A naturally contaminated dried soup sample was reconstituted by three different methods (1:1 swirl, 1:9 soak and 1:9 rapid rehydration) and analyzed for enterococci on m-enterococcus agar and aerobic mesophilic plate count on plate count agar. The enterococcal counts obtained by the 1:1 swirl and the 1:9 soak methods were 41.6% and 26.5%, respectively, higher than that of the commonly used 1:9 rapid rehydration method. The aerobic mesophilic plate counts for the three systems were not significantly different.
Enumeration of Enterococci and Aerobic Mesophilic Plate Count in Dried Soup Using Three Reconstitution Methods
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WEI-TSYI TING, GEORGE J. BANWART; Enumeration of Enterococci and Aerobic Mesophilic Plate Count in Dried Soup Using Three Reconstitution Methods. J Food Prot 1 September 1985; 48 (9): 770–771. doi: https://doi.org/10.4315/0362-028X-48.9.770
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