Hazard identification and exposure assessment for microbial food safety risk assessment

  • Lammerding A
  • Fazil A
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Abstract

The four cornerstones of microbial food safety risk assessment are hazard identification, exposure assessment, hazard characterization, and risk characterization. These steps represent a systematic process for identifying adverse consequences and their associated probabilities arising from consumption of foods that may be contaminated with microbial pathogens and/or microbial toxins. This paper presents a discussion of the first two steps: hazard identification and exposure assessment, and considerations for different approaches that can be used to analyze the relevant information.

Author-supplied keywords

  • *Risk Assessment/methods
  • 0 (Hazardous Substances)
  • Animals
  • Environmental Exposure/*adverse effects
  • Food Contamination/*prevention & control
  • Foodborne Diseases/*prevention & control
  • Hazardous Substances/*adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Monte Carlo Method
  • Safety

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Authors

  • A M Lammerding

  • A Fazil

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