The presence of escherichia coli and coliform bacteria in selected seafood obtained from food market


Escherichia coli is not part of the natural microflora of aquatic products, however, it has been isolated from these organisms, and their presence indicates faecal contamination. The aim of this work was to evaluate the contamination of selected products of aquatic origin with Escherichia coli and coliform bacteria. The presence of Escherichia coli was found in 7,9% of the analysed products. Coliform bacteria in the amount of > 0,1 g, 1g, 0,01 g of product were present respectively in 81,6%, 10,5% and 7,9% of samples.

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Citation pattern: Kukułowicz A., The presence of escherichia coli and coliform bacteria in selected seafood obtained from food market, Scientific Journal of Gdynia Maritime University, No. 94, pp. 102-105, 2016

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