Article Id: ARCC5355 | Page : 150 152
Citation :- MICROBIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF SHRIKHAND SOLD IN MAHARASHTRA STATE.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2005.(24):150 152
Prafulla Salunke, Hasmukh A. Patel and P.N Thakar
Address : SMC College of Dairy Science Anand Agricultural University, Anand Campus, Anand - 388 110, India


Market samples of Shrikhand were collected from twenty popular manufacturers, five from each of the four cities of Maharashtra and analysed for microbiological quality. The standard plate count (SPC) and yeast and mold counts (YMC) of the product ranged from 5.59 to 8.36 and 3.52 to 5.24 log cfu/g and square root transfonned values of coliforms ranged from 1.00 to 5.67 cfu/g. Microbiological differences among manufacturers of different cities were too low to be significant. Almost all the samples did not meet the requirements for YMC as laid down under BIS standards.


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