Food safety may be getting a new boost from nature. Bacteriocins are substances that kill or inhibit the growth of disease causing (pathogenic) bacteria. The good news is they are produced naturally by good bacteria cells. There is new evidence that bacteriocins can be applied in food technology as a substitute for antibiotics to control and eliminate food pathogens like E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. That’s good news for you and good news for the food production industry. Keep your ears open for reports about this new application of microbiology. It’s science at work to make your life safer. and healthier. For more information on the subject go to
Antibacterial activities of bacteriocins: application in foods and pharmaceuticals
And don’t forget to eat plenty of beef, cooked properly it’s always safe and nutrient rich.