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