Skip to main content

Table 1 Microbiological findings obtained from 85 samples of UVs (in log cfu g −1 )

From: Assessment of the microbiological quality of fresh produce on sale in Sicily, Italy: preliminary results

Vegetable AMC (range) Enterobacteriaceae (range) E. coli (range) Enterococci (range) Clostridia Coagulase positive staphylococci
Seed vegetables 2 - 4 <1 - 3 <1 <1 <1 <1
Leaf vegetables 2 - 6 2 - 6 <1 - 3 <1 - 2 <1 <1
Fruit vegetables 3 - 6 2 - 3 <1 <1 - 3 <1 <1
Stem vegetables 2 - 6 2 - 3 <1 <1 <1 <1
Flower vegetables 4 - 5 2 - 3 <1 2 <1 <1
Root vegetables 4 - 5 2 - 3 <1 <1 <1 <1
Bulb vegetables 4 - 5 <1 -3 <1 <1 <1 <1