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Foodborne diseases occur worldwide, including through the consumption of contaminated meat. This study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of Escherichia coli contamination in fresh beef, poultry, and pork, and to determine whether any isolated E. coli possessed genes associated with pathogenicity. Three thousand meat samples were collected from(More)
The combined effects of caprylic acid and mild heat were investigated to ascertain their impact on Cronobacter spp. (E. sakazakii) in reconstituted infant formula. Samples containing a mixture of 3 strains of Cronobacter spp. (10(7) to 10(8) CFU/ml) were prepared with various concentrations of caprylic acid (5, 10, 20, and 30 mM) and were then heated to 45,(More)
BACKGROUND The QOL assessment to measure disabilities has needed to survey studies for a variety of fields. Until now, no Korean translation of the World Health Organization Quality of Life-disability (WHOQOL-DIS) module existed. OBJECTIVE/HYPOTHESIS We translated and cross-culturally adapted the WHOQOL-DIS module into Korean, testing its reliability and(More)
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