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Matrix list for Yeast and Mould

Matrix group


Types (matrix)

Example of items

Milk & Dairy

Heat-processed milk and dairy products


Pasteurized dairy products

Milk-based desserts, ice creams, drinks, creams

Pasteurized milk-based products

Fermented/acidified pasteurized milk, yoghurts, dairy-based products



Hard and semi-hard cheeses (heat processed) (e.g. Comté, Emmental, Gouda)


Ready-to-eat, ready-to-reheat meat products

Cooked meat products

Cooked ham, pâté

Ready-to-eat, ready-to-reheat meat poultry products

Cooked meat products

Cooked turkey filet


Eggs and egg products (derivates)

Egg products (heat processed) with additives (salt or sugar >2%)

Egg yolk, egg white, whole liquid egg

Egg products (heat processed) without additives

Egg yolk, egg white, whole liquid egg

Fish & Seafood

Ready-to-eat, ready-to-reheat fishery products

Cooked fishery products

Shelled and shucked products of cooked crustaceans, fish and seafood terrines

Acidified and marinated fishery products

Roll herring, anchovy

Smoked or cured, and other processed products (aw > 0,92)

Smoked fish

Smoked or cured, and other processed products (aw < 0,92)

Smoked fish, dried (salted) fish


Dried cereals, fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables

Low and IMF fruits (aw <0.85)

Syrups, concentrates, jams, semi-dried prunes


Spices, herbs, peppers

Nuts and seeds

Nuts, nut meats, nut butters, seeds

Dried fruits and vegetables (aw <0.60)

Freeze-dried vegetables

Dried cerealas

Corn, oat, breakfast cereals


Wheat, buckwheat, oat

Infant formula and infant cereals

Infant formula and infant cereals

Non-probiotic infant cereals

Infant cereals

Probiotic infant cereals

Probiotic infant cereals

Chocolate, bakery products and confectionary

Chocolate, bakery products and confectionary


Bakery products with custard, confectionaries

Dry powered

Cake mixes

Low moisture

Crackers, breads, cookies

Dry & sugared low moisture (aw <0.85)

Cake, pralines, marzipan

Dry & sugared low moisture (aw <0.65)

Biscuits, chocolate, confectionary, honey, sugar, candy syrups

Multi-component foods

Multi-component foods or meal Components

Composite processed foods (cooked)

Hot meals

Ready to (re)heat food: refrigerated

Cooked chilled foods, boiled rice or pasta, vol-au-vent in vacuum

Ready to (re)heat food: frozen

Frozen fries, pizza, stuffed croissants

Ready to (re)heat food: ambient stable (canned)

Vol-au-vent in glass bottles

Mayon­naisebased delisal­ads (acid) with pro­cessed ingre­dients

Sandwich spreads

Ambient stable acid foods (pH < 4,8)

Ketchup, sauces, dressings, mayonnaises, mustard


Pet food and animal feed

Animal origin ingredients

Meat and bone meal, chicken and feather meal, fish meal, animal digest

Plant origin ingredients

Com meal, soybean meal, vegetables

Other ingredients

Microbial products such as yeast extracts, probiotics

Dry food (aw ≤0,7)

Pellets, treats

Wet food (aw > 0,7)

Fresh meat, sausages, croquettes

Animal feeds (bovine, ovine, pig)

Cereals, flours

Animal feeds (poultry)

Cereals, flours

Animal feeds (fish)

Cereals, flours



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