Mesophiles E. coli S. aureus
Min-Max A Min-Max A Min-Max A
Samples from Log10 ufc/g N% Log10 ufc/g N% Log10 ufc/g N%
slaughterhouses 6.05-8.66 10/24 1.8- 4.88 5/24 2.62-5.65 10/24
Poulterers’ shops 5.69-7.81 9/24 2.02-5.49 2/24 2.30-5.70 8/24
Super market 4.15-7.60 19/24 2.65- 4.78 5/24 0- 4.48 23/24
Popular market 4.88-8.26 15/24 1.67- 4.96 4/24 2.3- 5 10/24
Range* <6.7 Log10 ufc/g <2.2 Log10 ufc/g <3.7 Log10 ufc/g
A: Acceptable, N%: Rate of compliance, Min: Minimum, Max: Maximum, Range*: According to the microbiological criteria for raw meat poultry [37].
Table 1: Bacterial counts (Log10 cfu/g) found in retail turkey outlets (n=96).