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Modeling in Food Microbiology : From Predictive Microbiology to Exposure Assessment (Hardcover)

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Predictive microbiology primarily deals with the quantitative assessment of microbial responses at a macroscopic or microscopic level, but also involves the estimation of how likely an individual or population is to be exposed to a microbial hazard.This book provides an overview of the major literature in the area of predictive microbiology, with a special focus on food. The authors tackle issues related to modeling approaches and their applications in both microbial spoilage andsafety.Food spoilage is presented through applications of best-before-date determination and commercial sterility. Food safety is presented through applications of risk-based safety management. The different modeling aspects are introduced through probabilistic and stochastic approaches, including model and data uncertainty, but also biological variability.
  • Features an extensive review of modelling terminology
  • Presents examples of all available microbial models (i.e., growth, inactivation, growth/no growth) and applicable software
  • Revisits all statistical aspects related to exposure assessment
  • Describes realistic examples of implementing microbial spoilage and safety modeling approaches
Number of Pages: 102.0
Genre: Technology
Sub-Genre: Food Science
Series Title: Modeling and Control of Food Processess Set
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
Author: Jeanne-marie Membru00e9 & Vasilis Valdramidis
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2016
TCIN: 50573873
UPC: 9781785481550
Item Number (DPCI): 248-08-5619

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