Meta-analysis for quantitative microbiological risk assessments and benchmarking data

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Meta-analysis studies are increasingly being conducted in the food microbiology area to quantitatively integrate the findings of many individual studies on specific questions or kinetic parameters of interest. Meta-analyses provide global estimates of parameters and quantify their variabilities, and give insight into main influencing factors on parameters. This article discusses the opportunities of meta-analysis to generate sufficiently generic parameters – with their variability – for quantitative microbiological risk assessments, and demonstrates how the output of a meta-analysis can be used to benchmark future studies in order to position new data in perspective
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-39
JournalTrends in Food Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • food safety
  • predictive microbiology
  • listeria-monocytogenes
  • thermal inactivation
  • growth
  • tool
  • temperature
  • information
  • parameters
  • pathogens


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