New Technique Allows Bread to Stay Fresh for 60 Days

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Fri, Nov 30th, 2012 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

The BBC reports that an American company called Microzap has developed a technique that can kill the fungus that causes mould, keeping bread fresh for up to two months.

At its laboratory on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, chief executive Don Stull showed off the long, metallic microwave device that resembles an industrial production line. Originally designed to kill bacteria such as MRSA and salmonella, the researchers discovered it could kill the mould spores in bread in around 10 seconds.

"We treated a slice of bread in the device, we then checked the mould that was in that bread over time against a control, " he explained.

"And at 60 days it had the same mould content as it had when it came out of the oven."

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