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Bacteriophages to the future

Food scientist, Maria Costa, outlines why bacteriophages are a promising future solution to improving food safety and reducing wastage.

In the food industry, processing is very important, and ensuring food safety across the food chain is imperative. Even with the strict regulations around the world regarding food safety to ensure food is safe for consumption, every year there are outbreaks related to food bacterial contaminations leading to numerous deaths and foodborne diseases, contributing to severe economic losses related to health costs and food losses.1,2

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