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Austrian Competence Centre for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation

Project leader
Wagner Martin
FFG COMET - K1-Zentren
Type of Research
Applied research
Vetmed Research Units
University Clinic for Ruminants, Clinical Unit of Herd Management in ruminants
Institute of Animal Nutrition and Functional Plant Compounds
Institute of Animal Welfare Science
Institute of Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, Unit of Food Hygiene and Technology
Institute of Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, Unit of Food Microbiology
Projekt partner
Contact: Herbert Eigner
Agrana Research and Innovation Center, Austria
Contact: Arthur Kroismayr
Agromed Austria GmbH, Austria
Contact: Angela Sessitsch
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Konrad Lorenz Straße 24, 3430 Tulln, Austria
Contact: Karl Reingruber
Almi GmbH & Co KG, Austria
Contact: Lisa Wöss
Alois Pöttinger Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Austria
Österreichische Agentur für Gesundheit und Ernährungssicherheit GmbH, Spargelfeldstrasse 191, 1220 Wien, Austria
Contact: Michele Suman
BARILLA G.R.F.lli SpA, Italy
Contact: Christina Donat
Bio-Ferm GmbH, Austria
Contact: Gerd Schatzmayr
Cimbria Heid GmbH, Austria
Contact: Karola Wendler
Delacon Biotechnik, Austria
Contact: Ralf Velten
Diamant Nahrungsmittel GmbH, Austria
Contact: Michael Em
efko Frischfrucht und Delikatessen GmbH, Austria
Contact: Bachar Blal
Eléphant Vert S.A., Switzerland
Contact: Stefan Huemer
Fischer Brot GmbH, Austria
Contact: Eduard Schneeberger
Garant Tiernahrung GmbH, Austria
Contact: Kevin Lynch
Headwall Photonics, Inc., United States
Contact: Peter Kerschhaggl
Insort GmbH, Austria
Contact: Julian Juen
Kaahée Research and Development GmbH, Austria
Contact: Herbert Masaniger
Kärntnermilch, registrierte Genossenschaft m.b.H., Villacher Straße 92, 9800 Spital an der Drau, Austria
Contact: Johannes Landrichinger
LASCO Heutechnik GmbH, Austria
Contact: Rudolf Judmayr
LGV Frischgemüse Wien reg.GenmbH, Austria
Contact: Julian Drausinger
LVA GmbH, Austria
Contact: Heinz Ellersdorfer
Norbert Marcher GmbH, Kasernengasse 12, 9524 Villach St. Magdalen, Austria
Contact: Roland Seiler
Obersteirische Molkerei eGen, Hautzenbichlstraße 1, 8720 Knittelfeld, Austria
Contact: Heiner Denzer
Pessl Instruments GmbH, Werksweg 107, 8160 Weiz, Austria
Contact: Roland Waldner
Philips Austria GmbH, Austria
Contact: Daniel Ertl
Radatz Feiner Wiener Fleischwaren GmbH, Austria
Contact: Ulrike Vorberg
REWE International Lager und Transport GmbH, Austria
Contact: Christoph Metzker
RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG, Austria
Contact: Wolfgang Auer
Smartbow GmbH, Jutogasse 3, 4675 Weibern, Austria
Contact: Manfred Schinkinger
SY-LAB Geräte, Zubehör und Systeme für Laboratorien GmbH, TullnerbachStraße 61-65, 3011 Neupurkersdorf, Austria
Fachhochschule Oberösterreich, Franz-Fritsch-Straße 11, 4600 Wels, Austria
Universität für Bodenkultur, Gregor Mendel Strasse 33, A Wien, Austria
Contact: Jens Kluth GmbH, Germany
Contact: Matthias Lachner
VFI Vereinigte Fettwarenindustrie GmbH, Austria
Contact: Stefan Hackel
Vivatis HOLDING AG, Austria
Contact: Josef Voglsam
Voglsam GmbH, Austria
Funded by
FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft, Wien, Austria
42 Publications

Escobar Rodríguez, C; Novak, J; Buchholz, F; Uetz, P; Bragagna, L; Gumze, M; Antonielli, L; Mitter, B (2021): The Bacterial Microbiome of the Tomato Fruit Is Highly Dependent on the Cultivation Approach and Correlates With Flavor Chemistry. Front Plant Sci. 2021; 12:775722
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Gense, K; Peterseil, V; Licina, A; Wagner, M; Cichna-Markl, M; Dobrovolny, S; Hochegger, R (2021): Development of a dna metabarcoding method for the identification of bivalve species in seafood products. Foods. 2021; 10(11):2618
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Zwirzitz, B; Thalguter, S; Wetzels, SU; Stessl, B; Wagner, M; Selberherr, E (2021): Autochthonous fungi are central components in microbial community structure in raw fermented sausages. Microb Biotechnol. 2021;
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Chapa, JM; Lidauer, L; Steininger, A; Öhlschuster, M; Potrusil, T; Sigler, M; Auer, W; Azizzadeh, M; Drillich, M; Iwersen, M (2021): Use of a real-time location system to detect cows indistinct functional areas within a barn. JDS Communications 2021; 2(4): 2017-2222.
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Zangerl, P; Schoder, D; Eliskases-Lechner, F; Zangana, A; Frohner, E; Stessl, B; Wagner, M (2021): Monitoring by a sensitive liquid-based sampling strategy reveals a considerable reduction of listeria monocytogenes in smeared cheese production over 10 years of testing in austria. Foods. 2021; 10(9):1977
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Wetzels, SU; Strachan, CR; Conrady, B; Wagner, M; Burgener, IA; Virányi, Z; Selberherr, E (2021): Wolves, dogs and humans in regular contact can mutually impact each other's skin microbiota. Sci Rep. 2021; 11(1):17106
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Oladeinde, A; Abdo, Z; Press, MO; Cook, K; Cox, NA; Zwirzitz, B; Woyda, R; Lakin, SM; Thomas, JC; Looft, T; Cosby, DE; Hinton, A; Guard, J; Line, E; Rothrock, MJ [and 12 others] (2021): Horizontal Gene Transfer Is the Main Driver of Antimicrobial Resistance in Broiler Chicks Infected with Salmonella enterica Serovar Heidelberg. mSystems. 2021; 6(4):e0072921
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Wagner, M; Slaghuis, J; Göbel, W; Vázquez-Boland, JA; Rychli, K; Schmitz-Esser, S (2021): Virulence pattern analysis of three listeria monocytogenes lineage i epidemic strains with distinct outbreak histories. Microorganisms. 2021; 9(8):1745
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Kistner, Michaela (2021): Grundaktivität von Mastschweinen in Buchten mit und ohne Schwanzbeißen. Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 59.

Wagner, EM; Fischel, K; Rammer, N; Beer, C; Palmetzhofer, AL; Conrady, B; Roch, FF; Hanson, BT; Wagner, M; Rychli, K (2021): Bacteria of eleven different species isolated from biofilms in a meat processing environment have diverse biofilm forming abilities. Int J Food Microbiol. 2021; 349:109232
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Johnson, J; Zwirzitz, B; Oladeinde, A; Milfort, M; Looft, T; Chai, L; Zock, G; Sommers, M; Tunim, S; Aggrey, SE (2021): Succession patterns of the bacterial community in poultry litter after bird removal and sodium bisulfate application. J Environ Qual. 2021 50 (4) 923-933.

Wagner, Eva Maria (2021): Biofilms in the food production environment. PhD-Arbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 50

Schill, S; Stessl, B; Meier, N; Tichy, A; Wagner, M; Ludewig, M (2021): Microbiological safety and sensory quality of cultivated mushrooms (Pleurotus eryngii, pleurotus ostreatus and lentinula edodes) at retail level and post-retail storage. Foods. 2021; 10(4):816
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Palmetzhofer, Anna Lena (2021): Biofilmbildung in der Lebensmittelverarbeitung - Untersuchung dreier Bakterienisolate aus einem fleischverarbeitenden Betrieb auf Biofilmbildungsvermögen. Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 62.

Zwirzitz, B; Wetzels, SU; Dixon, ED; Fleischmann, S; Selberherr, E; Thalguter, S; Quijada, NM; Dzieciol, M; Wagner, M; Stessl, B (2021): Co-Occurrence of Listeria spp. and Spoilage Associated Microbiota During Meat Processing Due to Cross-Contamination Events. Front Microbiol. 2021; 12:632935
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Pacífico, C; Petri, RM; Ricci, S; Mickdam, E; Wetzels, SU; Neubauer, V; Zebeli, Q (2021): Unveiling the Bovine Epimural Microbiota Composition and Putative Function. Microorganisms. 2021; 9(2):342
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Zwirzitz, Benjamin (2020): Whole microbial community analysis as a tool to study contamination scenarios during raw meat processing. PhD-Arbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 50

Wagner, EM; Thalguter, S; Wagner, M; Rychli, K (2021): The presence of microbial contamination and biofilms at a beer can filling production line. J Food Prot 2021; 84(5): 896-902.

Quijada, NM; Schmitz-Esser, S; Zwirzitz, B; Guse, C; Strachan, CR; Wagner, M; Wetzels, SU; Selberherr, E; Dzieciol, M (2020): Austrian Raw-Milk Hard-Cheese Ripening Involves Successional Dynamics of Non-Inoculated Bacteria and Fungi. Foods. 2020; 9(12):E1851
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Zimmerleiter, R; Leiss-Holzinger, E; Wagner, EM; Kober-Rychli, K; Wagner, M; Brandstetter, M; (2020): Inline biofilm monitoring based on near-infrared spectroscopy with ultracompact spectrometer technology NIR news 2020; 31(7-8): 9-13.

Wagner, E; Zaiser, A; Leitner, R; Quijada, NM; Pracser, N; Pietzka, A; Ruppitsch, W; Schmitz-Esser, S; Wagner, M; Rychli, K (2020): Virulence characterization and comparative genomics of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 155 strains. BMC Genomics. 2020; 21(1):847
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Chapa, JM; Maschat, K; Iwersen, M; Baumgartner, J; Drillich, M (2020): Accelerometer systems as tools for health and welfare assessment in cattle and pigs - a review. Behav Processes. 2020; 181:104262
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Brede, M; Orton, T; Pinior, B; Roch, FF; Dzieciol, M; Zwirzitz, B; Wagner, M; Breves, G; Wetzels, SU (2020): PacBio and Illumina MiSeq Amplicon Sequencing Confirm Full Recovery of the Bacterial Community After Subacute Ruminal Acidosis Challenge in the RUSITEC System. Front Microbiol. 2020; 11:1813
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Bucher, MG; Zwirzitz, B; Oladeinde, A; Cook, K; Plymel, C; Zock, G; Lakin, S; Aggrey, SE; Ritz, C; Looft, T; Lipp, E; Agga, GE; Abdo, Z; Sistani, KR (2020): Reused poultry litter microbiome with competitive exclusion potential against Salmonella Heidelberg. J Environ Qual. 2020; 49(4):869-881
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Zwirzitz, B; Wetzels, SU; Dixon, ED; Stessl, B; Zaiser, A; Rabanser, I; Thalguter, S; Pinior, B; Roch, FF; Strachan, C; Zanghellini, J; Dzieciol, M; Wagner, M; Selberherr, E (2020): The sources and transmission routes of microbial populations throughout a meat processing facility. NPJ Biofilms Microbiomes. 2020; 6(1):26
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Stauder, A; Humer, E; Neubauer, V; Reisinger, N; Kaltenegger, A; Zebeli, Q (2020): Distinct responses in feed sorting, chewing behavior, and ruminal acidosis risk between primiparous and multiparous Simmental cows fed diets differing in forage and starch levels. J Dairy Sci. 2020; 103(9):8467-8481

Chen, C; Zhu, W; Oczak, M; Maschat, K; Baumgartner, J; Larsen, MLV; Norton, T (2020): A computer vision approach for recognition of the engagement of pigs with different enrichment objects. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 2020; 175: 105580

Wagner, EM; Pracser, N; Thalguter, S; Fischel, K; Rammer, N; Pospíšilová, L; Alispahic, M; Wagner, M; Rychli, K (2020): Identification of biofilm hotspots in a meat processing environment: Detection of spoilage bacteria in multi-species biofilms. Int J Food Microbiol. 2020; 328:108668
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Liu, D; Oczak, M; Maschat, K; Baumgartner, J; Pletzer, B; He, D; Norton, T (2020): A computer vision-based method for spatial-temporal action recognition of tail-biting behaviour in group-housed pigs. Biosystems Engineering 2020; 195: 27-41

Petri, RM; Neubauer, V; Humer, E; Kröger, I; Reisinger, N; Zebeli, Q (2020): Feed Additives Differentially Impact the Epimural Microbiota and Host Epithelial Gene Expression of the Bovine Rumen Fed Diets Rich in Concentrates. Front Microbiol. 2020; 11:119
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Kaszoni-Rückerl, I; Mustedanagic, A; Muri-Klinger, S; Brugger, K; Wagner, KH; Wagner, M; Stessl, B (2020): Predominance of Distinct Listeria Innocua and Listeria Monocytogenes in Recurrent Contamination Events at Dairy Processing Facilities. Microorganisms. 2020; 8(2):234
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Oczak, M; Maschat, K; Baumgartner, J (2020): Dynamics of Sows" Activity Housed in Farrowing Pens with Possibility of Temporary Crating might Indicate the Time when Sows Should Be Confined in A Crate before the Onset of Farrowing. Animals (Basel). 2020; 10(1):6
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Stessl, B; Szakmary-Brändle, K; Vorberg, U; Schoder, D; Wagner, M (2020): Temporal analysis of the Listeria monocytogenes population structure in floor drains during reconstruction and expansion of a meat processing plant. Int J Food Microbiol. 2020; 314:108360

Zwirzitz, B; Wetzels, SU; Rabanser, I; Thalguter, S; Dzieciol, M; Wagner, M; Mann, E (2019): Culture-Independent Evaluation of Bacterial Contamination Patterns on Pig Carcasses at a Commercial Slaughter Facility. J Food Prot. 2019; 82(10):1677-1682

Harter, E; Lassnig, C; Wagner, EM; Zaiser, A; Wagner, M; Rychli, K (2019): The Novel Internalins InlP1 and InlP4 and the Internalin-Like Protein InlP3 Enhance the Pathogenicity of Listeria monocytogenes . Front Microbiol. 2019; 10:1644
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Dixon, E; Rabanser, I; Dzieciol, M; Zwirzitz, B; Wagner, M; Mann, E; Stessl, B; Wetzels, SU (2019): Reduction potential of steam vacuum and high-pressure water treatment on microbes during beef meat processing. Food Control 2019; 106: 106728

Neubauer, V; Humer, E; Mann, E; Kröger, I; Reisinger, N; Wagner, M; Zebeli, Q; Petri, RM (2019): Effects clay mineral supplementation on particle-associated and epimural microbiota, and gene expression in the rumen of cows fed high-concentrate diet. Anaerobe. 2019; 59:38-48

Zwirzitz, B; Pinior, B; Metzler-Zebeli, B; Handler, M; Gense, K; Knecht, C; Ladinig, A; Dzieciol, M; Wetzels, SU; Wagner, M; Schmitz-Esser, S; Mann, E (2019): Microbiota of the Gut-Lymph Node Axis: Depletion of Mucosa-Associated Segmented Filamentous Bacteria and Enrichment of Methanobrevibacter by Colistin Sulfate and Linco-Spectin in Pigs. Front Microbiol. 2019; 10:599
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Anast, JM; Dzieciol, M; Schultz, DL; Wagner, M; Mann, E; Schmitz-Esser, S (2019): Brevibacterium from Austrian hard cheese harbor a putative histamine catabolism pathway and a plasmid for adaptation to the cheese environment. Sci Rep. 2019; 9(1):6164
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Naditz, AL; Dzieciol, M; Wagner, M; Schmitz-Esser, S (2019): Plasmids contribute to food processing environment-associated stress survival in three Listeria monocytogenes ST121, ST8, and ST5 strains. Int J Food Microbiol. 2019; 299:39-46

Sant"Anna, FM; Wetzels, SU; Cicco, SHS; Figueiredo, RC; Sales, GA; Figueiredo, NC; Nunes, CA; Schmitz-Esser, S; Mann, E; Wagner, M; Souza, MR (2019): Microbial shifts in Minas artisanal cheeses from the Serra do Salitre region of Minas Gerais, Brazil throughout ripening time. Food Microbiol. 2019; 82:349-362

Stalder, GL; Pinior, B; Zwirzitz, B; Loncaric, I; Jakupović, D; Vetter, SG; Smith, S; Posautz, A; Hoelzl, F; Wagner, M; Hoffmann, D; Kübber-Heiss, A; Mann, E (2019): Gut microbiota of the European Brown Hare (Lepus europaeus). Sci Rep. 2019; 9(1):2738
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