S24 Battling Bad Bugs: Biological Approaches to Control Pathogens

Monday, July 10, 2017: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Ballroom D (Tampa Convention Center)
Sponsored By:
Primary Contact: Delia Murphy
Organizer: Delia Murphy
Convenors: Kendra Nightingale and Isabel Walls
The food industry often relies on physical and chemical interventions to control foodborne pathogens. This session is intended to discuss biological approaches to control foodborne pathogens throughout the food continuum. Topics to be covered include the use of (i) biocontrol of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica Serovar Poona on fresh-cut apples with naturally occurring bacterial and yeast antagonists, (ii) probiotics to reduce the load of foodborne pathogens that enter the human food chain and pathogen populations on food and in food processing environments and (iii) bacteriophage to combat bacterial foodborne pathogens. This session will, also, include discussions on consumer perception and acceptance of these biological approaches to control foodborne pathogens.


3:30 PM
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