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Microbial Quality of Hand-Made Fresh Fruit Juice in Bandar Abbas Shopping Centers, Iran

Author(s): V Alipour | L Rezaei | Kh Moalemi | M Eghbali

Journal: Iranian Journal of Health and Environment
ISSN 2008-2029

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 115;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Fruit juices | Microbial quality | Mold and Yeasts | Escherichia coli | Bandar Abbas

"nBackground and Objectives: Fresh fruit juice is one of the best drinks which have minerals and vitamins and is a good source for water compensation, but if microbial quality of the fruit juice does not meet the standard level, it can be play as a source for food disease infections."nMaterial and method:In his cross-sectional study, all of 58 fruit juice shops in Bandar Abbas were selected as study population, correspondence rate was 84 percent. The samples were tested for total Coliform, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, yeasts and molds."nResults:Testing the samples showed among 146 samples, 142 of them were contaminated by microorganisms. All of Carrot and mango juices were contaminated. The mean contamination rate of juices to Coliform bacteria, Mesophilic bacteria, Escherichia coli and yeasts were 86.2, 53.2, 57 and 56.6 percents respectively."nConclusion:97.3 percents of samples did not have a good microbial quality for human consumption. If consumption of fresh fruit juices will cause the consumer at risk of food borne diseases, all the natural benefits of them in terms of richness in minerals and vitamins will waste.
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