Validation and Verification

Calibrating Equipment

Challenge Studies and Pathogen Modeling Programs

End Product Testing

Environmental Monitoring

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.
    http://www.icmsf.org/publications/software-downloads/  

Pathogen Modeling Programs

Surrogates

Thermal Processing Specialists

Validation Guidelines