From personal online research, list the MICROBIOLOGICAL STANDARDS OF QUALITY for the following (provide references); (16 marks).
- Potable mineral water
- Bottled water
- Non-pasteurized milk
- Pasteurized milk
- Ice Cream
- Edible Ice
- Powdered Formulae for Infants
- Ready to eat spices
Portable mineral water
The quality of water defined by potable drinking water standards is such that it is suitable for human consumption of health-related chemicals and microbiological constituentsts, with suitable aesthetic and organoleptic characteristics, and usable for all normal domestic purposes, including personal hygiene.
FDA describes bottled water as water that's intended for human consumption and sealed in bottles or other containers with no added ingredients, except that it may contain a safe and suitable antimicrobial agent. (Fluoride may also be added within the limits set by FDA.)
According to the Frozen Confections Regulation, any frozen confection for sale should not contain more than 50 000 bacteria per gram or more than 100 coliform organisms per gram