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ComBase: A Web Resource for Quantitative and Predictive Food Microbiology

Metadata Updated: September 1, 2021

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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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2021

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date September 1, 2021
Publisher Agricultural Research Service
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Data Last Modified 2021-08-10
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:18
Metadata Context
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Harvest Source Id d3fafa34-0cb9-48f1-ab1d-5b5fdc783806
Harvest Source Title USDA JSON
Program Code 005:040
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash cff800d551d586159d04ab99c4c9252148a3e7b8
Source Schema Version 1.1

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