An official website of the United States government.

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you're on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser's address (or "location") bar.

This site is also protected by an SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate that's been signed by the U.S. government. The https:// means all transmitted data is encrypted - in other words, any information or browsing history that you provide is transmitted securely.

Thesaurus Search Results

predictive microbiology
Subject Category
S Biological Sciences
Definition
Predictive microbiology uses mathematical models to define growth kinetics of food microorganisms and to predict microbial behavior under various environmental conditions. It is used to assess the risks of food processing and handling from farm to table; and, to implement control measures to protect the microbiological quality of foods, important for both food safety and product quality.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/40943.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/40943
Broader Term
microbiology
Related Term
food microbiology
food safety
HACCP
mathematical models
microbial ecology
microbial growth
risk assessment
Spanish
microbiología predictiva
Term Number
40943