Variables N Mean count cfu/g Log Mean SD
Aerobic Plate count 12 1.62x105 5.210 0.468
Total coliform count 12 5.29x101 1.723 0.631
Fecal coliform count 12 9.05x101 1.957 0.583
E-coli count 12 8.97x101 1.953 0.577
Staphylococcus count 12 5.54x105 5.744 0.463
Salmonella spp and shigella spp are not isolated per 25g samples of beef, SD = standard deviation
Table 2: Mean microbial load of beef in colony forming unit and at common log.