Escherichia coliNMP/mL Mesophiles UFC/mL
Milk N Mean Milk N Mean
Raw 50 2.59x109 a Raw 50 1.44x1010 a
Pasteurized 20 1.50x109 a Pasteurized 20 3.86x109a
Means followed by the same letter do not show any statistical difference between them, according to the Tukey test with a probability of 5% (p<0.05).
Table 4: Mean counts of Escherichia coli and mesophiles comparing raw and pasteurized milk, in all municipalities of the Recôncavo Region, State of Bahia, Brazil.