Safety and quality of farm fresh goat’s cheese in the Czech Republic

https://doi.org/10.17221/210/2008-CJFSCitation:Janštová B., Dračková M., Cupáková Š., Přidalová H., Pospíšilová M., Karpíšková R., Vorlová L. (2010): Safety and quality of farm fresh goat’s cheese in the Czech Republic. Czech J. Food Sci., 28: 1-8.
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The composition and selected physical and chemical parameters of 44 samples of fresh goat cheeses produced on a farm in the Czech Republic were determined. The following average values were obtained for the parameters analysed: pH 4.87 ± 0.14, titratable acidity (SH) 98.09 ± 4.93, dry matter 46.83 ± 1.57%, fat in dry matter 52.74 ± 5.24%, sodium chloride (NaCl) 2.08 ± 0.54%, and aw 0.979 ± 0.007. All samples showed excellent sensory characteristics and their compositions corresponded to those declared by the producer. Microbiological tests were used for the detection of Enterobacteriaceae spp., lactic acid bacteria, Escherichia coli, Enterococcus spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes. Under the applicable regulations, the analysed fresh goat’s cheeses were microbiologically safe and had the appropriate physical and chemical characteristics.
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