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#1 Sherhitch

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 02:17 AM

Does anyone out there know what the FDA limits are for enterobacteriaceae in ready to eat foods

 



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Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:50 AM

Does anyone out there know what the FDA limits are for enterobacteriaceae in ready to eat foods

 

Hi Sherhitch,

 

I assume you refer to USFDA.

 

I'm not aware any general FDA "RTE food" microbiological  compilations for indicators (or non-zero tolerant pathogens) although liimits do exist for certain specific "foods", eg Cheese.

 

Can try this post/thread, eg file com1 -

 

https://www.ifsqn.co...al/#entry127998

 

As you can see, limits vary with to food type.

 

Also note the various caveats in introduction.

 

PS - JFI the UK has this Guideline to yr query -

 

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:08 PM

Charles is right. There aren't any. In the past I've used Australia/New Zealand's guidelines for enterobacteriacae in RTE food. To cite other countries guidelines is generally allowed if specific guidelines don't exist and the country has equivalent food safety standards/rules. For example, we use Canada's guidelines on food hazards for some foods.






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