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

Personal Author(s) : Fowler,James L. ; Foster,James F. ; Henderson,Marjorie L.

Report Date : JUN 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 60

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 100,000/g, 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.

Descriptors :   *Bacteria, *Frozen foods, Coliform bacteria, Microorganisms, Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridium perfringens, Streptococcus, Salmonella, Molds(Organisms), Yeasts, Food preservation, Cultures(Biology), Standards

Subject Categories : Food, Food Service and Nutrition
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE