Sampling, Sample Handling, and Sample Analysis

  • International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods Staff


Many different types of samples are collected and submitted to the laboratory for analysis. Some are sample units from lots or consignments of foods or ingredients for lot acceptance determination. Others may be for investigational purposes to assess control of the environment, investigate the source of a problem, or validate a process. Some may have legal implications relative to a lawsuit or for regulatory compliance. This chapter briefly discusses some of the major factors that should be considered when collecting sample units, shipping them to a laboratory, preparing them for analysis, and analyzing them.


Sample Unit Listeria Monocytogenes Malachite Green Proficiency Test Sample Handling 
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