FDA’s Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) Testing

BAM Salmonella Testing
FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual BAM Salmonella Testing

Contract Laboratory receives many requests from cosmetics and food companies for outsourcing their microbiology testing. Many of these companies want testing according to FDA BAM Standards.  BAM stands for the FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM). It is a US Food and Drug Administration FDA manual of laboratory procedures and standards used to detect pathogens in food and cosmetics.

FDA’s Bacteriological Analytical Manual (The BAM) is a collection of procedures preferred by analysts in U.S. Food and Drug Administration laboratories for the detection in food and cosmetic products of pathogens (bacterial, viral, parasitic, plus yeast and mold) and of microbial toxins. Except for some rapid test  methods, , all these methods have been used and peer reviewed by FDA scientists as well as by scientists outside FDA. However, not all of these methods have been fully validated by collaborative studies.

The complete FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual BAM contains standards regarding food sampling and preparation, the microscopic examination of foods, investigating food related illnesses, as well as standards regarding specific pathogens such as salmonella, listeria, yeasts, molds, and more.

If your organization needs microbiological food or cosmetic testing Bacteriological Analytical Manual BAM laboratory testing, call Contract Laboratory at 1-855-377-6821, or submit a Bacteriological Analytical Manual BAM test request online.


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