Fighting listeria monocytogenes with Bacteriophages: biotechnology for food safety

Maria João Estorninho, Paula Teixeira*

*Autor correspondente para este trabalho

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There are many nature-based antimicrobial solutions that could be used to decrease food spoilage and increase food safety. The use of bacteriophages (phages), viruses that infect bacteria but not human, animal or plant cells, is an example of a biotechnological approach for food preservation. Bacteriophage P100, marketed as LISTEX, was the first bacteriophage product to be Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the US FDA. This phage is active against the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, responsible for a severe infection in the elderly, neonates and the immunocompromised. In this article, ECJ Case T-568/19, Micreos Food Safety BV vs European Commission, is analysed as a starting point for a discussion on whether a novel legal approach to the use of phages in the European Union is needed.

Idioma originalEnglish
Título da publicação do anfitriãoBlue planet law
Subtítulo da publicação do anfitriãothe ecology of our economic and technological world
EditoresMaria da Glória Garcia, António Cortês
Número de páginas7
ISBN (eletrónico)9783031248887
ISBN (impresso)9783031248870, 9783031248900
Estado da publicaçãoPublicado - 30 mar. 2023

Série de publicação

NomeSustainable Development Goals Series
VolumePart F2766
ISSN (impresso)2523-3084
ISSN (eletrónico)2523-3092

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