Table 3: Microbiological quality of edible Spirulina (cfu/ml).

PathogensAll aerobic mesophilic floraStaphylococcusTotal coliformsFecal coliformsSulfito-reducer bacteriaYeasts and moldsE. coliSalmonella

Bacterial count2089326NDND144.15ND
EU standard105AbsentAbsentNo data104104AbsentAbsent
WHONo dataNo dataNo dataNo data103No dataAbsent

EU, European Union [41]; WHO, World Health Organization [42]; ND: not detected.