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Hygiene methods new guide from CCFRA
It is currently easier for companies to adopt standardised methods of taking environmental samples for hygiene testing of surfaces, people, packaging, air and process water – by using the methods in CCFRA’s Manual of Hygiene methods for the food and drink industry (Guideline No. 45). This in turn will help in food safety assurance, as industry-wide use of the protocols will lead to additional confidence in the validity of hygiene test results and help to improve the analysis and control of potential environmental sources of food and drink contamination.
The manual, which was prepared by a working party of food industry hygiene specialists, contains 29 detailed, step-by-step protocols, each of which is also presented as a flow-chart for quick reference. It also contains a range of practical tips on the use of the methods, calculation of results and training, and a list of suppliers for many of the materials used.