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Year : 2001  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 224--226

Bacteriological study of Indian cheese (paneer) sold in Chandigarh

C Vaishnavi, S Singh, R Grover, K Singh 
 Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012, India

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C Vaishnavi
Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh - 160 012
India

A study was conducted to isolate and identify bacterial pathogens/contaminants in paneer samples sold in Chandigarh. Fifty eight samples of paneer bought at random were cultured on several media. Bacterial colony counts were also done. The predominant organisms isolated were Staphylococcus species, aerobic spore bearers, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Campylobacter jejuni, Acinetobacter species and Streptococcus species. The viable bacterial counts obtained ranged from 3 x 102 to 9.7 x 1010 CFU/mL. Contamination of paneer by pathogenic bacteria could be an important factor of gastrointestinal illnesses in the consumers.

How to cite this article:
Vaishnavi C, Singh S, Grover R, Singh K. Bacteriological study of Indian cheese (paneer) sold in Chandigarh.Indian J Med Microbiol 2001;19:224-226

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Vaishnavi C, Singh S, Grover R, Singh K. Bacteriological study of Indian cheese (paneer) sold in Chandigarh. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2001 [cited 2020 Jul 6 ];19:224-226
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