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Bacterial Counts of Foods
Bacterial Counts of Foods
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Microbiology
10/24/2011

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Thermoduric bacteria =
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Method to ascentain if food is contaminated with fecal bacteria and, therefore, has the potential to spread disease is to perform ...
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coliform counts
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Coliforms occur in ...
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... the intestines of humans and warm-blooded animals.

 

Eg: E. coli

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Which type of food has the

highest bacterial count?

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Ground beef

because it's fresh and has not been frozen.

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Which type of food has the

lowest bacterial count?

Definition

Dried fruit

because of the lack of water available.

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Why might one expect to find coliforms in samples of meat?
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The digestive tract may be opened during butchering and release coliform bacteria onto the meat.
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High coliform counts in food indicates the potential for finding which

intestinal pathogens?

Definition

Salmonella

E coli H7

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Why is refrigeration not always an effective means for preventing food spoilaage?

 

Definition
Some bacteria are able to grow at refrigeration temperatures.
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Eg of foods that have high bacterial counts but are not spoiled.
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Sauerkraut

yogurt