PhageGuard Listex reduces Listeria populations in biofilms with 3 – 5 log/cm2. Unlike chemical sanitizers, which oxidize on the surface of the biofilms, phages are able to penetrate into the biofilms and kill Listeria from the inside.
PhageGuard can be used directly on the food, food contact surfaces or in the environment as an additional safety intervention against Listeria monocytogenes.
High throughput slicers have transformed deli meat production. However, the nooks and crannies in these intricate machines are difficult to keep clean and can harbor Listeria.