quantitative tools to manage food safety & quality risk
WHAT IS PREDICTIVE MICROBIOLOGY?
Predictive microbiology is 'condensed knowledge.' In other words, it is the science of translating food microbiology laboratory data into mathematical equations (models) that predict how populations of bacteria grow or decline under specific environmental conditions.
The most useful predictive models are those that have been validated for actual food processing and handling conditions, and then translated into user-friendly interfaces. We encourage you to view the tutorials for more in-depth information.
Designing predictive model experiments
Steps in model production
Measuring model performance
Tertiary models - the user interface
Integrating models over a series of food processes
Models integrated with supply chain sensors