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IDARRAGA-MOLINA, Melissa; DELGADO-NUNEZ, Vanessa; LEON-ALFEREZ, Ana Milena  and  OSORIO-GARCIA, Julián Adolfo. Microbiological Analysis of Cuajada Cheese in Municipalities of the Department of Quindío. Rev. ion [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.1, pp.49-54. ISSN 0120-100X.

The consume of fresh cheeses is associated with foodborne diseases, representing risks in the transmission of pathogens, being the focus of possible diseases for the consumer. Samples of curd-type fresh cheese from different municipalities of the department of Quindío and a sample of industrial cheese were collected. From each municipality, samples were taken in triplicate from the same lot, for a total of 18 samples, to which a microbiological analysis was carried out to identify total Coliforms, E. Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, salmonella and molds and yeasts. Coliforms and Staphylococcus Aureus were found between 7,417 ± 0.74 Log10 CFU / g and 6,450 ± 0.43 Log10 CFU / g respectively, these being the highest. Also, presence of E. Coli was confirmed in all samples analyzed. Was confirmed the presence of salmonella with biochemistry test in samples of a municipality. The results showed sanitary deficiencies, representing a risk to the health of the consumer.

Keywords : microbiological analysis; fresh cheese; pathogenic microorganisms..

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