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Pathogen Biology

Microbial and non-microbial contaminants such as pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and chemical or physical substances that contaminate food or food animals during production, processing and preparation.

DHHS. CDC. Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases.

Agency that conducts surveillance, epidemic investigations, epidemiological and laboratory research, training, and public education programs to develop, evaluate, and promote prevention and control strategies for infectious bacterial and mycotic diseases.

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Describes the foodborne disease-causing organisms that frequently cause illness in the United States. Charts common name of illness, onset time after ingesting, signs and symptoms, duration and common food sources of the pathogen.

Institute of Food Research (United Kingdom); USDA. Agricultural Research Service; Food Safety Centre (Australia).

Provides data and predictive tools on microbial responses to food environments freely available via web-based software. The ComBase Database consists of thousands of microbial growth and survival curves that have been collated in research establishments and from publications.

Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Provides general information on predictive microbiology. Includes: development and limitations of models, and microbiological modeling programs.