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Assessment of bacteria and fungi associated with the instant noodles and accompanying seasoning packets

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dc.contributor.author Lipşa, Florin-Daniel
dc.contributor.author Gafencu, Andrei
dc.contributor.author Țîmpău, Alina
dc.contributor.author Florea, Andreea-Mihaela
dc.contributor.author Ulea, Eugen
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-06T08:17:10Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-06T08:17:10Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Lipsa, Florin-Daniel, Andrei Gafencu, Alina Țîmpău, Andreea-Mihaela Florea, Eugen Ulea. 2020. "Assessment of bacteria and fungi associated with the instant noodles and accompanying seasoning packets". Lucrări Ştiinţifice USAMV - Iaşi Seria Agronomie 63(2): 69-74.
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/1094
dc.description.abstract Instant noodles and the accompanying seasonings have gained popularity because of its convenience and affordability among young population in most country of the World. In this study the microbial quality (bacteria and fungi) of three different brands of noodles (designated as A, B and C) with their accompanying seasonings commonly marketed and consumed in Romania were investigated. The samples were serially diluted and poured in Petri plates. One gram of each brand of noodles and seasonings was aseptically transferred into 9 ml of sterile distilled water. Potato dextrose agar (PDA) in different compositions (classic, with streptomycin and rose-bengal stain) were the media used in this research. The least microbial load was obtained by heating samples at 100°C for 10 min. Sample B had the highest bacterial count of 16×103 cfu/g for cold noodles, and also the highest count of 6.6×103 cfu/g for hot noodles. For the seasonings, the total bacterial count varied from 6.6×103 cfu/g (sample A) to 33×103 cfu/g (sample B). The total fungal count of all samples was slightly higher than that of the bacterial counts. Microbial analysis showed the presence of Gram negative bacteria as predominant bacteria type (e.g. Pseudomonas spp), while Aspergillus, Rhizopus, Penicillum were the three isolated genera of fungi. Penicillum was the most frequently isolated genera of fungi in case of all brands of noodles. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iaşi en_US
dc.subject bacteria en_US
dc.subject fungi en_US
dc.subject instant noodles en_US
dc.subject seasoning packets en_US
dc.title Assessment of bacteria and fungi associated with the instant noodles and accompanying seasoning packets en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Florin-Daniel Lipsa, Andrei Gafencu, Alina Țîmpău, Andreea-Mihaela Florea, Eugen Ulea, “Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iasi
dc.publicationName Lucrări Ştiinţifice USAMV - Iaşi Seria Agronomie
dc.volume 63
dc.issue 2
dc.publicationDate 2020
dc.startingPage 69
dc.endingPage 74
dc.identifier.eissn 2069-6727


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