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National Microbiological Surveillance 2013

One survey was carried out under the national microbiological surveillance programme in 2013. The topic was agreed following consultation with environmental health officers and the official food microbiology laboratories of the Health Service Executive.

Table 1: Sampling plan for the 2013 national microbiological surveillance programme

Topic Period Microbiological parameters
Survey of the microbiological safety of ready-to-eat, pre-cut and pre-packaged fresh herbs and salad leaves from retail establishments in Ireland


Listeria monocytogenes