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#1 A.Khamees

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 05:20 AM

Hello everybody...

greetings...

 

i wonder if there is a basic standard limits for Staph. aureus and Coliform in hand swab microbiological analysis because i tried surfing the web but could not find any...

 

your support and feedback is highly appreciated...

 

regards.



#2 Charles.C

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Posted 06 October 2016 - 05:35 AM

Hello everybody...

greetings...

 

i wonder if there is a basic standard limits for Staph. aureus and Coliform in hand swab microbiological analysis because i tried surfing the web but could not find any...

 

your support and feedback is highly appreciated...

 

regards.

 

Hi A.Khamees,

 

It may depend on the context but for RTE handling workers, afaik, S.aureus (COP) is typically expected to be absent (ie not detectable).

 

For coliform see this general thread and maybe particularly post 9 -

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...ontact-surfaces

 

Some further comments also in this thread, eg Post 6, et al

 

http://www.ifsqn.com...-other-surfaces


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Charles.C


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