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The effect of cold atmospheric plasma and linalool nanoemulsions against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on ready-to-eat chicken meat (2021)
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González-González, C. R., Labo-Popoola, O., Delgado-Pando, G., Theodoridou, K., Doran, O., & Stratakos, A. C. (2021). The effect of cold atmospheric plasma and linalool nanoemulsions against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on ready-to-eat chicken meat. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 149, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lwt.2021.111898

In this study, the antimicrobial efficiency of a novel low-voltage piezoelectric direct discharge generated cold plasma (CAP) and linalool-loaded nanoemulsion washing (LW) was assessed against Salmonella and Escherichia coli O157:H7 on ready-to-eat (... Read More about The effect of cold atmospheric plasma and linalool nanoemulsions against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella on ready-to-eat chicken meat.

Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella on stainless steel by a piezoelectric cold atmospheric plasma generator (2021)
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Gonzalez-Gonzalez, C. R., Hindle, B. J., Saad, S., & Stratakos, A. C. (2021). Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella on stainless steel by a piezoelectric cold atmospheric plasma generator. Applied Sciences, 11(8), https://doi.org/10.3390/app11083567

Cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) is a novel non‐thermal technology that is gain-ing increasing importance as a decontamination method. Stainless steel is a widespread food contact surface used in food‐processing environments. In this study, for... Read More about Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella on stainless steel by a piezoelectric cold atmospheric plasma generator.

Formation of furan in baby food products: Identification and technical challenges (2021)
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Javed, F., Shahbaz, H. M., Nawaz, A., Olaimat, A. N., Stratakos, A. C., Wahyono, A., …Park, J. (2021). Formation of furan in baby food products: Identification and technical challenges. Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, 20(3), 2699-2715. https://doi.org/10.1111/1541-4337.12732

Furan is generally produced during thermal processing of various foods including baked, fried, and roasted food items such as cereal products, coffee, canned, and jarred prepared foods as well as in baby foods. Furan is a toxic and carcinogenic compo... Read More about Formation of furan in baby food products: Identification and technical challenges.

3D scaffolds in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: New trends vs conventional approaches (2021)
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Glover, K., Ch. Stratakos, A., Varadi, A., & Lamprou, D. A. (2021). 3D scaffolds in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: New trends vs conventional approaches. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 599, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2021.120423

Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus, affecting roughly 25% of diabetic patients and resulting in lower limb amputation in over 70% of known cases. In addition to the devastating physiological consequences of DFU a... Read More about 3D scaffolds in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers: New trends vs conventional approaches.

Impact of thermal and high-pressure treatments on the microbiological quality and in vitro digestibility of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae (2020)
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Campbell, M., Ortuño, J., Stratakos, A. C., Linton, M., Corcionivoschi, N., Elliott, T., …Theodoridou, K. (2020). Impact of thermal and high-pressure treatments on the microbiological quality and in vitro digestibility of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae. Animals, 10(4), https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10040682

Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) are gaining importance in animal feeding due to their ability to upcycle low-value agroindustry by-products into high-protein biomass. The present study evaluated the nutritional composition of BSFL reared on brewer’s... Read More about Impact of thermal and high-pressure treatments on the microbiological quality and in vitro digestibility of black soldier fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae.

Polyphenols from brown seaweeds as a potential antimicrobial agent in animal feeds (2020)
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Ford, L., Stratakos, A. C., Theodoridou, K., Dick, J. T., Sheldrake, G. N., Linton, M., …Walsh, P. J. (2020). Polyphenols from brown seaweeds as a potential antimicrobial agent in animal feeds. ACS Omega, 5(16), 9093-9103. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b03687

Seaweeds offer a natural source of antimicrobials that may help curb antibiotic resistance in livestock. The antibacterial activity of phlorotannin extracts isolated from two brown seaweeds Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus serratus was tested. The mecha... Read More about Polyphenols from brown seaweeds as a potential antimicrobial agent in animal feeds.

The Campylobacter jejuni type VI secretion system enhances the oxidative stress response and host colonization (2019)
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Liaw, J., Hong, G., Davies, C., Elmi, A., Sima, F., Stratakos, A., …Dorrell, N. (2019). The Campylobacter jejuni type VI secretion system enhances the oxidative stress response and host colonization. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.02864

The role of the Type VI secretion system (T6SS) in Campylobacter jejuni is poorly understood despite an increasing prevalence of the T6SS in recent C. jejuni isolates in humans and chickens. The T6SS is a contractile secretion machinery capable of de... Read More about The Campylobacter jejuni type VI secretion system enhances the oxidative stress response and host colonization.

In vitro and in vivo characterisation of Listeria monocytogenes outbreak isolates (2019)
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Stratakos, A. C., Ijaz, U. Z., Ward, P., Linton, M., Kelly, C., Pinkerton, L., …Corcionivoschi, N. (2020). In vitro and in vivo characterisation of Listeria monocytogenes outbreak isolates. Food Control, 107, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2019.106784

Listeriosis is an important food-borne disease responsible for high rates of morbidity and mortality. L. monocytogenes has been the cause of several foodborne outbreaks and its ability to adapt and survive in a wide range of environmental conditions... Read More about In vitro and in vivo characterisation of Listeria monocytogenes outbreak isolates.

Virulence of a T6SS Campylobacter jejuni chicken isolate from North Romania (2019)
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Ungureanu, V. A., Stratakos, A. C., Gundogdu, O., Stef, L., Pet, I., Pet, E., …Corcionivoschi, N. (2019). Virulence of a T6SS Campylobacter jejuni chicken isolate from North Romania. BMC Research Notes, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13104-019-4201-8

Objectives: In this study we have investigated the in vitro and in vivo virulence characteristics of a new T6SS positive Campylobacter jejuni chicken isolate (SV12) originating from a poultry population in North Romania. A detailed phenotypic charact... Read More about Virulence of a T6SS Campylobacter jejuni chicken isolate from North Romania.

Thermal and non-thermal processing technologies on intrinsic and extrinsic quality factors of tomato products: A review (2019)
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Jayathunge, K. G., Stratakos, A. C., Delgado-Pando, G., & Koidis, A. (2019). Thermal and non-thermal processing technologies on intrinsic and extrinsic quality factors of tomato products: A review. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, 43(3), https://doi.org/10.1111/jfpp.13901

Tomato and tomato-based products play a vital role in human diet due to the presence of bioactive compounds. The conventional heat treatment is designed as a current practice in tomato products industry to ensure food safety but it can lead to undesi... Read More about Thermal and non-thermal processing technologies on intrinsic and extrinsic quality factors of tomato products: A review.

The antimicrobial effect of a commercial mixture of natural antimicrobials against Escherichia coli O157:H7 (2019)
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Stratakos, A. C., Linton, M., Ward, P., Campbell, M., Kelly, C., Pinkerton, L., …Corcionivoschi, N. (2019). The antimicrobial effect of a commercial mixture of natural antimicrobials against Escherichia coli O157:H7. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, 16(2), 119-129. https://doi.org/10.1089/fpd.2018.2465

Ruminants are important reservoirs of E. coli O157:H7 and are considered as the major source of most foodborne outbreaks (e.g., 2017 outbreak in Germany, 2014 and 2016 outbreaks in United States, all linked to beef products). A promising strategy to... Read More about The antimicrobial effect of a commercial mixture of natural antimicrobials against Escherichia coli O157:H7.

Effect of high pressure processing on the safety, shelf life and quality of raw milk (2019)
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Stratakos, A. C., Inguglia, E. S., Linton, M., Tollerton, J., Murphy, L., Corcionivoschi, N., …Tiwari, B. K. (2019). Effect of high pressure processing on the safety, shelf life and quality of raw milk. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 52, 325-333. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2019.01.009

High pressure processing (HPP) was investigated as an alternative to standard raw milk processing. Different pressure levels (400–600 MPa) and exposure times (1–5 min) were tested against artificially inoculated pathogenic E. coli, Salmonella and L.... Read More about Effect of high pressure processing on the safety, shelf life and quality of raw milk.

Comprehensive longitudinal microbiome analysis of the chicken cecum reveals a shift from competitive to environmental drivers and a window of opportunity for Campylobacter (2018)
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Ijaz, U. Z., Sivaloganathan, L., McKenna, A., Richmond, A., Kelly, C., Linton, M., …Gundogdu, O. (2018). Comprehensive longitudinal microbiome analysis of the chicken cecum reveals a shift from competitive to environmental drivers and a window of opportunity for Campylobacter. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9(OCT), https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02452

Copyright © 2018 Ijaz, Sivaloganathan, McKenna, Richmond, Kelly, Linton, Stratakos, Lavery, Elmi, Wren, Dorrell, Corcionivoschi and Gundogdu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC B... Read More about Comprehensive longitudinal microbiome analysis of the chicken cecum reveals a shift from competitive to environmental drivers and a window of opportunity for Campylobacter.

A novel natural antimicrobial can reduce the in vitro and in vivo pathogenicity of T6SS positive Campylobacter jejuni and campylobacter coli chicken isolates (2018)
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Sima, F., Stratakos, A. C., Ward, P., Linton, M., Kelly, C., Pinkerton, L., …Corcionivoschi, N. (2018). A novel natural antimicrobial can reduce the in vitro and in vivo pathogenicity of T6SS positive Campylobacter jejuni and campylobacter coli chicken isolates. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02139

© 2018 Sima, Stratakos, Ward, Linton, Kelly, Pinkerton, Stef, Gundogdu, Lazar and Corcionivoschi. Human campylobacteriosis is considered one of the most common foodborne diseases worldwide with poultry identified as the main source of infection accou... Read More about A novel natural antimicrobial can reduce the in vitro and in vivo pathogenicity of T6SS positive Campylobacter jejuni and campylobacter coli chicken isolates.

A review of the effect of management practices on campylobacter prevalence in poultry farms (2018)
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Sibanda, N., McKenna, A., Richmond, A., Ricke, S. C., Callaway, T., Stratakos, A. C., …Corcionivoschi, N. (2018). A review of the effect of management practices on campylobacter prevalence in poultry farms. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9(AUG), https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.02002

© 2018 Sibanda, McKenna, Richmond, Ricke, Callaway, Stratakos, Gundogdu and Corcionivoschi. Poultry is frequently associated with campylobacteriosis in humans, with Campylobacter jejuni being the most usual Campylobacter associated with disease in hu... Read More about A review of the effect of management practices on campylobacter prevalence in poultry farms.

Evaluation of the efficacy of multiple physical, biological and natural antimicrobial interventions for control of pathogenic Escherichia coli on beef (2018)
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Stratakos, A. C., & Grant, I. R. (2018). Evaluation of the efficacy of multiple physical, biological and natural antimicrobial interventions for control of pathogenic Escherichia coli on beef. Food Microbiology, 76, 209-218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fm.2018.05.011

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd Antimicrobial effects of multiple physical, biological and natural interventions on pathogenic Escherichia coli in raw beef were assessed. A cocktail of E. coli strains was inoculated onto gamma-irradiated beef and enumerated imme... Read More about Evaluation of the efficacy of multiple physical, biological and natural antimicrobial interventions for control of pathogenic Escherichia coli on beef.

The STARTEC decision support tool for better tradeoffs between food safety, quality, nutrition, and costs in production of advanced ready-to-eat foods (2017)
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Skjerdal, T., Gefferth, A., Spajic, M., Estanga, E. G., de Cecare, A., Vitali, S., …Halbert, C. (2017). The STARTEC decision support tool for better tradeoffs between food safety, quality, nutrition, and costs in production of advanced ready-to-eat foods. BioMed Research International, 2017, https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6353510

A prototype decision support IT-tool for the food industry was developed in the STARTEC project. Typical processes and decision steps were mapped using real life production scenarios of participating food companies manufacturing complex ready-to-eat... Read More about The STARTEC decision support tool for better tradeoffs between food safety, quality, nutrition, and costs in production of advanced ready-to-eat foods.

The in vitro and ex vivo effect of Auranta 3001 in preventing Cryptosporidium hominis and Cryptosporidium parvum infection (2017)
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Ch Stratakos, A., Sima, F., Ward, P., Linton, M., Kelly, C., Pinkerton, L., …Corcionivoschi, N. (2017). The in vitro and ex vivo effect of Auranta 3001 in preventing Cryptosporidium hominis and Cryptosporidium parvum infection. Gut Pathogens, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13099-017-0192-y

Background: Cryptosporidium is a major cause of diarrhea worldwide in both humans and farm animals with no completely effective treatment available at present. In this study, we assessed the inhibitory effect of different concentrations of Auranta 30... Read More about The in vitro and ex vivo effect of Auranta 3001 in preventing Cryptosporidium hominis and Cryptosporidium parvum infection.

The in vitro effect of carvacrol, a food additive, on the pathogenicity of O157 and non-O157 Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (2017)
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Stratakos, A. C., Sima, F., Ward, P., Linton, M., Kelly, C., Pinkerton, L., …Corcionivoschi, N. (2018). The in vitro effect of carvacrol, a food additive, on the pathogenicity of O157 and non-O157 Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli. Food Control, 84, 290-296. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2017.08.014

© 2017 Elsevier Ltd Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) are important pathogens implicated in foodborne outbreaks and severe human infections. E. coli O157:H7 is the most common strain amongst STECs however non-O157 STECs have been connecte... Read More about The in vitro effect of carvacrol, a food additive, on the pathogenicity of O157 and non-O157 Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli.