Guidance: Non-pathogen scheme: recent trend analysis

Public Health England

March 11
12:28 2020

Non-pathogen scheme: trend analysis

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The non-pathogen scheme is also suitable for laboratories that assess the microbiological quality of foodstuffs or perform shelf-life studies, but do not routinely examine for pathogens.

The examinations covered are:

  • Pseudomonas spp.
  • yeasts
  • moulds
  • coliforms
  • enterobacteriaceae
  • Escherichia coli
  • enterococci
  • lactic acid bacteria
  • aerobic colony counts at 30C
Published 3 September 2014
Last updated 11 March 2020 +show all updates
  1. Updated with most recent trend analysis file.

  2. Updated with most recent trend analysis file.

  3. Updated with recent trend analysis file.

  4. Updated with recent non pathogen scheme: trend analysis.

  5. Updated with non pathogen scheme: trend analysis for distribution NP050.

  6. The Non-pathogen scheme: trend analysis April 2005 to September 2014 has been added.

  7. First published.

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