This external quality assessment (EQA) scheme is suitable for laboratories located on production sites where the introduction of pathogens may be inadvisable.
The non-pathogen scheme is suitable for laboratories that assess the microbiological quality of foodstuffs or perform shelf-life studies, but don’t routinely examine for pathogens.
The examinations covered are:
- Pseudomonas spp.
- Escherichia coli
- lactic acid bacteria
- aerobic colony counts at 30ºC