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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2000 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 710-712
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.710.712
 
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Presence of Bacillus cereus in Packaged Some Spices and Herbs Sold in Istanbul

Harun Aksu, Kamil Bostan and Ozer Ergun

Abstract:
Ninety-three samples of packaged spices and herbs were collected from different retail shops in Istanbul, Turkey. They were examined for the presence and number of Bacillus cereus. It was determined that fifty-nine samples (63.44%) contained more 100 cfu/g of B.cereus, with counts ranging from 102 to 3.2x103 cfu/g. In the 34 samples (36.56%), B. cereus were less 102 cfu/g. Only 5 samples (5.38%) had counts between 103-104 cfu/g. The results suggest that incidence of B. cereus was very high in spices and herbs, and therefore should not be ignored in food industry, especially in the meat industry and mass catering establishments.
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Harun Aksu, Kamil Bostan and Ozer Ergun, 2000. Presence of Bacillus cereus in Packaged Some Spices and Herbs Sold in Istanbul. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 710-712.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2000.710.712

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2000.710.712

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