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Phage use reduces E. coli 0157 on leafy green vegetables by 99%

The nature of cultivation and consumption of fresh produce poses a great food safety challenge with respect to contamination with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. Despite the procedure of utilizing antimicrobial washes to minimize hazard risks, many recent Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 outbreaks and illnesses following the consumption of contaminated produce have occurred.

Up to 99% Effectiveness without compromises

The fresh produce industry is looking for effective post-harvest and in-line interventions. PhageGuard E reduces E. coli O157 up to 99% on leafy greens. PhageGuard E, a two-phage cocktail concentrate, specifically kills E. coli O157. The two phages were isolated and selected from nature for their specificity and efficacy against a large database of E. coli O157 strains.

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