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ISO - 21527-1

Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs — Horizontal method for the enumeration of yeasts and moulds — Part 1: Colony count technique in products with water activity greater than 0,95

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Organization: ISO
Publication Date: 1 July 2008
Status: active
Page Count: 14
ICS Code (Food microbiology): 07.100.30
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This part of ISO 21527 specifies a horizontal method for the enumeration of viable yeasts and moulds in products intended for human consumption or feeding of animals that have a water activity greater than 0,95 [eggs, meat, dairy products (except milk powder), fruits, vegetables, fresh pastes, etc.], by means of the colony count technique at 25 ºC ± 1 ºC (References [1], [2]).

This part of ISO 21527 does not allow the enumeration of mould spores. Neither the identification of fungal flora nor the examination of foods for mycotoxins lie within the scope of this part of ISO 21527. The method specified in this part of ISO 21527 is not suitable for enumeration of heat-resistant fungi, such as Byssochlamys fulva or Byssochlamys nivea, in canned or bottled fruit and vegetables.

[1] BELL, C., NEAVES, P., WILLIAMS, A.P. Food microbiology and laboratory practice. Blackwell, Oxford, 2005. 324 p.

[2] BEUCHAT, L.R. Media for detecting and enumerating yeasts and moulds. In: CORRY, J.E.L., CURTIS, G.D.W., BAIRD, R.M., editors. Handbook of culture media for food microbiology, pp. 369-386. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2003. (Progress in industrial microbiology, Vol 37)

Document History

21527-1
July 1, 2008
Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs — Horizontal method for the enumeration of yeasts and moulds — Part 1: Colony count technique in products with water activity greater than 0,95
This part of ISO 21527 specifies a horizontal method for the enumeration of viable yeasts and moulds in products intended for human consumption or feeding of animals that have a water activity...

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