Table 6: Level of hazards in contaminated raw materials.

Raw materialBacillus cereus (cfu/g)Escherichia coli (cfu/g)Clostridium perfringens (cfu/g)Staphylococcus aureus (cfu/g)Salmonella Spp./25 g

Before washing
Ginger2.1 × 1063.4 × 1062.8 × 1063.7 × 106Not detected
Pepper1.3 × 1062.2 × 1061.9 × 1061.1 × 106Not detected
After washing and drying
Ginger702.8 × 10340180Not detected
Pepper11040<10110Not detected