BS EN 14569:2004 - Foodstuffs. Microbiological screening for irradiated food using LAL/GNB procedures

BS EN 14569:2004

Foodstuffs. Microbiological screening for irradiated food using LAL/GNB procedures

Status : Current, Confirmed   Published : October 2004



This European Standard specifies a microbiological screening method comprising two procedures, which are carried out in parallel. It permits the identification of an unusual microbiological profile in poultry meat. The presence of a large excess population of dead micro-organisms can under certain circumstances be presumptive of irradiation treatment, which means, that the results of the procedure of the determination of endotoxin concentration in the test sample using the Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) test and of the procedure of the enumeration of total Gram negative bacteria (GNB) in the test sample are not radiation specific. Therefore, it is recommended that a positive result be confirmed using a standardized reference method for the detection of irradiated food, e.g. EN 1784, EN 1785 or EN 1786 [1] to [3]. This screening method has been successfully tested by inter-laboratory trials [4], [5], [6] and the procedure is generally applicable to whole or parts of poultry, e.g. breast, legs, wings of fresh, chilled or frozen carcasses with or without skin. The method can also provide information about the microbiological quality of a product prior to irradiation.

Standard NumberBS EN 14569:2004
TitleFoodstuffs. Microbiological screening for irradiated food using LAL/GNB procedures
StatusCurrent, Confirmed
Publication Date15 October 2004
Confirm Date04 September 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO/TS 11133-1:2000, ISO 7218, ENV ISO 11133-1
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 1784, EN 1785, EN 1786
International RelationshipsEN 14569:2004
Draft Superseded By02/710050 DC
DescriptorsContaminant determination (food), Microbiological analysis, Irradiated foods, Quality control, Food testing, Irradiation, Microorganisms, Food products, Meat, Count methods (microbiology), Toxins, Poultry
Title in FrenchProduits alimentaires. Depistages microbiologique des aliments ionises en utilisant la technique LAL/GNB
Title in GermanLebensmittel. Mikrobiologisches LAL/GNB-Screeningverfahren zum Nachweis von bestrahlten Lebensmitteln
ISBN0 580 44604 2
File Size520 KB

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