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Precision Parameters for the FDA Shellfish Laboratory Quality Assurance Program for 1973-1989

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Precision parameters from four microbiological analytical methods (coliform most probable number [MPN], fecal coliform MPN, Staphylococcus aureus plate count and standard plate count) were computed for the Shellfish Quality Assurance Program of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The pooled reproducibility variance (SR 2) for the four methods from 1973 to 1989 were 0.0778, 0.1181, 0.0137, and 0.0087, respectively.


Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC 20204 2: Laboratory Quality Assurance Branch, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Summit-Argo, Illinois 60501

Publication date: June 1, 1995

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