Journal of Applied Microbiology

Cover image for Vol. 116 Issue 5

Edited By: A. Gilmour

Impact Factor: 2.196

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 64/116 (Microbiology); 74/160 (Biotechnology & Applied Microbiology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2672

Associated Title(s): Letters in Applied Microbiology

Virtual Issue on Food Safety


The Journal of Applied Microbiology publishes full length papers on virtually all aspects of applied microbiology. Within this broad remit, the area of food microbiology has been prominent since the Journal's inception in 1938. Food safety is, of course, an important subset of food microbiology and this virtual issue represents typical papers published in the area over approximately the past two years.

L. monocytogenes, Staph aureus, Salmonella spp., Campylobacter spp., Enterobacteriaceae, viruses and prions are some of the microorganisms featured while modelling, investigation of acid resistance mechanisms, effects of bacteriocin, action of u.v. light, hydrogen peroxide, high hydrostatic pressure or gamma radiation and the use of HACCP are some of the approaches taken.

Modelling the behaviour of Listeria monocytogenes in ground pork as a function of pH, water activity, nature and concentration of organic acid salts
Veronique Zuliani, Isabelle Lebert, Jean-Christophe Augustin, Pascal Garry, Jean-Luc Vendeuvre, Andre Lebert

The glutamate decarboxylase acid resistance mechanism affects survival of Listeria monocytogenes LO28 in modified atmosphere packaged foods
Gillian A. Francis, Johann Scollard, Aisling Meally, Declan J. Bolton, Cormac G. M. Gahan, Paul D. Cotter, Colin Hill, David O'Beirne

Review. The prion/lipid hypothesis - further evidence to support the molecular basis for transmissible spongiform encephalopathy risk assessment
Paul Gale

Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in Cottage cheese through heterologous production of enterocin A by Lactococcus lactis
Li Liu, Paula O'Conner, Paul D Cotter, Colin Hill, R Paul Ross

Inactivation of human pathogens and Spoilage Bacteria on the Surface and Internalized within Fresh Produce by Using a Combination of Ultraviolet Light and Hydrogen Peroxide
C. Hadjok, G. S. Mittal, Keith Warriner

Fungi, quality and safety issues in fresh fruits and vegetables
M O Moss

Temperature-assisted high hydrostatic pressure inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus in a ham model system: Evaluation in selective and non-selective medium
C C Tassou, Efstathios Panagou, F J Samaras, P Galiatsatou, C G Mallidis

Control of enteric pathogens in ready-to-eat vegetable crops in organic and "low input" production systems: a HACCP based approach
C Leifert, K Ball, N Volakakis, J M Cooper

Cross-contamination in the kitchen: Estimation of transfer rates for cutting boards, hands and knives
Esther van Asselt, A E I de Jong, R de Jonge, M J Nauta

Effect of gamma radiation on heat shock proteins expression of four foodborne pathogens
Monique Lacroix, Stephane Caillet, Mathieu Millette, Dominic Dussault, Francois Shareck

Salmonella must be viable in order to attach to the surface of prepared vegetable tissues
E J Saggers, C R Waspe, M L Parker, K W Waldron, T F Brocklehurst

Quantification of Campylobacter spp. in chicken carcass rinse by real-time PCR
Nadine Botteldoorn , Els Van Coillie, Veerle Piessens, Geertrui Rasschaert, Lies Debruyne, Marc Heyndrickx, Lieve Herman, Winy Messens

Localisation of Norovirus and Poliovirus in Pacific Oysters
Darren Day, Gail Greening, Coral Grant, Brenda Hay, Catherine McLeod

The potential use of chilling to control the growth of Enterobacteriaceae on porcine carcasses and the incidence of E.coli O157:H7 in pigs
Mary Lenahan, T Sweeney, S B O'Brien, J J Sheridan, C Byrne, H Crowley

Interactions of Salmonella enterica with lettuce leaves
R Pinto, M T Brandl, E Belausov, Shlomo Sela, Y Kroupitski

Role of the alternative sigma factor sigmaB on Staphylococcus aureus Resistance to stresses of relevance to food preservation
Pilar Manas, A Aertsen, R Pagan, S Condon, G Cebrian, N Sagarzazu

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