Trying to get on top of a micro sampling plan for cut RTE vac-packed vegetables and unpasteruised citrus fruit juices (no additives, just squeezing and bottling) produced on our site. I've looked at a number of sources to try and figure out which tests we do and don't need to run and it all seems a bit confusing. Our FS standard only requires E.Coli 0157 and Listeria, whereas the Guidelines for Assessing the Microbiological Safety of Ready to Eat Foods Placed on the Market document details Enterobacteriaceae, ACC (which HPA came and performed tests for on our products) etc while our history of micro sampling, set up by the previous incumbent here, includes clostridium perfringens and bacillus cereus among others which sounds, on the face of it, unnecessary.
Is anyone able to clarify which tests are legally required, which ones are desirable and which ones we can probably do without given the nature of our products?
Many thanks in advance,