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DOI:10.5593/SGEM2013/BF6/S25.038

THE USE OF PETRIFILMS IN GOUDA CHEESE FACTORY

A. Majdik
Tuesday 6 August 2013 by Libadmin2013

References: 13th SGEM GeoConference on Nano, Bio And Green – Technologies For A Sustainable Future, www.sgem.org, SGEM2013 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-06-3 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 16-22, 2013, 325 - 330 pp

ABSTRACT

Microbiological control in dairy industry enterprises is to check milk quality. Manufacturing production to ensure strict compliance with technological demands great attention must be paid to quality control of finished products. Because the standard tests for determining the microbiological load of cheese lasts, we used the method of determining with Petrifilms. Petrifilm plate methods are advanced cultural techniques as an alternative to standard plate count methods for microbiological food testing. As far as economic aspect is concerned, and compared to the traditional plate count techniques, Petrifilm plate methods can be considered to have an advantage as a greater number of samples can be processed, thus increasing the work capacity of the laboratory and reducing labor costs per sample or test. Using these modern systems for assessing microbiological quality of food ensure the application of suitable corrective measures in the manufacturing process and prevents the cheese from being marketed before the quality control results have been received.

Keywords: petrifilms, microbiological control, cheese