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Guidelines for experimental design protocol and validation procedure for the measurement of heat resistance of microorganisms in milk

journal contribution
posted on 2023-05-18, 15:32 authored by Condron, R, Farrokh, C, Jordan, K, McClure, P, Thomas RossThomas Ross, Cerf, O
Studies on the heat resistance of dairy pathogens are a vital part of assessing the safety of dairy products. However, harmonized methodology for the study of heat resistance of food pathogens is lacking, even though there is a need for such harmonized experimental design protocols and for harmonized validation procedures for heat treatment studies. Such an approach is of particular importance to allow international agreement on appropriate risk management of emerging potential hazards for human and animal health. This paper is working toward establishment of a harmonized protocol for the study of the heat resistance of pathogens, identifying critical issues for establishment of internationally agreed protocols, including a harmonized framework for reporting and interpretation of heat inactivation studies of potentially pathogenic microorganisms.


Publication title

International Journal of Food Microbiology








Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)


Elsevier Science Bv

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Socio-economic Objectives

Food safety