Abstract: This method is suitable for the determination of the total mesophilic bacteria levels in refined sugars.
The method utilises two possible procedures, using either a pour plate technique (better for coloured sugars and higher levels of bacteria) or a filtration through a sterile membrane filter.
Samples are incubated between 20 °C and 45 °C.
Online Access to ICUMSA Method GS2/3-41 (2011)
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