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Predict the growth of salmonella in cut tomatoes at 10°C to 35°C
Initial number of salmonella / kilogram*
Temperature, °C
Incubation time, hours


* Note the input numbers are in CFU per kilogram!

Note this calculator is an integral part on a tutorial on modelling microbial growth. This calculator has been programmed using a growth equation developed by Pan and Schaffner (2010).


Caution. This free calculator is intended for educational use only and is not a substitute for a company employing a qualified food technologist or microbiologist.

How to cite this article

Mullan, W.M.A. (2015) [On-line] Available from: Accessed: