Sampling should be carried out aseptically
Samples should contamination
Moreover, samples must be held under conditions that permit neither die off nor multiplication of the original microflora present in the food.
Definintion of terms A lot
Is a quantity of food produced and handled under uniform condition. This means that food produced within a batch or in a continuous process a food produced within a limited period of time
The number of field samples collected are usually five. But for the investigation of food for salmonella the number of field sample is ten
The amount of material actually used in the analysis of food for microorganisms. The sample unit is recommended to be 25 g for all types of food
Microbiological criteria A microbiological criteria is a microbiological value (eg. Number of
microorganism per g of food) or a range established by use defined procedures and includes the following information.
A statement of the microorganism of concern and/or the toxin