Table 4: Microbial load in log·cfu/g of the total samples with their range of microbial counts.

Microbial typesNo. of samples (%) with their range of microbial counts in log·cfu/gTotal no. of each sample
BDL2–<44–<66-<7>7

Total aerobic mesophilic0 (0)0 (0)13 (32)11 (28)16 (40)40
Total staphylococci2 (5)8 (20)26 (65)4 (10)0 (0)40
Enterobacteriaceae0 (0)1 (3)25 (63)10 (25)4 (10)40
Total coliforms0 (0)0 (0)21 (53)15 (38)4 (10)40
Fecal coliforms0 (0)0 (0)35 (88)3 (8)2 (5)40
Aerobic spores10 (25)27 (68)3 (8)0 (0)0 (0)40
Yeast and molds0 (0)0 (0)28 (70)10 (25)2 (5)40

BDL: below detectable level; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum; Max: maximum. Data are means ± SD from two replications, and values followed by different letters within row indicate significant differences ().