Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Biocontrol of Milk Contamination to Escherichia Coli by Using of Bacteriophage

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Biocontrol of Milk Contamination to Escherichia Coli by Using of Bacteriophage

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Background: Milk is a complete food for humans, and it is also a good media for bacteria because it contains all the nu- trients such as proteins, fat and lactose. Entry of food-borne pathogens via contaminated raw milk into dairy products processing plants can lead to contamination of processed products. Escherichia coli is a pathogen often found in milk and can also be considered as corruption agent of milk. High levels of bacteria in milk can reduce the shelf life and quality of milk that cause economic losses. Bacteriophages are enti- ties that have ability of elimination bacteria. The aim of this study was isolation suitable phages against Escherichia coli in dairy products and biocontrol effects of phages to reduce milk contamination.

Methods: For this purpose, the first specific phages were isolated against Escherichia coli via two-layer agar method from environmental samples of water and sewage. …

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