Bacteriophages and food safety

; ; (). Bacteriophages and food safety. In: Protective cultures, antimicrobial metabolites and bacteriophages for food and beverage biopreservation (C. Lacroix ed.) . (161-178). Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing ISBN 978-1-84569-669-6.

Bacteriophages and phage encoded endolysins exhibit valuable properties to specifically target and control unwanted bacteria in foods. Here, the construction of reporterphage for pathogen detection, characteristics of phage encoded endolysins, and application of phage for biocontrol purposes are summarized. Moreover, the standards required for use of phage in foods are discussed.