Day: September 8, 2015

NZ: Fact sheet for microbiolgical limits for L. monocytogenes in fresh leafy salads, fresh fruit salads, sprouted seeds and smoked and gravadlax seafood

NZ Ministry for Primary Industries: This fact sheet provides general advice to processors of certain ready-to-eat (RTE) food (e.g. fresh leafy salads, fresh fruit salads, sprouted seeds and smoked and gravadlax seafood) in applying the microbiological limits for Listeria monocytogenes in RTE foods in accordance with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Food Standards Code) Standard 1.61.

Occasional low level contamination of such products by L. monocytogenes may be unavoidable but may not present a risk provided that growth cannot occur and there is less than 100 cfu/g within the stated shelf life.

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