Peer-Reviewed Journals and Abstracts

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications (23):

  • Shane, L.E., Porto-Fett, A.C., Shoyer, B.A., Phebus, R.K., Thippareddi, H., Hallowell, A., Miller, K., Foster-Bey, L., Campano, S.G., Taormina, P.J. and Glowski, D.L., 2018. Evaluation of post-fermentation heating times and temperatures for controlling Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli cells in a non-dried, pepperoni-type sausage. Italian journal of food safety2(7): 116-120.

  • Dechet, A., K. M. Herman, C. Chen Parker, P. Taormina, J. Johanson, R. V. Tauxe, and B. E. Mahon.  2014.  Outbreaks caused by sprouts in the United States, 1998 – 2010: lessons learned and solutions needed. Foodborne Path. Dis. 11:635-644.

  • Taormina, P. J.  2014.  Survival rate of Salmonella on cooked pig ear pet treats at refrigerated and ambient temperature storage. J. Food Prot. 77:50-56.

  • Taormina, P. J. and W. J. Dorsa. 2010. Survival and death of Listeria monocytogenes on cooked bacon at three storage temperatures. Food Microbiol. 27:667-671.

  • Taormina, P. J. 2010. Implications of salt and sodium reduction on microbial food safety. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr. 50:209-227.

  • Taormina, P. J. and W. J. Dorsa. 2010. Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on hams shortly after vacuum-packaging due to spray application of lauric arginate. J. Food Prot. 72: 2517-2523.

  • Taormina, P. J. and W. J. Dorsa. 2009. Short term bacteriocidal efficacy of lauric arginate toward Listeria monocytogenespresent on the surface of frankfurters. J. Food Prot. 72:1216-1224.

  • Taormina, P. J., L. R. Beuchat, M. C. Erickson, L. Ma, G. Zhang, and M. P. Doyle. 2009. Transfer of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to iceberg lettuce via simulated field-coring. J. Food Prot. 72:465-472.

  • Taormina, P. J. and W. J. Dorsa. 2007. Evaluation of hot water and sanitizer dip treatments of knives contaminated with bacteria and meat residue. J. Food Prot. 70:648-654.

  • Taormina, P. J. and G. W. Bartholomew. 2005. Validation of the safety of bacon processing from biological hazards of Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus aureus. J. Food Prot. 68:1831-1839.

  • Taormina, P. J. and W. J. Dorsa. 2004. Growth potential of Clostridium perfringens during cooling of cooked meats. J. Food Prot. 67:1537-1547.

  • Sharma, M., P.J. Taormina, and L.R. Beuchat. 2003. Habituation of foodborne pathogens exposed to extreme pH conditions: Genetic basis and implications in foods and food processing environments. Food Sci. Tech. Res. 9:115-117.

  • Taormina, P. J., G. R. Bartholomew, and W. J. Dorsa. 2003. Incidence of Clostridium perfringens in commercially produced cured raw meat product mixtures and behavior in cooked products during chilling and refrigerated storage. J. Food Prot.66:72-81.

  • Taormina, P. J., and L. R. Beuchat. 2002. Survival and growth of alkali-stressed Listeria monocytogenes on beef frankfurters and thermotolerance in frankfurter exudates. J. Food Prot. 65:291-298.

  • Taormina, P. J., and L. R. Beuchat. 2002. Survival of Listeria monocytogenes in commercial food-processing equipment cleaning solutions and subsequent sensitivity to sanitizers and heat. J. Appl. Microbiol. 92:71-80.

  • Taormina, P. J., and L. R. Beuchat. 2001. Survival and heat resistance of Listeria monocytogenes after exposure to alkali and chlorine. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67:2555-2563.

  • Taormina, P. J., B. A. Niemira, and L. R. Beuchat. 2001. Inhibitory activity of honey against foodborne pathogens as influenced by the presence of hydrogen peroxide and level of antioxidant power. Intl. J. Food Microbiol. 69:217-225.

  • Taormina, P. J. 2000. Produce as a potential source of bacterial infections in exotic pets. Compend. Contin. Educ. Pract. Vet.22:636-646.

  • Park, C. M., P. J. Taormina, and L. R. Beuchat. 2000. Efficacy of allyl isothiocyanate in killing Escherichia coli O157:H7 on alfalfa seeds. Intl. J. Food Microbiol. 56:13-20.

  • Taormina, P. J., L. R. Beuchat, and L. Slutsker. 1999. Infections associated with eating seed sprouts: an international concern.Emerg. Infect. Dis. 5:626-634.

  • Taormina, P. J., and L. R Beuchat. 1999. Behavior of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 on alfalfa sprouts during the sprouting process as influenced by treatments with various chemicals. J. Food Prot. 62:850-856.

  • Taormina, P. J., and L. R. Beuchat. 1999. Comparison of chemical treatments to eliminate enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coliO157:H7 on alfalfa seeds. J. Food Prot. 62:318-324.

  • Taormina, P. J., M. R. S. Clavero, and L. R. Beuchat. 1998. Comparison of selective agar media and enrichment broths for recovering heat-stressed Escherichia coli O157:H7 from ground beef. Food Microbiol. 15:631-638.

Abstracts (28):

  • Shane, L., A.C.S. Porto-Fett, B. A. Shoyer, R. K. Phebus, H. Thippareddi, A. Hallowell, K. Miller, L. Foster-Bey, S. G. Campano, P. J. Taormina, D. L. Glowski, R. B. Tompkin, and J. B. Luchansky. 2014. Effect of fermentation and cooking times and temperatures for controlling shiga toxin-producing Escherchia coli in a dry-fermented type sausage. Reciprocal Meat Conference, Madison, WI, June 16-18

  • Taormina, P. J.  2012.  Comparison of growth of a combined strain Listeria monocytogenes challenge study inoculum in different chloride salts solutions. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 99th Annu. Mtg., Providence, RI, July 24, 2012

  • Taormina, P. J.  2012.  Survival of Salmonella on cooked pig ear pet treats. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 99th Annu. Mtg., Providence, RI, July 24, 2012

  • Taormina, P. J., M. Anthony, G. Bartholomew, G. and W. J. Dorsa. 2011. Validation of lethality during an industrial microwave bacon cooking process. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot. 98th Annu. Mtg., Jul 31st-Aug 3rd, Milwaukee, WI.

  • Taormina, P. J. 2011. Efficacy of processing-aide antimicrobials against Listeria monocytogenes strains. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot. 98th Annu. Mtg., Jul 31st-Aug 3rd, Milwaukee, WI.

  • Williams, R., D. L. Glowski, M. C. Rojas, J. V. Sagili, M. Anthony, and P. J. Taormina. 2011. Inactivation of bacterial pathogens during laboratory simulation of pepperoni and cheese pepperoni fermentation and heating. Inst. Food Technol., Annu. Mtg., 11-14th June, New Orleans, LA

  • Taormina, P. J. 2011. Shelf life of vacuum-packaged fresh pork treated with aqueous antimicrobials. Inst. Food Technol., Annu. Mtg., 11-14th June, New Orleans, LA

  • Rodriguez, A. L., M. A. Harrison, and P. J. Taormina. 2010. Effect of Organic Acids and Quaternary Ammonium Compounds onSalmonella Serovars with SGI1-mediated Multi-antibiotic Resistance. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 97th Annu. Mtg., Aug. 1st-3rd, Anaheim, CA.

  • Taormina, P. J. and W. J. Dorsa. 2010. Survival and death of Listeria monocytogenes on cooked bacon at three storage temperatures. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 97th Annu. Mtg., Aug. 1st-3rd, Anaheim, CA.

  • Rodriguez, A. L., M. A. Harrison, and P. J. Taormina. 2010. Effect of organic acids and quaternary ammonium compounds on Salmonellaserovars with SGI1-mediated multi-antibiotic resistance. Abstr. Poster Presentation, 17th Annu. Mtg., University of Georgia, Center for Food Safety, 2-3 March, Atlanta, GA, p. 1-2.

  • Taormina, P. J. and W. J. Dorsa. 2009. Inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes on hams by lauric arginate shortly after vacuum-packaging. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 96th Annu. Mtg. July 12-15, Gravevine, TX, p. AB27

  • Taormina, P. J. and W. J. Dorsa. 2009. Short term bacteriocidal efficacy of lauric arginate toward Listeria monocytogenespresent on the surface of frankfurters. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 96th Annu. Mtg. July 12-15, Gravevine, TX, p. AB28

  • Sharma, M., T. M. Taylor, and P. J. Taormina. 2008. Survival and growth of Escherichia albertii on fresh-cut lettuce stored at various temperatures. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 95th Annu. Mtg. Aug. 3-6, Columbus, OH, p. 57.

  • Taormina, P. J., T. M. Taylor, and M. Sharma. 2008. Growth of Escherichia albertii strains in ground turkey at three temperatures. Inst. Food Technol. Annu. Mtg. 28 June 29th, 2008, New Orleans, LA

  • Taormina, P. J. and G. W. Bartholomew. 2005. Validation of the safety of bacon processing from biological hazards of Clostridium perfringens and Staphylococcus aureus. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 92nd Annu. Mtg. Aug. 14-17, Baltimore, MD, p. 174.

  • Taormina, P. J. and W. J. Dorsa. 2005. Evaluation of hot water and sanitizer dip treatments of contaminated meat-cutting knives. Prog. Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 92nd Annu. Mtg. Aug. 14-17, Baltimore, MD, p. 181.

  • Moore, S., G. W. Bartholomew, and P. J. Taormina. 2004. Unusual sample pre-enrichment protocol does not hinder PCR detection ofListeria and Salmonella. Central States Association of Official Analytical Chemists Annu. Mtg. East Lansing, MI, April 19-21st, 2004.

  • Taormina, P. J., G. W. Bartholomew, and W. J. Dorsa. 2002. Incidence of Clostridium perfringens in raw meat product mixtures and behavior in these products during cooking, chilling, and refrigerated storage. Prog., Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 89th Annu. Mtg. June 30-July 3, San Diego, CA, p. 121.

  • Taormina, P. J., B. A. Niemira, and L. R. Beuchat. 2001. Inhibitory activity of honey against foodborne pathogens as influenced by the presence of hydrogen peroxide and the level of antioxidant power. Prog., Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 88th Annu. Mtg. 5-8 August, Minneapolis, MN, p. 93.

  • Beuchat, L. R., P.J. Taormina, and W. R. Weissinger. 2001. Evaluations of disinfectants for control of pathogens in alfalfa seeds & sprouts. Inst. Food Technol., Annu. Mtg., 23-27 June, New Orleans, LA, p. 238.

  • Taormina, P. J., and L. R. Beuchat. 2001. Survival of Listeria monocytogenes in commercial food processing equipment cleaners and subsequent sensitivity to sanitizers. Inst. Food Technol., Annu. Mtg., 23-27 June, New Orleans, LA, p. 166.

  • Taormina, P. J., B. A. Niemira, and L. R. Beuchat. 2001. Inhibitory activity of honey against foodborne pathogens as influenced by the presence of hydrogen peroxide and the level of antioxidant power. 8th Annu. Mtg., CFS, 6-7 March, Atlanta, GA.

  • Taormina, P. J., and L. R. Beuchat. 2000. Survival and heat resistance of alkali-stressed Listeria monocytogenes. Prog., Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 87th Annu. Mtg., Atlanta, GA, p. 86.

  • Park, C.-M., P. J. Taormina, and L. R. Beuchat. 2000. Efficacy of allyl isothiocyanate in killing enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coliO157:H7 on alfalfa seeds. Prog., Intl. Assoc. Food Prot., 87th Ann. Mtg., Atlanta, GA, p. 77.

  • Park, C.-M., P. J. Taormina, and L. R. Beuchat. 2000. Efficacy of allyl isothiocyanate in killing enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coliO157:H7 on alfalfa seeds. Abstr. Poster Presentation, University of Georgia, Center for Food Safety and Quality Enhancement, 7th Annu. Mtg., 7-8 March, Atlanta, GA, p.3-4.

  • Taormina, P. J., and L. R. Beuchat. 1999. Behavior of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 on alfalfa sprouts during the sprouting process as influenced by treatments with various chemicals. Prog., Intl. Assoc. Milk, Food Environ. Sanit., 86th Annu. Mtg., Dearborn, MI, p. 72.

  • Taormina, P. J., and L. R. Beuchat. 1998. Comparison of chemical treatments to eliminate enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coliO157:H7 on alfalfa seeds. Prog., Intl. Assoc. Milk, Food Environ. Sanit., 85th Annu. Mtg., Nashville, TN, p. 71-72.

  • Taormina, P. J., M. R. S. Clavero, and L. R. Beuchat. 1998. Comparison of selective agar media and enrichment broths for recovering heat-stressed Escherichia coli O157:H7 from ground beef. Book of Abstr., Inst. Food Technol. Annu. Mtg., 21-25 July, Atlanta, GA, p. 22.