Galactic launches predictive modeling tool for food

Galactic launches predictive modeling tool for food

Models predict Listeria monocytogenes growth in several food applications under specific conditions.

Galactic, one of the world leaders in the production of food safety systems, launches a revolutionary predictive modeling tool. With the aim to help meat, dairy and seafood producers predict the shelf life of their products without having to go through costly and lengthy safety studies, both the “most probable” and “super safe” models predict Listeria monocytogenes growth in several food applications under specific conditions.

As today’s food industry faces the challenges of meeting ever higher quality and safety standards, Galactic has developed a reliable predictive modeling tool that accurately predicts Listeria monocytogenes growth and gives a precise picture of the product’s shelf life in a set environment.

Galactic presents two different models:

  • The most probable model (percentile 50)
  • The super safe model (percentile 99.5)

As reliability of the model depends on the environment, Galactic has taken account of a variety of factors that are very important in food such as moisture, salt, temperature, pH, water activity and the use of antimicrobials.

“This technique was developed in the frame of our Galactic Food Doctor™ services: we help customers define their needs. Thanks to our different tools (such as metagenomics and the predictive models) we’re able to offer them the right solutions and prevent potential future risks”, says Frédéric van Gansberghe, CEO of Galactic. “The predictive modeling tool is the most efficient way for food producers to save R&D resources and speed up the lead time to market.”

 

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