Coliform bacteria exceeds legal limit in Raw Milk sample

Food name: Raw Milk
Bacteria name: Coliform bacteria
Detected level: Coliform bacteria present in 1/1000th (0.001) of a milliliter
Maximum limit: No coliform bacteria in 1/1000th (0.001) of a milliliter
Sampling location: The CFS collected the raw milk sample at import level.
  1. According to the Milk Regulation (Cap 132 AQ), raw milk is required to be heat treated before sale, the level of coliform bacteria in the final products will be greatly reduced.
  2. The CFS had followed up the unsatisfactory result, including tracing the source of the food in question and conducting inspection of the concerned food factory. No irregularity was detected.
  3. CFS had already taken samples of final products made from the concerned raw milk for microbiological tests and all results were satisfactory.

END/Wednesday September 14, 2022