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International Journal of Microbiology
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 932191, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/932191
Research Article

Microbiological Quality of Salads Served along with Street Foods of Hyderabad, India

1Food and Drug Toxicology Research Center, National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Jamai Osmania, Tarnaka, Hyderabad 500007, India
2Statistical Division, National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Hyderabad, India

Received 27 December 2013; Revised 28 April 2014; Accepted 28 April 2014; Published 14 May 2014

Academic Editor: Todd R. Callaway

Copyright © 2014 Alekhya Sabbithi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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