Indicators of Food Microbial Quality and Safety

Part of the Food Science Text Series book series (FSTS)

Indicator organisms may be employed to reflect the microbiological quality of foods relative to product shelf life or their safety from foodborne pathogens. In general, indicators are most often used to assess food safety/sanitation, and most of this chapter treats them in this context. However, quality indicators may be used, and some general aspects of this usage are outlined in the following section.

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