Microbiological evaluation of poultry sausages stored at different temperatures


  • Simona Kunová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Food Hygiene and Safety, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Alica Bobková Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Food Hygiene and Safety, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Ľubomí­r Lopašovský Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Food Hygiene and Safety, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Miroslava Kačániová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Microbiology, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra




quality, poultry sausage, meat product, shelf life, microbiological quality


The aim of our study was to evaluate the microbiological quality of poultry sausages, which were stored at different temperatures (4 °C, 15 °C). Total count of bacteria, coliform bacteria, yeasts and filamentous microscopic fungi were detected in poultry sausages. Microbiological quality was evaluated using the horizontal method for the determination number of microorganisms. Total count of bacteria in sausages stored at 4 °C ranged from 1 × 101 CFU.g-1 in sample 1 (after opening) to 4.35 × 10CFU.g-1  in sample 1 (7th day of storage). Total count of bacteria in sausages stored at 15 °C ranged from 3.25 × 10CFU.g-1 in sample 1 (after opening) to 3.12 × 10CFU.g-1 in sample 1 to 3.12 × 106  CFU.g-1 in sample 1 (7th day of storage).  Coliform bacteria in sausages stored at 4 °C ranged from 1 × 10CFU.g-1 to 3.15 × 10CFU.g-1. Coliform bacteria in sausages stored at 15 °C ranged from 1.54 × 10CFU.g-1 to 1.40 × 10CFU.g-1.  Yeasts and microscopic filamentous fungi in sausages stored at 4 °C ranged from 2.75 × 10CFU.g-1 to 1.40 × 10CFU.g-1.  Yeasts and microscopic filamentous fungi in sausages stored at 15 °C ranged from 1.30 × 10CFU.g-1 to 1.44 × 106  CFU.g-1. Total count of bacteria, coliform bacteria, yeast and microscopic fungi were not in accordance with Codex Alimentarius of Slovak Republic on 3rd day in samples stored at 15 °C.


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Kunová, S. ., Bobková, A. ., Lopašovský, Ľubomí­r ., & Kačániová, M. . (2014). Microbiological evaluation of poultry sausages stored at different temperatures. Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 8(1), 141–145. https://doi.org/10.5219/338

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