Guidance

Non-pathogen scheme: recent intended results for distribution

This external quality assessment scheme is suitable for laboratories located on production sites where the introduction of pathogens may be inadvisable.

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Non-pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP059, samples NP0173 and NP0174

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Non-pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP058, samples NP0171 and NP0172

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Non-pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP057, samples NP0169 and NP0170

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The non-pathogen scheme is also 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.
  • yeasts
  • moulds
  • coliforms
  • enterobacteriaceae
  • Escherichia coli
  • enterococci
  • lactic acid bacteria
  • aerobic colony counts at 30ºC
Published 30 June 2014
Last updated 27 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added 'Non-pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP059, samples NP0173 and NP0174'.
  2. Added non pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP058, samples NP0171 and NP0172.
  3. Added 'non pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP057, samples NP0169 and NP0170'.
  4. Added nonpathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP056, samples NP0166, NP0167 and NP0168.
  5. Added nonpathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP055, samples NP0163, NP0164 and NP0165.
  6. Added Non-pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP054, samples NP0160, NP0161 and NP0162.
  7. Added non pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP053, samples NP0157, NP0157 and NP0159.
  8. Added non pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP052, samples NP0154, NP0155 and NP0156.
  9. Added non pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP051.
  10. Added non-pathogen scheme: intended results for distribution NP050, samples NP0148, NP0149 and NP0150.
  11. First published.