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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 10, No. 3, 2006, pp. 157-158
Bioline Code: ja06069
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2006, pp. 157-158

 en Yeast Contamination Potential in a Carbonated Soft Drink Industry
NWAIWU, O; IBEKWE, V I.

Abstract

Components of the filling valve in a gravity filling machine namely, tulip rubber, spreader rubber and vent tube were analyzed for yeasts using the membrane filtration method. After 5 days incubation, it was found that the tulip rubber had the highest yeast count of 9 cfu/20mls while the vent tube had the least count of 5 cfu/20mls. This indicates that the tulip rubber has the highest potential for contaminating finished products. Therefore, the tulip rubbers should be taken as a critical control point for control of yeast contamination during carbonated soft drink production.

 
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