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Keywords:

  • acylated homoserine lactones;
  • autoinducer;
  • bacteria;
  • biofilm;
  • C. jejuni;
  • E. coli;
  • enteric pathogen;
  • foodborne illness;
  • Gram-negative;
  • Gram-positive;
  • L. monocytogenes;
  • pathogen;
  • planktonic cell;
  • quorum sensing;
  • Salmonella;
  • S. aureus

The Institute of Food Technologists has issued this Scientific Status Summary to provide readers with a tutorial on biofilms, their purposeful mechanism of interaction (quorum sensing), and recent findings on how to inhibit their formation.