Educational Resources

You may find links to the following websites useful:

 

Guidance Documents

  • EURL Lm TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENT for conducting shelf-life studies on Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods Version 3 – 6 June 2014

http://www.evira.fi/files/attachments/fi/laboratoriotoiminta/vertailulaboratoriot/eurl_lm_technical_guidance_document_lm_shelf-life_studies_v3_2014-06-06.pdf

 

  • MyHACCP

A free web tool produced by the FSA that will guide you through the process of developing a food safety management system based on Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles as required by EU Food Hygiene rules.

https://myhaccp.food.gov.uk/

 

  • Technical guidance document on shelf-life studies for Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods

Produced by the EU community reference laboratory for Listeria monocytogenes

https://www.fsai.ie/uploadedFiles/Food_Businesses/Microbiological_Criteria/EURL%20Technical%20Guidance%20Listeria%20Shelf%20life%202014.pdf

 

  • Shelf life of ready to eat food in relation to L. monocytogenes - Guidance for food business operators

Produced by Chilled Food Associates

http://www.chilledfood.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Shelf-life-of-RTE-foods-in-relation-to-Lm-FINAL-v1.1.1-23-3-10-with-worked-examples.pdf

 

  • Guidance document on Listeria monocytogenes shelf-life studies for ready-to-eat foods, under Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 of 15 November 2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs

https://www.fsai.ie/uploadedFiles/EU_Guidance_listeria_monocytogenes.pdf

 

  • The Food Safety Act 1990 – A guide for food businesses

http://multimedia.food.gov.uk/multimedia/pdfs/fsactguide.pdf

 

  • Food Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Whitefish Processors

http://www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore.asp?Action=Book&ProductId=9780117081994

 

European Regulations

  • Commission regulation (EC) No 2073/2005 of 15 November 2005 on microbiological criteria for foodstuffs

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2005:338:0001:0026:EN:PDF

 

  • Regulation (EC) no 178/2002 of the European parliament and of the council of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2002:031:0001:0024:EN:PDF

 

ISO Standards

  • ISO 18593:2004 Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs -- Horizontal methods for sampling techniques from surfaces using contact plates and swabs

http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=39849

 

  • ISO 11290-1:1996 Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs -- Horizontal method for the detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes -- Part 1: Detection method

http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=19268

 

  • ISO 11290-2: 1998 Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs -- Horizontal method for the detection and enumeration of Listeria monocytogenes -- Part 2: Enumeration method

http://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=25570

 

Other organisations

  • Seafish

http://www.seafish.org/