UC Food Safety
University of California
UC Food Safety

Validation and Verification

Calibrating Equipment

Challenge Studies and Pathogen Modeling Programs

Microbiological Sampling Plans

  • The International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF) sampling plan tool is a spreadsheet that calculates the probabilities of acceptance for materials with different microbial loads and population standard deviations and can be used to determine the performance of various sampling plans, as well as the operating characteristic curves.


Thermal Processing Specialists

Validation Guidelines

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