Colney, Norwich, NR4 7UA, United Kingdom
Role and Contribution
Participant 6 contributes to the following main objectives of the project:
- Modelling the effect of food structure, microbial interactions and dynamic
storage conditions on meat pathogens and spoilage bacteria.
- Combination of validated pathogen growth models with data on prevalence/concentration,
dose response and chill chain conditions for risk assessment with and without
- Development of SMAS into a user-friendly computer software.
- Evaluation of the applicability and effectiveness of SMAS in real conditions
of meat distribution.
Participant 6 will provide a database protocol to collect and computerise microbiological
data. It will take part in the model development from data generated by all
involved partners. Particular attention will be payed to the experimental design,
to the problems in dynamic and competition modelling, and to the effect of history
on the bacterial growth.