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10.3 Cooked bacon/gammon

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Bacon & Gammon / Microbiological standards

Cooked bacon/gammon shall be tested weekly in accordance with a documented sampling schedule to demonstrate compliance with the following microbiological targets:

SalmonellaAbsent in 25gPresent in 25g
*Listeria spp Absent in 25gPresent in 25g
Staph Aureus<20 cfu/g>100cfu/g
* Where a positive test for Listeria spp. is reported, a test for the presence and enumeration of Listeria Monocytogenes shall be undertaken to demonstrate that the count at end of life is <100cfu/g