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The University of Queensland: Friendly bacteria may be introduced to bagged salad leaves to help ward off the possibility of salmonella and listeria outbreaks. University of Queensland researchers have entered a partnership with Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited to investigate the proposal. The two-year, $800,000 project will use friendly lactic acid bacteria discovered at UQ and commercialised by Uniquest.

Associate Professor Mark Turner of UQ’s School of Agriculture and Food Sciences said … the project was working with friendly bacteria (named ProbiSafe) which strongly inhibit growth of Salmonella and Listeria, and provide a new, clean green alternative to prevent illness.

Read the full article at the The University of Queensland website