Bacteriophages as antimicrobials in food products
History, biology and application
, L.Y. Brovko1
, T. El-Arabi2
, and M.W. Griffiths1 1University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada 2Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
The idea of destroying pathogens by natural interventions is very attractive for the food industry. In this context, bacteriophages (phages) have emerged as a new biocontrol tool with enormous potential in the fight to reduce the burden of infectious diseases. In this chapter we will review phage history and biology, and the methods that have been proposed to use phages to control bacterial pathogens in food.
KeywordsBacteriophage; Biocontrol; Food-borne pathogens
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