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AACC Approved Methods of Analysis, 11th Edition - AACC Method 42-11.01. Aerobic Plate Count

AACC Approved Methods of Analysis, 11th Edition

Microorganisms

AACC Method 42-11.01
Aerobic Plate Count

VIEW METHOD

Objective
This method measures the total number of aerobic mesophilic bacteria contained in a food product or ingredient. High counts in finished products can be related to contaminated raw ingredients, underprocessing, or mishandling during processing. This method is applicable to all types of food products and ingredients.