Table 3: Microbial quality of hot water soluble CPH pectin.

Test protocol Results Inference

Total aerobic viable count of sample
(BP 2007 specification: ≤1 × 105 cfu/mL)
1.2 × 101 cfu/mLPassed
Test for Escherichia coli, MCA/37°C/48 h
(BP 2007 specification: nil)
None detectedPassed
Test for Staphylococcus aureus, MSA/37°C/48 h
(BP 2007 specification: nil)
None detectedPassed
Test for Salmonella spp., BSA/37°C/48 h
(BP 2007 specification: nil)
None detectedPassed
Test for Pseudomonas aeruginosa, CA/37°C/48 h
(BP 2007 specification: nil)
None detectedPassed
Test for yeasts and moulds, SDA/25°C/5 days
(BP 2007 specification: ≤1.0 × 104 cfu/mL)
None detectedPassed

MCA = MacConkey agar; MSA = Mannitol salt agar; BSA = Bismuth sulphite agar; CA = Cetrimide agar; SDA = Sabouraud dextrose agar.