For many years, the ICMSF has published its work in books and publications. To complement these communication channels, the Commission is exploring the use of video clips to provide science-based advice and guidance on appraising and controlling the microbiological safety of food that supports public health protection and facilitates fair trade.
The first playlist, recorded in 2017, was based on ICMSF (2018) Microorganisms in Foods 7: Useful Testing in Food Safety Management (2nd edition). It includes the following clips:
1. History of the ICMSF, Martin B. Cole (2017)
2. Microbiological Testing Basics, Robert L. Buchanan (2017)
3. Microbiological Testing for Validation and Verification, Katherine M.J. Swanson (2017)
4. Microbiological Testing for Food Lots, Katherine M.J. Swanson (2017)
5. Microbiological Testing for Process Control, Katherine M.J. Swanson (2017)
6. The Anatomy of a Sampling Plan, Marcel H. Zwietering (2017)
7. The ICMSF Cases Concept, Leon G.M. Gorris (2017)
8. Microbiological Testing and Distribution of Microorganisms in Food, Marcel H. Zwietering (2017)
9. Microbiological Testing and Performance of Sampling Plans, Marcel H. Zwietering (2017)
10. Operating Characteristic Curves and Sampling Plan Performance, Martin B. Cole (2017)
The ICMSF acknowledges all members for their contributions to the concepts and practical advice of the Commission that is the basis of these video clips. In particular, the current and past members that provided this first video playlist are commended for their initiative and pioneering work.
The work of the Commission has been supported by a range of contributors over the years, including financial and in-kind support from organizations that members are or have been affiliated. The production of the 2017 videos was made possible through financial contributions to the ICMSF Sustaining Fund. Donations from Wal-Mart Food Safety Collaboration Center (Beijing) and others to the ICMSF Sustaining Fund are acknowledged in this regard.
We are grateful to the staff of Multimedia Wageningen University for their skillful support during recording of the 2017 video clips.
The original clips were recorded in English. English subtitles are available and translated versions are being considered. Those interested in collaborating with the Commission to provide additional language versions are encouraged to contact ICMSF.
History of ICMSF
Martin B. Cole