alexa Identification and Natural Control of Mite in Ras Chees
ISSN: 2157-7110

Journal of Food Processing & Technology
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Research Article

Identification and Natural Control of Mite in Ras Cheese

Dawood SAA1* and Ali FS2

1Dairy Science Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

2Department of Zoology and Nematology, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt

*Corresponding Author:
Dawood SAA
Dairy Science Department
Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University
Giza, Egypt
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: December 25, 2014; Accepted date: March 10, 2015; Published date: March 17, 2015

Citation: Dawood SAA, Ali FS (2015) Identification and Natural Control of Mite in Ras Cheese. J Food Process Technol 6:435. doi: 10.4172/2157-7110.1000435

Copyright: © 2015 Dawood SAA, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Ras cheese samples were found to be predominantly infested with A. siro mite. Clove, thyme, rosemary and citrus essential oils showed effective acaricidal activity against Ras cheese mites (A. siro). essential oil. However, treatments of clove or rosemary essential oil negatively affected the cheese flavor. However, degree of acaricidal activity varied according to the type and concentration of the essential oil. Clove essential oil was found to be the most effective oil against cheese mite. Ras cheese flavor was improved by citrus or thyme Essential oil type affected the general acceptability of the cheese. Ripened cheese treated with citrus or thyme essential oil showed more general acceptability than other treated cheeses.


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