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Regulation No. 2073/2005 on Microbiological Criteria for Foodstuffs

24 April 2019

Regulation: Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/229 of 7 February 2019 amending Regulation (EC) No Regulation (EU) 2073/2005.
Amendment: EU Regulation No. 2073/2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs
Came into force: 28th February 2019
Jurisdiction: EU

This change involves the requirements for the use of alternative methods as a result of the revised standard protocol EN ISO 16140-2, the way results are reported and the new methods for:

  • The detection of Salmonella, Cronobacter and staphylococcal enterotoxin;

  • The detection and the quantification of histamine; and

  • The listing of aerobic colony count and for colony-count method for Enterobacteriacae.

There is a transitional provision for the use of alternative methods referred to in Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No. 2073/2005 until 31 December 2021. For more information click here