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Phage Therapy in the Food Industry.
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PMID:  24422588     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Despite advances in modern technologies, the food industry is continuously challenged with the threat of microbial contamination. The overuse of antibiotics has further escalated this problem, resulting in the increasing emergence of antibiotic-resistant foodborne pathogens. Efforts to develop new methods for controlling microbial contamination in food and the food processing environment are extremely important. Accordingly, bacteriophages (phages) and their derivatives have emerged as novel, viable, and safe options for the prevention, treatment, and/or eradication of these contaminants in a range of foods and food processing environments. Whole phages, modified phages, and their derivatives are discussed in terms of current uses and future potential as antimicrobials in the traditional farm-to-fork context, encompassing areas such as primary production, postharvest processing, biosanitation, and biodetection. The review also presents some safety concerns to ensure safe and effective exploitation of bacteriophages in the future. Expected final online publication date for the Annual Review of Food Science and Technology Volume 5 is February 28, 2014. Please see for revised estimates.
Lorraine Endersen; Jim O'Mahony; Colin Hill; R Paul Ross; Olivia McAuliffe; Aidan Coffey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of food science and technology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1941-1413     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu Rev Food Sci Technol     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-1-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101561951     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Food Sci Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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