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J Nutr Health. 2014 Jun;47(3):214-220. Korean.
Published online June 30, 2014.  https://doi.org/10.4163/jnh.2014.47.3.214
© 2014 The Korean Nutrition Society
A comparison study of hygiene status in meals for poorly-fed children through microbiological analysis
Ok-Kyeong Yu,1 Hyun-Suk Kim,1,2 Moon-Sun Byun,1,2 Mina Kim,2 and Youn-Soo Cha1,2
1Department of Obesity Research Center, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 561-756, Korea.
2Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Chonbuk National University, Jeonju 561-756, Korea.

To whom correspondence should be addressed. tel: +82-63-270-3822, Email: cha8@jbnu.ac.kr
Received May 15, 2014; Revised May 26, 2014; Accepted June 13, 2014.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to assess hygiene status of meals for poorly-fed children through microbiolo-gical quality.

Methods

Meals were provided by two social enterprises, one franchise, and one convenience store. There were a total of six meal samples; two samples (social enterprise meal 1; SEM 1, social enterprise meal 2; SEM 2) from two social enterprises, respectively, two samples (franchise meal 1; FM 1, franchise meal 2; FM 2) from one franchise, and two samples (convenience store meal 1; CSM 1, convenience store meal 2; CSM 2) from one convenience store. Microbiologi-cal analysis and assessment were performed by Korean food standards codex (KFSC).

Results

General bacteria and E. coli in SEM 1 were detected, but the levels were not over KFSC, and Coliform less than 9.2 × 10 CFU/g was also de-tected in seasoned bean sprouts of SEM 1. General bacteria was detected at 1.6 × 106 CFU/g in cabbage kimchi of SEM 2. Coliform was detected in cabbage kimchi, squid cutlet, stir-fried pork, and fried chicken of FM1 and 2, but the levels were not over KFSC. In addition, S. aureus was detected in cabbage kimchi and seasoned dried white radish of FM 1 and 2 (9.8 × 102 CFU/g, 9.4 × 103 CFU/g respectively), thus was over KFSC. B. cereus was detected in stir-fried pork and fried chicken (1.2 × 103 CFU/g, 1.5 × 103 CFU/g respectively) of FM 1 and 2, thus was over KFSC. Finally, S. aureus was detected in stir-fried dried squid, seasoned spicy chicken, and stir-fried kimchi of CSM 1 and 2, and was over KFSC too (9.5 × 104 CFU/g, 2.4 × 102 CFU/g, 1.3 × 103 CFU/g respectively).

Conclusion

Results of this study suggest that systemic management of hygiene is necessary to safely providing meals to poorly-fed children.

Keywords: poorly-fed children; meals; microbiological assessment; hygiene

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Table 1
Composition and price of meals
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Table 2
Standardization of condition for microbiological analysis
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Table 3
Microbiological evaluation of meals
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