Guidance

Non-pathogen scheme: sample instruction sheets and video

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

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Non-pathogen scheme: sample instruction sheet (English)

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Non-pathogen scheme: sample instruction sheet (French)

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Non-pathogen scheme: sample instruction sheet (German)

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Non-pathogen scheme: sample instruction sheet (Italian)

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Non-pathogen scheme: sample instruction sheet (Portuguese)

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Non-pathogen scheme: sample instruction sheet (Spanish)

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Non-pathogen scheme sample instruction video

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 17 April 2014
Last updated 13 June 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated all translated non-pathogen scheme: sample instruction sheets.
  2. Added non pathogen scheme: sample instruction sheet (English).
  3. Updated Non-Pathogen scheme: sample instruction sheet (French), sample instruction sheet (German), sample instruction sheet (Italian), sample instruction sheet (Portuguese) and sample instruction sheet (Spanish).
  4. Sample instruction video added.
  5. First published.