A Mini Review on Microbiological Quality of Commercial Fruit Juices in Pakistan

  • Muhammad Naeem Iqbal The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan; Department of Microbiology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.
  • Aftab Ahmad Anjum Department of Microbiology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.
  • Shihua Wang The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China.
  • Muhammad Asad Ali Department of Microbiology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore 54000, Pakistan.
  • Asfa Ashraf Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
  • Fakhar-ul-Nisa Yunus Department of Zoology, Lahore College for Women University, Lahore, 54000, Pakistan.
  • Shahzad Ali Department of Wildlife and Ecology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Ali Muhammad Department of Zoology, University of Poonch, Rawalakot 12350, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
  • Mirza Imran Shahzad University College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100, Pakistan; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Noor Kot 51770, Pakistan.
Keywords: Fruit juices, microbiological quality, bacterial contamination, public health.

Abstract

Fruit juices are considered to be the most preferred non-alcoholic beverage all over the world to all age groups. In general, microbial growth in fruit juice is restricted by using preservatives and also through other environmental factors during production. Still, some indicator organisms in fruit juice cause various food-borne diseases and even death. So, it is quite important to know the microbiological quality of the juices available in market with regard to public health. The quality control is established to ensure maximum production of safe products, so that it could serve the people in desired quality and quantity. Therefore, maintaining the quality of processed fruit juices is an important concern. So it is not only the responsibility of the food industry to provide safe and nutritious food to the public, but also the duty of government to see that industry is meeting its responsibility.

Published
2016-07-18
How to Cite
Iqbal, M. N., Anjum, A. A., Wang, S., Ali, M. A., Ashraf, A., Yunus, F.- ul-N., Ali, S., Muhammad, A., & Shahzad, M. I. (2016). A Mini Review on Microbiological Quality of Commercial Fruit Juices in Pakistan. PSM Microbiology, 1(1), 26-32. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/microbiol/article/view/97
Section
Review Articles