Bacterial biofilm, a special stage which a large amount of bacteria are adhere to surface, increase resistance to antimicrobial agents. However, all the bacteria are possibly developed into biofilm, and bacterial biofilm is more difficult to remove from environment comparing to planktonic bacteria, which can be a strike to food industry. Many researchers have showed that traditional Chinese medicines contribute to the reduction of bacterial formation, since the important factor (quorum sensing) in biofilm formation is inhibited by traditional Chinese medicines. In this review, the effect of traditional Chinese medicines and its inhibition mechanism of biofilm formation on common bacterium biofilm are summarized, which provide a new direction for the removal of bacterial biofilm.
Part of the book: Food Safety