Non-pathogen scheme: recent trend analysis

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


Non-pathogen scheme: trend analysis

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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 3 September 2014
Last updated 16 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with recent trend analysis file.
  2. Updated with recent non pathogen scheme: trend analysis.
  3. Updated with non pathogen scheme: trend analysis for distribution NP050.
  4. The Non-pathogen scheme: trend analysis April 2005 to September 2014 has been added.
  5. First published.