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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Bacteria of Foods, Bacteria of Utensils, Food Service Bacteriology

Abstract

Total bacteria counts were obtained from precooked frozen entrees and other frozen food items. All the counts were well below federal and state recommended limits. Total bacteria counts were also obtained from representative food preparation surfaces and utensils. While most counts were below acceptable limits, the fiberglass cafeteria trays showed counts substantially above the limits. Normal wear eventually exposes the fibrous tray interior, allowing accumulation of soluble foodstuffs and rapid multiplication of bacteria. Worn fiberglass cafeteria trays should be recognized as a potential health hazard.

Publication Date

September 1974

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

81

Issue

3

First Page

93

Last Page

97

Copyright

© Copyright 1974 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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