IDF STANDING COMMITTEE ON ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR DAIRY MICROORGANISMS

SCAMDM

Microorganisms


Activities

  • Development of IDF/ISO International Standards for various detection and enumeration techniques for non-pathogenic micro-organisms incorporation of precision and accuracy data in cooperation with IDF bodies
  • Development of IDF/ISO International Standards for various detection and enumeration techniques and identifying lactic acid bacteria, starters and probiotic bacteria in milk products
Objectives

  • To develop and standardize methods (International Standards, Technical Specifications / Reviewed Methods, Guidelines) relating to detection and/or enumeration of beneficial microorganisms used in dairy foods (lactic acid bacteria, probiotics, starter cultures etc.) and determination of strain identity, and identification of species;
  • To review Joint ISO-IDF International Standards;
  • To monitor and work with other International organizations and advise the Methods Standards Steering Group on any implications related to microbiological methods related to the committee;
  • To work on any subject related to the above mentioned methods;