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Emerg Infect Dis. 1997 Oct-Dec; 3(4): 483–487.
PMCID: PMC2640095

Quantitative risk assessment: an emerging tool for emerging foodborne pathogens.


New challenges to the safety of the food supply require new strategies for evaluating and managing food safety risks. Changes in pathogens, food preparation, distribution, and consumption, and population immunity have the potential to adversely affect human health. Risk assessment offers a framework for predicting the impact of changes and trends on the provision of safe food. Risk assessment models facilitate the evaluation of active or passive changes in how foods are produced, processed, distributed, and consumed.

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