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As I am this is my first topic, apologise if not fully understandable.
I would like to ask for an opinion regarding TAMC levels in food supplements. our client is checking results against Ph.Eur. v8. As we are a food producer in terms of legislation I did argue about the limits given as 2000 CFU/g. But in food legislation i did not find requirements for food supplements for TVC or TAMC (might be the same if I am not wrong).
Secondly could someone advise me if result 3000 CFU/g how big hazard represents?
Yr English is fine.
Food Supplements not my area but analytical requirements typically depend on -
(a) Local (or Destination) Regulatory requirements
(b) Your Product specification as agreed with customer.
TAMC, apparently, = total aerobic microbial count
This may or may not be identical to TVC depending on the Procedure details.for each.
JFI, USFDA have -
TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER B--FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
PART 111 -- CURRENT GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE IN MANUFACTURING, PACKAGING, LABELING, OR HOLDING OPERATIONS FOR DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
Subpart K--Production and Process Control System: Requirements for Manufacturing Operations
Sec. 111.365 What precautions must you take to prevent contamination?
You must take all the necessary precautions during the manufacture of a dietary supplement to prevent contamination of components or dietary supplements. These precautions include:
(a) Performing manufacturing operations under conditions and controls that protect against the potential for growth of microorganisms and the potential for contamination;
(b) Washing or cleaning components that contain soil or other contaminants;
© Using water that, at a minimum, complies with the applicable Federal, State, and local requirements and does not contaminate the dietary supplement when the water may become a component of the finished batch of dietary supplement;
(d) Performing chemical, microbiological, or other testing, as necessary to prevent the use of contaminated components;
The EU also discuss micro requirements but not quantitatively afai can see for TAMC, eg
EU Quality Guide for Food Supplements,2007.pdf 314.18KB
Aerobic Plate Count is not usually regarded as a HACCP Food Safety hazard.
Here is Polish Regulation, 2015 whch contains some micro numbers including TAMC from "customer"
Poland, micro.Quality food supplements,2015.pdf 41.91KB