Real-time search results from the FSRIO's Food Safety Research Projects Database by food pathogens of public health concern.
Research Projects by Pathogen
Includes U.S. and International research on Salmonella spp. such as Salmonella enterica, Salmonella enteritidis, and Salmonella typhimurium. Some research areas include: strategies to control Salmonella in pre- and post-harvest environments; prevalence and survival of Salmonella in food systems; identification of contamination and transmission routes of Salmonella on farms; characterization of Salmonella virulence factors; Salmonella dissemination in domestic environments; and rapid methods for Salmonella detection.
Campylobacter spp. Research
Includes U.S. and International research on Campylobacter spp. such as Campylobacter jejuni, and Campylobacter coli. Some research areas include: investigation of farm-level practices impacting Campylobacter prevalence in pre- and post-harvest environments; mechanisms of stress resistance in Campylobacter methods to detect and control Campylobacter; epidemiological analysis of Campylobacter in processed foods; and mechanisms of pathogenesis of Campylobacter in the host.
Clostridium perfringens Research
Includes U.S. and International research on Clostridium perfringens. Some research areas include: processing technologies to control C. perfringens in foods; mechanism of action of C. perfringens enterotoxin; predictive modeling of C. perfringens under varying temperatures in meat system; rapid genomic methods to detect C. perfringens; development of natural antimicrobials to control C. perfringens infections; and molecular characterization and microbial ecology of C. perfringens in poultry.
Escherichia coli O157:H7 Research
Includes U.S. and International research on Escherichia coli O157:H7. Some research areas include: interactions of E. coli O157:H7 with fresh produce; development of biological control agents for E. coli O157:H7; survival and transmission of E. coli O157:H7 in food crops; contamination routes of E. coli O157:H7 in domestic kitchens; evaluation of critical control points for E. coli O157:H7 contamination from farm to abattoir; mechanism of colonization of E. coli O157:H7 in cattle; and methods to detect and characterize E. coli O157:H7 in foods.
Listeria monocytogenes Research
Includes U.S. and International research on Listeria monocytogenes. Some research areas include: optimization of processing technologies to eliminate L. monocytogenes in foods; mechanism of L. monocytogenes infection in host cells; methods of rapid detection in foods; biofilm formation in L. monocytogenes; control of L. monocytogenes in ready-to-eat meat products; and risk assessment of L. monocytogenes in retail cheese.
Includes U.S. and International research on Norovirus. Some research areas include: use of multiple hurdles to inactivate Norovirus in foods; education on hand hygiene to reduce Norovirus infections in elementary school environment; detection and characterization of Norovirus in ready-to-eat foods; epidemiology and molecular analysis of Norovirus outbreaks; and rapid methods of Norovirus detection.
Toxoplasma gondii Research
Includes U.S. research on Toxoplasma gondii. Some research areas include: strategies to control T. gondii in swine; pathogenesis of T. gondii infection; influence of host environment on T. gondii development; vaccine development to prevent T. gondii infection; development of risk model for T. gondii in swine; investigation of growth regulation in T. gondii; and antigenic characterization of T. gondii.