This document specifies a horizontal method for the detection of enteropathogenic Vibrio spp., which causes human illness in or via the intestinal tract . The species detectable by the methods specified include Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Vibrio cholerae and Vibrio vulnificus.
It is applicable to the following:
— microbial plant biostimulants.
NOTE 1 The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified that V. parahaemolyticus, V. cholerae and V. vulnificus are the major contaminants of Vibrio spp. .
NOTE 2 For confirmation, it is possible to use PCR tests; in this case the laboratory validates the procedure and data generated.