In-House methods (AOAC) for the enumeration of Total Aerobic Microbial Counts (TAMC), Total Yeast and Mold Counts (TYMC) and Bile Tolerant Gram Negative bacteria (BTGN) by conventional plating.
Add specified organisms to account for your quality specifications; we also test for presence/absence of Salmonella spp, E. coli, Pseudomonas spp. and Staph. aureus. First screen is by selective and differential plating, positive hits are confirmed by qPCR.
Consult your Quality Assurance department for your microbial specifications!
EP 5.1.8. TAMC: NMT 500,000 CFU/g, TYMC: NMT 50,000 CFU/g, BTGN: NMT10,000 CFU/g, Salmonella absent in 25g, E. coli absent in 1g (Required sample quantity: 30 grams)
USP<2023> TAMC: NMT 100,000 CFU/g, TYMC: NMT 1,000 CFU/g, BTGN: NMT 1,000 CFU/g, Salmonella and E. coli absent in 10g (Required sample quantity: 25 grams)
USP<1111> TAMC: NMT 200 CFU/g, TYMC: NMT 20 CFU/g, BTGN, Pseudomonas spp. and S. aureus absent in 1g (Required sample quantity: 5 grams)