USE OF BACTERIOPHAGES AS A TARGET SPECIFIC THERAPY AGAINST FOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS IN FOOD INDUSTRY- A REVIEW

Bacteriophage

Authors

  • Fozia Hameed
  • Julie D Bandral
  • Neeraj Gupta
  • Gulzar Ahmad Nayik Dept of Food Science & Technology, Govt Degree College, Shopian, J&K India https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8372-5936
  • Moonika Sood
  • Rukhsana Rahman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.2949

Keywords:

bacteriophages, food-borne illnesses, bacterial pathogens, phages, antimicrobial, food safety, food industry

Abstract

Within the context of food safety, the use of modern antimicrobial technologies to inactivate the food-borne pathogens is not infallible, as proven by the ceaseless increase in the food-borne illnesses. The extensive use of antibiotics to minimize the microbial contamination further results in the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens. Moreover, some of the decontamination methods frequently used in the food industry cannot be directly applied to fresh fruits and vegetables, and RTE meals. Therefore, efforts are being made by researchers in developing a new approach so as to control the bacterial contamination. Consequently, bacteriophages have evolved as the safe, green, effective and natural alternative for treatment and complete destruction of pathogens in food industry.  The review provides a general description about bacteriophages and has mainly focused on their potential use as antimicrobials during the postharvest processing of foods. Numerous research papers, review papers, book chapters and other relevant literature was used for writing this review paper.

Downloads

Published

2021-10-01

How to Cite

Hameed, F., Bandral, J. D., Gupta, N., Nayik, G. A., Sood, M., & Rahman, R. (2021). USE OF BACTERIOPHAGES AS A TARGET SPECIFIC THERAPY AGAINST FOOD-BORNE PATHOGENS IN FOOD INDUSTRY- A REVIEW: Bacteriophage. Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, e2949. https://doi.org/10.15414/jmbfs.2949

Issue

Section

Microbiology
Received 2020-04-12
Accepted 2021-09-02
Online Published 2021-10-01