Phages and Food Safety

This section showcases information on phages, formerly known as bacteriophages, in food safety.
Research Publications - Bacteriophages

Food Safety Research Information Office (National Agricultural Library [United States Department of Agriculture]).

Discover articles from peer-reviewed journals in the Food Safety Research Information Office's (FSRIO) Research Publications database pertaining to bacteriophages and food safety.

Search the Research Publications for resources

Research Projects Database - Bacteriophages

Food Safety Research Information Office (National Agricultural Library [United States Department of Agriculture]).

Review current research projects from the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) database dealing with bacteriophages.

Search the Research Projects Database for resources

Books and Materials on Bacteriophages and Food Safety in the NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA)

National Agricultural Library (United States Department of Agriculture).

Searchable database for resources available to persons interested in information related to the topic of bacteriophages as it relates to food safety.

Search AGRICOLA for resources

ARS Publications - Phages

Agricultural Research Service (United States Department of Agriculture).

Search for publications published and maintained by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), part of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), that deal with phages.

Search ARS for publications

Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

2020

Bacteriophages (phages) are currently available for use by the food industry to control the foodborne pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Although phage biocontrols are effective under specific conditions, their use can select for phage-resistant bacteria that repopulate phage-treated environments. Here, we performed short-term coevolution experiments to investigate the impact of single phages and a two-phage cocktail on the regrowth of phage-resistant L. monocytogenes and the adaptation of the phages to overcome this resistance.

United States Department of Agriculture.

A short primer from the AskUSDA site about bacteriophages.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (National Institutes of Health [United States Department of Health and Human Services]).

A new video from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), of Infexplores how phages function, how phage cocktails are assembled, and more.

University of California at San Diego School of Medicine (United States).

A brief description from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine about Phages, including a video.