- Product Specifications
Name Cronobacter sakazakii in milk Product name CRM-CS Accredited yes Type Single Matrix Milk Concentration Medium Organism Bacteria Lifestage Cell Volume 10 vials 1,5 ml UN number UN 3373 WDCM number WDCM 00214 NCCB number NCCB 100285 CCUG number n.a.
Introduction to Cronobacter sakazakii (CRM-CS)
Reference Material Cronobacter sakazakii (CRM-CS) contains Cronobacter sakazakii NCCB 100285, WDCM 00214 and can be used for validation studies, learning purposes, media control and first line control of microbiological analysis for the detection of Cronobacter sakazakii.
Cronobacter sakazakii formally known as Enterobacter sakazakii, is an opportunistic Gram-negative, rod-shaped, pathogenic bacterium that can live in very dry places. In infants it can cause bacteraemia, meningitis and necrotizing enterocolitis. Most Cronobacter sakazakiiinfections cases have been associated with the use of powdered infant formula.
CRM-CS can be used for different methods, for example:
ISO 22964 Microbiology of the food chain – Horizontal method for the detection of Cronobacter spp.
ISO 11133 Microbiology of food, animal feed and water - Preparation, production, storage and performance testing of culture media
NEN 6603 Environment and food – Internal quality control by the use of control charts with chemical and microbiological
Results from the detection method (present or absent) as well as the results of counts on agar plates can be plotted in the BiosistoChart according to NEN 6603.
Regulation 2073/2005 lays down microbiological criteria for various combinations of food commodities and microorganisms, their toxins or metabolites. The Regulation differentiates microbiological criteria into Process hygiene and Food safety criteria. The Food safety criteria are applicable to Cronobacter species.