Microbiology of the food chain - Horizontal method for the determination of Vibrio spp. - Part 1: Detection of potentially enteropathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio vulnificus
|Publication Date:||1 June 2017|
|ICS Code (Food microbiology):||07.100.30|
This document specifies a horizontal method for the detection of enteropathogenic Vibrio spp., which causes human illness in or via the intestinal tract. The species detectable by the methods specified include Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio vulnificus.
It is applicable to the following:
- products intended for human consumption and the feeding of animals;
- environmental samples in the area of food production and food handling.
NOTE 1 This method may not be appropriate in every detail for certain products (see Introduction).
NOTE 2 The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified that V. parahaemolyticus, V. cholerae and V. vulnificus are the major food-borne Vibrio spp. However, the method in this document can also be appropriate for the identification of other Vibrio spp. causing illness in humans.