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Method GS2/3-41 (2011)

The Determination of the Total Mesophilic Bacterial Count in Refined Sugar Products by the Pour Plate Method or the Membrane Filtration Method – Official


1 Scope and Field of Application

This method is used for the determination of the total mesophilic bacteria count in refined sugar products (General Subjects 2 and 3) [1,2,3,4,5,6,7]. With higher colony counts and/or for dark-coloured products use the pour plate method. With low levels of microorganisms use the membrane filter method [12]. This method is a combination of the previous GS2/3-41 (1998) and GS2/3-43 (1998) methods.


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