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Hygienic-sanitary evaluation of the commercial goat milk in Paraíba State, Brazil Avaliação higiênico-sanitária do leite de cabra comercializado no estado da Paraíba, Brasil

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Author(s): Edvaldo Mesquita Beltrão Filho | Roberto Germano Costa | Rita de Cássia Ramos do Egypto Queiroga | Ariosvaldo Nunes de Medeiros | Celso José Bruno de Oliveira | Josy Karlla Pinto Rocha | Jerônimo Galdino dos Santos

Journal: Revista Brasileira de Saúde e Produção Animal
ISSN 1519-9940

Volume: 9;
Issue: 4;
Date: 2008;
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ABSTRACT
Six commercial brands of goat milk sold in Paraíba State were evaluated. Microbiological analyses of 24 samples were collected in four different periods, including aerobic mesophilic counts, yeasts and moulds and, and total fecal coliforms. The counts ranged from 1.30 to 3.32, 0.71 to 0.99, and from 0.00 to 0.57 Log.UFC/mL for total aerobic mesophiles, moulds, yeasts and total coliforms, respectively. All samples were negative for fecal coliforms. The microbiological status of all samples was in accordance with the current food safety mandates in Brazil, as provided by the Technical Production Guideline for Identification and Quality of Goat Milk from the Brazilian Agriculture Ministry. However, significant differences (P
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