How to validate in a variable world: use data, lots of data, both from experiments and from literature

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For food safety we want to be absolutely sure! But absolute does not exist; food products, micro-organsims, and humans are biological entities showing large variability. And above that, technical process parameters, also, show variability. In order to validate processes in our variable world, many pieces of data are needed. Data sources include literature data, databases, historical data, experimental data, storage tests, challenge tests, predictive models, basic knowledge, and logic. All these data sources have their weak and their strong points; and therefore, it is useful to draw on of all kinds of sources of data. On one side, due to the large variability in data it is more diffuse and difficult to judge; but on the other side, also more realistic, since in reality, variability does exist.
Original languageEnglish
Pages55-56
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIAFP's European Symposium on Food Safety, Brussels, Belgium, 29-31 March 2017 - The Square - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 29 Mar 201731 Mar 2017
https://www.foodprotection.org/europeansymposium/archive/2017/

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ConferenceIAFP's European Symposium on Food Safety, Brussels, Belgium, 29-31 March 2017
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period29/03/1731/03/17
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    Zwietering, M. H. (2017). How to validate in a variable world: use data, lots of data, both from experiments and from literature. 55-56. Abstract from IAFP's European Symposium on Food Safety, Brussels, Belgium, 29-31 March 2017, Brussels, Belgium.