Additional Chemistry and Microbiology Resources Used by the Foods Program
Below you will find additional resources for use by FDA’s Foods Program and its government partners when conducting chemical and microbiological analyses. These resources include protocols and training videos. Some of the protocols may be displayed in their internal standard operation procedure (SOP) format. Once a protocol has successfully undergone validation, its status will be updated and the protocol will be moved to the FDA Methods Compendium, when appropriate. Videos on this page are to be used only in conjunction with their associated protocols, and only for educational and training purposes. The content of these videos is not intended to substitute for the written protocols, but rather to provide context similar to that found during in-person training.
|Matrix||Analyte(s)||Name of Method/Resource||Training Materials|
|Agricultural water||STEC E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella||Performing Backflush of Ultrafilters for Bacterial Pathogens; see SOP for the Backflush||Backflush Procedure for Bacteria Video|
|Agricultural water||STEC E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella||Dead-End Ultrafiltration (DEUF) for the Detection of Bacterial Pathogens from Agricultural Water; see SOP for Water Sampling||Water Sampling for Bacteria Video|