Location: Food and Feed Safety ResearchTitle: Editorial for the special issue: Foodborne pathogen distribution, ecology, inactivation, and methods of differentiation
|FOLEY, STEVEN - Us Food & Drug Administration (FDA)|
Submitted to: Microorganisms
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/11/2019
Publication Date: 12/15/2019
Citation: Beier, R.C., Foley, S.L., Harvey, R.B. 2019. Editorial for the special issue: Foodborne pathogen distribution, ecology, inactivation, and methods of differentiation. Microorganisms. 7(12):701. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms7120701.
Technical Abstract: Foodborne pathogens are a major cause of diarrheal disease throughout the world, and 40% of the foodborne illnesses are observed among children under the age of 5 years. With the overuse of antibacterial drugs, multidrugresistant (MDR) strains are appearing in large numbers. Therefore, a better basic understanding of the pathogenic bacteria and the spread of drug resistance genes are crucial in ongoing efforts to control MDR pathogenic bacteria. This Special Issue contains nine papers that contribute to aspects of foodborne pathogen ecology, genomic located resistance genes in Salmonella Indiana (an emerging foodborne pathogen), Salmonella gene expression during biofilm formation, effects of organic acids on Campylobacter jejuni, modulation of the immune response in poultry to reduce foodborne pathogens, spread of Escherichia coli from feces to lettuce, enrichment of Listeria monocytogenes, and methods for detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7. The nine papers on aspects of foodborne pathogens help describe a better understanding of the genetics of the emerging human pathogen Salmonella Indiana and of gene expression during biofilm formation. This Special Issue addresses one of the major causes of pathogen outbreaks in produce - how pathogens contaminate produce in the grower field. Also, papers are included that address improvements in the enrichment methods for Listeria monocytogenes and methods for detection of Escherichia coli O157:H7.