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Roy Betts appointed to ACMSF

Industry news, News  •  27 June 2011  •  Campden BRI

Dr Roy Betts, Head of the Department of Microbiology at Campden BRI, was one of four people recently appointed to the ACMSF…

New members of microbiological committee

Industry news, News  •  24 June 2011  •  Food Standards Agency

The Chair of the FSA, announced four new appointments to the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food…

Automating bacterial enumeration

Issue 4 2005, Past issues  •  21 November 2005  •  Roy Betts, Head of Microbiology, Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association

Quality indicator (QI) tests represent the large majority of routine tests currently performed by food microbiology laboratories. Although not necessarily pathogenic, indicator organisms, such as Total Plate Count, coliforms, Escherichia coli, Enterobacteriaceae, yeasts and moulds can alter the appearance and taste of a product when present in large quantities. The enumeration of the microbial flora present indicates the microbiological quality of the raw materials and the finished product, as well as ensuring in-process control. QI tests are therefore of major importance in establishing a consistent level of hygiene during food production and a good quality product.

 

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