Microbiological quality and sample collection policy for dairy products in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district, Palestine
AbstractWe aimed to identify bacterial pathogens/contaminants in dairy product samples collected by environmental health inspectors of the Palestinian Ministry of Health from 2001-04. A total of 722 samples of dairy products were randomly collected from different sources in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district. The percentages of unacceptable samples for the combined years were: 23.0% for total aerobic count, 21.0% for total coliforms, 15.2% for faecal coliforms, 1.0% for Staphylococcus aureus, 10.3% for moulds, 2.3% for yeasts and 14.3% for Escherichia coli. All the examined samples tested negative for Salmonella spp. Total aerobic counts rose continuously between 2001 and 2004
Al Khatib, I.A. & Al Mitwalli, S.M. (2009). Microbiological quality and sample collection policy for dairy products in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district, Palestine. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117689
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (3), 709-716, 2009
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