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National Microbiological Surveillance 2006

The sampling plan for the 2006 national microbiological surveillance programme is outlined in Table 1. The topics were agreed following consultation with Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) and the Official Food Microbiology Laboratories (OFMLs).

Table 1: Sampling plan for the 2006 national microbiological surveillance programme 


Topic Period Microbiological parameters

Microbiological Safety and Quality of Raw Mushroom

Executive Summary and Report

January - March 2006 Salmonella spp.
Staphylococcus aureus 
Listeria monocytogenes 
Escherichia coli 
Microbiological Safety of Dried Infant Formulae and Dried Dietary Foods for Special Medical Purposes Intended for Infants below 6 months of age
 Executive Summary and Report 

April - June 2006 Enterobacter sakazakii 
Salmonella spp.
Examination of the microbiological status of food preparation surfaces
Executive Summary and Report
July - December 2006 Aerobic Colony Count (ACC)
Escherichia coli