Current Fapas Food Microbiology (Fepas) Programme - Page 24

Fapas Food Microbiology Appendix 2: Distribution Details January – March 2018 Beef Matrices Distribution Number and Date of Dispatch Enumeration Tests 229 230 231 29/01/18 26/02/18 26/03/18 Bacillus cereus/Aerobic Plate Count in beef M230e13 Clostridium perfringens in beef Coagulase Positive Staphylococci in beef (1) M231e06 M229e14 Coliforms in beef Enterobacteriaceae / Aerobic Plate Count in beef Enterobacteriaceae in beef M231e05 M229e03 Enterobacteriaceae / Coliforms / Escherichia coli in beef Enterococci in beef Escherichia coli in beef Lactic Acid Bacteria in beef Yeasts and Moulds in beef Detection Tests Escherichia coli O157:H7 in beef (2) Listeria monocytogenes /Listeria spp. in beef M229d02 Salmonella spp. in beef (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. 24