Oil- and Fat-Based Foods

  • International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)
  • Katherine MJ Swanson


Useful testing for the microbiological safety and quality of oil- and fat-based foods is discussed. Ingredient, in-process, environmental, shelf life and end product tests vary in relative importance for the different product types considered. This chapter covers mayonnaise, dressings, mayonnaise-based salads, margarine, butter, reduced-fat spreads, water-continuous spreads and miscellaneous products. Specific recommendations and sampling plans are provided, where appropriate.


Sugar Starch Mold Assure Lactobacillus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)
    • 1
  • Katherine MJ Swanson
    • 2
  1. 1.North RydeAustralia
  2. 2.EaganUSA

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