Water quality - Detection of Salmonella spp. (ISO 19250:2010)

ISO 19250:2010 specifies a method for the detection of Salmonella spp. (presumptive or confirmed) in water samples. It is possible that, for epidemiological purposes or during outbreak investigations, other media are also required.

Wasserbeschaffenheit - Bestimmung von Salmonella spp. (ISO 19250:2010)

Diese Internationale Norm legt ein Verfahren zum Nachweis von Salmonella spp. (präsumtiv oder bestätigt) in Wasserproben fest. Es ist möglich, dass bei besonderen epidemiologischen Situationen oder bei Untersuchungen von Krankheitsausbrüchen auch andere Medien benötigt werden.
WARNUNG — Es ist möglich, dass das Verfahren nicht alle Salmonella ser. Typhi und ser. Paratyphi erfasst.
ANMERKUNG Für eine semi-quanitative Untersuchung können MPN-Ansätze (en: most probable number – wahrscheinlichste Zahl) unter Verwendung geeigneter Probenvolumen durchgeführt werden. Für diese Fälle wird das Volumen des gepufferten Peptonwassers entsprechend angepasst.

Qualité de l'eau - Recherche de Salmonella spp. (ISO 19250:2010)

L'ISO 19250:2010 spécifie une méthode pour la recherche de Salmonella spp. (présomptives ou confirmées) dans des échantillons d'eau. À des fins épidémiologiques ou au cours d'enquêtes sur des épidémies, il peut être nécessaire d'utiliser d'autres milieux.

Kakovost vode - Ugotavljanje prisotnosti Salmonella spp. (ISO 19250:2010)

Ta mednarodni standard določa metodo za določanje prisotnosti Salmonella spp. (domnevne ali potrjene) v vzorcih vode. Za epidemološke namene ali med raziskovanjem izbruha so lahko zahtevani tudi drugi mediji.

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN ISO 19250:2013
01-julij-2013
1DGRPHãþD
SIST ISO 6340:1998
Kakovost vode - Ugotavljanje prisotnosti Salmonella spp. (ISO 19250:2010)
Water quality - Detection of Salmonella spp. (ISO 19250:2010)
Wasserbeschaffenheit - Bestimmung von Salmonella spp. (ISO 19250:2010)
Qualité de l'eau - Recherche de Salmonella spp. (ISO 19250:2010)
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN ISO 19250:2013
ICS:
07.100.20 Mikrobiologija vode Microbiology of water
SIST EN ISO 19250:2013 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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Water quality - Detection of Salmonella spp. (ISO 19250:2010)

Qualité de l'eau - Recherche de Salmonella spp. (ISO Wasserbeschaffenheit - Bestimmung von Salmonella spp.

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Foreword

The text of ISO 19250:2010 has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 147 “Water quality” of the

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and has been taken over as EN ISO 19250:2013 by

Technical Committee CEN/TC 230 “Water analysis” the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 19250
First edition
2010-07-15
Water quality — Detection of Salmonella
spp.
Qualité de l'eau — Recherche de Salmonella spp.
Reference number
ISO 19250:2010(E)
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Contents Page

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction.........................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope......................................................................................................................................................1

2 Normative references............................................................................................................................1

3 Terms and definitions ...........................................................................................................................2

4 Principle..................................................................................................................................................2

4.1 General ...................................................................................................................................................2

4.2 Pre-enrichment in non-selective liquid medium ................................................................................2

4.3 Enrichment in selective liquid media ..................................................................................................2

4.4 Plating out and recognition..................................................................................................................3

4.5 Confirmation ..........................................................................................................................................3

5 Apparatus...............................................................................................................................................3

6 Sampling.................................................................................................................................................4

7 Culture media and reagents .................................................................................................................4

8 Procedure...............................................................................................................................................5

8.1 Preparation of the sample ....................................................................................................................5

8.2 Non-selective pre-enrichment..............................................................................................................5

8.3 Selective enrichment.............................................................................................................................5

8.4 Plating out ..............................................................................................................................................6

8.5 Confirmation ..........................................................................................................................................6

9 Expression of results............................................................................................................................9

10 Test report..............................................................................................................................................9

Annex A (normative) Diagram of procedure ..................................................................................................10

Annex B (normative) Composition and preparation of culture media and reagents.................................11

Annex C (informative) Results of the interlaboratory trial............................................................................18

Bibliography......................................................................................................................................................23

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Foreword

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ISO 19250 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 147, Water quality, Subcommittee SC 4,

Microbiological methods.

This edition cancels and replaces ISO 6340:1995, which has been technically revised.

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Introduction

Salmonella species are bacteria which are widely distributed all over the world. They are usually classified as

pathogens, although their virulence and pathogenesis vary widely. The natural hosts of Salmonella include

humans, agricultural and domestic livestock, and wild animals including birds. Humans and animals can

excrete these bacteria while carrying them asymptomatically as well as during disease. It is therefore

impossible to eliminate them from the environment. Following the infection of humans, the transmission of

Salmonella can cause severe disease.

Since water is a recognized vehicle of infection, the presence or absence of Salmonella is monitored in water

where there is perceived to be a risk of infection. Salmonella can be present in all types of domestic and

agricultural waste water, freshwaters, including ground and drinking waters, as well as sea water.

The detection of Salmonella in water usually requires a concentration step. Since Salmonella cells can be

present in low numbers and injured in the aqueous environment, their detection in water usually requires a

pre-enrichment step.
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Water quality — Detection of Salmonella spp.

WARNING — In order to safeguard the health of laboratory personnel, it is essential that tests for

detecting Salmonella, and especially S. enterica subsp. enterica ser. Typhi (Salmonella ser. Typhi) and

S. enterica subsp. enterica ser. Paratyphi (Salmonella ser. Paratyphi), be undertaken only in properly

equipped laboratories, under the control of a skilled microbiologist, and that great care be taken in the

disposal of all incubated materials.

Persons using this International Standard should be familiar with normal laboratory practice. This

standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is

the responsibility of the user to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to ensure

compliance with any national regulatory conditions.

IMPORTANT — It is absolutely essential that tests conducted according to this International Standard

be carried out by suitably trained staff.
1 Scope

This International Standard specifies a method for the detection of Salmonella spp. (presumptive or

confirmed) in water samples. It is possible that, for epidemiological purposes or during outbreak investigations,

other media are also required.

WARNING — It is possible that the method does not recover all Salmonella ser. Typhi and ser.

Paratyphi.

NOTE For a semi-quantitative approach, most probable number (MPN) tests can be performed using appropriate

sample volumes. For these cases, the volume of the buffered peptone water is adjusted accordingly.

2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 6579, Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs — Horizontal method for the detection of Salmonella

spp.

ISO 6887-1, Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs — Preparation of test samples, initial suspension

and decimal dilutions for microbiological examination — Part 1: General rules for the preparation of the initial

suspension and decimal dilutions

ISO 7218, Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs — General requirements and guidance for

microbiological examinations

ISO 7704, Water quality — Evaluation of membrane filters used for microbiological analyses

ISO 8199, Water quality — General guidance on the enumeration of micro-organisms by culture

ISO 19458, Water quality — Sampling for microbiological analysis
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3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
presumptive Salmonella spp.

bacteria which grow in the selective enrichment medium specified, and form typical or atypical colonies on the

solid selective media
3.2
confirmed Salmonella spp.

bacteria which grow in the selective enrichment medium specified, and form typical and suspicious colonies

on the solid selective media, and which display specfic biochemical and serological characteristics

NOTE The specific biochemical and serological characteristics are determined by tests specified in this International

Standard.
3.3
Salmonella detection
determination of the presence or absence of Salmonella (3.4)
3.4
Salmonella spp.
Salmonella

microorganisms which form typical or atypical colonies on solid selective media and which display specific

biochemical and serological characteristics
4 Principle
4.1 General

The detection of Salmonella necessitates four successive stages (see also Annex A).

Pre-enrichment is often necessary to permit detection of low numbers of Salmonella or injured Salmonella.

Some Salmonella and those which are sublethally injured may require additional incubation time (4.3).

Furthermore, Salmonella can be present in small numbers and are often accompanied by considerably Iarger

numbers of other members of Enterobacteriaceae or of other families. Therefore, selective enrichment is

necessary.
4.2 Pre-enrichment in non-selective liquid medium

Buffered peptone water (B.1) is inoculated at ambient temperature with a known volume of the sample or its

dilutions, then incubated at (36 ± 2) °C for (18 ± 2) h. Larger volumes can be concentrated using membrane

filtration and the membrane filter is then added to buffered peptone water.

NOTE For waste water it has been shown that shorter incubation times or direct inoculation of the sample in selective

medium (4.3) produce better results.

For a semi-quantitative approach, MPN tests can be performed using appropriate sample volumes. In these

cases, adjust the volumes of the buffered peptone water accordingly.
4.3 Enrichment in selective liquid media

Rappaport-Vassiliadis medium with soya (RVS broth) and Muller-Kauffmann tetrathionate-novobiocin broth

(MKTTn) are inoculated with the culture obtained in 4.2.

The RVS broth is incubated at (41,5 ± 1) °C for (24 ± 3) h and the MKTTn broth at (37 ± 1) °C for (24 ± 3) h.

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To detect slow-growing Salmonella spp., incubate the enrichment broth for a further (24 ± 3) h to a total of

(48 ± 4) h at (41,5 ± 1,0) °C.

NOTE Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi A are usually not important in routine water quality monitoring, but

can be relevant in epidemiological investigations. MKTTn broth is used for enrichment with incubation at (36 ± 2) °C for up

to (24 ± 3) h and recovers most strains of Salmonella, including some strains of Salmonella Paratyphi, but is not thought to

be able to recover strains of Salmonella Paratyphi C. MKTTn broth is not used if Salmonella Typhi is suspected after the

use of selenite cystine broth.
4.4 Plating out and recognition
From the cultures obtained in 4.3, two selective solid media are inoculated:
a) xylose lysine deoxycholate agar (XLD agar);

b) any other solid selective medium complementary to XLD agar and, if applicable, appropriate for the

isolation of lactose-positive Salmonella and Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi strains — the

laboratory may choose which medium to use.

Incubate the XLD agar at (36 ± 2) °C and examine after (24 ± 3) h to check for the presence of colonies which

are considered to be presumptive Salmonella. Incubate the second selective agar according to the

manufacturer's recommendations.

NOTE For information, brilliant green agar (BGA), bismuth sulfite agar, etc., can be used as the second plating-out

medium.
4.5 Confirmation

Subculture colonies of presumptive Salmonella, then plate out as described in 4.4 and confirm their identity by

means of appropriate biochemical (8.5.3) and serological (8.5.4) tests.
5 Apparatus

Usual microbiological laboratory equipment (see ISO 7218) and, in particular, the following.

5.1 General. Except for disposable glassware which is delivered sterile, sterilize glassware as specified in

ISO 8199. Disposable apparatus is an acceptable alternative to reusable glassware if it has suitable

specifications.
5.2 Autoclave, capable of being maintained at (121 ± 3) °C and at (115 ± 3) °C.
5.3 Water bath or incubator, capable of being maintained at (36 ± 2) °C.
5.4 Water bath or incubator, capable of being maintained at (41,5 ± 1,0) °C.
5.5 Water baths, capable of operating at (70 ± 1) °C and at 50 °C to 55 °C.
5.6 Membrane filtration apparatus, as specified in ISO 8199.
5.7 Sterile membrane filters, with a nominal pore size of 0,45 µm.

The quality of membrane filters may vary from brand to brand or even from batch to batch. It is therefore

advisable to check the quality on a regular basis, as specified in ISO 7704.
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5.8 pH-meter, with an accuracy of calibration of ± 0,1 pH at 20 °C to 25 °C.
5.9 Sterile forceps.

5.10 Sterile loops, approximate diameter 3 mm (10 µl volume), and inoculation needle or wire.

6 Sampling

Sampling is not part of the method specified in this International Standard. Samples should be taken in

accordance with ISO 19458.

It is important the laboratory receive a truly representative sample which has not been damaged or changed

during transport or storage.
7 Culture media and reagents
[2] [3]

NOTE For guidelines on quality assurance and performance testing, see ISO/TS 11133-1 and ISO/TS 11133-2 .

7.1 Basic materials. For uniformity of results, in the preparation of media, either use a dehydrated

complete medium or use constituents of uniform quality and reagents of recognized analytical grade.

Other grades of reagents may be used provided they can be shown to produce comparable results.

[1]
7.2 Water, ISO 3696 , grade 3.
7.3 Culture media, prepared in accordance with Annex B.

7.3.1 Buffered peptone water, non-selective pre-enrichment medium buffered peptone water (BPW, B.1).

7.3.2 Rappaport-Vassiliadis broth with soya (RVS broth, B.2), selective enrichment medium.

7.3.3 Xylose lysine deoxycholate agar (XLD agar, B.3).

7.3.4 Second solid selective plating-out medium, whose choice is left to the discretion of the testing

laboratory. Follow the manufacturer's instructions precisely regarding its preparation for use.

7.3.5 Nutrient agar (B.4), or other appropriate non-selective agar.
7.3.6 Triple sugar and iron agar (TSI agar, B.5).
As an alternative, iron and two sugar agar may be used.
7.3.7 Urea agar, Christensen (B.6).
7.3.8 L-Lysine decarboxylation medium (B.7).
7.3.9 Selenite cystine broth (B.8).
7.3.10 Muller-Kaufmann tetrathionate-novobiocin broth (MKTTn, B.9).
7.3.11 Filter aid (B.10).
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8 Procedure
See Figure A.1.
8.1 Preparation of the sample

For the preparation of the sample, filtration and inoculation on isolation media, follow the instructions as

specified in ISO 8199 and ISO 6887-1. Start the examination preferably immediately after taking the samples.

If the samples are kept at ambient temperatures, start the examination within 12 h after sampling. Under

exceptional circumstances, it is allowable for the samples to be kept at (5 ± 3) °C for up to 24 h prior to

examination.

The volume of the sample to be analysed depends on the type of water. Usual volumes for bathing water and

drinking water are 1 000 ml to 5 000 ml. For polluted surface waters and waste water, smaller volumes are

usually analysed.

If sample dilutions are necessary (e.g. for waste water samples), prepare these dilutions as specified in

ISO 8199.
8.2 Non-selective pre-enrichment
8.2.1 Non-selective pre-enrichment for volumes less than 10 ml

Inoculate 50 ml of BPW (B.1) at room temperature with the sample or dilutions thereof and incubate at

(36 ± 2) °C for (18 ± 2) h.
8.2.2 Non-selective pre-enrichment for volumes greater than 10 ml
Filter a volume of water appropriate for the water being examined.
Immerse the membrane filter in 50 ml of BPW (B.1).
Alternatively, add the sample to the same volume of double strength BPW.

Note that the latter procedure is not suitable for mineral waters with high salt content or sea water.

Incubate the cultures at (36 ± 2) °C for (18 ± 2) h.
8.2.3 Recommendation for turbid or polluted water

For turbid or polluted waters, sterile filter aid (B.10) can be added and the sample filtered through a sterile

absorbent pad acting as a supporting base instead of using the membrane.

In this case, filter an aliquot of filter aid, typically 15 ml, to form an initial layer on the absorbent pad. Mix a

second aliquot, typically 15 ml, with the volume of sample and filter. For turbid or dirty waters, additional

aliquots may be filtered. When filtration is complete, remove the funnel and carefully transfer the absorbent

pad and filter aid to BPW (B.1). If necessary, retain a small volume of BPW to rinse the funnel so that the

final volume of BPW is 100 ml. Incubate for presence or absence, or dispense as an MPN series for a

semi-quantitative count.
8.3 Selective enrichment

Allow the enrichment broth(s) to equilibrate to room temperature if they were stored at a lower temperature.

Transfer 0,1 ml of the culture obtained in 8.2 to a tube containing 10 ml of the RVS broth (B.2). When

MKTTn (B.9) is also used, transfer 1 ml of the culture obtained in 8.2 to a tube containing 10 ml of the MKTTn

broth.
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Incubate the inoculated RVS broth at (41,5 ± 1,0) °C for (24 ± 3) h and, if necessary (see 4.3), for (48 ± 4) h.

Care should be taken that the maximum allowed incubation temperature (42,5 °C) is not exceeded. Incubate

the inoculated MKTTn broth at (36 ± 2) °C for (24 ± 3) h.

NOTE For RVS broth, the magnesium chloride concentration and incubation temperature have been optimized to

yield good recovery without losing selectivity according to Reference [5].
8.4 Plating out
8.4.1 General

Allow the XLD agar plates and the second selective plating-out medium (see ISO 6579:2002, 5.2.4.2) to

equilibrate at room temperature if they were stored at a lower temperature. If necessary, dry the surface of the

plates before use.
8.4.2 Plating from RVS broth

Using the culture obtained in the RVS broth, inoculate, after incubation for (24 ± 3) h and, if necessary

(see 4.3), for (48 ± 4) h, by means of a sterile loop (5.10), the surface of the following enrichment media so

that well-isolated colonies are obtained:
a) XLD agar (B.3);
b) an additional selective medium (7.3.4).

Invert the dishes so that the bottom is uppermost, and place them in the incubator (5.3) set at (36 ± 2) °C for

(24 ± 3) h for the XLD agar. The manufacturer's instructions shall be followed for the second selective

plating-out medium.
8.4.3 Plating from MKTTn broth

After incubation at (36 ± 2) °C for (24 ± 3) h using the culture obtained, repeat the procedure specified in 8.4.2

with the two selective plating-out media.
8.5 Confirmation
8.5.1 General

If shown to be reliable, commercially available identification kits for the biochemical examination of Salmonella

may be used. Use these kits according to the manufacturer's instructions.
8.5.2 Selection of colonies for confirmation

For routine monitoring purposes, take, for confirmation, from each Petri dish of each selective medium (8.4),

at least one discrete colony considered to be typical or presumptive Salmonella. If the first colony is not

confirmed as Salmonella, then take a further four colonies.

On XLD agar, typical Salmonella colonies usually have a black centre and a lightly transparent zone of

reddish colour due to the colour change of the indicator. It is recommended that at least five colonies be

identified for epidemiological studies. If on one dish there are fewer than five typical or suspect colonies, take

all the typical or suspect colonies for confirmation.

NOTE The recognition of Salmonella colonies is to a large extent a matter of experience and their appearance can

vary somewhat, not only from serovar to serovar, but also from batch to batch of the selective medium used. Shigella,

Providencia and H S-negative Salmonella spp.(e.g. Salmonella Paratyphi A) appear as pink with a darker pink centre;

lactose-positive Salmonella grown on XLD are yellow with or without blackening; Enterobacteriaceae e.g. Escherichia coli,

Enterobacter, Klebsiella, Citrobacter, Proteus, and Serratia appear as yellow, opaque colonies.

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Streak the selected colonies on to the surface of pre-dried “non-selective” agar plates (e.g. nutrient agar, B.4)

to allow the development of well-isolated colonies.
Incubate the inoculated plates at (36 ± 2) °C for (24 ± 3) h.

If the plating fails to produce distinct colonies, repeat in a manner which ensures that single discrete c

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