Compendium updated in 2022
The Compendium of Microbiological Criteria for Food is a food industry resource, published by FSANZ. It is a microbiological guideline criteria used for ready-to-eat foods. It also provides microbiological criteria that can be used to verify hygiene measures or control of processing.
It supersedes the Guidelines for the microbiological examination of ready-to-eat foods and User guide to Standard 1.6.1 - Microbiological Limits for Food with additional guidelines criteria.
This compendium brings together information on:
- profiling pathogens and indicator organisms significant to food safety;
- information on Interpreting results for testing of pathogenic microorganisms in ready-to-eat food,
- microbiological guideline criteria for ready-to-eat foods,
- process hygiene criteria that have been established for specific food commodities such as Powdered infant formula and chicken meat