Publications 2024

Marisa Gomez-Galindo, Pilar Truchado, Marta Volpi, Anne Elsser-Gravesen, María I. Gil, Ana Allende. 2024
Inactivation efficacy of four commercial post-process treatments against Listeria monocytogenes and impact on the commercial quality of leafy greens.
Food Control, In Press, 2024, 110549. More info

Marisa Gomez-Galindo, Cristina Serra-Castelló, Sara Bover-Cid, Pilar Truchado, María I. Gil, Ana Allende. 2024
The Gamma concept approach as a tool to predict fresh produce supporting or not the growth of L. monocytogenes.
Food Microbiology, 122, 2024, 104554. More info

Maria Isabel Gil , Pilar Truchado , Juan Antonio Tudela , Ana Allende. 2024
Environmental monitoring of three fresh-cut processing facilities reveals harborage sites for Listeria monocytogenes.
Food Control, 155, 2024, 110093. More info

Ana Allende, José Antonio Férez-Rubio, Juan Antonio Tudela, Rosa Aznar, Maria Isabel Gil, Gloria Sánchez, Walter Randazzo. 2024
Human intestinal enteroids and predictive models validate the operational limits of sanitizers used for viral disinfection of vegetable process wash water.
International Journal of Food Microbiology, 413, February 2024, 110601. More info

Publications 2023

Jose A. Férez, Enric Cuevas-Ferrando, María Ayala-San Nicolás, Pedro J. Simón Andreu, Román López, Pilar Truchado, Gloria Sánchez, Ana Allende. 2023
Wastewater-Based Epidemiology to Describe the Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in the South-East of Spain, and Application of Phylogenetic Analysis and a Machine Learning Approach.
Viruses, Volume 15, 2023, 1499. More info

Maria T. Brandl, Renata Ivanek, Ana Allende, Daniel S. Munther. 2023
Predictive Population Dynamics of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella enterica on Plants: a Mechanistic Mathematical Model Based on Weather Parameters and Bacterial State.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Volume 89, 2023. More info

Marisa Gómez-Galindo, Pilar Truchado, Ana Allende, María I. Gil. 2023
Optimization of the Use of a Commercial Phage-Based Product as a Control Strategy of Listeria monocytogenes in the Fresh-Cut Industry.
Foods, Volume 12, 2023, 3171. More info

Amaia Verónica Carabias, Maria Isabel Gil, Juan Marcos Pérez, Manuel Abellán, Amador Rancaño, Pedro José Simón, Pilar Truchado, Ana Allende. 2023
Fluence requirements in existing UV disinfection facilities to comply with EU validation performance targets for reclaimed water: a case study.
Water Science & Technology, 88, 2023. More info

Inés Girón-Guzmán, Azahara Díaz-Reolid, Pilar Truchado, Albert Carcereny, David García-Pedemonte, Bruno Hernáez, Albert Bosch, Rosa María Pintó, Susana Guix, Ana Allende, Antonio Alcamí, Alba Pérez-Cataluña, Gloria Sánchez. 2023
Spanish wastewater reveals the current spread of Monkeypox virus.
Water Research, Volume 231, February 2023, 119621. More info

Naresh Devarajan, Daniel L. Weller, Matthew Jones, Aiko D. Adell, Achyut Adhikari, Ana Allende, Nicole L. Arnold, Patrick Baur, Sarah M. Beno, Donna Clements, Elissa M. Olimpi, Faith Critzer, Hyatt Green, Lisa Gorski, Angela Ferelli Gruber, Jasna Kovac, Jeery McGarvey, Claire M. Murphy, Sarah I. Murphy, Nora Navarro-Gonzalez, Jeb P. Owen, Alda F. A. Pires, Nicole Richard, Sandipan Samaddar, Radomir Schmidt, Kate Scow, Nikki W. Shariat, Olivia M. Smith, Austin R. Spence, Don Stoeckel, Thao D. H. Tran, Gretchen Wall, Daniel S. Kar. 2023
Evidence for the efficacy of pre-harvest agricultural practices in mitigating food-safety risks to fresh produce in North America.
Frontiers, Volume 7, 2023. More info

Irene Falcó, Juan A. Tudela, Natalia Hernández, Alba Pérez-Cataluña, Míriam R. García, Pilar Truchado, Agustín Garrido, Ana Allende, Gloria Sánchez, Maria Isabel Gil. 2023
Antiviral capacity of sanitizers against infectious viruses in process water from the produce industry under batch and continuous conditions.
Food Control, Volume 150, February 2023, 109738. More info

Sofía Albolafio, Alicia Marín, Maria Isabel Gil. 2023
Optimization of a ultra-high-pressure liquid chromatography-tandem multiple reaction monitoring mass spectrometry method for monitoring haloacetic acids as chlorinated disinfection by-products in the fresh-cut industry. Journal of Chromatography A, Volume 1711, November 2023, 464449. More info

Pilar Truchado, Marisa Gómez-Galindo, M.I. Gil, Ana Allende. 2023
Cross-contamination of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in the viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state during washing of leafy greens and the revival during shelf-life.
Food Microbiology, Volume 109, February 2023, 104155. More info

Márcia Oliveira, Pilar Truchado, Rebeca Cordero-García, María I.Gil, Manuel Abellán Soler, Amador Rancaño, Francisca García, Avelino Álvarez-Ordónez, Ana Allende. 2023
Surveillance on ESBL-Escherichia coli and Indicator ARG in Wastewater and Reclaimed Water of Four Regions of Spain: Impact of Different Disinfection Treatments.
Antibiotics, Volume 12, 2023, 104155. More info

Publications 2022

María Isabel Gil. 2022
Innovative and sustainable solutions to reduce postharvest losses. Int. J. Postharvest Technology and Innovation.
International Journal of Postharvest Technology and Innovation, Vol. 8, No. 2-3. More info

Alba Pérez-Cataluña, Álvaro Chiner-Oms, Enric Cuevas-Ferrando , Azahara Díaz-Reolid , Irene Falcó , Walter Randazzo, Inés Girón-Guzmán , Ana Allende, María A Bracho , Iñaki Comas , Gloria Sánchez. 2022
Spatial and temporal distribution of SARS-CoV-2 diversity circulating in wastewater.
Water Research, 1;211:118007. More info

Alberto Garre, Pablo S.Fernández, Pilar Truchado, Pedro J. Simón-Andreu, Roland Lindqvist, Ana Allende. 2022
The use of bayesian networks and bootstrap to evaluate risks linked to the microbial contamination of leafy greens irrigated with reclaimed water in Southeast Spain.
Microbial Risk Analysis, Volume 22, 100234. More info

Papadopoulos, Theofilos; Allende, Ana; Egea, José A.; Palop, Alfredo; Fernández, Pablo S. 2022
Training in tools to develop quantitative risk assessment of fresh produce using water reuse systems in Mediterranean production.
EFSA Journal 20(S1): e200416. More info

Truchado, P., Gil, M.I., Querido-Ferreira, A.P., Capón, C.L., Álvarez-Ordoñez, A., Allende, A. 2022
Frozen Vegetable Processing Plants Can Harbour Diverse Listeria monocytogenes Populations: Identification of Critical Operations by WGS.
Foods, 11 (11), art. no. 1546. More info

Allende, Ana; Bover-Cid, Sara; Fernández, Pablo S. 2022
Challenges and opportunities related to the use of innovative modelling approaches and tools for microbiological food safety management.
Current Opinion in Food Science 45: 100839. More info

Albolafio, S., Marín, A., Allende, A., García, F., Simón-Andreu, P.J., Abellán Soler, M., Gil, M.I. 2022
Strategies for mitigating chlorinated disinfection byproducts in wastewater treatment plants.
Chemosphere, 132583. More info

Yang, X., Gil, M.I., Yang,Q., Tomás-Barberán, F.A. 2022
Bioactive compounds in lettuce: Highlighting the benefits to human health and impacts of pre-harvest and post-harvest practices.
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, More info

Publications 2021

María Dolores Chirlaque López, María Cabrerizo, Bernardo R. Guzmán Herrador, Josefa Masa-Calles, María Ester Alarcón-Linares, Ana Allende, Esteban Aznar Cano, María Isabel Barranco Boada, Elena Cantero Gudino, Sonia Fernández-Balbuena, Ana Fernández Dueñas, María Dolores Fernández-García, Laura García Hernández, Visitación García Ortúzar, Noemí López-Perea, Eduardo Martínez-Salcedo, Antonio Moreno-Docón, María Ordobás Gavín, Inmaculada Rodero Garduño, Maria José Sierra Moros, Fernando Simón Soria, Aurora Limia Sánchez, Berta Suárez Rodríguez. 2021
An imported case of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2, Spain in the context of the ongoing polio Public Health Emergency of International Concern, September 2021.
Eurosurveillance, 2021;26(50):pii=2101068 . More info

Truchado, P., Gil, M.I., López, C., Garre, A., López-Aragón, R.F., Böhme, K., Allende, A. 2021
New standards at European Union level on water reuse for agricultural irrigation: Are the Spanish wastewater treatment plants ready to produce and distribute reclaimed water within the minimum quality requirements?
International Journal of Food Microbiology, 356, 109352. More info

Truchado, P., Garre, A., Gil, M.I., Simón-Andreu, P.J., Sánchez, G., Allende, A. 2021
Monitoring of human enteric virus and coliphages throughout water reuse system of wastewater treatment plants to irrigation endpoint of leafy greens.
Science of The Total Environment, 782, 146837. More info

Cuevas- Ferrando, E., Allende, A., Pérez-Cataluña, A., Truchado, P., Hernández, N., Gil, M.I., Sánchez, G. 2021.
Occurrence and accumulation of human enteric viruses and phages in process water from the fresh produce industry.
Foods, 10 (8): 1853  More info

López-Gálvez, F., Allende, A., Gil, M.I. 2021
Recent progress on the management of the industrial washing of fresh produce with a focus on microbiological risks.
Current Opinion in Food Science. 38, 46–51. More info

Albolafio, S., Tudela, J.A., Hernández, N. Ortuño, J.A., Allende, A., Gil, M.I. 2021
Practical applications of sensor-based methodologies for monitoring peracetic acid (PAA) as a disinfectant of fresh produce wash water.
Food Control, 121,107632. More info

Truchado, P., Gil, M.I., Allende, A. 2021
Peroxyacetic acid and chlorine dioxide unlike chlorine induce viable but non-culturable (VBNC) stage of Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli O157:H7 in wash water.
Food Microbiology, 100, 103866. More info

Carcereny A., Martínez-Velázquez A., Bosch A., Allende A., Truchado P., Cascales J., Romalde J.L., Lois M., Polo D., Sánchez G., Pérez-Cataluña A., Díaz-Reolid A. 2021
Monitoring Emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.7 Variant through the Spanish National SARS-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance System (VATar COVID-19)
Environmental Science and Technology Open Access, 55,11756. More info

Enric Cuevas-Ferrando, Walter Randazzo, Alba Pérez-Cataluña, Irene Falcó, David Navarro, Sandra Martin-Latin, Azahara Díaz-Reolid, Inés Girón-Guzmán, Ana Allende, Gloria Sánchez. 2021
Platinum chloride-based viability RT-qPCR for SARS-CoV-2 detection in complex samples
Scientific Reports – Nature, 11(1), 18120 More info

Pérez-Cataluña, A., Cuevas-Ferrando, E., Randazzo, W., Falcó, I., Allende, A., Sánchez, G. 2021
Comparing analytical methods to detect SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater
Science of the Total Environment, 758, 143870 More info

Cuevas-Ferrando, E., Pérez-Cataluña, A., Allende, A., Guix, S., Randazzo, W., Sánchez, G. 2021
Recovering coronavirus from large volumes of water
Science of the Total Environment, 762, 143101. More info

Gil, M.I. 2021
Innovative and sustainable solutions to reduce postharvest losses.
Int. J. Postharvest Technology and Innovation,

Publications 2020

Truchado, P., Elsser-Gravesen, A., Gil, M.I., Allende, A. 2020
Post-process treatments are effective strategies to reduce Listeria monocytogenes on the surface of leafy greens: a pilot study.
International Journal of Food Microbiology, 313, 108390. More info

López-Gálvez, F., Truchado, P., Tudela, J.A., Gil, M.I., Allende, A. 2020
Critical points affecting the microbiological safety of bell peppers washed with peroxyacetic acid in a commercial packinghouse.
Food Microbiology, 88, 103409. More info

López-Galvez, F., Tudela, J.A., Gil, M.I., Allende, A. 2020
Use of chlorine dioxide to treat recirculated process water in a commercial tomato packinghouse: microbiological and chemical risks.
Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, section Sustainable Food Processing. More info

Garrido, Y., Marín, A., Tudela, J.A., Truchado, P., Allende, A., Gil, M.I. 2020
Chlorate accumulation in commercial lettuce cultivated in open field and irrigated with reclaimed water.
Food Control, 114, 107283. More info

Marín, A., Tudela, J.A., Garrido, Y., Albolafio, S., Hernández, N., Andújar, S., Allende, A., Gil, M.I. 2020
Chlorinated wash water and pH regulators affect chlorine gas emission and disinfection by-products.
Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 66, 102533. More info

Walter Randazzo, Pilar Truchado, Enric Cuevas-Ferrando, Pedro Simón, Ana Allende, Gloria Sánchez. 2020
SARS-CoV-2 RNA in wastewater anticipated COVID-19 occurrence in a low prevalence area
Water Research, 181, 115942. More info

Truchado, P., Gil, M.I., Larrosa, M., Allende, A. 2020
Detection and quantification methods for viable but non-culturable (VBNC) cells in process wash water of fresh-cut produce: Industrial validation.
Front. Microbiol., 11, 673. More info

Belias, A.M., Sbodio, A., Truchado, P., Weller, D., Pinzon, J., Skots, M., Allende, A., Munther, D., Suslow, T., Wiedmann, M., and Ivanek, R. 2020
Effect of weather on the die-off of Escherichia coli and attenuated Salmonella Typhimurium on preharvest baby lettuce and spinach following a simulated irrigation event with contaminated water in California, New York, and Spain
Appl Environ Microbiol, 86 (17), e00899-20. More info

López-Gálvez, F., Allende, A., Gil, M.I. 2020.
Recent progress on the management of the industrial washing of fresh produce with a focus on microbiological risks.
Current Opinion in Food Science, 38, 46-51. More info

Publications 2019

Truchado, P., Gil, M.I., Moreno-Candel, M., Allende, A. 2019
Impact of weather conditions, leaf age and irrigation water disinfection on the major epiphytic bacterial genera of baby spinach grown in an open field.
Food Microbiology, 78, 46-52. More info

Tombini Decol, L, López-Gálvez, F., Truchado, P., Tondo, E.C., Gil, M.I., Allende, A. 2019
Suitability of chlorine dioxide as a tertiary treatment for municipal wastewater and use of reclaimed water for overhead irrigation of baby lettuce.
Food Control, 96, 186-193. More info

López-Gálvez, F., Tudela, J.A., Allende, A., Gil, M.I. 2019
Microbial and chemical characterization of commercial washing lines of fresh produce highlights the need for process water control.
Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 51, 211-219. More info

Gil, M.I., López-Gálvez, F., Andújar, S., Moreno, M., Allende, A. 2019
Disinfection by-products generated by sodium hypochlorite and electrochemical disinfection in different process wash water and fresh-cut products and their reduction by activated carbon.
Food Control, 100, 46-52. More info

Garrido, Y., Marín, A., Tudela, J.A., Allende, A., Gil, M.I. 2019
Chlorate uptake during washing is influenced by product type and cut piece size, as well as washing time and wash water content.
Postharvest Biology and Technology, 151, 45-52. More info

García, C.J., Gil, M.I., Tomas-Barberan, F.A. 2019
Targeted metabolomics analysis and identification of biomarkers for predicting browning of fresh-cut lettuce.
Agric. Food Chem., 67, 5908-5917. More info

Tudela, J.A., López-Gálvez, F., Allende, A., Hernández, N., Andújar, S., Marín, A., Garrido, Y., Gil, M.I. 2019
Operational limits of sodium hypochlorite for different fresh produce wash water based on microbial inactivation and disinfection by-products (DBPs).
Food Control, 104, 300-307. More info

Tudela, J.A., López-Gálvez, F., Allende, A., Gil, M.I. 2019
Chlorination management in commercial fresh produce processing lines.
Food Control, 106, 760-768. More info

López-Gálvez, F., Gil, M.I., Andujar, S. Allende, A. 2019
Suitability of centrifuge water for detecting the presence of Escherichia coli versus finished fresh-cut lettuce testing.
Food Microbiology, 84, 1-5. More info

Y. A. Pachepsky, A. Allende, L. Boithias, K. Cho, R. Jamieson, N. Hofstra, M. Molina. 2018
Microbial Water Quality: Monitoring and Modeling
Journal of Environmental Quality, 47, 931-938. More info

Gadelha, J.R., Allende, A., López-Gálvez, F., Fernández, P., Gil, M.I., Egea, J.A. 2019
Chemical risks associated with ready-to-eat vegetables: quantitative analysis to estimate formation and/or accumulation of disinfection byproducts during washing.
EFSA Journal, 17(S2),e170913. More info

Publications 2018

López-Gálvez, F., Gil, M.I., Allende, A. 2018
Impact of relative humidity, inoculum carrier and size, and native microbiota on Salmonella ser. Typhimurium survival in baby lettuce.
Food Microbiology, 70, 155-161. More info

Truchado, P., Hernandez, N., Gil, M.I., Ivanek, R., Allende, A. 2018
Correlation between E. coli levels and the presence of foodborne pathogens in surface irrigation water: Establishment of a sampling program.
Water Research, 128, 226-233. More info

López-Gálvez, F., Andujar, S., Marín, A., Tudela, J.A., Allende, A., Gil, M.I. 2018
Disinfection by-products in baby lettuce irrigated with electrolysed water.
J. Sci. Food Agric., 98, 2981-2988. More info

López-Gálvez, F., Gil, M.I., Meireles, A., Truchado, P., Allende, A. 2018
Demonstration tests of irrigation water disinfection with chlorine dioxide in open field cultivation of baby spinach.
J. Sci. Food Agric., 98, 2973-2980. More info

López-Gálvez, F., Randazzo, W., Andrea, A., Sánchez, G., Tombini Decol, L., Aznar, R., Gil, M.I., Allende, A. 2018
Irrigating lettuce with wastewater effluent: Does disinfection with chlorine dioxide inactivate viruses.
Journal of Environmental Quality, 47, 1139–1145. More info

Truchado, P., Gil, M.I., Suslow, T., Allende, A. 2018
Impact of chlorine dioxide sanitization of irrigation water on the epiphytic bacterial community of baby spinach and underlying soil.
Plos One. More info

Intriago, J.C., López-Gálvez, F., Allende, A., Vivaldi, G.A., Camposeo, S., Alarcón, J.J., Pedrero Salcedo, F. 2018
Agricultural Reuse of Municipal Wastewater through an Integral Water Reclamation Management.
Journal of Environmental Quality, 213, 135-141. More info

Allende, A., Truchado, P., Lindqvist, R., Jacxsens, L. 2018
Quantitative microbial exposure modelling as a tool to evaluate the impact of contamination level of surface irrigation water and seasonality on fecal hygiene indicator E. coli in leafy green production.
Food Microbiology, 75, 82-89. More info

Allende, A., Datta, A.R., Smith, W.A., Adonis, R., MacKay, A., Adell, A.D. 2018
Implications of new legislation (US FSMA) and guidelines (EC) on the establish management systems for agricultural water.
Food Microbiology, 75, 119-125. More info

García, C.J., Gil, M.I., Tomas-Barberan, F.A. 2018
LC–MS untargeted metabolomics reveals early biomarkers to predict browning of fresh-cut lettuce.
Postharvest Biol. Technol., 146, 9-17. More info

Publications 2017

Gómez-López, V.M., Gil, M.I., Allende, A. 2017
A novel electrochemical device as a disinfection system to maintain water quality during washing of ready to eat fresh produce.
Food Control, 71, 242-247. More info

Tudela, J.A., Hernández, N., Pérez-Vicente, A., Gil, M.I. 2017
Growing season climates affect quality of fresh-cut lettuce.
Postharvest Biol. Technol., 123, 60-68. More info

Jordán, M.J., Quílez, M., Luna, M.C., Bekhradi, F., Sotomayor; J.A., Sánchez-Gómez, P., Gil, M.I. 2017
Influence of water stress and storage time on preservation of the fresh volatile profile of three basil genotypes.
Food Chem., 221, 169-177. More info

Díaz-Mula, H-M., Marín, A., Jordán, M.J., Gil, M.I. 2017
Off-odor compounds responsible for quality loss of minimally processed baby spinach stored under MA of low O2 and high CO2 using GC-MS and olfactometry techniques.
Postharvest Biol. Technol., 129, 129-135. More info

Truchado, P., Gil, M.I., Reboleiro, P., Rodelas, B., Allende, A. 2017
Impact of solar radiation exposure on phyllosphere bacterial community of red-pigmented baby leaf lettuce.
Food Microbiology, 66, 77-85. More info

García, C.J., García-Villalba, R., Gil, M.I., Tomas-Barberan, F.A. 2017
LC-MS Untargeted metabolomics to explain the signal metabolites inducing browning in fresh-cut lettuce.
J. Agric. Food Chem., 65, 4526-4535. More info

Marzorati, M,; Vilchez-Vargas, R.; Bussche, J.V.; Truchado, P.; Jauregui, R.; El Hage, R.A.; Pieper, D.H.; Vanhaecke, L.; Van de Wiele, T.A. 2017
High-fiber and High-protein Diets Shape Different Gut Microbial Communities, which Ecologically Behave Similarly Under Stress Conditions, as Shown in a Gastrointestinal Simulator.
Mol Nutr Food Res, 61, 1600150.13. More info

Castro-Ibañez, I., Gil, M.I., Allende, A. 2017
Ready-to-eat vegetables: Current problems and potential solutions to reduce microbial risk in the production chain».
LWT – Food Science and Technology, 85, 284-292. More info

Salden, B.N.; Troost, F.J.; Wilms, E.; Truchado, P.; Vilchez-Vargas,Rr.; Pieper, D.H.; Jáuregui, R.; Marzorati, M.; Van de Wiele, T.; Possemiers, S.; Masclee, A.A. 2017
Reinforcement of Intestinal Epithelial barrier by Arabinoxylans in Overweight and Obese Subjects: a Randomized Controlled Trial.
J Clin Nutr, 37, 2973-2980. More info

Allende, A, Castro-Ibáñez, I., Lindqvist, R., Gil, M.I., Uyttendaele, M., Jacxsens, L. 2017
Quantitative contamination assessment of Escherichia coli in baby spinach primary production in Spain: Effects of weather conditions and agricultural practices.
International Journal of Food Microbiology, 257, 238-246. More info

López-Gálvez, F., Sampers, I., Gil, M.I., Allende, A. 2017
Modelling of E.coli inactivation by chlorine dioxide in irrigation water.
Agricultural Water Management, 192, 98-102. More info

Tombini Decol, L., Sopeña Casarin, L., Titze Hessel, C., Fösch Batista, A.C., Allende, A, César Tondo, Eduardo. 2017
Microbial Quality of Irrigation Water used in Leafy Green Production in Southern Brazil and its Relationship with Produce Safety
Food Microbiology, 65, 105-113. More info

David Millan-Sango, Ana Allende, David Spiteri, Jan F. Van Impe, Vasilis P. Valdramidis. 2017
Treatment of fresh produce water effluents by non-thermal technologies.
Journal of Food Engineering, 99, 77-81. More info

Mahajan, P.V., Caleb, O.J., Gil, M.I., Izumi, H., Colelli, G., Watkins, C.B., Zude, M. 2017
Quality and safety of fresh horticultural commodities: Recent advances and future perspectives.
Food Packaging and Shelf Life, 14, 2-11. More info