Objectionable organisms is a buzz phrase in the pharmaceutical sector, prompted by a push from regulators to consider those microorganisms beyond those described in the pharmacopeia as specified organisms that might pose a risk to products.
This series of factsheets describes the criteria for determining whether an organism is objectional or not (looking at things like product risk profiles and the patient population), and presents profiles of many common objectionales. These organisms have been selected based on their commonality to the environment and appearance in recall observations from inspectors.
The fact sheets use colour photographs illustrating growth on agar and by Gram-stain. These are supported by facts relating to the organism’s profile and methods for identification.
The sheets are presented in a pack and together provide a unique, informative and colourful guide to an important area of quality control microbiology.