EU: Relevance of microbial finished product testing in food safety management
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Journal of Food Control: The relevance of finished product testing is described for three case studies (canned food, chocolate and cooked ham). Finished product testing is often not very effective for controlling food safety. Food safety management systems and preventive approaches are more effective and can reduce finished product testing. Finished product testing may be used for process and product verification.