National Agricultural Library (United States Department of Agriculture).
Microbiological Standards and Guidelines
Food Safety Research Information Office (National Agricultural Library [United States Department of Agriculture]).
Review current research projects from the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) database that deal with microbiological standards and guidelines.
Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services).
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidance for ready-to-eat foods on the control of Listeria Monocytogenes.
Document that outlines regulations regarding microbiological criteria in food. Includes food safety criteria, microbiological limits for pathogenic bacteria and aerobic plate counts (APC), process hygiene criteria, and rules for sampling and preparation of test samples.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand.
Describes standard plate count, indicators, pathogens, and categories of microbiological acceptability for microbiological examination.
Center for Produce Safety (United States).
The purpose of this white paper is to briefly identify where a microbiological testing program may be useful and considerations to take for designing and implementing a program.
World Health Organization.
A list of publications maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO) that deal with microbiological risks.
American Meat Institute (United States).
This online fact sheet provides an overview of microbiological testing and how it impacts the meat and poultry industries.