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National Microbiological Surveillance 2014

One survey was carried out under the national microbiological surveillance programme in 2014. 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 2014 national microbiological surveillance programme

Topic Period Microbiological parameters
Survey of the microbiological safety of ready-to-eat cakes, pastries and desserts with high risk fillings (14NS1) April-June

Bacillus cereus

Coagulase positive staphylococci

Listeria monocytogenes