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Research Project: Development of Predictive Microbial Models for Risk Assessment of High-Priority Foodborne Pathogens

Location: Microbial and Chemical Food Safety

Project Number: 8072-42000-092-002-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2018
End Date: Jul 31, 2023

1. Development and validation of predictive models for growth of high-priority pathogens in Portuguese processed foods; 2. Dynamic simulation and probabilistic modeling of growth of foodborne pathogens in Portuguese foods.

Experiments and data analysis on the growth and death of foodborne pathogens, such as pathogenic Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes, in various types of foods under static and dynamic storage conditions will be conducted in the Cooperator’s laboratory in collaboration with ARS. The generated data can be the basis for the “Integrated Pathogen Modeling Program (IPMP)” and for application in microbial shelf-life prediction and risk assessment.