Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3) Food Safety Literature Databases

The Director of Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3), Dr. Robert Buchanan, has been collecting and indexing relevant articles in the area of microbial food safety for the last 25 years. He is making his personal efforts available to the public through

The databases are available in Microsoft Access and are organized in 12 files according to the main subject matter. Once downloaded, the databases can be searched, queried, and used to develop reports using the various capability available within Microsoft Access.

The databases are not intended to be a definitive listing of publications in the area, but rather a selection of relevant articles. It should not be considered the sole source of information for a comprehensive literature review. The databases are updated approximately quarterly so you might not find the most current publications. For updates of the CFS3 databases, please check this section of periodically to download newer versions. Current information on this topic can also be found at database.

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Database # of Articles Download Last Update
Acid Resistance — Stress Responses 1151 756 KB May 1, 2017
Aeromonas spp. 1576 1.30 MB May 1, 2017
Bacillus cereus 2609 5.28 MB May 1, 2017
Cronobacter 713 1.07 MB May 1, 2017
Egg — Salmonella enteritidis 863 720 KB May 1, 2017
Escherichia coli 6302 4.78 MB May 1, 2017
Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP) 186 284 KB May 1, 2017
Listeria monocytogenes 7756 6.21 MB May 1, 2017
Microbial Statistics 135 608 KB May 1, 2017
Predictive Microbiology 1595 1.09 MB May 1, 2017
Produce 3009 1.87 MB May 1, 2017
Risk Assessment 734 636 KB May 1, 2017
Seafood 1674 1.41 MB May 1, 2017
Vibrio spp. 1792 1.67 MB May 1, 2017