DETERMINATION OF MICROBIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF KOKOREC SOLD IN ISPARTA


KILIÇ B.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS-SERIES D-ANIMAL SCIENCE, cilt.59, ss.296-298, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 59
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Dergi Adı: SCIENTIFIC PAPERS-SERIES D-ANIMAL SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.296-298

Özet

In this study, a total of 30 kokorec samples (10 raw, 10 cooked and 10 cooked-seasoned) collected from 10 different restaurants in Isparta district of Turkey were investigated for microbiological quality. The raw, cooked and seasoned kokorec samples were subjected to total aerobic bacteria count, total coliforms, yeast and mould. The results of this study revealed that raw kokorec samples had 10(5)-10(8)cfu/g aerobic mesophilic viable bacteria, 10(4)-10(5)cfu/g total coliforms, 10(3)-10(6)cfu/g yeast and molds. On the other hand, cooked kokorec samples had 10(2)-10(5)cfu/g aerobic mesophilic viable bacteria, < 101cfu/g coliforms, < 101cfu/g yeast and molds. Furthermore, cooked-seasoned kokorec samples had 10(5)-10(6)cfu/g aerobic mesophilic viable bacteria, 10(4)-10(5)cfu/g coliforms, 10(3)-10(4)cfu/g yeast and molds. This study results showed that even though cooking process decreased the microbial load significantly, the use of seasonings resulted in a significant increase in the microbial load of cooked kokorec samples. This study indicated that kokorec sold in Isparta market is not at the desired level as far as microbiological quality is concerned and the necessary measures should be taken for protection of consumer health and satisfaction of consumer expectations.