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J Mil Med 2012, 13(4): 207-212 Back to browse issues page
Bacteriological quality of ready to eat food in four military restaurants
Tavakoli H., Farhang K. *, Karimi Zarchi A. A., Heydari E.
Faculty of Health, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , farhangkazem@yahoo.com
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  Aims: Random sampling and performing bacteriological tests are of the most important methods for examining the bacteriological quality of food s . The aim of this study was to evaluate the bacteriological quality of ready-to-use food s and salad s in four restaurants affiliated to a military center in Tehran.

  Methods: T his cross-sectional study was carried out in 2009. 288 food and salad samples from four restaurants affiliated to a military center were cho sen randomly and examined for Total Bacterial Count , Coliform bacteria , Escherichia coli , Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella using standard methods. Results were analyzed by SPSS 15 software using descriptive statistical indices and A N OVA test.

  Results: The highest Total Bacterial Count was detected in the samples of restaurant B and the highest Coliform bacteria , Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus contamination was detected in the samples of restaurant A. 5 samples had Escherichia coli contamination, but no salmonella contamination was observed in tested samples.

  Conclusion: Bacterial contamination in some served foods and salads of the studied restaurants is more than standard level and regular control of these restaurants along with complementary studies is essential.

Keywords: Bacteriological Survey, Food, Salad, Restaurant
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Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2010/10/30 | Accepted: 2012/01/7 | Published: 2012/01/15
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Tavakoli H., Farhang K., Karimi Zarchi A. A., Heydari E.. Bacteriological quality of ready to eat food in four military restaurants. J Mil Med. 2012; 13 (4) :207-212
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