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Development of Probability Models for Staphylococcus Aureus Enterotoxin Production in Ham and Sausage Products

Investigators
Hwang, Cheng-An (Andy)
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2012
End date
2013
Objective
The objective is to develop toxin production probability models for S. aureus in ham and sausage products. The models will assist manufacturers of ham and sausage products in selection of product formulations and storage conditions to reduce the risk associated with S. aureus.
More information
Approach: Laboratory experiments on the toxin production in ham and sausage inoculated with S. aureus during storage at different temperatures are being conducted in the Cooperator's laboratory. The ARS scientist and the Cooperator will jointly analyze the data and develop probability models. Additional laboratory experiments with S. aureus-inoculated ham and sausage products will be conducted at ERRC to validate the developed models.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
1935-42000-075-05
Categories
Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication
Staphylococcus
Escherichia coli
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game