Microbiological quality of bottled water sold in retail outlets in Nigeria.

  title={Microbiological quality of bottled water sold in retail outlets in Nigeria.},
  author={M T Ogan},
  journal={The Journal of applied bacteriology},
  volume={73 2},
  • M T Ogan
  • Published 1992 in The Journal of applied bacteriology
The microbiological quality of four brands of bottled water sold in retail outlets in Nigeria were assessed by routine methods in 90 samples. Samples of two brands were acidic in the pH range 3.5-5.9. Faecal coliforms and streptococci were not recovered from any sample. Heterotrophic plate counts (HPC) numbered 50-800 cfu/ml in two brands, A and B, and 100-87,000 cfu/ml in C and D. Component colony types among the HPC bacteria in brands C and D produced water-soluble, fluorescent pigments on… CONTINUE READING


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