The agri-food industry routinely enumerates microbial flora, which indicates the microbiological quality of the entire production process, from raw materials to finished products.
Quality indicators are of major importance in establishing a HACCP approach and guarantee the commercial value of food products from leaving the factory through to the end of their shelf life.
Quality indicators enumerated in routine usually are :
- Total count
- E. coli
- S. aureus
- Yeast & moulds…