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#1 Bhavin Raval

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

HI Everyone,


I am looking for ASTA Microbiological Methods for ground & whole spices as our few of the clients are asking testing to be done as per ASTA Micro methods.Presently we are doing as per USFDA BAM.
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If any one can have the method, please share the same.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

Can anyone help Bhavin?


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 04:52 AM

Dear Bhavin Raval,

I think this is actually a book - Official microbiological methods of the American Spice Trade Association, sort of like AOAC but for spices.

Unfortunately, although it is Google listed (the 1976 ed.), there is no contents version on-line AFAI can see. You will probably need a library, or Amazon :smile: .

Or were you thinking of a specific test?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

Hi Charles,

Thanks for your reply......

normally with regards to spices, ASTA= American Spice Trade Association Methods are been followed which are basically based on AOAC and IS methods. But ASTA had published only one edition for micro testing, but unfortunately it is not available anywhere and now a days our clients has started asking for ref only as per ASTA micro methods.

I have got ASTA methods with me but the micro methods are based on FDA BAM only.

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Dear Bhavin Raval,

I think this is actually a book - Official microbiological methods of the American Spice Trade Association, sort of like AOAC but for spices.

Unfortunately, although it is Google listed (the 1976 ed.), there is no contents version on-line AFAI can see. You will probably need a library, or Amazon :smile: .

Or were you thinking of a specific test?

Rgds / Charles.C



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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:56 PM

There is a book published by ASTA and is available for purchase on their website - Official Analytical Methods fo the American Spice Trade Association. the current edition is 1997 - with updates from 2004. However, the book is mainly comprised of methods relating to physical and chemical testing methods for spices. There is only an appendix that lists ASTA recommend test micro methods by test organism. All of the methods listed reference methods in FDA-BAM, AOAC, and the Compedium of Methods for the Microbiological Examination of Foods.



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