Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal SciencesInvestigation of The Microbial Flora of Pastırma Marketing in Ankara
Ankara Üniversitesi, Veteriner Fakültesi, Besin Hijyeni ve Teknolojisi Anabilim Dalı, 06110 Dışkapı, Ankara-TÜRKİYE
Abstract: This study was undertaken to investigation of microbial flora of pastırma, marketing in Ankara. For this purpose, a total of 80 pastırma samples, obtained from different markets, were analysed for microbiological aspect. Also, pH and water activity (aw) values were determined as a parallel to the microbiological analysis. In the frame of the analysis founds, the microbiological values were determined as fallows; The levels of total viable mesophilic count and lactobacilli 104-108 cfu/g, micrococci/staphylococci 104-107 cfu/g, enterobacteriaceae <2.0x102-104 cfu/g, coliform bacteria <2.0x102-103 cfu/g, enterococci <2.0x102-104 cfu/g, pseudomonas and yeasts <2.0x102 cfu/g, moulds <2.0x102-105 cfu/g, coagulase (+) staphylococci and sulphide reducing anaerobes at the level of <2.0x102 and <1.0x101 cfu/g respectively, whereas, salmonella were not found in 25 g of the samples. The mean values of pH and aw were determined as 5.50 and 0.89, respectively. Based on the results, it was determined that, lactobacilli and micrococci/staphylococci were constituted the dominant flora of pastırma samples.
Key Words: Pastırma, microbial flora
Turk. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 1999; 23: 57-62.
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