Journal für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit

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List of Papers (Total 120)

Sanitising wooden boards used for cheese maturation by means of a steam-mediated heating process

The aim of this study was to describe the development and evaluation of a steam-mediated heating process for the sanitation of wooden boards used in cheese production. Wooden spruce fir boards from a cheese ripening centre were cut into small blocks and consecutively inoculated with suspensions of Listeria innocua at surface concentrations of 104 and 102 CFU/cm2, respectively. The ...

Detection and isolation of Shiga-Toxin producing Escherichia coli in flour in Germany between 2014 and 2017

Official control samples of wheat and rye flour were analyzed for the presence of Shiga-toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in 25 g. The detection procedure was based on enrichment in buffered peptone water and Tryptone Bile X-Glucuronide agar, followed by multiplex real-time PCR with an internal positive control. Positive samples were sub-cultured for strain isolation by a ...

§ 64 LFGB Kick-off Meeting zu „Anwendungspotenzial moderner Analysetechniken im Bereich Lebensmittel- und Futtermittelsicherheit und deren Authentizität“

Moderne Analysetechniken besitzen ein großes Anwendungspotenzial im Bereich der Lebensmittel- und Futtermittelsicherheit und der Authentizitätsprüfung von Lebensmitteln. Für die routinemäßige Anwendung dieser Verfahren fehlen bisher jedoch entsprechende Standardisierungskonzepte. Um die mit der Lebensmittelüberwachung betrauten Behörden validierte, leistungsfähige und ...

Wissenschaft im Spannungsfeld zwischen öffentlicher Wahrnehmung und wissensbasierter Politikberatung

Eine wissensbasierte Politikberatung sollte auf den Prinzipien Unparteilichkeit, Glaubwürdigkeit und Vertrauen beruhen. Die Erreichung dieser Ziele kann dabei nicht per se als gegeben vorausgesetzt werden, sondern erfordert die aktive Umsetzung einer einheitlichen Strategie der politikberatenden Institution. Die entsprechende Strategie des Bundesinstituts für Risikobewertung (BfR) ...

Gemeinsamer nationaler Bericht des BVL und RKI zu lebensmittelbedingten Krankheitsausbrüchen in Deutschland, 2015

In Deutschland werden jedes Jahr Hunderte von Krankheitsausbrüchen registriert, die über mikrobiell kontaminierte Lebensmittel verursacht wurden. Die Daten zu lebensmittelbedingten Ausbrüchen werden von den Gesundheits- und Lebensmittelüberwachungsbehörden vor Ort erfasst und über zwei parallele Meldewege (Übermittlung nach dem Infektionsschutzgesetz bzw. BELA-Meldungen) über die ...

Screening for six genetically modified soybean lines by an event-specific multiplex PCR method: Collaborative trial validation of a novel approach for GMO detection

This study presents a novel approach to detect genetically modified (GM) plant events that are not covered by common GMO screening methods. It is based on a simplified multiplex assay which merges the event-specific real-time PCR methods for the detection of six GM soybean lines (MON 87701, MON 87708, MON 87769, DP-305423, CV-127 and DAS-68416). The use of two different fluorescent ...

Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) in water from karst springs: detection with real-time PCR and isolation of strains

Within 2 months, two water sources in a karst area in Switzerland were sampled 9 times each, and analyzed by real-time PCR for 6 EHEC O-types, Shiga-like-toxin (stx1 and stx2) and intimin (eae) genes. With the exception of O111, 5 O-types were recorded regularly and at high frequencies (O26: 33.3 %; O157: 33.3 %; O104: 66.6 %; O103: 72.2 %; O145: 94.4 %). Genes for ...

Compilation of processing factors and evaluation of quality controlled data of food processing studies

Often, agricultural commodities are not eaten raw but undergo processing operations prior to human consumption. These may significantly affect the residue levels of pesticides contained therein and/or thereon. Due to the physico-chemical properties of the residue, its concentration may decrease or increase in processed fractions compared to the initial concentration in the raw ...

Changes of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol levels in crackers and biscuits during storage

We investigated the changes of free 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol content in two groups of shortcrust pastry samples (salty crackers and sweet biscuits) stored under different conditions. The experiment involved an impact assessment of 2 packaging types (paper and polyethylene), different storage time (from 1 to 5 months) and sunlight exposure. Our results show a significant ...

Science-based decision matrix for the identification of endocrine disruptors for regulatory purposes

Recent EU legislation for chemical substances requires a particular assessment of endocrine disrupting properties that may cause adverse effects in humans. Especially for pesticidal active substances, measures concerning specific scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties should have been presented by the European Commission until December 2013. ...

Is current EU food safety law geared up for fighting food fraud?

Malicious intent appears to be a blind spot in European Union (EU) food safety law. The current system of law has been created in reaction to food safety incidents. As a consequence it has been designed to deal with accidental problems not with intentionally deceitful actions of people. The horsemeat scandal raised awareness to crime in the food chain. Can instruments of EU food ...

Hazard and risk based allocation of safety instructions to operators handling pesticides

Prior to authorisation of plant protection products (PPP) according to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 it must be ensured that products placed on the market will not impair the health of humans and animals if used appropriately and as intended. For safe use of pesticides, it is generally necessary to assign obligatory instructions for operators to comply with risk mitigation measures. ...