Kivilcim Celik* and Bulent Ergonul
Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey
*Corresponding Author: Kivilcim Celik, Department of Food Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Manisa Celal Bayar University, Manisa, Turkey.
Received: March 14, 2020; Published: April 10, 2020
Dried raisin which has a high economic value is an essential product of Eagean Region, especially in Manisa. Raisins that can be sold outdoors in some places contain the microbial load. This microbial load may be at levels that may threaten human health. In this study, it is aimed to determine the microbiological attributes of unpackaged or packaged dried raisin samples from different locations of the Manisa region. A total of 62 different dried raisin samples were collected and brought into Manisa Celal Bayar University, Microbiology Laboratory and were taken under microbiological investigation. Average microbiological attributes of 43 unpackaged and 19 packaged dry raisin samples were determined and were compared to values given in Communication for Microbiological Criteria for Dried Fruits and Vegetables of TSE.
Keywords: Microbiology; Raisin; Package; Unpackage; E. coli; Staphylococcus aureus
Citation: Kivilcim Celik and Bulent Ergonul. “Determination of Microbiological Attributes of Unpackaged and Packaged Raisin Samples Sold in Manisa Markets". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 4.5 (2020): 10-13.
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