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Microbiological quality of raw milk and factors that influence its quality Qualidade microbiológica de leite cru refrigerado e fatores associados

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Author(s): Angela Schedler Citadin | Magali Soares Santos Pozza | Paulo Cesar Pozza | Ricardo Viana Nunes | Liliane Borsatti | Josiane Mangoni

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

Volume: 10;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2009;
Original page

ABSTRACT
In order to investigate the microbiological conditions of raw milk and some factors that influence its quality, 31 dairy farms of municipality of Marechal Cândido Rondon were evaluated. Analyses of aerobic mesophilic microorganisms, coliforms at 35ºC, thermotolerant coliforms and fungi and yeasts were accomplished. The following issues were evaluated: type of milking management, cleaning of utensils, separation of animals in batches during milking, teat washing and use of pre and post dipping disinfectant solution. The results showed that 25.8% (for aerobic mesophilic) and 19.35% (for coliforms at 35°C) of the analyzed samples had their counting above the actual legislation standard and 58.06% of the samples were contaminated with thermotolerant coliforms. It was verified that 64.51% of samples had fungi and yeasts counting above 100 UFC/mL. There were failures at hygiene and cleaning procedures in all dairy farms. Severe regulatory policies must be adopted for this kind of product aiming a food safety warranty to the customer.Para avaliação das condições microbiológicas do leite cru e estudo de alguns dos fatores que influenciam sua qualidade, foram analisadas 31 propriedades leiteiras do município de Marechal Cândido Rondon. Realizaram-se análises de microrganismos aeróbios mesófilos, coliformes a 35ºC, coliformes termotolerantes e de bolores e leveduras. Foram analisados tipo de ordenha, lavagem dos utensílios, separação dos animais no momento da ordenha por lotes, lavagem dos tetos e uso de soluções desinfetantes para pré e pós-dipping. Entre as amostras analisadas, 25,8% (para aeróbios mesófilos) e 19,35% (para coliformes a 35ºC) apresentaram contagens acima do padrão vigente pela legislação e 58,06% possuíam coliformes termotolerantes. Verificou-se que 64,51% das amostras apresentaram contagem de bolores e leveduras acima de 100 UFC/mL. Em todas as propriedades havia falhas nos procedimentos de higiene e limpeza. Devem ser adotadas medidas mais severas na fiscalização deste tipo de produto, visando garantir maior segurança alimentar ao consumidor.
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