A comparative microbial survey on tilapia and milkfish from culture ponds supermarkets and traditional retail markets in the Tainan area
The objective of the survey was to inspect potential microbial contamination in tilapia and milkfish sampled from culture ponds, supermarkets and traditional retail markets using the distribution of aerobic plate counts and indicator microorganisms. Fishes from traditional retail markets had the lowest aerobic plate counts among three places. Milkfish had lower aerobic plate counts compared with tilapia. Fish meat and fish heads exhibited lower aerobic plate counts compared with fish gills and fish intestines for the same fish. In regard to detection of indicator microorganisms, intestines had the lowest frequency of Staphylococcus aureus, especially milkfish collected from culture ponds (25 %). Frequency of Salmonella in fish samples from supermarkets was 0%. Detective rate of coliform from all fishes of the three areas was above 94.4%.
Chow, L.-W.; Wang, S.-J.; Chou, S.-F.; Shieh, J.-S.; and Chen, J.-H.
"A comparative microbial survey on tilapia and milkfish from culture ponds supermarkets and traditional retail markets in the Tainan area,"
Journal of Food and Drug Analysis: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.38212/2224-6614.2970