Bacteriophages and their application in food safety.

  title={Bacteriophages and their application in food safety.},
  author={Pilar Sobrino Garc{\'i}a and Beatriz Mart{\'i}nez and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Obeso and Ana Belen Arauz Rodriguez},
  journal={Letters in applied microbiology},
  volume={47 6},
In recent years it has become widely recognized that bacteriophages have several potential applications in the food industry. They have been proposed as alternatives to antibiotics in animal health, as biopreservatives in food and as tools for detecting pathogenic bacteria throughout the food chain. Bacteriophages are viruses that only infect and lyse bacterial cells. Consequently, they display two unique features relevant in and suitable for food safety. Namely, their safe use as they are… CONTINUE READING
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