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Changes in microbial population during fermentation of tropical freshwater fish viscera.

Javeed, Ahmed. and Ramesh, B. S. and Mahendrakar, N. S. (1996) Changes in microbial population during fermentation of tropical freshwater fish viscera. Journal of Applied Bacteriology, 80 (2). pp. 153-156.

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Freshwater fish viscera (FV) was homogenized, mixed with 10% (w/w of FV) molasses and 0, 2 or 4% salt and allowed to ferment at ambient temperature (26 f 2°C) under microaerophilic conditions. The results revealed a reduction in total viable count and the number of spores, coliforms, Escherichia coli, staphylococci and enterococci and an increase in yeasts and moulds and lactic acid bacteria during fermentation. Coliforms and E. coli were found to be absent after 6 d and enterococci on 8th day. The presence of salt resulted in a marginally lower number of all organisms except yeasts, moulds and lactic acid bacteria. Inclusion of either 0.5% propionic acid, 0.3% calcium propionate or 0.1% sorbic acid suppressed growth of yeasts and moulds with propionic acid being the most effective. The study indicated that a microbiologically stable product could be prepared by ensiling fish viscera with 10% molasses and 0.5% propionic acid.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Freshwater fish viscera, fermentation, microorganisms
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 10 Food Microorganisms
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 28 Meat, Fish & Poultry > Fish
Divisions: Meat Fish and Poultry Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 08:56
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 08:56
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/3328

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