Study results show microbiological safety of 100 samples of animal feed. Microbiological safety of analyzed products was evaluated in accordance with the regulations of Serbia (SluÅ¾beni list SFRJ, 1990).
Out of a total of 100 analyzed samples 8 samples (8%) did not comply with microbiological criteria specified in the Regulations. Non-compliance with microbiological criteria was due to the increased number of total moulds in 5 samples ranging from 350.000 to 885.000 in 1g, and increased number of total bacteria found in 3 samples ranging from 12.000.000-137.000.000 in 1g.
Coagulase positive staphylococci, E. coli, Salmonella i Proteus species were not detected in analyzed samples. Sulphite reducing clostridia were detected in 18 samples, but their number was below the limits prescribed by the Regulation, ranging from 10-800 in 1 g.
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Article made possible through the contribution of Institute for Animal Husbandry, previously published in Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry.