Establishment of Microbiological Criteria
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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