food borne pathogens

The Buchanan's 4ducks at voicenet.com
Thu Jan 23 20:24:23 EST 1997

BAM stands for Bacteriological Analytical Manual.  It is put together
by scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and then
published by AOAC.  It provides specific "official " methods for the
detection of different microorganisms in foods.  AOAC stands for
Association of Official Analytical Chemists.  It is a scientific
society that evaluates methods for acccuracy, percisiion, etc. and
sets up "official methods."  If you would like more information
about the BAM I recommend that you contact Dr. George Jackson at the
FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.  The have a website
that should give you his e-mail address.

Bob Buchanan
lfwwfl at ix.netcom.com(linda white) wrote:

>Can anybody out there let me know what BAM and AOAC tests are?  What do
>the acronyms stand for?  Can you give me any procedural information
>about these tests, and the main organisms they test for?  Thanks!  

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