Bacteriological quality and risk assessment of the imported and domestic bottled mineral water sold in Fiji.

@article{Zeenat2009BacteriologicalQA,
  title={Bacteriological quality and risk assessment of the imported and domestic bottled mineral water sold in Fiji.},
  author={A Zeenat and Ammanamveetil Abdulla Mohamed Hatha and Laura Viola and K Vipra},
  journal={Journal of water and health},
  year={2009},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={344-57}
}
Considering the popularity of bottled mineral water among indigenous Fijians and tourists alike, a study was carried out to determine the bacteriological quality of different bottled waters. A risk assessment was also carried out. Seventy-five samples of bottled mineral water belonging to three domestic brands and 25 samples of one imported brand were analysed for heterotrophic plate count (HPC) bacteria and faecal coliforms. HPC counts were determined at 22 degrees C and 37 degrees C using R2A… CONTINUE READING
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