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Microbial quality of cooked meat foods in Tehran university's restaurants

(2008) Microbial quality of cooked meat foods in Tehran university's restaurants. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. pp. 595-599. ISSN 1682-024X

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Methodology: Two hundred sixteen samples from four types of consumed foods in six clinical and educational centres were assessed for bacterial contamination by standard methods. Results: There was no contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Mean of total bacterial and coliform counts in grilled ground meat samples were 1.14 x 10(5) CFU/g and 1.98 x 10(2) CFU/g respectively. Twenty one (38.9) out of 54 examined samples of grilled ground meat had E.coli contamination and S.aureus were found in 30 (55.6) samples. Mean quantity of total bacterial contamination were 2.85 x 10(2) CFU/g for fish samples and there was no presence with coliforms or other pathogenic bacteria in this food. Conclusion: Some foods (especially grilled ground meat) had contamination loads which were higher than accepted standards. Omitting grilled ground meat from food schedule, especially in warm seasons, may reduce the hazard of food poisoning.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: bacterial contamination food university restaurants microbiological quality kitchen samples General & Internal Medicine
Page Range: pp. 595-599
Journal or Publication Title: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 24
Number: 4
ISSN: 1682-024X
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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