TZD Sheath Can Protect Fresh Produce from Bacteria Contamination

By: Amelia Roblin - Mar 30, 2015
References: new.huji.ac.il & phys.org
You're still going to want to make sure that you've rinsed your vegetables thoroughly before eating them, but this anti-biofilm packaging innovation greatly reduces the instance of food contamination. Bacteria on produce has long been a problem for food suppliers and consumers alike, but increasing demands and high-volume shipping only make the problem more prevalent.

Under Professor Doron Steinberg, Michael Brandwein of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was able to synthesize a molecule that can be used in superior food-safe packaging. TZD has anti-biofilm properties that prevents the formation and proliferation of microbes and fungi on the surfaces of the otherwise healthiest foods. Applications for the invention of the anti-biofilm material are coating inside bags and boxes, and even extending its use within recycled water systems to prevent illness-causing germs.