Vita Strazdina, Margarita Terentjeva, Olga Valcina, Inga Eizenberga, Aleksandr Novoslavskij, Jevgenija Osmjana, Aivars Berzins
Abstract:The microbial contamination of fish is the most important factor in assurance of food safety. The microflora on the surface of skin, gills and gut of fish is constantly under the influence of the water environment and this may cause colonization of microorganisms on fish. The goal of this study was to evaluate the bacterial contamination level on the skin, gills and gut of the European eel (Anguilla anguilla), i.e., detecting total bacteria count (TBC) and Enterobacteriaceae counts, as well as Lister…
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