Comparison of individual-based modeling and population approaches for prediction of foodborne pathogens growth.

@article{Augustin2015ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of individual-based modeling and population approaches for prediction of foodborne pathogens growth.},
  author={J C Augustin and Rachel Ferrier and Bernard H{\'e}zard and Adrienne Lintz and V. Stahl},
  journal={Food microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={45 Pt B},
  pages={205-15}
}
Individual-based modeling (IBM) approach combined with the microenvironment modeling of vacuum-packed cold-smoked salmon was more effective to describe the variability of the growth of a few Listeria monocytogenes cells contaminating irradiated salmon slices than the traditional population models. The IBM approach was particularly relevant to predict the absence of growth in 25% (5 among 20) of artificially contaminated cold-smoked salmon samples stored at 8 °C. These results confirmed similar… CONTINUE READING