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Microbiological Methods & Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM)

The FDA sets scientific standards for testing foods for various contaminants. Laboratories and food companies worldwide use these standards to make sure that food products are safe to eat and drink.

 

FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual Online (BAM)

FDA's Bacteriological Analytical Manual (the BAM) is the agency's preferred laboratory procedures for the detection in food and cosmetic products of pathogens (bacterial, viral, parasitic, plus yeast and mold) and of microbial toxins. The complete BAM is now available online and will be updated as needed.

 

Other FDA Microbiological Methods

 


Other Microbiological Methods Information