Food safety and quality
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Risk management

Microbiological risk management is a dynamic process, using data inputs and decision-making parameters that may change over time.

As microbiological food safety issues are brought to the attention of risk managers, there needs to be a systematic preliminary process that brings particular issues into focus and guides further action.

Using microbiological risk assessment in food safety risk management is an area that is still developing. For MRA to become a truly useful decision-support tool there is a need for risk managers to understand when and how it can be used.

    Case studies on the use of microbiological risk assessment outputs in risk management

    The following case studies, which were developed as background papers for the above expert meeting, are examples of approaches that might be taken when using MRA to develop food safety metrics.

    They are presented here only as illustrative examples to inform the discussions on this issue.