Although LMP-102 is more costly than some chemicals it is competitively priced in comparison to other types of anti-microbial interventions. The phage-based product has already been put on the market in the US but Intralytix intends to expand into other markets, "We plan to initiate regulatory approval in the EU in the next two months with the help of a European customer, who will use LMP-102 on products being shipped to the US," .
Prevention efforts Meanwhile, a recent report from FoodNet, a surveillance network of the CDC, claims that the numbers of foodborne infections in the US have stagnated after a period of decline, indicating the need for further prevention efforts. The study shows outbreaks of Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella, E.coli O157, Vibrio, and Yersinia "did not decline significantly.""The results show that prevention efforts have been partly successful, but there has been little further progress in the most recent years," said Dr Robert Tauxe, deputy director of CDC′s division of foodborne, bacterial and mycotic diseases. "More needs to be done to make our food safer."
Aporte: Guillermo Figueroa