ISO 6888-3:2003

Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs — Horizontal method for the enumeration of coagulase-positive staphylococci (Staphylococcus aureus and other species) — Part 3: Detection and MPN technique for low numbers ISO 6888-3:2003

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   May 30, 2022


ISO/TC 34/SC 9 Microbiology

International Standard

07.100.30   Food microbiology


ISO 6888-3:2003 specifies a horizontal method for the enumeration and detection of coagulase-positive staphylococci, using the most probable number (MPN) technique. It is applicable to
products intended for human consumption and the feeding of animals, andenvironmental samples in the area of food production and food handling.
This method is recommended for products where staphylococci are expected to be stressed and in low numbers as, for example, in dried products. Coagulase-positive staphylococci will primarily be Staphylococcus aureus but Staphylococcus intermedius and some strains of Staphylococcus hyicus also produce coagulase.

Life cycle


ISO 6888-3:2003
90.93 Standard confirmed
May 30, 2022


ISO/CD 6888-3