Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 9, Issue 2,2011
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Microbiological quality of white pickled cheese produced in small plants in Burdur, Turkey


Ozen Kursun 1*, Seval Sevgi Kirdar 2, Erhan Keyvan 1, Ahmet Guner 3*

Recieved Date: 2011-01-17, Accepted Date: 2011-04-12


In this study, microbiological quality of white pickled cheese produced in small dairy plants was investigated. The number of micrococci and staphylococci were found between 103 cfu/g and 106 cfu/g in all of the samples and 44% of the samples was found to be contaminated with coagulase positive staphylococci. Coliform bacteria determined 83% of the samples were higher than 104 cfu/g in 40% of the samples and Escherichia coli was isolated in 40% of the samples. Enterococci were higher than 103 cfu/g in 20% of the samples. Pseudomonas spp. were higher than 104 cfu/g in 15% of the samples. Mould and yeast were higher than 104 cfu/g in 20% of the samples. In addition, Salmonella spp. were isolated from 30% of the samples. Consequently, it can be stated that white pickled cheeses produced in small plants do not meet the microbiological criteria in Turkish Food Codex.


White pickled cheese, microbiological quality, artisanal production

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2011
Volume: 9
Issue: 2
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 110-112

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