FDA and EPA Safety Levels in Regulations and Guidance

TABLE B-4 FDA and US EPA Safety Levels in Regulations and Guidance

Product

Level

Reference

Ready-to-eat fishery products (minimal cooking by consumer)

Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)—1 × 103 ETEC/gram, LT or ST positive.

Compliance Program 7303.842

Ready-to-eat fishery products (minimal cooking by consumer)

Listeria monocytogenes—presence of organism.

Compliance Program 7303.842

All fish

Salmonella species—presence of organism.

Sec 555.300 Compliance Policy Guide

All fish

  1. Staphylococcus aureus—positive for staphylococcal enterotoxin, or

  2. Staphylococcus aureus level is equal to or greater than 104/gram (MPN).

Compliance Program 7303.842

Ready-to-eat fishery products (minimal cooking by consumer)

Vibrio cholerae—presence of toxigenic 01 or non-01.

Compliance Program 7303.842

Ready-to-eat fishery products (minimal cooking by consumer)

Vibrio parahaemolyticus—levels equal to or greater than 1 × 104/gram (Kanagawa positive or negative).

Compliance Program 7303.842

Ready-to-eat fishery products (minimal cooking by consumer)

Vibrio vulnificus—presence of pathogenic organism.

Compliance Program 7303.842

All fish

Clostridium botulinum

  1. Presence of viable spores or vegetative cells in products that will support their growth, or

  2. Presence of toxin.

Compliance Program 7303.842

Clams and oysters, fresh or frozen—imports

Microbiological—

  1. E. coli—MPN of 230/100 grams (average of subs or 3 or more of 5 subs);

  2. APC—500,000/gram (average of subs or 3 or more of 5 subs).

Sec 560.600 Compliance Policy Guide



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement