Microbes versus microbes: control of pathogens in the food chain

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Kieran Jordan, Marion Dalmasso, Juergen Zentek, Anneluise Mader, Geert Bruggeman, John Wallace, Dario De Medici, Alfonsina Fiore, Estella Prukner-Radovcic, Maja Lukac, Lars Axelsson, Askild Holck, Hanne Ingmer, Mindaugas Malakauskas

Foodborne illness continues as a considerable threat to public health. Despite improved hygiene management systems and increased regulation, pathogenic bacteria still contaminate food, causing sporadic cases of illness and disease outbreaks worldwide. For many centuries, microbial antagonism has been used in food processing to improve food safety. An understanding of the mode of action of this microbial antagonism has been gained in recent years and potential applications in food and feed safety are now being explored. This review focuses on the potential opportunities presented, and the limitations, of using microbial antagonism as a biocontrol mechanism to reduce contamination along the food chain; including animal feed as its first link. © 2014 Society of Chemical Industry.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Volume94
Issue number15
Pages (from-to)3079-3089
Number of pages11
ISSN0022-5142
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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