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Abstract

ASSESSMENT OF THE MICROBIOLOGICAL QUALITY OF ICE CREAM OFFERED FOR PUBLIC CONSUMPTION IN DHAKA CITY, BANGLADESH

*Samir Paul, *Farzana Hasin, Md. Mofazzal Hossain, Mahmoodul Hoque Khan, Nasrin Akter and Golam Md. Khairuzzaman

ABSTRACT

The study was performed to evaluate the microbiological quality of ice
cream manufactured by Branded ice cream manufacturing companies
(who claimed to maintaind GMP properly) and Non-branded local ice
cream manufacturing companies where manufacturing quality and
preservation system was not maintained properly. In this study, four
brand company samples (namely Igloo, Polar, Kwality & Bellissimo)
were collected from retail stores where the preservation system was
moderately better, and non brand ice cream samples were collected from
eleven different areas of Dhaka City, Bangladesh. The research works
was conducted in the Microbiological laboratory of Quality Assurance
Department of Igloo ice cream & milk unit. A total of seventy three
(73) pcs of ice cream samples were randomly collected for the analysis,
among which forty (40) pcs was from retail stores of four brand
companies (which are industrially produced, packed, labeled and
marketed according to GMP Guideline), the rest thirty three (33) Ice cream samples were collected from street ice cream vendors which are manufactured by non-brand local companies (manufacturing and preservation not maintained according to GMP) of eleven (11) different areas of Dhaka city. The result was found that the highest extent of microbial contamination and proliferation of viable bacteria occurred in ice cream samples of Kwality Ice Cream Company which is one of the most renowned company among the four selected companies. Besides this, some street vendors ice cream samples were also found with highest viable bacterial count in lab analysis which were collected from few specific areas of Dhaka city, like - Demra, Aminbazar.

Keywords: Microbiological Quality; Ice Cream Quality; GMP; HACCP.


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