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Rapid Microbiological Assessment in Raw Milk: Validation of a Rapid Alternative Method for the Assessment of Microbiological Quality in Raw Milk

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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana M. Aleandri (IZSLT), 00178 Rome, Italy
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Interuniversity Consortium Istituto Nazionale Biostrutture e Biosistemi (INBB), 00136 Rome, Italy
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Science Department, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, 00146 Rome, Italy
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Foods 2020, 9(9), 1186; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9091186
Received: 30 July 2020 / Revised: 13 August 2020 / Accepted: 21 August 2020 / Published: 27 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microbiological Safety and Quality of Food)
The consumption of dairy products and the dairy industry are one of the main global agri-food sectors for its size, economic importance, and level of technology. Microbiological quality of pasteurized milk or other milk products is dependent on microbiological quality of raw milk. A variety of microbiological count methods is available for monitoring the hygienic quality of raw milk. Among them, the pour plate method is the official essay for counting the number of colony-forming units in milk samples according to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) No. 4833-1:2013. The aim of the present study is the validation of the Micro Biological Survey (MBS) method, against the reference plate-count method, for the assessment of the microbiological quality of raw milk. This comparative study, performed in collaboration with the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana M. Aleandri (IZSLT), demonstrates the accuracy of this alternative method for the determination of total viable bacterial count in cow’s raw milk. The results obtained with the MBS method highlight its potential as a valid tool for reliable microbiological analysis in dairy industries. View Full-Text
Keywords: raw milk; microbiological safety; microbiological quality; food safety; dairy raw milk; microbiological safety; microbiological quality; food safety; dairy
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Marri, N.; Losito, F.; Le Boffe, L.; Giangolini, G.; Amatiste, S.; Murgia, L.; Arienzo, A.; Antonini, G. Rapid Microbiological Assessment in Raw Milk: Validation of a Rapid Alternative Method for the Assessment of Microbiological Quality in Raw Milk. Foods 2020, 9, 1186. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9091186

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Marri N, Losito F, Le Boffe L, Giangolini G, Amatiste S, Murgia L, Arienzo A, Antonini G. Rapid Microbiological Assessment in Raw Milk: Validation of a Rapid Alternative Method for the Assessment of Microbiological Quality in Raw Milk. Foods. 2020; 9(9):1186. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9091186

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Marri, Nicla, Francesca Losito, Loris Le Boffe, Gilberto Giangolini, Simonetta Amatiste, Lorenza Murgia, Alyexandra Arienzo, and Giovanni Antonini. 2020. "Rapid Microbiological Assessment in Raw Milk: Validation of a Rapid Alternative Method for the Assessment of Microbiological Quality in Raw Milk" Foods 9, no. 9: 1186. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods9091186

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