Microbial risk assessment: dose-response relations and risk characterization.

  title={Microbial risk assessment: dose-response relations and risk characterization.},
  author={Robert L. Buchanan and Jacqueline L Smith and Wen Long},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  volume={58 3},
Characterizations of the risks associated with foodborne pathogens are dependent on the availability of information on the population's exposure to the biological agents. However, by itself, exposure data are insufficient to assess the public health impact of pathogenic microorganisms. This requires the availability of effective dose-response models. Successful development of models that describe dose-response relations for enteric pathogens is dependent on a sound understanding of the… CONTINUE READING