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Irish Microbial Risk Assessment Network Scientific Programme

The scientific programme of the network will take the form of small scale collaborative actions between the partners.

The following are scientific actions that will be undertaken by the network:

  • Development of an inventory / database of existing national data / models relevant to microbial risk assessment
  • Review existing Irish risk assessment models to improve overall accuracy
  • Application of meta analysis techniques for combining multiple literature sources for prevalence and other data at critical points in the risk assessment.
  • Investigation of methodologies for formulating FSOs and associated performance objectives.
  • Modelling growth and toxin production by Staphylococcus aureus
  • Preliminary ‘data mining’ of existing consumption data bases for data relevant to risk assessment.


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