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3 . 2019

Formation of biological films by microororganisms in food productions


The aim of this review is to analyze the problem of biofilm formation by pathogenic bacteria in food enterprises and the risks associated with this phenomenon.

The aspects of the formation of biofilms by pathogenic microorganisms at food industry enterprises have been considered from the point of view of the potential danger of infection and colonization of processing plants by biofilm-forming strains. Biofilms are the preferred form of bacteria existence. It is known that bacteria in a state of biofilm are protected from adverse environmental factors and antibacterial substances, they are often resistant to standard cleaning and disinfection procedures. The formation of biofilms on biotic and abiotic surfaces is a potential hazard, contributing to the constant circulation of pathogens in the conditions of food production and contamination of foods. The problem of biofilm formation is characteristic of all food enterprises.

Keywords:food products, technological equipment, pathogenic bacteria, biofilms, health

For citation: Tutelyan A.V., Yushina Yu.K., Sokolova O.V., Bataeva D.S., Fesyun A.D., Datiy A.V. Formation of biological films by microororganisms in food productions. Voprosy pitaniia [Problems of Nutrition]. 2019; 88 (3): 32-43. doi: 10.24411/0042-8833-2019-10027. (in Russian)

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