Methods of antibiotic applications as related to microbial quality of lamb by PCA and bioluminescence


Basol M., Gogus U.

JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE, vol.61, no.2, pp.348-350, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1996.tb14191.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.348-350

Abstract

The effects of different methods of application of chlortetracycline and oxytetracycline on microbial properties of lamb meat were studied. A significant antibacterial effect of antibiotic was found on total mesophilic bacteria count. The mesophilic bacteria level was determined by two methods: the conventional method using Plate Count Agar and bioluminescence. Correlation curves of the CFU and RLU Values proved two methods were highly related. Thus for the microbiology quality of meat hygiene the bioluminescence method may be used as a fast and alternative method to PCA. Note that bioluminescence requires a higher degree of skill and attention.