SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition

Predictive Microbiology in Foods

Authors: Perez-Rodriguez, Fernando, Valero, Antonio

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Predictive microbiology is a recent area within food microbiology, which studies the responses of microorganisms in foods to environmental factors (e.g., temperature, pH) through mathematical functions. These functions enable scientists to predict the behavior of pathogens and spoilage microorganisms under different combinations of factors. The main goal of predictive models in food science is to assure both food safety and food quality.   Predictive models in foods have developed significantly in the last  20 years due to the emergence of powerful computational resources and sophisticated statistical packages. This book presents the concepts, models, most significant advances, and future trends in predictive microbiology. It will discuss the history and basic concepts of predictive microbiology. The most frequently used models will be explained, and the most significant software and databases (e.g., Combase, Sym’Previus) will be reviewed.  Quantitative Risk Assessment, which uses predictive modeling to account for the transmission of foodborne pathogens across the food chain, will also be covered. ​

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Predictive Microbiology in Foods

    Pérez-Rodríguez, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Experimental Design and Data Generation

    Pérez-Rodríguez, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • Predictive Models: Foundation, Types, and Development

    Pérez-Rodríguez, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 25-55

  • Other Models and Modeling Approaches

    Pérez-Rodríguez, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 57-74

  • Software and Data Bases: Use and Application

    Pérez-Rodríguez, Fernando (et al.)

    Pages 75-85

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-5519-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Predictive Microbiology in Foods
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Fernando Pérez-Rodríguez and Antonio Valero
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-5520-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-5520-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-5519-6
Series ISSN
2197-571X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 128
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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