Practical Food Microbiology, 3rd Edition
December 2002, Wiley-Blackwell
The Editors are well respected, both nationally and
internationally, with over 20 years of experience in the field of
public health microbiology, and have been involved in the
development of food testing methods and microbiological
The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) has provided
microbiological advice and scientific expertise in the examination
of food samples for more than half a century.
The third edition of Practical Food Microbiology:
Includes a rapid reference guide to key microbiological tests for specific foods
Relates microbiological assessment to current legislation and sampling plans
Includes the role of new approaches, such as chromogenic media and phage testing
Discusses both the theory and methodology of food microbiology
Covers new ISO, CEN and BSI standards for food examination
Includes safety notes and hints in the methods
2. Legislation, codes of practice and microbiological criteria.
3. Schedules for examination of food.
4. Preperation of samples.
5. Enumeration of micro-organisms.
6. Isolation and enrichment of micro-organisms.
7. Milk and dairy products.
8. Egg and egg products.
10. Confirmatory biochemical tests.
Appendix A Microbiological tests table.
Appendix B Examination of food from suspected food poisoning incidents.
Appendix C PHLS ref facilities and EQA schemes.
Appendix D Bibliography
* Relates microbiological assessment to current "legislation" and sampling plans
* Includes role of new approaches, such as rapid ELISA tests and DNA technologies
* Discusses both the theory and methodology of food microbiology
* Covers new ISO, CEN and BSI standards for food examination
"much information from diverse sources concentrated in a user-friendly way. A worthwhile, well-priced book which should find its way into frequent use in many laboratories." Society for General Microbiology Quarterly
"This book is a rare creature - a text of delightful clarity, matched by layout and typography of equally pleasing simplicity." Biologist
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