Evaluation of microbial quality of supplied in Lorestan province, west of Iran Print
Written by Delfan B., Hassanzadazar H., Bahmani M., Moharreri A., Heidari F.   
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Article Title: Evaluation of microbial quality of supplied in Lorestan province, west of Iran
Authors: Delfan B., Hassanzadazar H., Bahmani M., Moharreri A., Heidari F.
Affiliation: 1Deputy for Food and Drug, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran 2Health Faculty, Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran 3Food and Beverages Safety Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
Abstract: Outbreaks of food borne diseases has always been one of the world problems. Raw and pasteurized milk contamination can occur because of various reasons, even in developed countries. Microbial total count in milk evaluating has not only been important in its suitability for human consumption but more important in causing illness in its consumers. The aim of this study was to evaluation of microbial contamination of the milk supplied in Lorestan province. This study was implemented during March to April 0f 2013 on 97 collected samples. Total bacteria, coliforms and Escherichia coli were enumerated with specialized standard microbial tests. Obtained results of this study showed that 78% of samples were acceptable according to Iran standard and consumable witch is a good indicator of microbial quality of milk in Lorestan province. Our study showed that the supplied milk was in a good hygienic condition. To increase the milk quality the following actions are necessary: Training, supervision on milk obtaining, good transferring, hygienic production and maintenance, continuous monitoring by health centers and government agencies.
Keywords: Milk, Microbial load, Supply level, Lorestan Province, Iran
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*Correspondence: Mahmoud Bahmani; Food and Beverages Safety Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran; Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it