FoodQSM™ combines information on microbial population distributions with temperature information along the supply chain to provide up-to-date estimates of product spoilage and remaining product storage or shelf life. FoodQSM™ also enables decision makers to analyse the potential impact on storage or shelf life of subsequent supply chain scenarios, enabling more informed decisions to be made in advance with reduced risk of at-market rejection due to spoilage. Live numbers are gathered at key points along the supply chain then crunched with existing mathematical models of microbial growth to give producers real time indication of the relative risk of spoilage, to form the basis for instant decisions - right when it can make a difference.
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