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Table 2 Microbiological findings obtained from 40 samples of MPVs (in log cfu g −1 )

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

Vegetable AMC (range) Enterobacteriacea (range) E. coli (range) Enterococci (range) Clostridia Coagulase positive staphylococci
Leaf vegetables 5 - 7 <1 - 5 <1 - 3 <1 - 3 <1 <1
Root vegetables 6 - 7 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Fruit vegetables <1- 7 <1 <1 <1 - 4 <1 <1