Microbial content of commercial South African high-moisture dried fruits.

@article{Witthuhn2005MicrobialCO,
  title={Microbial content of commercial South African high-moisture dried fruits.},
  author={Regina C Witthuhn and Susan Engelbrecht and E Joubert and Trevor J. Britz},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={98 3},
  pages={722-6}
}
AIM The aim was to evaluate commercially available South African high-moisture dried fruits (HMDF) for the microbial, moisture and SO2 contents, as well as aw and pH. METHODS AND RESULTS The microbial content of commercially available HMDF was evaluated using nine different growth media. The moisture content, aw) SO2 and pH of each product were determined using standard analytical methods. It was found that the highest total aerobic counts were generated from high-moisture dried (HMD) prunes… CONTINUE READING