Microorganisms Associated with Food

  • George J. Banwart


The significance of microorganisms in foods depends upon several conditions: (1) the numbers found; (2) the types of microorganisms; (3) the type of food; (4) the treatments to which the food has been exposed; (5) the processing or storage treatments the food will receive; (6) whether the food is to be eaten as is or heated; and (7) the individuals who might consume the food. In this text, it is necessary to limit the discussion of microorganisms in foods to bacteria, fungi, and viruses.


Dairy Product Bacteriocin Production Enteric Virus Alternaria Alternata Foodborne Illness 
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  • George J. Banwart
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyThe Ohio State UniversityUSA

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