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Preparation of samples and dilutions, plating and sub-culture

Standard method for the preparation of samples and dilutions, plating and sub-culture for the enumeration of organisms in food and dairy samples.

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Preparation of samples and dilutions, plating and sub-culture

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The method describes the sample preparation procedures necessary to detect and enumerate organisms in food and dairy samples.

These preparation procedures can differ and are determined by the type of food or dairy sample and the organism sought, and are described in this method.

This method is intended as a general resource for microbiologists working in food and water laboratories in the UK, and specialist advice should be sought where required.

Published 11 August 2014
Last updated 20 February 2020 + show all updates
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