Escherichia coli

The Bacterium: Escherichia coli

June 9, 2024 smitsa 0

Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium that belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae. It is one of the most extensively studied and well-known […]

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Antimicrobial Peptides

March 16, 2023 smitsa 0

Antimicrobial peptides are viewed as the latest weapon against bacteria especially in preserving food as well as possibly having extensive clinical benefits in fighting bacterial […]

Yogurt will involve Leuconostoc species.


November 1, 2022 smitsa 0

Leuconostoc species are bacteria commonly associated with spoilage and fermentation of food products. They are also increasingly seen as contributorsto probiotics and  to postbiotic ingredients. […]

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October 27, 2022 smitsa 0

The bacteriocins are peptides proteins that are toxic to microorganisms. They are produced by other bacteria and yeasts which are not lethal to themselves. They […]

roasting food produces furan


September 6, 2022 smitsa 0

The level of furan has been a food safety concern for many years and is now listed by the US Dept. of Health and Human […]

What cultured meat is emulating: a steak.

The Future of Cultured Meat

July 12, 2021 smitsa 0

Cultured meat is one of the latest innovative alternatives hitting the food industry with the primary aim of replacing the slaughtering of animals. Such a […]