Scientists: Copper is safer than stainless steel in food processing

Published 21 July 2006

According to several scientists the use of copper in food processing may help prevent cross contamination of E.coli

In the June issue of the Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal, researchers from the University of Southampton in the UK and the Copper Development Association in New York say that the use of cast copper alloy instead of stainless steal would help prevent cross contamination of E. coli during food processing. Escherichia coli O157