The Microbiological Quality of Commercial Fruit Juices-Current perspectives

Authors

  • Tasnia Ahmed Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • Kamal Kanta Das Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • Md Aftab Uddin Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v35i2.42643

Keywords:

Fruit juice, Contamination, Microbial spoilage, Public health safety, Good manufacturing practice (GMP).

Abstract

The purpose of this review article is to introduce the importance of fruit juices for human health living in the country and in a broad, and to develop awareness among the people about the diseases caused by pathogens associated with fruit juice. Health benefits of juices have been included in this article and how the same juice can cause problems among people of different ages have been discussed. Contamination sources and the ways to prevent them is very important issue in protecting public health Some future recommendations for fruit juices have also been added in this article. Different diseases caused by various microbial agents and the associated symptoms after consuming contaminated fruit juices worldwide are discussed in this review. This review was aimed at the possible sources of microbial contamination, disease caused by them and determining some ways to avoid such phenomena. From the information provided here, it was noticeable that commercial fruit juice can also harbor pathogenic microorganisms which can cause serious disease outbreaks. The contamination can also be initiated during in house consumption if lack of awareness prevails among the consumers. Manufacturing process should be much more strict in this regard to assure the public health safety. Commercially available fruit juices are consumed worldwide among different ages of people and if not processed properly, this healthy drink may be hazardous for human health.

Bangladesh J Microbiol, Volume 35 Number 2 December 2018, pp 128-133

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Published

2019-08-18

How to Cite

Ahmed, T., Das, K. K., & Uddin, M. A. (2019). The Microbiological Quality of Commercial Fruit Juices-Current perspectives. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 35(2), 128–133. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v35i2.42643

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Review Article