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Hudaa Neetoo

Country of origin: Mauritius Currently in: Mauritius, Beau-Bassin General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background

Degrees

2011 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

- Impact of climate change and food safety - Predictive microbiology for food safety - New food product development - Environmental microbiology

Research Keywords: 
Food
pathogens
food safety
Applied Microbiology
environmental microbiology

Publications resulting from Research: 


Since 2013:

Journal Articles

Aumeeruddy, M.Z., Neetoo, H., Mahomoodally, F., 2018. Knowledge, consumption pattern and ethnomedicinal uses of Nigella sativa seed and honey in Mauritius: a comparative study. Journal of Complementary Medicine Research. In Press.

Simothy, L., Mahomoodally, F., Neetoo, H., 2018. A study on the potential of ants to act as vectors of foodborne pathogens. AIMS Microbiology, 4(2): 319-333 doi: 10.3934/microbiol.2018.2.319

Ramroop, P., Neetoo, H., 2018. Antilisterial activity of Cymbopogon citratus on crabsticks. AIMS Microbiology, 2018, 4(1): 67-84. doi: 10.3934/microbiol.2018.1.67

Subbarayan, S., Ruggoo, A., Neetoo, H., 2017. Potential of commercial spice mixes to enhance the microbial safety and quality of poultry meat, Journal of World’s Poultry Research. 7(3): 134-144.

Neetoo, H., 2016. Effectiveness of chitosan coatings incorporating nisin and salts of organic acids to control Listeria monocytogenes and spoilage microflora on cooked tuna loins. Asian Journal of Agricultural and Food Sciences. 4(6): 303-311.

Goburdhun, D., Ruggoo, A., Neetoo, H., Beeharry, M., 2016. Hygienic practices in secondary school canteens of Mauritius. International Journal of Current Research. 8(9): 39283-39289.

Burgus, H and Neetoo, H., 2016. A study on the food safety knowledge and perceptions among poultry consumers in Mauritius. Journal of World’s Poultry Research. 6(3): 121-130.

Tang Sik Fon, S., Goburdhun, D., Neetoo, H., 2016. A study on the microbiological quality of noodles sold in Mauritius. African Journal of Food Science and Technology. 7(6):125-130.

Beeharry, M., Goburdhun, D., Neetoo, H., 2016. Comparative efficacy of chlorinated and non-chlorinated disinfectants on food contact surfaces in a tuna processing area. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences. 5(7): 1743-1754.

Chummun, S. and Neetoo, H., 2016. A study on the relationship between microbial growth, histamine development and organoleptic changes in retailed fresh Sprangled Emperor and Big Eye Tuna. Journal of Food Chemistry and Nanotechnology. 2(1): 6-13.

Heerah, S. and Neetoo, H., 2016. Microbiological safety and physico-chemical quality of fountain and public shower water of Mauritius. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 5(2), 161-172.

Ganeshan, S. and Neetoo, H., 2016. Pre-harvest microbial contamination of tomato and pepper plants: Understanding the pre-harvest contamination pathways of mature tomato and bell pepper plants using bacterial pathogen surrogates. Advances in Crop Science and Technology, 4:1. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2329-8863.1000204

Neetoo, H. and Ganeshan, S., 2015. A study on the contamination routes of tomato and bell pepper plants by Escherichia coli and Listeria innocua. Journal of Advances in Agriculture. 5(2):684-697.

Ganeshan, S. and Neetoo, H., 2015. A study on the contamination routes of leafy greens and onion plants by Escherichia coli and Listeria innocua. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 4(12): 20-35.

Phagoo, L., Neetoo, H. 2015. Antibiotic resistance of Salmonella in poultry farms of Mauritius. Journal of World Poultry Research 5(3): 42-47.

Neetoo, H. 2015. Innovative processing for pre-packaged foods. International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research 16(1): 179-194

Heetun, I., Goburdhun, D., Neetoo, H. 2015. Comparative microbiological evaluation of raw chicken from markets and chilled outlets. Journal of World Poultry Research. 5(1), 10-18.

Lou, F., Neetoo, H., Chen, H., Li. J. 2015. High hydrostatic pressure processing: a promising non-thermal technology to inactivate viruses in high-risk foods. Annual Review of Food Science and Technology 6: 389-409.

Cader, S., Goburdhun, D., Neetoo, H. 2014. Assessment of the microbial safety and quality of eggs from large and small-scale hen breeders. Journal of World Poultry Research. 4(4): 75-81.

Boubadoor, N., Sanmukhiya, M., Neetoo, H. 2014. Isolation, characterization and determination of probiotic properties of lactic acid bacteria from effluents of a dairy plant in Mauritius. International Journal of Biology, Pharmacy and Allied Sciences. 4(2): 320-333.

Neetoo, H., Chen, H. 2014. Influence of growth temperatures of Salmonella and storage
temperatures of alfalfa seeds on the thermal inactivation of the pathogen. Journal of Food Processing and
Preservation. doi:10.1111/jfpp.12439.

Neetoo, H., Mahomoodally, F., 2014. Use of antimicrobial films and edible coatings incorporating chemical and biological preservatives to control the growth of Listeria monocytogenes on cold-smoked salmon. Biomed Research International. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/534915

Neetoo, H., Chen, H. 2014. Factors influencing the dry heat sensitivity of Salmonella enterica on alfalfa sprouting seeds. Journal of Food Safety. 34: 312-320.

Li, X., Ye, M., Neetoo, H., Golovan, S., Chen, H., 2013. Pressure inactivation of Tulane virus,
a candidate surrogate for human norovirus and its potential application in food industry. International Journal of Food Microbiology 162: 37-42.



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Teaching
Current research: - Impact of climate change and food safety - Predictive microbiology for food safety - New food product development - Environmental microbiology Current modules taught: ADVANCES IN FOOD AND INDUSTRIAL MICROBIOLOGY (AGRI 6094) LABORATORY METHODS IN MICROBIOLOGY (AGRI 6090) EPIDEMIOLOGY & PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEILLANCE (AGRI 6092) FOOD MICROBIOLOGY (NTS 3202) FOOD & ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (AGRI 3209) INDUSTRIAL & FOOD MICROBIOLOGY (AGRI 3129) MEDICAL & VETERINARY MICROBIOLOGY (AGRI 3080) RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MICROBIOLOGY (AGRI 3082) AQUATIC, MARINE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY (AGRI 3079) SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS (AGRI 2100) MICROORGANISMS & DISEASE (AGRI 2084) MICROBIAL ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION (AGRI 2082) INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY (AGRI 1080) FOOD BIOCHEMISTRY & ENZYMOLOGY (AGRI 1088) BIOCHEMISTRY & NUTRITION (AGRI 1012) SEAFOOD PRODUCTION & COMPOSITION (AGRI 1084) MICROBIOLOGY & GENETICS (AGRI 1047)

Workshop and Conference Attended

2018 Johannesburg, South Africa SAYAS Food Security and Policy Workshop
2017 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil TWAS Young Affiliate Inaugural Meeting
2017 Brussels, Belgium European Symposium in Food Safety
2017 Braganza, Portugal PredMicro 2017

Affiliations

International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), USA

Presentation given

2017
Coping with challenges of food insecurity in Mauritius
Johannesburg
Event: SAYAS Food Security and Policy Workshop
2018
Use of mathematical models for shelf-life prediction of cooked tuna
Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius
Event: Tertiary 2018 Education Commission Research Week