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Table 3 Growth kinetics parameters obtained by fitting the three-phase linear model to Salmonella growth kinetics data for brands #2 and #4, rehydrated to 35% moisture and incubated at 30 °C (see Fig. 3)

From: Assessing the potential for Salmonella growth in rehydrated dry dog food

Kinetics Parameters

Brand #2

Brand #4

Lag Phase Duration

4.4 h

2.2 h

Exponential Growth Rate

0.209 Log(CFU/g)/h

0.028 Log(CFU/g)/h

Generation Time

1.4 h

10.8 h

Maximum Population Density

7.3 Log(CFU/g)

6.9 Log(CFU/g)

Time to Nmax (TNmax)

20 h

56 h