Listeria bacteriophage approved for food use
A natural tool that uses bacteriophages to fight
listeria has been approved for use in the US.
Processors are constantly looking for quicker and cheaper ways of
preventing bacterial contamination of their products.
A natural cleaning wash made of live bacteria could help poultry processors
get rid of pathogens from their products, avoiding the use of chemicals.
Approval was granted based on extensive safety and efficacy data and
organoleptics tests confirming that Listex is safe and has no impact on taste,
smell, colour, and other physical properties of treated products, the company
EBI's CEO, Mark Offerhaus, said food safety now tops the agenda of US food
processing companies and consumers, who are insisting on "green" solutions,
rather than chemicals.
"Natural bacteriophages prove to be a unique solution, where increased
safety does not come at the expense of product characteristics. US food
processors can now benefit from Listex, like their European counterparts," he
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