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Enumeration of Β-glucuronidase positive E.coli: most probable number technique

Standard method for the detection and enumeration of Escherichia coli in all food types.

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Enumeration of β-glucuronidase positive Escherichia coli – most probable number technique

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The method described is applicable to the detection and enumeration of E.coli in all food types, including milk and dairy products.

These methods are well referenced and represent a good minimum standard for food, water and environmental microbiology. However, in using Standard Methods, laboratories should take account of local requirements and it may be necessary to undertake additional investigations.

The performance of a standard method depends on the quality of reagents, equipment, commercial and in-house test procedures. Laboratories should ensure that these have been validated and shown to be fit for purpose. Internal and external quality assurance procedures should also be in place.

Published 11 August 2014
Last updated 26 February 2018 + show all updates
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