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A code of practice for microbiology laboratories handling food, drink and associated samples 4th Ed 2013

The guide gives advice on good laboratory practice to assist in the consistent achievement of sound, reliable and accurate microbiological results, and to give considerable help to any food microbiology laboratory moving towards third party accreditation.

Written by industry microbiologists and extensively revised and newly updated to reflect current best practices, this guide covers all sample handling procedures carried out during routine microbiological testing of foods, from sample preparation and basic microbiological techniques, through to safe and effective decontamination of waste materials. The document also incorporates guidance on media preparation and sterilisation. Recommendations on frequency of monitoring and calibration of critical equipment are included, as are examples of records that should be kept by laboratories.