V H Tournas

Summary

Affiliation: Food and Drug Administration
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Fungal profiles in various milk thistle botanicals from US retail
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 164:87-91. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Occurrence of aflatoxins in milk thistle herbal supplements
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD, USA
    Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess 29:994-9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Interactions between various microbes and ginseng botanicals
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 37:113-20. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Internal contamination and spoilage of harvested apples by patulin-producing and other toxigenic fungi
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 133:206-9. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint The identification of antibacterial compounds for the development of enhanced media for the detection of foodborne fungi
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 118:83-6. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Moulds, yeasts and aerobic plate counts in ginseng supplements
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 108:178-81. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Moulds and yeasts in fruit salads and fruit juices
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition HFS 315, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Food Microbiol 23:684-8. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Mould and yeast flora in fresh berries, grapes and citrus fruits
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 105:11-7. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of aflatoxins and fumonisins in Incaparina from Guatemala
    M W Trucksess
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC 20204, USA
    Food Addit Contam 19:671-5. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Spoilage of vegetable crops by bacteria and fungi and related health hazards
    V H Tournas
    Division of Natural Products, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland 20740, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 31:33-44. 2005

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. doi request reprint Fungal profiles in various milk thistle botanicals from US retail
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 164:87-91. 2013
    ..The predominant molds were Eurotia (E. repens, E. amstelodami and E. rubrum), A. flavus, A. tubingensis, A. niger and A. candidus. To our knowledge, this is the first study reporting on fungal contamination profiles of MT botanicals...
  2. doi request reprint Occurrence of aflatoxins in milk thistle herbal supplements
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD, USA
    Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess 29:994-9. 2012
    ..This is the first study reporting on aflatoxin contamination of MT botanical supplements and identifying methodology for AF analysis of these commodities...
  3. doi request reprint Interactions between various microbes and ginseng botanicals
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 37:113-20. 2011
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  4. doi request reprint Internal contamination and spoilage of harvested apples by patulin-producing and other toxigenic fungi
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 133:206-9. 2009
    ..Botrytis cinerea and Aureobasidium pullulans found in less than 4% of the samples. Yeasts were found only in 2% of the samples. Apple cores from all varieties tested showed a high degree of mould contamination...
  5. ncbi request reprint The identification of antibacterial compounds for the development of enhanced media for the detection of foodborne fungi
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 118:83-6. 2007
    ..P. carotovorum, E. coli, B. cereus and Staphylococcus spp. did not grow on any of the selective media tested...
  6. ncbi request reprint Moulds, yeasts and aerobic plate counts in ginseng supplements
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 108:178-81. 2006
    ..This is the first report of A. flavus contamination in ginseng supplements. No moulds or yeasts were found in ginseng extract, but 50% of these samples contained bacteria at levels ranging between <100 and 1.0 x 10(3) cfu/g...
  7. ncbi request reprint Moulds and yeasts in fruit salads and fruit juices
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition HFS 315, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Food Microbiol 23:684-8. 2006
    ..Yeasts commonly found in fruit juices were C. lambica, C. sake, and Rhodotorula rubra. Geotrichum spp. and low numbers of Penicillium and Fusarium spp. (1.70 and 1.60 log10 cfu/ml, respectively) were present in grapefruit juice...
  8. ncbi request reprint Mould and yeast flora in fresh berries, grapes and citrus fruits
    V H Tournas
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 105:11-7. 2005
    ..The most common fungi in citrus fruits were Alternaria, Cladosporium, Penicillium, Fusarium and yeasts. Less common were Trichoderma, Geotrichum and Rhizopus...
  9. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of aflatoxins and fumonisins in Incaparina from Guatemala
    M W Trucksess
    Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC 20204, USA
    Food Addit Contam 19:671-5. 2002
    ..Appropriate regulatory action was recommended for the import of Incaparina and has been in effect since 22 December 1998...
  10. ncbi request reprint Spoilage of vegetable crops by bacteria and fungi and related health hazards
    V H Tournas
    Division of Natural Products, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, Maryland 20740, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 31:33-44. 2005
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Moulds and yeasts in fresh and minimally processed vegetables, and sprouts
    V H Tournas
    Division of Natural Products, Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    Int J Food Microbiol 99:71-7. 2005
    ..The most frequently isolated moulds from sprouts were Alternaria, Cladosporium, Penicillium, and Phoma. Phoma was especially common in alfalfa sprouts. Fusarium, Rhizopus, Mucor, and Geotrichum were isolated less often...
  12. ncbi request reprint Production of alternariol and alternariol methyl ether by Alternaria alternata grown on fruits at various temperatures
    V H Tournas
    Division of Natural Products, Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC 20204, USA
    J Food Prot 64:528-32. 2001
    ..Restricted growth of both strains without toxin production occurred in blueberries, whereas moderate growth and AOH (<0.1 to 3,336 microg/g) and AME (<0.1 to 1,716 microg/g) production took place in grapes...