DETECTION OF MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION IN SOME TYPES OF FLOUR THAT AVAILABLE IN LOCAL MARKETS USING BACTRAC DEVICE 3400

DETECTION OF MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION IN SOME TYPES OF FLOUR THAT AVAILABLE IN LOCAL MARKETS USING BACTRAC DEVICE 3400

  • Raafat Ahmed AAbu-Lmaaly
Keywords: Microbial contamination, Flour, BacTrac Device 3400.

Abstract

A microbial study conducted for a number of flour samples (30 samples) Uses in the bakery ovens in various areas of the city of Baghdad, by used the conventional methods used in laboratories in microbial tests and compared with the modern techniqueby usedof BacTrac Device 3400 equipped from SY-LAB Impedance analysersAustrian company.The results of two ways showed (The conventional way and BacTrac Device test)that the total counts of aerobic bacteria, coliform bacteria, StaphylococcusSpp. bacteria, Bacillus cereus bacteria and yeasts and molds,Most of them were within the permissible borders in the Iraqi standard for grain and its products With free samples from SalmonellaSpp. bacteria, and that the screening by BacTrac device are shorten the time and effort in the implementation of the microbial screening process and the results obtained from it was very accurate and approach with the results obtained from conventional tests .

Author Biography

Raafat Ahmed AAbu-Lmaaly

Market Research and Consumer Protection Center/ University of Baghdad, iraq

Published
2016-04-07