Statistical Aspects Of The Microbiological Examination Of Foods by Basil JarvisStatistical Aspects Of The Microbiological Examination Of Foods by Basil Jarvis

Statistical Aspects Of The Microbiological Examination Of Foods

byBasil Jarvis

Paperback | July 12, 2016

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Statistical Aspects of the Microbiological Examination of Foods, Third Edition, updates some important statistical procedures following intensive collaborative work by many experts in microbiology and statistics, and corrects typographic and other errors present in the previous edition. Following a brief introduction to the subject, basic statistical concepts and procedures are described including both theoretical and actual frequency distributions that are associated with the occurrence of microorganisms in foods. This leads into a discussion of the methods for examination of foods and the sources of statistical and practical errors associated with the methods. Such errors are important in understanding the principles of measurement uncertainty as applied to microbiological data and the approaches to determination of uncertainty.

The ways in which the concept of statistical process control developed many years ago to improve commercial manufacturing processes can be applied to microbiological examination in the laboratory. This is important in ensuring that laboratory results reflect, as precisely as possible, the microbiological status of manufactured products through the concept and practice of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing. The use of properly validated standard methods of testing and the verification of in house methods against internationally validated methods is of increasing importance in ensuring that laboratory results are meaningful in relation to development of and compliance with established microbiological criteria for foods.

The final chapter of the book reviews the uses of such criteria in relation to the development of and compliance with food safety objectives. Throughout the book the theoretical concepts are illustrated in worked examples using real data obtained in the examination of foods and in research studies concerned with food safety.

  • Includes additional figures and tables together with many worked examples to illustrate the use of specific procedures in the analysis of data obtained in the microbiological examination of foods
  • Offers completely updated chapters and six new chapters
  • Brings the reader up to date and allows easy access to individual topics in one place
  • Corrects typographic and other errors present in the previous edition
Prof. Basil Jarvis has held various academic and senior industrial research positions throughout his career as a food microbiologist. His work has taken him to many countries outside the UK including the USA, Scandinavia and South Africa. He has published widely on food quality and safety, including inhibition of microbes in food syste...
Title:Statistical Aspects Of The Microbiological Examination Of FoodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 12, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128039736

ISBN - 13:9780128039731

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Some basic statistical concepts

Chapter 3: Frequency distributions

Chapter 4: The distribution of microorganisms in foods in relation to sampling

Chapter 5: Statistical aspects of sampling for microbiological analysis

Chapter 6: Errors associated with preparing samples for analysis

Chapter 7: Errors associated with colony count procedures

Chapter 8: Errors associated with quantal response methods

Chapter 9: Statistical considerations of other methods in quantitative microbiology

Chapter 10: Measurement uncertainty in microbiological analysis

Chapter 11: Estimation of measurement uncertainty

Chapter 12: Statistical process control using microbiological data

Chapter 13: Validation of microbiological methods for food

Chapter 14: Risk assessment and microbiological criteria for foods