Summary of Awards to Date

Computer-aided food safety engineering.

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Jul. 15, 2004 - Jul. 14, 2008

Award Number


Funding Agency

Center for Produce Safety

Amount Awarded



Ashim K. Datta, Ph.D.
Cornell University


Davidson, P.


If we can predict the likelihood of an unsafe condition for food during processing or distribution, we can look for ways to prevent such situation before it happens. Such prediction, however, is difficult due to tremendous variation in the food types, how it is cooked, transported, stored, etc. This project will exploit the advances in computer simulation to develop a tool for food science Extension workers, educators and researchers that will allow easy and accurate prediction of unsafe food situations.