Modifications to plastic films are now allowing them to fight bacteria, making them more suitable for restaurant use. Researchers at the University of California Davis have modified the existing film polymer structure in order to contain N-halamines, a mixture of nitrogen and chlorine. These N-halamines were proven during their testing to kill harmful bacteria, including Listeria and E. coli, two of the most common foodborne pathogens. This development will allow these films to continuously sanitize foods, even during times when the producers of the foods are unable to.
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