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#1 LoredanaM

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 09:16 PM

Hello everyone ... I need help with identifying the most common microbiological testing conducted for ground coffee and instant coffee as RTE product as well as the regulatory limits for US market. I found some information on the web, but almost everything is related to Ochratoxin A and that is about all.

 

I appreciate your knowledge and experience!



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 04:50 PM

Hello everyone ... I need help with identifying the most common microbiological testing conducted for ground coffee and instant coffee as RTE product as well as the regulatory limits for US market. I found some information on the web, but almost everything is related to Ochratoxin A and that is about all.

 

I appreciate your knowledge and experience!

 

Hi Loredana,

 

The most common micro-testing is usually revealed by the product specification / any regulatory factors. US regulatory no idea - who has jurisdiction ? FDA ?

 

Do you have a detailed product spec. already / can post ? (to save time looking for one :smile: )


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Posted 07 March 2016 - 07:21 PM

Hi Loredana,

 

The most common micro-testing is usually revealed by the product specification / any regulatory factors. US regulatory no idea - who has jurisdiction ? FDA ?

 

Do you have a detailed product spec. already / can post ? (to save time looking for one :smile: )

 

Hi Loredana,

 

The most common micro-testing is usually revealed by the product specification / any regulatory factors. US regulatory no idea - who has jurisdiction ? FDA ?

 

Do you have a detailed product spec. already / can post ? (to save time looking for one :smile: )

 

Hello Charles,

 

The finished product is under FDA jurisdiction. Unfortunately I do not have a product specification that I can relate to or that can help guide me through the testing requirements or just industry practices. Hence, the regulation researched does not provide almost any answers. All I can find is in regards to green coffee; I took that in the account for pesticides residues and Ochratoxin A, but again there is no testing limit to relate to.



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Posted 08 March 2016 - 04:54 PM

Hi Loredana,

 

Hi Lorendana,

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As you say, ochratoxin A is a popular hazard.

 

I can add a little bit, though not for USA –

 

(1) Indonesia (draft)

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TPC  -      n = 5, c = 2, m = 10^3 cfu/g and M = 10^5 cfu/g

Mould -    n = 5, c = 2, m = 10^2 cfu/g and M = 10^3 cfu/g

 

(2) Uganda standard

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Attached File  instant coffee.png   25.91KB   0 downloads

 

There is also a “coffee thread” on this forum –

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...omes-re-coffee/


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Posted 09 March 2016 - 07:55 PM

Hi Charles,

 

I appreciate the information you sent me. Actually it helps even if only as guideline. I found similar information from India, Sri Lanka ... I hoped that maybe some members from US can share their experience :)







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