Microbiological Quality of Ice Cream Available in Chittagong
Keywords:Total viable Count, Coliform count
A study was carried out to investigate microbiological quality of ice cream available in Chittagong area of Bangladesh during June to July 2008. Each brand of ice cream was collected from retail stores of Chittagong City. Standard plate count (SPC) and coliform count were done for bacteriological assessment of the ice cream samples. The average SPC count of Kwality, Igloo and Sub Zero ice cream samples were 2 x 103, 3 x 103 and 4 x 103 cfu/g respectively. Coliform organisms were detected in all the ice cream samples and the average coliform counts of the ice cream samples from Kwality, Igloo and Sub Zero were 12, 18 and 42 cfu/g respectively. Coliform bacteria exceeded standard limits, which can cause serious health problems.
Keyword: Total viable Count; Coliform count
Bangladesh J Microbiol, Volume 25, Number 2, December 2008, pp 135-136