Microbial quality of selected street foods outside DLSU-D.

Lagamayo, Dian C. and Saulog, Roldan A. (2014) Microbial quality of selected street foods outside DLSU-D. Undergraduate thesis, De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.

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Street foods are usually exposed foods in the environment that make them more vulnerable to contamination. The purpose of the study was to evaluate bacterial contamination in selected street foods available outside DLSU-D. The total bacterial count in animal-derived street food was determined in siomai, batter-coated chicken internal organ and takoyaki with a range of 600- 13,000 cfu/g. Likewise, the total count of coliforms, Esherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella spp. in the same food samples were determined. The samples were negative for pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella spp. and Staphylococcus aureus but only coliforms in which Escherichia coli particularly, was confirmed. Although the degree of contamination did not go beyond the standards, the result of having coliforms in the sample indicated poor quality food preparation that needs compliance to strict sanitary measures.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BIO 1090 2010
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
Users: College of Science and Computer Studies > Biological Science
Depositing User: Ms. Bibiana Alcantara
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2015 06:47
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2015 06:47
URI: http://thesis.dlsud.edu.ph/id/eprint/257

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