Research and development on microorganisms in food has evolved from a luxury to a necessity for companies competing in the global marketplace. Whether research is conducted internally or externally through contract laboratories and universities, microbial research in foods is crucial to the safety and integrity of our food supply. Microbiological R
The case for microbiological research and development. Building research and development capabilities. Food process validations. Food product validations. Competitive research and development on antimicrobials and food preservatives. Competitive research and development on food-processing sanitizers and biocides. Research during microbial food safety emergencies and contaminant investigations. Predictive modeling: Principles and practice. Detection and identification of bacterial pathogens in food using biochemical and immunological assays. Microbiological growth-based and luminescence methods of food analysis. Nucleic acid-based methods for detection of foodborne pathogens. Reporting food microbiology research outcomes.