The Scientific World Journal / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Microbiological Quality of Fresh Produce from Open Air Markets and Supermarkets in the Philippines

Table 1

Microbiological quality of fresh produce from open air and supermarkets in the Philippinesa.

Markets and fresh produceE. coli ( )Salmonella spp. ( )Coliphages ( )

Open air markets
 Bell pepper1.62–3.950.66–2.34≤2.15–3.00≤
 Cabbage0.30–2.580.66–2.34≤1.41–3.00≤
 Carrot2.30–4.030.66–2.34≤2.41–3.00≤
 Lettuce1.20–3.920.66–2.34≤1.60–3.00≤
 Tomato0.88–3.660.66–2.34≤3.00
Supermarkets
 Bell pepper2.26–4.150.66–2.34≤1.30–3.00≤
 Cabbage1.00–2.880.66–1.68≤1.30–2.15
 Carrot1.75–2.780.66–2.34≤1.60–2.15
 Lettuce3.09–3.150.66–2.34≤1.30–3.00≤
 Tomato1.94–3.120.000.00

Values are ranges of 50 fresh produce samples per type from all open air markets; 10 fresh produce samples per type from all supermarkets; a total of 300 fresh produce samples.