A Mini Review on Microbiological Quality of Commercial Fruit Juices in Pakistan
Fruit juices are considered to be the most preferred non-alcoholic beverage all over the world to all age groups. In general, microbial growth in fruit juice is restricted by using preservatives and also through other environmental factors during production. Still, some indicator organisms in fruit juice cause various food-borne diseases and even death. So, it is quite important to know the microbiological quality of the juices available in market with regard to public health. The quality control is established to ensure maximum production of safe products, so that it could serve the people in desired quality and quantity. Therefore, maintaining the quality of processed fruit juices is an important concern. So it is not only the responsibility of the food industry to provide safe and nutritious food to the public, but also the duty of government to see that industry is meeting its responsibility.
Keywords: Fruit juices, microbiological quality, bacterial contamination, public health.
To cite this article: Iqbal, M.N., Anjum, A.A., Wang, S., Ali, M.A., Ashraf, A., Yunus, F.N., Ali, S., Muhammad, A., Shahzad, M.I., 2016. A Mini Review on Microbiological Quality of Commercial Fruit Juices in Pakistan. PSM Microbiol., 01(1): 26-32.
Author: Muhammad Naeem Iqbal, Aftab Ahmad Anjum, Shihua Wang, Muhammad Asad Ali, Asfa Ashraf, Fakhar-un-Nisa Yunus, Shahzad Ali, Ali Muhammad, Mirza Imran Shahzad
Published Online: Jul. 18, 2016
Article Type: Mini-Review