As a member of ASTA, you can download these white papers on microbiological issues in the spice industry.
These white papers provide background information on the presence of bacteria and other microorganisms in and on spices, as well as information about outbreaks and epidemiology, as well as an overview of the anti-microbial properties associated with spices.
Microbial Safety in Spices
A number of well publicized salmonella outbreaks traced to food have heightened public awareness of the need to ensure food safety programs are in place. This white paper looks at the role microbiological testing can play.
Microbial Profile of Raw SpicesDownload Microbial Profile of Raw Spices PDF version
Epidemiology of PathogensDownload Epidemiology of Pathogens PDF version
Bacteriostatic and Synergistic Properties of SpicesDownload Bacteriostatic and Synergistic Properties of Spices PDF version
FAQs on the Potential Risks Related to Listeria monocytogenes in SpicesFAQs on the Potential Risks Related to Listeria monocytogenes in Spices PDF version