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Predictive Microbiology Information Portal (PMIP)

posted on 2024-02-08, 18:16 authored by USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

PMIP provides access to predictive models for foodborne pathogens, relevant regulatory policies and guidelines, and microbial data related to pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in food products.

The models in the Predictive Microbiology Information Portal are mainly from the Pathogen Modeling Program (PMP) of the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) - Eastern Regional Research Center (ERRC) , and currently 15 models are in the portal. The main sources of rules/regulations are links to the USDA - Food Safety and Inspection Service and Food and Drug Administration websites. The microbial growth data are from Combase, which contains about 65,000 data points. It is a relational database that is jointly developed and maintained by the Food Research Institute of UK, USDA-ARS, and the Center of Excellence for Food Safety, Australia. The portal provides a searchable function that the users can use to obtain specific information that is of interest to them. The tutorial provides brief instructions and examples on how to navigate the portal and retrieve necessary information. The PMIP links users to numerous and diverse resources associated with models (PMP), databases (ComBase) , regulatory requirements, and food safety principles.

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Data contact name

Juneja, Vijay

Data contact email


USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS)


  • Not specified

ISO Topic Category

  • farming
  • health

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

food pathogens; Food Safety and Inspection Service; models; predictive microbiology; spoilage

ARS National Program Number

  • 108

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) (2015). Predictive Microbiology Information Portal (PMIP). USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS).

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