Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 8 No. 2

Microbiological Attributes of Tahin (Sesame) Helva Sold under Market Conditions in Manisa

Bet?l Kaya1 and Bulent Ergonul1*

1Celal Bayar University, Engineering Faculty, Food Engineering Department, Muradiye Campus, Muradiye, Manisa, Turkey.

Received on 09 April 2013 and accepted on 23 May 2013



In this study, microbiological attributes of tahin helva samples sold under market conditions in Manisa city center were determined. According to findings obtained, it was observed that Total Mesophylic Aerobic Bacteria counts of the samples were among <1.0 log cfu/g and 2.78 log cfu/g; Mold and Yeast counts of the samples were among <1.0 log cfu/g and 1.95 log cfu/g and Coliform group bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli were not found in any of the samples.

Keywords : Tahin helva, microbiological attributes, pathogens.