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This information does not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the United States Department of Agriculture or any U.S. governmental agency. See Policies and Disclaimers.International Journal of Food MicrobiologyAvailable online 7 December 2013 Author(s): Ana Isabel Vitas , María Díez-Leturia , Leire Tabar , David González Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in smoked salmon is still a challenge for food business operators. The reported low levels and uneven distribution of the pathogen make it necessary to apply good...Journal of Food SafetyThis study examined the antibacterial mode of action of Taxus cuspidata leaf essential oil (TCEO) against foodborne pathogenic bacteria. Gas chromatography–mass spectrometry analysis of microwave-extracted TCEO resulted in examination of 34 different compounds, representing 81.63% of the total oil. The TCEO (1,000 μg per disc) showed...Food MicrobiologyPublication date: May 2014 , Volume 39 Author(s): Sagrario Ortiz , Victoria López , Joaquín V. Martínez-Suárez The aims of this study were to characterize the different strains of Listeria monocytogenes collected at an Iberian pork processing plant and to investigate whether their specific characteristics were associated with prolonged...Food MicrobiologyPublication date: May 2014 , Volume 39 Author(s): D. Schoder , B. Stessl , K. Szakmary-Brändle , P. Rossmanith , M. Wagner It has been possible to determine the genotype diversity of Listeria monocytogenes in the actual cheese lots of acid curd cheese that caused a multinational outbreak between 2009 and 2010. Following product recall in...Journal of Food ProtectionGlass, Kathleen A. et al...Food ControlPublication date: May 2014 , Volume 39 Author(s): S.A. Kim , H.J. Park , S.H. Lee , I.G. Hwang , M.S. Rhee The objective of this study was to examine the fate of foodborne pathogens (Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Staphylococcus aureus) and B. cereus spores in Korean turbid rice...Journal of Food ScienceForty-two strains of Lactobacillus bulgaricus isolated from locally made yogurts were examined and compared for bacteriocin producing ability using spot on lawn assay which improved by taking photo and image processingLb. bulgaricus K41 exhibited the highest inhibition level against indicators. K41 Bacteriocin-like inhibitory...Environmental MicrobiologyListeria monocytogenes is ubiquitously prevalent in natural environments and is transmitted via the food chain to animals and humans, in whom it can cause life-threatening diseases. We used MultiLocus Sequence Typing (MLST) of ∼2,000 isolates of L. monocytogenes to investigate whether specific associations existed between clonal...Journal of Applied Poultry ResearchThe main objectives of this study were to discern intrahouse spatial and temporal effects on foodborne and nuisance pathogen bacterial levels in actively used commercial broiler litter. The purpose of the study was to provide critical information regarding microbial hot spots, which may be targeted for site-specific...Food ControlPublication date: May 2014 , Volume 39 Author(s): Joshua A. Scheinberg , Amanda L. Svoboda , Catherine N. Cutter Beef jerky is a convenient, ready-to-eat meat product, but requires processing lethality steps to ensure the safety of the product. Previous outbreaks involving various jerky products have highlighted the risks associated with jerky...Journal of Applied MicrobiologyAims Microbial exopolymer with antimicrobial properties, in particular, has gathered considerable interest due to their enormous scope of modification and wide gamut of application. The purpose of present study was to evaluate the antibacterial spectrum of a chemically modified biopolymeric flocculant produced by Klebsiella...International Journal of Food MicrobiologyAvailable online 19 November 2013 Author(s): Efstathios Giaouris , Nikos Chorianopoulos , George-John Nychas This study aimed to evaluate the possible impact of acid adaptation of Listeria monocytogenes cells on their attachment to stainless steel (SS) during long-term incubation under either low or moderate...International Journal of Antimicrobial AgentsAvailable online 19 November 2013 Author(s): Jose A. Lepe , María J. Torres , Younes Smani , Raquel Parra-Millán , Jerónimo Pachón , Isabel Vazquez-Barba , Javier Aznar This study was designed to evaluate the potential role of fosfomycin as a therapeutic agent in human listeriosis. The in vitro activity of...Applied and Environmental MicrobiologyIdentification of management practices associated with preharvest pathogen contamination of produce fields is crucial to the development of effective Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs). A cross-sectional study was conducted to (i) determine management practices associated with a Salmonella- or Listeria monocytogenes-...Journal of Applied MicrobiologyAim To isolate and characterize bacteriocin, licheniocin 50.2, from soil bacteria identified as Bacillus licheniformis. Methods and Results The strain Bacillus licheniformis VPS50.2 was identified as bacteriocin producer, effective against Gram-positive bacteria, including Listeria monocytogenes, meticillin-resistant...Food ControlPublication date: May 2014 , Volume 39 Author(s): Men Long , Jangmei Wang , Hong Zhuang , Yingyang Zhang , Haizhou Wu , Jianhao Zhang Under UV light, nano-TiO2 is effective in photocatalytic disinfection. In this paper, we studied the disinfection effects of nano-TiO2 on the two typical food-borne microorganisms, Gram-negative bacterium-...Journal of Applied MicrobiologyAim To isolate and characterize listeriaphages from seafood environments. Methods and Results Listeriaphages (phages) isolated from seafood environments were distinguished by physical and biological techniques including restriction digestion of phage DNA. Three phages belonged to order Caudovirales and showed psychrotrophic...Food ControlPublication date: April 2014 , Volume 38 Author(s): Katharina Stollewerk , Anna Jofré , Josep Comaposada , Jacint Arnau , Margarita Garriga A new fermented fish sausage product, based on monkfish, was developed by using an accelerated drying process, the QDS process®. To evaluate food safety, a challenge test was performed, in which the raw...Journal of Food ProtectionKeys, Ashley L. et al...Journal of Food ProtectionMeloni, Domenico et al...Journal of Food ProtectionBerrang, M. E. et al...Journal of Food QualityProtein from palm kernel cakePKC), a feed ingredient for ruminants, was extracted, hydrolyzed with trypsin and tested for its antibacterial properties. PKC hydrolysates of different degrees of hydrolysis (DH%, 60–100) were prepared using trypsin. The hydrolysis conditions were suggested by mathematical models obtained using response...International Journal of Food MicrobiologyAvailable online 10 November 2013 Author(s): Hye-Jung Sung , Won-Jae Song , Kwang-Pyo Kim , Sangryeol Ryu , Dong-Hyun Kang We investigated the combination effect of ozone and heat treatment in apple juice for inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes. Apple juices...Food MicrobiologyPublication date: May 2014 , Volume 39 Author(s): Camila Gadotti , Laura Nelson , Francisco Diez-Gonzalez Queso fresco (QF), a fresh Hispanic cheese has been linked to outbreaks and recalls caused by Listeria contamination. The use antimicrobial treatments may be a potential solution. The goal of this research was to test the addition of...Food ControlPublication date: April 2014 , Volume 38 Author(s): Yun Deng , Guiyun Yang , Jin Yue , Bingjun Qian , Zhenmin Liu , Danfeng Wang , Yu Zhong , Yanyun Zhao This study investigated polyphenols, antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of blueberry leaf extracts harvested at three fruit ripening stages (immature, semi-mature, and commercial-mature...Journal of Applied MicrobiologyAim Evaluate technologically relevant properties from bacteriocin-producing strains in order to use as starter/adjunct cultures in cheese making. Methods and Results Eight isolates obtained from Pico cheese produced in Azores (Portugal), were found to produce bacteriocins against Listeria monocytogenes and three isolates...Food ChemistryPublication date: 1 April 2014 , Volume 148 Author(s): Francisco José Barba , María Nieves Criado , Clara Miracle Belda-Galbis , María José Esteve , Dolores Rodrigo Response surface methodology was used to evaluate the optimal high pressure processing treatment (300–500MPa, 5–15min) combined with Stevia rebaudiana (Stevia) addition (0–2.5% (...International Journal of Antimicrobial AgentsAvailable online 5 November 2013 Author(s): Helio S. Sader , Ronald N. Jones , Matthew G. Stilwell , Robert K. Flamm Ceftaroline was tested against 1859 clinically significant Gram-positive organisms from uncommonly isolated species. The organisms (31 species/groups) were collected from 133 medical centres...Applied and Environmental MicrobiologyThe effect of electric field-induced ohmic heating for inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, and Listeria monocytogenes in buffered peptone water (BPW) (pH 7.2) and apple juice (pH 3.5; 11.8 °Brix) was investigated in this study. BPW and apple juice were treated at...Applied and Environmental MicrobiologyListeria monocytogenes can cause the serious infection listeriosis, which despite antibiotic treatment has a high mortality. Understanding the response of L. monocytogenes to antibiotic exposure is therefore important to ensure treatment success. Some bacteria survive antibiotic treatment by formation of persisters,...International Journal of Food MicrobiologyAvailable online 4 November 2013 Author(s): Tsitsi B. Makanyanga , Gideon Mutema , Norman L. Mukarati , Sylvester M. Chikerema , Pious V. Makaya , Shuvai Musari , Gift Matope Microbial quality of frozen Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) meat from three farms in Zimbabwe was assessed based on 2051 samples...Foodborne Pathogens and DiseaseOnline Ahead of Print...International Journal of Medical MicrobiologyAvailable online 1 November 2013 Author(s): Volker Winstel , Guoqing Xia , Andreas Peschel The thick peptidoglycan layers of Gram-positive bacteria are connected to polyanionic glycopolymers called wall teichoic acids (WTA). Pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, or Enterococcus...Journal of Food SafetyThe survival and growth of Listeria monocytogenes on fresh lettuce (Lactuca sativa), cucumber (Cucumis sativus) epidermis and parsley (Petroselinum sativum) under different relative humidity (RH) conditions and storage temperatures was studied. Inoculated vegetable pieces were stored at 10C for 7 days, 20C for 5 days, and 30C for 24 ...International Journal of Food MicrobiologyPublication date: 15 October 2013 , Volume 167, Issue 2 Author(s): Natacha Caballero Gómez , Hikmate Abriouel , Said Ennahar , Antonio Gálvez Enterocin AS-48 is a cyclic peptide of great interest for application in food preservation and sanitation. In the present study, the proteome response of Listeria...Food MicrobiologyPublication date: April 2014 , Volume 38 Author(s): Dong Chen , Tong Zhao , Michael P. Doyle This study investigated the degree of cross-contamination between deli foods and slicers by Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, and Escherichia coli O157:H7, and their inactivation by levulinic acid (LA) plus sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS) on...Food ControlPublication date: March 2014 , Volume 37 Author(s): Hongshun Yang , Daniel Hewes , Serajus Salaheen , Cassandra Federman , Debabrata Biswas Berries such as blueberry, blackberry and raspberry possess several biological activities including antimicrobial and nutritional effects. In this study, the antimicrobial activities of blackberry (Rubus...Letters in Applied MicrobiologyThe bacterial genera Listeria and Staphylococcus have been frequently isolated from food products and are responsible for a number of animal and human diseases. The aim of the study was to simultaneously isolate and characterize L. monocytogenes and Staphylococcus species from 300 samples of raw meat and meat products; to...Food MicrobiologyPublication date: April 2014 , Volume 38 Author(s): Lorenzo Favaro , Marina Basaglia , Sergio Casella , Isabelle Hue , Xavier Dousset , Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo Franco , Svetoslav Dimitrov Todorov Four LAB strains, isolated from Bulgarian home made white brine cheese, were selected for their effective inhibition against Listeria...Food ControlPublication date: April 2014 , Volume 38 Author(s): Moutong Chen , Qingping Wu , Jumei Zhang , Ze′an Yan , Jun Wang Listeria monocytogenes is an important food-borne pathogen causing meningitis, meningoencephalitis and abortion. To assess the potential risk to consumer health, the presence of L. monocytogenes was investigated using qualitative...Foodborne Pathogens and DiseaseOnline Ahead of Print...MicrobiologyMpl, a thermolysin-like metalloprotease, and PC-PLC, a phospholipase C, are synthesized as proenzymes by the intracellular bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. During intracellular growth, L. monocytogenes is temporarily confined in a membrane-bound vacuole whose acidification leads to Mpl autolysis and Mpl-mediated cleavage of the PC-...Journal of Food SafetyListeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that is widespread in the environment. There are several reports on the isolation of L. monocytogenes from many types of cheeses. The aim of this study was to evaluate the antibacterial effect of Mentha spicata essential oil on L. monocytogenes in traditional Lighvan cheese. L. ...Journal of Food SafetyThe impact of adding cold-pressed black cumin seed oil (BCSO) at levels of 0.1 and 0.2% w/w to Domiati cheese supplemented with probiotic cultures on the growth inhibition of foodborne pathogens (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enteritidis) inoculated in cheese during storage at 4C for...Journal of Microbiological MethodsAvailable online 16 October 2013 Author(s): J. Vergis , M. Negi , K. Poharkar , D.P. Das , S.V.S. Malik , A. Kumar , S.P. Doijad , S.B. Barbuddhe , D.B. Rawool The study describes a rapid approach for detection of common enteric bacterial pathogens, which involves partial amplification of the 16S rRNA gene by PCR using a...Journal of Clinical MicrobiologyThe food-borne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is genetically heterogeneous. Although some clonal groups have been implicated in multiple outbreaks, there is currently no consensus on how "epidemic clones" should be defined. The objectives of this work were to compare the patterns of sequence diversity on two sets of genes...Journal of Clinical MicrobiologyCutaneous infections due to Listeria monocytogenes are rare. Typically, infections manifest as nonpainful, nonpruritic, self-limited, localized, papulopustular or vesiculopustular eruptions in healthy persons. Most cases follow direct inoculation of the skin in veterinarians or farmers who have exposure to animal products...Applied and Environmental MicrobiologyA study to determine the attachment of L. monocytogenes serotype 4b strain F2365 on vegetables and fruits was conducted. In an initial study, we screened 32 genes encoding surface proteins and lipases of the strain to find highly expressed genes on lettuce leaves. The results showed that transcription levels of...PLoS OneEfstathios Giaouris, Nikos Chorianopoulos, Agapi Doulgeraki, George-John Nychas Biofilm formation is a phenomenon occurring almost wherever microorganisms and surfaces exist in close proximity. This study aimed to evaluate the possible influence of bacterial interactions on the ability of Listeria monocytogenes and Pseudomonas putida to develop a...Journal of Food ProtectionDikici, Abdullah et al...