Researchers have created antimicrobial packaging films containing high flavanol cocoa extracts that they say inhibits the growth of pathogens like listeria, E-coli and salmonella in food products.

This could have wide spread appeal across the food industry. This particular research by Catalayud and her team developed the film and tested it in an infant  formula package against various food born illnesses. The research was published in the journal Food Chemistry.

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