Feta Cheese Fights Food Poisoning


| 4/30/2008 12:40:24 PM


Feta CheeseBacteria called enterococci found in raw-milk feta cheese have proven effective in fighting food poisoning, ScienceDaily reports. In other forms, enterococci will cause hospital infections, but some strains are able to kill disease-causing bacteria. Researchers hope to harness the bug, offering an alternative to more synthetic preservatives. So next time you wander into a sketchy restaurant, passing by the dirty chef who smokes as he cooks, make sure to bring your own feta cheese.

(Thanks, BioEd Online.)

Bennett Gordon

Image by boltron, licensed under Creative Commons.



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