The Bad Bug Book

The Bad Bug Book

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The Bad Bug was created from the materials assembled at the FDA website of the same name. This handbook provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.Factors affecting the growth of microorganisms in foods Food is a chemically complex matrix, and predicting whether, or how fast, microorganisms will grow in any given food is difficult. Most foods contain sufficient nutrients to support microbial growth. Several factors encourage, prevent, or limit the growth of microorganisms in foods, the most important are aw, pH, and temperature. aw: ( Water Activity oranbsp;...

Title:The Bad Bug Book
Publisher:International Medical Pub - 2004


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