One of the biggest challenges to the widespread use of phages seems to be fear of public backlash. Although bacteriophages can’t infect human cells, that message may be difficult to convey to consumers. “People hate viruses,” says Goodridge. According to Sulakvelidze, larger companies are impressed by how well Intralytix’s products work, but worried about the risk.
And an article showing the above sentiment: FDA Approves a Viral Cocktail to be Sprayed on Foods we Eat