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Welcome to the Predictive Microbiology Information Portal

The USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) and the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) have joined together to produce the Predictive Microbiology Information Portal (PMIP). This portal is geared to assist  food companies (large and small) in the use of predictive models, the appropriate application of models, and proper model interpretation. Our vision is that the PMIP will be the highway to the most comprehensive websites that brings together large and small food companies in contact with the information needed to aid in the production of the safest foods.

The PMIP links users to numerous and diverse resources associated with models (PMP), databases (ComBase) , regulatory requirements, and food safety principles.

We hope you find the PMIP to be a useful resource!

To start, you can click on the icon below or the navigational links to the left.

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Important notice:


The C. perfringens Predictive Model was developed using cooked uncured ground beef, pork or chicken as a substrate.  Use of this model is recommended to evaluate potential germination and growth of Clostridium perfringens spores during cooling of meat or poultry products.  This model is available on the web at the following URL: http://pmp.errc.ars.usda.gov/PMPOnline.aspx  


For any queries regarding these models, please contact the Predictive Microbiology Research Group:


Dr. Vijay Juneja, phone: 215-233-6500, e-mail: vijay.juneja@ars.usda.gov   

Dr. Andy Hwang, phone: 215-233-6416, e-mail: andy.hwang@ars.usda.gov  

Dr. Lihan Huang, phone: 215-233-6620, e-mail: lihan.huang@ars.usda.gov