Latest Food microbiology Stories
Exposure to light and possibly photosynthesis itself could be helping disease-causing bacteria to be internalized by lettuce leaves, making them impervious to washing.
Strains of Escherichia coli bacteria that cause food poisoning have been shown to have marked differences in the numbers of genes they carry compared to laboratory strains of E. coli.
- study conducted with 21 pens of cattle in commercial feedlots - BELLEVILLE, ON, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc.
A research work carried out at the department of Microbiology of the University of Granada has carried out an analysis of the DNA extracted from different varieties of craft goatâ€™s cheese, determining that most of them belong to the group of lactic bacteria, which could have important technological and functional properties, and be even beneficial for health.
A new study finds swimming, having a private well or septic system, and other factors not involving food consumption were major risk factors for bacterial intestinal infections not occurring in outbreaks.
BELLEVILLE, ON, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the results of a large-scale commercial beef feedlot study with the Company's E.
To: BUSINESS EDITORS Contact: Blake Batley of Chemstar Corporation, +1-770-732-0700, email@example.com ATLANTA, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent media coverage of food recalls and outbreaks has consumers concerned about food safety.
By Unal, Robert R Probiotics and their associated health benefits, have been internationally known and consumed for decades. However, it is only in recent times Americans have begun to embrace the bacteria culture.
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Despite the ever-present threats to the food supply posed by disease, spoilage and the specter of agroterrorism, commitment to and research in food and agricultural microbiology is on the decline, according to a report by the American Academy of Microbiology entitled Research Opportunities in Food and Agriculture Microbiology.
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. V. parahaemolyticus is oxidase positive, facultatively aerobic, and does not form spores. This species is motile, with a single, polar flagellum. Ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood is the most common cause of the acute gastroenteritis caused by V. parahaemolyticus. Infection can also occur from fecal-oral route as well...
Bacillus cereus is an endemic, soil-dwelling, Gram-positive, rod-shaped, beta hemolytic bacterium. Some are harmful to humans while other strains are beneficial as probiotics for animals. They are aerobes and can produce protective endospores. B. cereus competes with other microorganisms such as Salmonella and Campylobacter in the gut. In food animals harmless strains of B. cereus are used as a probiotic feed additive to reduce Salmonella in the intestines and cecum. This helps improve...
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