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Research Project: Microbial Risk Evaluation (including Predictive Microbiology and Risk Assessment) for Certified Agricultural Standards (CAS) Premium Agriculture

Location: Residue Chemistry and Predictive Microbiology Research

Project Number: 8072-42000-083-006-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2015
End Date: Jul 31, 2018

Objective:
Establishing a Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement with the National Center for Food Safety Education and Research, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, to assist in experimental design, data analysis, and model development for the growth of Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., and pathogenic Escherichia coli in ready-to-eat (RTE) food.

Approach:
Collect baseline data for the prevalence and contamination levels of Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., and pathogenic Escherichia coli in ready-to-eat food in Taiwan, perform laboratory experiments to develop predictive models, and develop a microbial risk assessment for the RTE food.