Microbial Examination of Bottled Mineral Water Available in the Market
Microbial examination of bottled mineral water available in the market under different brand names, was carried out in order to determine total viable count, spore former, coliforms and presence or absence of mould and yeast. Results obtained showed quite variation in total viable count and spore former. The total viable count ranged from 3-23/ml and the spore former ranged from 0-25/ml. Fecal and non fecal coliforms along with moulds and yeast were absent in all the samples collected from the market.
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