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Modeling in Food Microbiology

From Predictive Microbiology to Exposure Assessment

  • 1st Edition - January 22, 2016
  • Authors: Jeanne-Marie Membré, Vasilis Valdramidis
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 7 8 5 4 8 - 1 5 5 - 0
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 1 0 0 9 8 1 - 9

Predictive microbiology primarily deals with the quantitative assessment of microbial responses at a macroscopic or microscopic level, but also involves the estimation of how… Read more

Modeling in Food Microbiology

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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 and safety.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.