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Study of the microbiological conditions of marketing of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) flour in supply center of Alagoinhas, Bahia Estudo das condições microbiológicas de farinhas de mandioca (Manihot esculenta Crantz) comercializadas no centro de abastecimento de Alagoinhas, Bahia

Author(s): Juliana Thais Santos Silva | Joelza Silva Carvalho | Vera Lúcia Costa Vale

Journal: Semina : Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde
ISSN 1676-5435

Volume: 33;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Coliforms | Legislation | Quality | Cassava flour.

In the city of Alagoinhas, Bahia, and in most Northeastern states, the cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) flour is produced in a craft house, most often located in the place of production. This study aimed to evaluate the microbiological conditions of cassava flours marketed Supply Centre in Alagoinhas, Bahia. We collected 30 samples of cassava flour, 100 grams, which were placed in sterile, insulated container. The samples were tested for heterotrophic bacteria using the method of standard plate count, followed by Gram staining, the search for total and fecal coliforms was performed by the Most Probable Number (MPN). The results indicate that the samples that the samples are in accordance with current legislation regarding the analysis of total coliforms and thermotolerant (

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