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HACCP Training and Research to Assist Meat Processors with Process Deviations for Lethality and Stabilization

Investigators
Gehring, Andrew
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2002
End date
2005
Objective
Develop and validate predictive models during cooking and cooling of cooked products, and incorporate these models into HACCP for extension meat specialists and for class-room settings HACCP courses offered by land grant universities.
More information
Predictive models will be developed to quantitatively describe the growth of common foodborne pathogens. These models will be validated under a variety of temperature profiles simulating process deviations during cooking and cooling of meat products in meat processing environments. Finally, tables and fact sheets explaining the use of the models to small and very small meat processors will be developed and incorporated into the HACCP workshops. Additionaly, two video "modules" will be developed for addressing heating and cooling deviations for objective safety evaluations of food safety risks of these devations.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project number
1935-42000-048-01R
Accession number
406785
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Food Preparation and Handling
Preventive Food Safety Systems