Standard Swedish standard · SS-EN 13783

Foodstuffs - Detection of irradiated food using Direct Epifluorescent Filter Technique/Aerobic Plate Count (DEFT/APC) - Screening method

Status: Valid

This European Standard specifies a microbiological screening method for the detection of irradiation treatment of herbs and spices, using the combined direct epifluorescent filter technique (DEFT) and aerobic plate count (APC). The DEFT/APC technique is not radiation specific, therefore, it is recommended to confirm positive results using a standardised method (e.g. EN 1788, prEN 13751) to specifically prove an irradiation treatment of the suspected food. The method has been successfully tested in interlaboratory tests with herbs and spices [1] to [5].


Microbiology of water (07.100.20) Food products (67.040)

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Language: English

Written by: Livsmedelsanalyser, SIS/TK 435/AG 05

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Article no: STD-32515

Edition: 1

Approved: 5/31/2002

No of pages: 16