Challenge test for Listeria monocytogenes
The implementation of a good challenge test for Listeria monocytogenes in accordance with EU regulations requires more than just a knowledge of microbiology. Obviously we use the right strains of Listeria monocytogenes, we carry out the correct counts and measurements, and we draw up our reports in accordance with EU regulations. But before we start a challenge test for Listeria monocytogenes, we first of all want to know what product it is, what the preservation method being used is, what the desired shelf life is, and whether the desired shelf life is realistic.
Based on this information we are able to provide our clients in advance with practical, useful advice about the recipe, implementation and further substantiation of the shelf life.
For more information on our vision on Listeria monocytogenes risk management have a look on www.listeria.eu