Regulatory Biotoxin Requirements
Taken from Animal Products (Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption) Notice 2004
Table 7: Bivalve Molluscan Shellfish Marine Biotoxin Requirements
Regulatory Microbiological and Pathogen Requirements
n means the number of sample units which must be examined from a lot to satisfy the requirements of a particular sampling plan
c means the maximum allowable number of defective sample units. When more than this number are found, the lot is rejected by the sampling plan
m means represents an acceptable level and values above it are marginally acceptable or unacceptable in the terms of the sampling plan
M means a microbiological criterion which separates marginally acceptable quality from defective quality. Values above M are unacceptable in the terms of the sampling plan and detection of one or more samples exceeding this level would be cause for rejection of the lot.