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ComBase: A Web Resource for Quantitative and Predictive Food Microbiology

ComBase includes a systematically formatted database of quantified microbial responses to the food environment with more than 60,000 records, and is used for:

  • Informing the design of food safety risk management plans
  • Producing Food Safety Plans and HACCP plans
  • Reducing food waste
  • Assessing microbiological risk in foods

The ComBase Browser enables you to search thousands of microbial growth and survival curves that have been collated in research establishments and from publications.

The ComBase Predictive Models are a collection of software tools based on ComBase data to predict the growth or inactivation of microorganisms as a function of environmental factors such as temperature, pH and water activity in broth.

Interested users can also contribute growth or inactivation data via the Donate Data page, which includes instructional videos, data template and sample, and an Excel demo file of data and macros for checking data format and syntax.

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Modified
2019-08-05
Release Date
2019-02-14
Publisher
University of Tasmania; USDA Agricultural Research Service
License
Contact Name
Lindsay, James
Contact Email
Public Access Level
Public
Program Code
005:037 - Department of Agriculture - Research and Education
Bureau Code
005:18 - Agricultural Research Service
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