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Development of Predictive Model for Staphylococcus Aureus in Meat and Poultry Products


To develop and validate predictive model for growth and toxin production of Staphyloccus aureus in ready-to-eat meat and poultry products during heating process deviation.

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Growth of S. aureus under constantly varying temperature profiles in meat and poultry products will be quatified to develop a predictive model. Thereafter, the adequacy of the predictive model under a variety of temperature (fluctuating and non-continuous) profiles, simulating thermal (heating) process deviations during cooking of meat products in meat processing establishments will be validated. Finally, the model will be included in the ARS-Pathogen Modeling Program and raw data will be contributed to ComBase.

Juneja, Vijay
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
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