Accession Number : AD0776926

Title :   Report of Analyses of 1972 Microbiological Data Collection Program,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH AND NUTRITION LAB DENVER COLO

Personal Author(s) : Fowler,James L. ; Ruckh,Patrick B. ; Murnane,Thomas G. ; Ganz,William F.

Report Date : 01 NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : A large volume of valuable food microbiological data is generated annually by Department of Defense laboratory facilities. These data have great potential applications in military public health and as a research tool in food hygiene. A Centralized Computerized Microbiological Data Collection Program was designed and implemented by the Food Hygiene and Computer Division, U.S. Army Medical Research and Nutrition Laboratory. During the calendar year 1972, there were 11 DoD laboratories which participated in the program. Microbiological food testing data from these laboratories were transmitted to USAMRNL, where it was coded and entered into a computer file. At the end of the year, data were retrieved by selected codes. The result of analyses of this file is presented in the form of graphs and tables. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Microbiology, Food poisoning, Pathogenic materials, Tolerances(Physiology), Public health, Laboratory procedures, Data storage systems

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE