‘Probiotics’ on salad greens could make them safer, healthier

14 Nov 2016
More than 300 people in Victoria and South Australia suffered food poisoning in salmonella outbreaks this year linked with bagged salads and sprouts.

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.

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