Simulation Analysis of In-Field Produce Sampling for Risk-Based Sampling Plan Development

A two year project funded by the:

With the following four objectives:

  • Simulate contamination of produce fields that are representative of commercial fields in four produce-growing regions of the United States.
  • Evaluate convenience, improved generic, and risk-based sampling plans.
  • Validate simulations against data from industry partners and academic literature.
  • Validate simulations against field-trials of controlled contamination events.

More information on the project can be found in the funder’s database.