BS EN ISO 7218:2007+A1:2013 - Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs. General requirements and guidance for microbiological examinations

BS EN ISO 7218:2007+A1:2013

Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs. General requirements and guidance for microbiological examinations

Status : Current   Published : March 2008



This International Standard gives general requirements and guidance/options intended for three main uses:

  • implementation of ISO/TC 34/SC 9 or ISO/TC 34/SC 5 standards for detection or enumeration of microorganisms, named hereafter “specific standards”;

  • good laboratory practice for food microbiological laboratories (the purpose is not to detail them in this International Standard, manuals are available for that purpose);

  • guidance for accreditation of food microbiological laboratories (this International Standard describes the technical requirements according to Annex B of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for the accreditation of a microbiological laboratory by national organizations).

The requirements of this International Standard supersede the corresponding ones of existing specific standards.

Additional instructions in the field of molecular biology examinations are specified in ISO 22174.

This International Standard covers examination for bacteria, yeasts and moulds and can be used if supplemented with specific guidance for prions, parasites and viruses. It does not cover the examination for toxins or other metabolites (e.g. amines) from microorganisms.

This International Standard applies to the microbiology of food, animal feeding stuffs, the food production environment and the primary production environment.

The purpose of this International Standard is to help to ensure the validity of food microbiology examinations, to assist in ensuring that the general techniques used for conducting these examinations are the same in all laboratories, to help achieve homogeneous results in different laboratories, and to contribute towards the safety of the laboratory personnel by preventing risks of infection.

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 7218:2007+A1:2013
TitleMicrobiology of food and animal feeding stuffs. General requirements and guidance for microbiological examinations
Publication Date31 March 2008
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 835, ISO 6887, ISO 8199, ISO 8261, ISO 11133, ISO 16140-2, ISO/TS 19036, ISO 22174
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 9001, AS 1766, ISO/IEC Guide 43-1, ISO 6888, ISO 9998, ISO/TR 13843, ISO 14461-1, ISO 14461-2, ISO 16654, ISO/IEC 17025:2005, EN 12469, ISO 17604, ISO 18593, ISO Guide 99:1996, ISO/TC 34/SC 9 N852, ISO 7218, ISO 3696, ISO 7712, ISO 80000-2:2009
International RelationshipsEN ISO 7218:2007,ISO 7218:2007
Amended ByCorrigendum, May 2009. Amendment, August 2013. Amends and replaces BS EN ISO 7218:2007. Corrigendum, September 2015.
Draft Superseded By05/30134004 DC30227996
DescriptorsFood products, Food technology, Animal feed, Microbiological analysis, Microorganisms, Laboratories, Laboratory testing, Laboratory equipment, Test equipment, Laboratory techniques, Occupational safety, Hygiene, Personal hygiene, Sterilization (hygiene), Decontamination, Culture techniques, Count methods (microbiology), Test specimens, Statistical methods of analysis, Mathematical calculations, Confidence limits
Title in FrenchMicrobiologie des aliments. Exigences générales et recommendations
Title in GermanMikrobiologie von Lebensmitteln und Futtermitteln. Allgemeine Anforderungen und Anleitung für mikrobiologische Untersuchungen
ISBN978 0 580 91714 1
File Size3.32 MB

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