Food Chemical News Guide, pp. 165 and 190.1. (patentgenius.com)
  • In addition to verification and validation of food safety systems, we can now add the legal responsibilities of operators and auditors alike to protect public health and safety to the verification process. (foodsafetynews.com)