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PHILIPPI, Jane Maria de S.  and  MORETTO, Eliane. Salmonella and fecal coliforms in cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia Blume and Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees) sold in the city of Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 1995, vol.11, n.4, pp.624-628. ISSN 1678-4464.

The microbiological quality of a hundred samples of ten differents commercial brands of a ground cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia Blume and Cinnamomum zeylanicum Nees) from supermarkets in the city of Florianópolis, Brazil, was assessed. Salmonella and fecal coliforms were determined. Results were negative for Salmonella Fecal coliforms values ranged from <3 to 2,400 MPN per g. 63% of the samples showed values from <3 MPN per g; 34% showed values ranging front 3 to 100 MPN per g, these being the legal acceptable values; 3% showed values >100 MPN per g. Fecal coliforms were detected in 37% of the cinnamon samples.

Keywords : Cinnamon; Cinnamomum spp.; Salmonella sp.; Fecal Coliforms.

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