Salmonella species: detection

Standard method for the detection of Salmonella species in all food types, and environmental samples such as swabs and cloths.


Detection of Salmonella species

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This document details a method for detecting Salmonella species in all food types, including:

  • milk and dairy products
  • raw molluscan shellfish
  • raw shell eggs

This method also applies to detection of Salmonella in environmental samples, such as swabs and cloths.

In addition to using standard methods, laboratories should take account of local requirements, and ensure that internal and external quality assurance procedures are in place.

Published 14 July 2014
Last updated 3 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Detection of Salmonella species' report.

  2. Effective date changed to 3 March 2014.

  3. First published.