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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:3, March, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(3): 1984-1992

Kinetics of Microorganisms in Ready-To-Eat Salads Stored at 4°C Sold in Supermarkets in the City of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire)
Djédoux Maxime Angaman1*, N’goran Parfait N’zi1,2 and Valérie Carole Gbonon2
1Department of Biochemistry-Microbiology, Laboratory of Agrovalorization, University Jean Lorougnon Guédé, Daloa, Côte d’Ivoire
2Department of Bacteriology-Virology, National Reference Center for Antibiotics, Pasteur Institute of Côte d'Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
*Corresponding author

Consumption of ready-to-eat salads is increasingly observed in large African cities, in particular Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire). Thus, monitoring the microbiological quality of these salads packaged in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastics is a necessity in order to guarantee their compliance and prevent occurrence of food poisoning. The objective of this work was to assess microbiological quality of fourth-range salads sold in supermarkets in the City of Abidjan during the storage period at 4°C after opening the packages. Our study focused on 4 types of salads, Spinach, Lamb’s lettuce, Lamb’s lettuce and Arugula and Young shoots (lettuce, arugula, spinach, red chard, bull's blood) bought in Abidjan’s supermarkets. We proceeded to an enumeration of mesophilic and psychrophilic aerobic bacteria as well as yeasts and molds by an interval of 3 days. The results revealed the presence of these microorganisms as soon as the packages were opened. Most of ready-to-eat salads were of satisfactory quality from the opening of the packaging but not on the 2nd and 3rd day of analysis. However, composition of salads and shelf life favored the growth of microorganisms. Good practice guides for the purchase, storage and consumption of these foods must be put in place to prevent poisoning.

Keywords: Fourth range salads, Mesophilic and psychrophilic bacteria, Fungal flora

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Djédoux Maxime Angaman, N’goran Parfait N’zi and Valérie Carole Gbonon. 2021. Kinetics of Microorganisms in Ready-To-Eat Salads Stored at 4°C Sold in Supermarkets in the City of Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(3): 1984-1992. doi:
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