Cronobacter sakazakii ISO

Method References

ISO 22964-Microbiology of the food chain-Horizontal method for the detection of Cronobacter ssp. 2017-04

Sample Size


Estimated Turn Around Time

72 hours (If presumptive, confirmation is an additional 2 days)

Reporting Unit

Positive or Negative /g

Method Description

Samples are prepared and incubated for 24 hours. Enrichment is added and placed in a tube. Incubated for an additional 24 hours. Sample is then plated on selective media and incubated based on product type. Plates are then read and results generated based on colony morphology.

Additional Information

Cronobacter consists of six species and they are Cronobacter sakazakii, C. turicensis, C. malonaticus, C. muytjensii, C. dublinensis and C. genomospecies I. All species have been linked to clinical cases of infection and therefore all species should be considered pathogenic.

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