Metodi Microbiologici Alternativi
Article 5, EU Commission Regulation (EC) 2073/2005, 15 November 2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs: “Specific rules for testing and sampling – The use of alternative analytical methods when the methods are validated against the reference methods in Annex 1, and if a proprietary method, certified by a third party in accordance with the protocol set out in EN/ISO Standard 16140 or other internationally accepted similar protocols is used”.
Use of alternative methods can be time and effort saving when checking:
– raw materials
- new operations
- effects of hurdle technology
- effects of cleaning
- the quality of finished goods in HACCP verification program
– compliance with microbiological criteria.