What is it about?

Recently, the market for health functional food is diversifying and increasing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the contamination level of food hygiene indicator microorganisms and to establish a better sampling plan for health functional foods.

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Why is it important?

This study aimed to monitor microbial contamination level in a variety of health functional foods and to establish new microbial criteria.

Perspectives

These results can potentially be used to update the microbial criteria of the Health Functional Food Code.

Eunjeong Heo

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This page is a summary of: Evaluation of Hygiene Indicators and Sampling Plan for Detecting Microbial Contamination in Health Functional Foods, Journal of Food Protection, March 2022, International Association for Food Protection, DOI: 10.4315/jfp-21-421.
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