Current Fapas Food Microbiology (Fepas) Programme - Page 19

Fapas Food Microbiology Appendix 1: Distribution Details 2017 Beef Matrices Distribution Number and Date of Dispatch Enumeration Tests 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 30/01/17 27/02/17 10/04/17 08/05/17 05/06/17 03/07/17 04/09/17 02/10/17 30/10/17 27/11/17 Bacillus cereus/Aerobic Plate Count in beef M220e13 Clostridium perfringens in beef Coagulase Positive Staphylococci in beef (1) M221e06 M219e14 M224e14 Coliforms in beef M222e18 Enterobacteriaceae / Aerobic Plate Count in beef Enterobacteriaceae in beef M228e06 M221e05 M219e03 Enterobacteriaceae / Coliforms / Escherichia coli in beef M228e04 Enterococci in beef M226e19 Escherichia coli in beef M222e10 M227e101 Lactic Acid Bacteria in beef M226e01 Yeasts and Moulds in beef M223e15 Detection Tests Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef (2) Listeria monocytogenes /Listeria spp. in beef Salmonella spp. in beef M223d11 M227d11 M219d02 M227d07 (1) These tests typically employ S. aureus as the Coagulase Positive Staphylococcus organism but FAPAS reserves the right to use an alternative Coagulase Positive Staphylococcus at any time. (2) The strain of Escherichia coli O157:H7 used in our samples is atoxigenic, i.e. it does not produce a toxin. It has eae genes but the genes for VT1/VT2/STX1/STX2 are absent. 19