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Quantitative Risk Assessment for Microbiological Food Safety

Institutions
Institute of Food Research, UK
Start date
2000
End date
2005
Objective
This project aims to develop probabilistic approaches to describe and then predict the variation in physiological response of populations of a selected foodborne pathogen to environmental conditions.

Novel approaches will be developed to handle limited uncertain datasets in quantitative risk assessment, and in particular to develop a framework for quantitative risk assessment of verotoxin- producing E. coli O157:H7. Techniques to be used will include Bayesian Belief Networks and Monte Carlo methods.

Funding Source
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project number
BBSEF00041214
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens
Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication
Escherichia coli
Parasites
Natural Toxins
Viruses and Prions
Chemical Contaminants