Sample Code Microbial Counts (cfu/g) Yeast and Mould count
Days of storage
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
P1 3.5×102 4.6×103 N.A - - - - -
P2 2.5×102 3.75×103 N.A - - - - -
P3 2.0×102 6.3 ×103 N.A - - - - -
P4 1.5×102 7.1 ×103 N.A - - - - -
P5 2.0×102 4.5×102 1.35×103 1.75×103 2.22×103 4.75×103 6.15×103 N.A.
P6 1.0×102 3.5×102 1.15 ×103 1.65×103 2.45×103 3.75 ×103 4.35×103 N.A.
P7 2.0×102 5.5 ×102 1.65 ×103 1.9 ×103 2.75×103 5.65 ×103 6.75 ×103 N.A.
P1: Control (without coating & without packaging)
P2: Uncoated + Polypropylene
P3: Uncoated + LDPE
P4: Uncoated + Laminate
P5: Coated + Polypropylene
P6: Coated + LDPE
P7: Coated + Laminate
N.A.: Not Acceptable
Table 8: Effect of coating and packaging materials on Yeast and Mould count of paneer during storage at ambient conditions.