Enterobacteriaceae – A large family of gram negative bacteria that includes Shigella, Salmonella and E coli. Used in food manufacturing for testing RTE product usually fully cooked and used to swab equipment post hygiene. A great post hygiene contamination indicator and as such can be a more useful test than actually testing for Listeria as it can often be a precursor to Listeria contamination (and is much more available in the plant environment and therefore more likely to appear on a swab.)
For more information on Enteros, see Enteros Micro Data Profile.
See Salmonella Micro Data Profile for more information.
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