Accession Number:

ADA001711

Title:

A Computer Simulation of Bacterial Growth During Food-Processing

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK LABS MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The report describes a computer program that simulates the growth and decline of bacterial populations in foods during the various operations of food preparation and processing. By means of this program an existing or proposed food preparation process can be studied, its safety assessed and the critical operations identified. Also hypothetical systems for monitoring the bacterial growth can be tried in the simulation. The basic hypothesis of the simulation is that bacterial growth depends on time and temperature in a food. Detailed instructions for the use of the program are given, and an example is set up and solved.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Microbiology
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE