Log cfu/g
  Aerobic * Psychrotrophic Enterobacteriaceae
  Average Range Average Range Average Range
Fresh n = 20 7.2 6.0-8.5 8.0 7.2-8.8 6.6 6.2-6.9
Fresh/frozen n=65 5.8 3.3-8.2 6.4 3.0-8.3 4.7 3.0-7.3
Frozen n=65 3.3 2.1-5.2 3.7 2.5-5.0 2.3 0-4.1
* ICMSF standard for aerobic counts: m = 5.0 x 105 (maximum - USA) and M = 107 cfu/g (Maximum - EU)
Table 1: Results of aerobic, psychrotrophic and Enterobacteriacea counts from catfish nuggets purchased at local retail stores located in NJ, NY, PA and DE.