Publications

Gurtler, J. B., S. Keller, J. L. Kornacki, B. A. Annous, T. Jin, and X. Fan. 2018. Challenges in recovering foodborne pathogens from low water-activity foods: A review. J. Food Prot. In Press.

National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). 2018. Response to questions posed by the Department of Defense regarding microbiology criteria as indicators of process control or insanitary conditions. J. Food Prot. 81(1):115-141. (Subcommittee Co-Chair).

Gurtler, J. B., M. P. Doyle, J. L. Kornacki, P. M. Fratamico, A. G. Gehring and G. C. Paoli. 2017. Advantages of virulotyping pathogens over traditional identification and characterization methods, Chapter 1. In, J. B. Gurtler, M. P. Doyle, Jeffrey L. Kornacki (Eds.), Foodborne Pathogens: Virulence Factors and Host Susceptibility. Springer, New York. Pp. 3-40.

The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry. Part II. What the Industry Can Do. Food Safety Magazine. February/March 2017.

Kornacki, J.L. 2016. The Coming Storm in the Spice Industry. Food Safety Magazine. December 2016/January 2017.

NACMCF. 2016. Response to questions posed by the Food Safety and Inspection Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the Defense Health Agency, Veterinary Services activity regarding control strategies for reducing foodborne norovirus infections. J. Food Prot. 79(5):843-889. (NACMCF Committee Member).

Kornacki, J. L. 2014. Airborne contamination: A microbiologist’s perspective. Food Safety Magazine. June/July issue.

Kornacki, J. L. and G. Desautels. 2014. Dried Dairy-Based Products. In, J. B. Gurtler, J. L. Kornacki and M. P. Doyle (eds.), The Microbiological Safety of Low Water Activity Foods and Spices. Springer, NY.

Gurtler, J. B., M. P. Doyle and J. L. Kornacki. 2014. The microbiological safety of spices and low water activity foods: Correcting historic misassumptions. In, J. B. Gurtler, J. L. Kornacki and M. P. Doyle (eds.), The Microbiological Safety of Low Water Activity Foods and Spices. Springer, New York.

Kornacki, J. L. 2014. Processing plant investigations: Practical approaches to determining sources of persistent bacterial strains in the industrial food processing environment. In, J. B. Gurtler, J. L. Kornacki and M. P. Doyle (eds.), The Microbiological Safety of Low Water Activity Foods and Spices. Springer, New York.

Moberg, L. and J. L. Kornacki. 2014. Microbiological monitoring of the food processing environment, Chapter 3. In, Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods, 5th edition. American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C. (Hard copy published 2015).

Kornacki, J. L. 2014. An environmental sampling approach to product risk assessment. Food Safety Magazine. February/March issue.

Kornacki, J. L., J. B. Gurtler and B. Stawick. 2013. Enterobacteriaceae, coliforms and Escherichia coli as quality and safety indicators, Chapter 9. In, F. P. Downes and K. Ito (Eds.), Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods, 5th ed. American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C. (Hard copy published 2015).

Kornacki, J. L. 2012. Research during microbial food safety emergencies and contaminant investigations, Chapter 7. In, P. J. Taormina (Ed.), Microbiological Research and Development for the Food Industry. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca, Raton, FL. Pp. 185-202.

Kornacki, J. L. 2012. Hygiene control in the dry food products industry: the roles of cleaning methods and hygienic indicators, Chapter 28. In, J. Hoorfar (Ed.), Case Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity: Lessons from Real-Life Situations. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK. Pp. 254-266.

Kornacki, J. L. 2012. Enterococcus faecium NRRL B-2354: Tempest in a teapot or serious pathogen? Food Safety Magazine. April/May. Pp. 38, 40-42, 44-45, 69. http://www.foodsafetymagazine.com/article.asp?id=4533&sub=sub.

Kornacki, J.L. 2011. Practical sampling plans, indicator microorganisms, and interpretation of test results from trouble-shooting, Chapter 25. In, J. Hoorfar (Ed.), Rapid Detection, Characterization and Enumeration of Foodborne Pathogens, ASM Press, Washington, D.C. Pp. 373-379.

Kornacki, J. L. 2011. Indicator organism assays: Chaos, confusion and criteria. Food Safety Magazine. February/March. Glendale, CA. http://foodsafetymagazine.com/article.asp?id=3945&sub=sub1.

Kornacki, J. L. 2010. Principles of Microbiological Troubleshooting in the Industrial Food Processing Environment. Springer (formerly Kluwer), NY. Book editor and author of the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, entitled, “Troubleshooting Costs.”
  • Chapter 2 (Co-author), “Selected Pathogens of Concern to Industrial Food Processors: Infectious, Toxigenic, Toxico-Infectious, Selected Emerging Pathogenic Bacteria.
  • Chapter 4, “Where These Contaminants Are Found”
  • Chapter 5, “What Factors Are Required for Microbes to Grow, Survive and Die?”
  • Chapter 6, “Where Do I Start? (Beginning the Investigation)”
  • Chapter 7, “How Do I Sample the Environment and Equipment?”
  • Chapter 8, “How Many Samples Do I Take?”
  • Chapter 9, “When Can I Start Up My Factory or Processing Line Again?”

Gurtler, J. B. and J. L. Kornacki. 2009. Comparison of supplements to enhance recovery of heat-injured salmonella from Egg Albumen. Applied Microbiology 49:503-509.

Kornacki, J.L. 2009. The missing element in microbiological food safety inspection approaches, Part 1. February-March, Food Safety Magazine, Glendale, CA. www.foodsafetymagazine.com/article.asp?id=2800&sub=sub1.

Kornacki, J.L. 2009. The missing element in microbiological food safety inspection approaches, Part 2. April-May, Food Safety Magazine, Glendale, CA. www.foodsafetymagazine.com/article.asp?id=2914&sub=sub1.

Gurtler, J.B. and J.L. Kornacki. 2007. Enterobacter sakazakii: Risk Assessment and Control in the Food Supply Chain. In, Animal Health and Production Compendium. CAB International, Wallingford, U.K.

Kornacki, J. L. and J. B. Gurtler. 2007. Incidence and Control of Listeria in Food Processing Facilities, Chapter 17. In, E. T. Ryser and E. H. Marth (eds.), Listeria, Listeriosis and Food Safety, 3rd Ed. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL.

Ma, Li, Jeffrey L. Kornacki, Guodong Zhang, Chia-Min Lin, and Michael P. Doyle. 2007. Development of thermal surrogate microorganisms in ground beef for in plant critical control point validation studies. J. Food Prot. 70 (4): 952-957.

Kornacki, J. L. 2006. Microbiological Sampling in the Dry Foods Processing Environment. Food Safety Magazine 12 (1):66, 68-72. February/March issue.

Yan, Z., J.B. Gurtler, and J.L. Kornacki. 2006. A Solid Agar Overlay Method for Recovery of Heat-Injured Listeria monocytogenes. J. Food Prot. 69(2):428-431.

Gurtler, J.B., J.L. Kornacki, and L. R. Beuchat. 2005. Enterobacter sakazakii: A coliform of increased concern to infant health. International Journal of Food Microbiology 104:1-34.

Kornacki, J.L. 2005. Controlling Listeria monocytogenes in the Food Processing Environment. Food Technology 11:36-38, 40-42.

Allan, J.T., J.L. Kornacki, Z. Yan, and L.L. Genzlinger. 2004. Temperature and soil effects on the survival of selected foodborne pathogens on a mortar surface. J. Food Prot. 67(12):2661-2665.

Allan, J.T., Z. Yan and J.L. Kornacki. 2004. Surface material, temperature and soil effects on the survival of selected foodborne pathogens in the presence of condensate. J. Food Prot. 67(12):2666-2670.

Yan, Z., J. B. Gurtler and Jeffrey L. Kornacki. 2004. International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting. Abstract T66. A Solid Agar Overlay Method for Recovery of Listeria monocytogenes.

Yan, Z., Jeffrey L. Kornacki, C.M. Lin and M. Doyle. 2004. International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting. Abstract P058. Fate of Aerosolized Listeria monocytogenes in a Closed Bioaerosol Chamber.

Kornacki, J.L., J.B. Gurtler, Z. Yan, and C. M Cooper. 2003. Evaluation of several modifications of an Ecometric technique for Assessment of Media Performance. Abstract T01. International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, August 10-13. New Orleans, LA.

Yan, Z. and J.L. Kornacki. 2003. Comparison of Modified Plate drop and Solid Agar Overlay Method for Recovery of Listeria monocytogenes with Spread Plating and Spiral Plating Using Several Media. Abstract T02. International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, August 10-13, New Orleans, LA.

Fifadara, N. and J.L. Kornacki. 2003. Evaluation of methods for declumping of Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis. Abstract P098. International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, August 10-13. New Orleans, LA.

Allan, J. and J.L. Kornacki. 2003. The effects of soil and surface-type on the survival of Listeria monocytogenes in the presence of condensate. Abstract T53. International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, August 10-13. New Orleans, LA. Kornacki, J.L., J.B. Gurtler, Z. Yan and C. Cooper. 2003. Evaluations of several modifications of an ecometric technique for assessment of media performance. J. Food Prot. 66(9):1727-1732.

Erickson, M.C. and J. L. Kornacki. 2002. Bacillus anthracis: Current knowledge in relation to contamination of food. J. Food Prot. 66(4):691-699.

Kornacki, J.L. 2002. Monitoring programs can boost QA initiatives of dry processor. SCOPE: Technical Bulletin (of Silliker Laboratories) 17 (1): 1, 3-4.

Kornacki, J.L. and J.L. Johnson. 2001. Enterobacteriaceae, Coliforms and Escherichia coli as Quality and Safety Indicators. Chapter 8, in R.S. Flowers, et al. (eds.), Compendium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods, 4th ed. APHA, Washington D.C.

Kornacki, J.L., R.L. Bradley and R.S. Flowers. 2001. Microbiology of Butter and Related Products. Chapter 5, In, E. H. Marth and J.L. Steele (eds.), Applied Dairy Microbiology, 2nd edition. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York.

Kornacki, J.L. December 1999/January 2000. Environmental control programs: the nuts and bolts of food safety. Food Testing and Analysis. 5 (6): 18-22.

Kornacki, J.L. 1999. Dairy Product Shelf-life Improvement: Microbial Considerations. Abstract D50 from the American Dairy Science Association Annual Meeting. Memphis, TN. J. Dairy Sci. 82: Supplement 1, p.13.

Kornacki, J.L., Russell F. Flowers and Jerry Welbourn. 1998. Public Health Concerns Related to Microorganisms in Milk and Dairy Products. Published in Conference Proceedings of the Panamerican Congress of Mastitis Control and Milk Quality.

Kornacki, J.L. and R.S. Flowers. 1998. Microbiology of Butter and Related Products. Chapter 5, in E.H. Marth and J.L. Steele (eds.). Applied Dairy Microbiology. Marcel Dekker, Inc. New York, pp. 109-130.

Kornacki, J.L. 1994. Aeromonas hydrophila: an “elusive” organism. Scope (a Silliker technical bulletin), September issue.

Kornacki, J.L., and E.H. Marth. 1993. Thermal inactivation of Salmonella senftenberg and Micrococcus freudenreichii in retentates from ultrafiltered milks. Lebensm – Wiss. U.-Technol. 26:21-27.

Kornacki, J.L., D.J. Evanson, W. Reid, K. Rowe, and R.S. Flowers. 1993. Evaluation of the USDA protocol of detection of Listeria monocytogenes. J. Food Prot. 56 (5): 441-443.

Smittle, R.B., J.L. Kornacki and R.S. Flowers. 1992. Salmonella survey of rendered animal proteins in the USA and Canada. Proceedings Vol. II. 3rd World Congress on Foodborne Infections and Intoxications, Berlin.

Kornacki, J.L., and E.H. Marth. 1992. Thermal inactivation of Enterococcus faecium in retentates from ultrafiltered milk. Milchwissenschaft 47 (12): 764-769.

Kornacki, J.L., D.J. Evanson. D.A. Gabis, M.J. Klatt and T.P. DonLevy. 1990. Salmonella survey of rendered animal proteins. Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Kornacki, J.L., and D.A. Gabis. 1990. Microorganisms and refrigeration temperatures. Dairy, Food and Environ. San. 10: 192-195.

Kornacki, J.L., and E.H. Marth. 1989. Thermal inactivation of Staphylococcus aureus in retentates from ultrafiltered milk. J. Food Prot. 52: 631-637.

Kornacki, J.L., and E.H. Marth. 1986. Heat-inactivation of Streptococcus faecium var. casseliflavus in skim milk cultures with Pseudomonas fluorescens. J. Food Prot. 49: 541-543.

Kornacki, J.L., and E.H. Marth. 1982. Foodborne illness caused by Escherichia coli: a review. J. Food Prot. 45: 1051-1067.

Kornacki, J.L., and E.H. Marth. 1982. Fate of non-pathogenic and enteropathogenic Escherichia coli during the manufacture of Colby-like cheese. J. Food Prot. 45:310-316.

BOOKS
Gurtler, J. B., M. P. Doyle and J. L. Kornacki. 2017. Foodborne Pathogens: Virulence Factors and Host Susceptibility. Springer, New York.

Gurtler, J. B., M. P. Doyle and J. L. Kornacki. 2014. The Microbiology Safety of Low Water Activity Foods and Spices. Springer, New York.

Kornacki, J. L. 2010. Principles of Microbiological Troubleshooting in the Industrial Food Processing Environment. Springer, New York.