Bacterial contamination of sago starch in Papua New Guinea.

@article{Greenhill2007BacterialCO,
  title={Bacterial contamination of sago starch in Papua New Guinea.},
  author={Andrew R. Greenhill and Warren A. Shipton and A D Omoloso and B Amoa and Jeffrey M. Warner},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2007},
  volume={70 12},
  pages={2868-72}
}
Sago starch is an important food in lowland Papua New Guinea. Extraction of the starch from the palm and storage were performed by way of traditional methods that have been used for thousands of years. Currently, very little is known about the microbiology of sago starch. Sago samples were collected from areas of high starch utilization and analyzed for the presence of bacterial pathogens and indicator organisms. Storage methods and duration were recorded at the time of collection, and pH and… CONTINUE READING