In article <MURIANAP.675.002A9A42 at foodsci.purdue.edu>, MURIANAP at foodsci.purdue.edu (Pete Muriana) says:
>>In article <5c3si3$74o at sjx-ixn3.ix.netcom.com> lfwwfl at ix.netcom.com(linda white) writes:
>>>Can anybody out there let me know what BAM and AOAC tests are? What do
>>the acronyms stand for?
>>BAM = Bacteriological Analytical Manual - compilation of microbiological
> procedures (used by FDA)
>>AOAC = Association of Analytical Chemists - also, compilation of procedures,
> including microbiological (often those used by USDA).
>>>Can you give me any procedural information
>>about these tests, and the main organisms they test for? Thanks!
>>They are "compilations" of many procedures - many different tests for many
>different microorganisms and for many different foods - not just a "test."
>OOPS- You are correct about AOAC. I wrote Agricultural chemists when
I meant to write Analytical Chemists.