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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Pathogen Modeling Program Version 6.1 - Overview
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Overview

  • This predictive microbiology application was designed as a research and instructional tool for estimating the effects of multiple variables on the growth, inactivation or survival of food borne pathogens.
  • Most of the models are based on extensive experimental data of microbial behavior in liquid microbiological media.
  • There can be no guarantee that predicted values will match those that would occur in any specific food systemBefore they can be used in such a manner, the models should be validated by the user for each specific food of interest.
  • Questions concering the downloading, application and interpretation of the Pathogen Modeling Program should be directed to:

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Last Modified: 8/7/2007
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