ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

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Vishal Kumar1, Sweta Singh2, Suresh Chandra2, B.R. Singh2 and Anuj Yadav3
1*Department of Food Technology, Swami Vivekanand Subharti University, Meerut-250005
2Department of Agril. Engg. and Food Technology, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut – 250110, India.
3U.P. Council of Agricultural Research, Lucknow, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2016;10(4):2997-3002 | © The Author(s). 2016
Received: 17/04/2016 | Accepted: 20/06/2016 | Published: 31/12/2016

The effect of green house type solar dryer and cabinet type dryer used for tomato drying with pretreatment of preservatives. We can see that the microbial growth not detected in the starting 30 days but the highest microbial count is 4.67×105 of untreated samples (6mm) in aluminum foil package under green house type solar dryer and microbial growth 4.55×105 of untreated samples (6mm) in LDPE packaging under cabinet tray dryer (65°C).  These are samples packed in LDPE and aluminum foil packaging materials and stored at room temperature. All microorganisms have a defined temperature range in which they grow, with a minimum, maximum, and optimum. An understanding of the interplay between time, temperature, and other intrinsic and extrinsic factors is crucial to selecting the proper storage conditions for a food product.


Green house type solar dryer, cabinet tray dryer, LDPE, Aluminium foil pouch, tomato and temperature, thickness.

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