Accession Number:

ADA017868

Title:

Microbiology of Specification and Commercial Precooked Frozen Meals.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Report Date:

1975-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Seventeen different kinds of precooked frozen dinners with three lots x five samples per lot were studied for microbial content. In total, 5520 analyses eight analyses x 690 individual samples were made. Of the 690 samples, 3.77 exceeded s Standard Plate Count of 100,000g, and 10.72 contained coliforms. Escherichia coli was positively identified from 2.03 of the samples. In addition, yeasts and molds were found in 32.32 of the samples, while 39.13 contained fecal streptococci. Staphylococcus aureus was detected in 6.67 of the samples, while Clostridium perfringens was present in 0.29 of the samples. No Salmonellae were isolated.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE