Count Sampling method Acceptable (log cfu/cm2) Marginal (log cfu/cm2) Unacceptable (log cfu/cm2)
TVC Swab ‹2.8 2.8-4.30 ›4.30
Enterobacteriacea Swab ‹0.8 0.8-1.8 ›1.8
Table 5: EU microbiological performance criteria [8].