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Establishment of Microbiological Criteria

  • International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)
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Abstract

Internationally recognized principles for the establishment of microbiological criteria (MC) are established by the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC 2013). These principles were initially developed through World Health Organization (WHO)/Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) consultations (Christian 1983) and have evolved through a number of revisions, each with input from the ICMSF. An MC represents one form of the acceptance criteria discussed in the previous chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)
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  1. 1.Robert L. Buchanan, editorial committee chairRiverside Corporate Park CSIRONorth RydeAustralia

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