Evaluation of the Microbiological Quality of Iceberg Lettuce Commercialized in the Markets of the City of Cuenca

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The consumption of vegetables free of pathogenic bacteria is of utmost importance since the absence or presence of these has a direct impact on the health of the population. Among the most frequently consumed vegetables is lettuce, due to the number of nutrients it has. We must consider that this vegetable is consumed raw, and therefore, in the environmental factors to which this type of crop is exposed, implying an undeniable risk of transmitting intestinal-type diseases if the proper measures are not taken when preparing them for human consumption. The present work focused on conducting a microbiological study to determine the presence of Escherichia coli, total Coliforms, Salmonella, and Shigella by the pour plate method in the culture medium Chromocult Agar and SS Agar as indicator bacteria of fecal contamination to determine the food safety of these lettuces at the different points of commercialization. As a result, it was found that the degree of contamination was high, independent of the sampling point.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaCommunication, Smart Technologies and Innovation for Society - Proceedings of CITIS 2021
EditoresÁlvaro Rocha, Paulo Carlos López-López, Juan Pablo Salgado-Guerrero
EditorialSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Páginas601-608
Número de páginas8
ISBN (versión impresa)9789811641251
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2022
Evento7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duración: 26 may. 202128 may. 2021

Serie de la publicación

NombreSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volumen252
ISSN (versión impresa)2190-3018
ISSN (versión digital)2190-3026

Conferencia

Conferencia7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021
CiudadVirtual, Online
Período26/05/2128/05/21

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