The microbiological quality of commercially bottled spring waters in Turkey

Erginkaya Z. , Var I.

ARCHIV FUR LEBENSMITTELHYGIENE, cilt.48, ss.141-142, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 48 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.141-142


A total of 130 bottles of spring water of different brands bought randomly from selected markets were microbiologically examined, Gram (+) bacteria, Salmonella, Shigella were investigated. Furthermore, total aerobic mesophilic microorganisms and Coliform bacteria were examined. 22 of the 130 bottles tested are found to be not acceptable according to TFR (Turkish Food Regulation) since the number of cells of aerobic mesophilic microorganisms was over 50 cfu/ml. Also Coliform bacteria were found in 12 of the 130 bottles. Salmonella, Shigella and Gram (+) bacteria were not found in the samples.