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Surrogates for Evaluating Efficacy of Thermal Processes

Investigators
Gombas, David
Institutions
National Food Processors Association
Start date
2000
End date
2002
Objective
The National Food Processors Association has established process recommendations for pasteurization of juices, and thermal processing of hot dog batter, chicken meat and surimi-based imitation crab. This study will be conducted (1) to identify potential surrogate organisms for evaluating adequacy of the recommended health processes and (2) to evaluate the utility of their use for validating the processes in inoculated pack studies.
Funding Source
Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Project number
FD-U-00-1964-01
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game