Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

Some species of bacteria, including pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes,Escherichia coli, Campylobacter jejuni, and Salmonella, are capable of forming biofilms on surfaces of foods and food processing equipment. They pose a hazard to the food industry because they are difficult to remove and highly resistant to conventional cleaning and sanitizing agents. Biofilms can be harder to remove than planktonic cells (individual cells suspended in media) and may therefore pose a more significant fo…

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IFT Fellow
Editor Emeritus of Food Technology
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Neil Mermelstein