Predictive microbiology database launched
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture collaborated with the U.K. Food Standards Agency to create an online database that contains the results of 20 years of experiments on the behavior of bacteria in foods.
The database, ComBase, was launched in June at the fourth International Conference for the Predictive Modelling of Foods in Quimper, France. According to the project organizers, the database already contains around 20,000 growth and survival curve…