This paper seeks to highlight the importance of bacterial associations with surfaces, with particular reference to food processing.
A historical and interdisciplinary review of recent literature combined with research on biofilms on surfaces was conducted.
The association of micro‐organisms with surfaces is the prevailing microbial lifestyle and bacterial biofilms may represent reservoirs for the spread of antimicrobial‐resistance genes.
This paper is a condensed summary of relevant information on the discipline of bacterial biofilms as a whole, with special reference to food processing and safety.
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