Navigation Links
26 percent of herbs eaten in Spain are contaminated with bacteria
Date:3/3/2011

A research team from the University of Valencia has discovered that up to 20% of spices and 26% of herbs sold in Spain are contaminated by various bacteria, reducing their quality. The study, which is the first of its kind in Spain, suggests that health and hygiene control systems should be put in place, from cultivation of these products right through to when they reach the market.

Scientists from the University of Valencia have for the first time studied the microbiological quality of 53 samples of spices and herbs such as thyme and oregano sold at Spanish markets.

The results, which have been published in the journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, show that 10% of spices are contaminated with mesophilic aerobic microorganisms and 20% with enterobacteriaceae. The contamination level in aromatic herbs was 26% for both these kinds of bacteria.

The studies detected the presence of bacteria from the genuses Acinetobacter (A. calcoaceticus), Enterobacter and Shigella. Species of microorganisms such as Yersinia intermedia, Staphylococcus aureus and Hafni alvei were also found.

Greater product quality control needed

"Herbs and spices are exposed to a wide variety of contaminants both before and after production, and can contain high levels of bacteria", the researchers say.

Since the results display "poor microbiological quality" in approximately 25% of the samples analysed, the authors recommend that "health controls should be improved during the production of herbs and spices, in order to prevent health risks".

The study shows that several variations can turn up in a single species of herb or spice, "probably because the production and cultivation conditions are not the same" in different regions. The composition of the essential oils from herbs and spices varies according to geographical region, age, type, and the drying method us
'/>"/>

Contact: SINC
info@plataformasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. The AVE pollutes 29 percent less than traditional trains
2. Marine biotech industry could grow by 12 percent per year
3. 75 percent of Spanish zoos at risk of exotic animals escaping
4. Drinking 100 percent fruit juice is linked to higher intake of essential nutrients
5. Helical CT scans reduce lung cancer mortality by 20 percent compared to chest X-rays
6. Report suggests nearly 5 percent exposed to dengue virus in Key West
7. A balanced protein diet can reduce accumulation of nitrogen on dairy cattle farms by up to 35 percent
8. About 94 percent of breastfeeding mothers do not follow a proper diet
9. Homex Delivers Solid Q-1 2010 Revenue Growth of 12.2 Percent
10. Drinking 100 percent fruit juice is associated with improved diet quality in children
11. 86 percent of disadvantaged preschoolers lack basic motor skills
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
26 percent of herbs eaten in Spain are contaminated with bacteria
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 The Defense Logistics Agency is insourcing its ... counterfeit microcircuits from entering into its supply chain. ... anti-counterfeit initiative dubbed DNA marking. The capability will validate ... throughout the supply chain. The new quality control measures ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 16, 2014 Valencell, a ... its PerformTek biometric technology to industry leaders such as ... accurate, clinically validated, biometric wearable products. These products will ... in Las Vegas . ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... fundamentally transforming the travel experience and nowhere is this ... decade, ePassports, biometric readers, and secure document scanners have ... via eGates and Automated Passport Control (APC) Kiosks at ... across the globe. According to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2
... women have twice the risk of preterm delivery than ... a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Division of ... University Press,s journal Human Reproduction on behalf ... The study found that pregnant women with symptoms ...
... Palm Vein Authentication Technology Integrates with,Citrix Password ... and,Compliance, SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 22 ... supplier of innovative computer products including,hard disk ... that its PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR has been verified ...
... University, along with colleagues from the California Institute of ... other institutions, have unearthed crystalline magnetic fossils of a ... boundary of the Paleocene and Eocene epochs, some 55 ... in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
Cached Biology News:Depression during pregnancy can double risk of preterm delivery 2Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Verified as Citrix Ready 2Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Verified as Citrix Ready 3Fujitsu PalmSecure LOGONDIRECTOR Verified as Citrix Ready 4Earlier global warming produced a whole new form of life 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015  Array BioPharma Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRY ) ... with Novartis Pharma AG to acquire worldwide rights to ... development.  This agreement is conditional on the closing of transactions ... 2014, which are expected to close in the first ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Shimadzu Scientific Instruments today ... UV-visible spectrophotometer. Offering wavelength scanning from 190 to ... for applications in a variety of industries, including ... user-friendly UV-1280 enables intuitive operation, while the enhanced ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... | RBJ today announces the firm brokered a long-term lease ... leading biopharmaceutical company, at Two Ledgemont Center in ... , president, and Brian Cohen , senior vice president, ... at 95 Hayden Ave. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170765 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Protocol Networks ... The growing team of brand-neutral, independent consultants, Protocol Networks ... Rogers explained that over the years, his company has ... Moroso, Town of Plainfield, as well as others. With ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 2Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 3Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 4Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 5Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 6Array Announces Agreement To Acquire ENCORAFENIB (LGX818) 7Shimadzu’s New Monitored Single-Beam UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Offers Comprehensive Measurement Options in a Compact Body 2Transwestern?RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Protocol Networks Brings Independent Technology Consulting to the Constitution State 2
... Care at Hahnemann among the Best in the Nation ... it has been granted Magnet(R) recognition by the American Nurses ... the highest levels of recognition a hospital or medical center ... hospitals in the country that have achieved this prestigious distinction. ...
... , , , WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 16 Decision ... firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, according ... and Abbott,s briakinumab (both interleukin inhibitors) will capture 22 ... drug market for moderate to severe psoriasis. Among these ...
... Looking ... for! Zap-CHO is a robust CHO cell culture media supplement that improves the growth ... Zap-CHO is an animal free, well defined and consistent recombinant CHO supplement. , ... Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) ...
Cached Biology Technology:Hahnemann University Hospital Granted Magnet(R) Status 2Hahnemann University Hospital Granted Magnet(R) Status 3In 2012, Stelara and Briakinumab Will Capture 22 Percent of the Biologics Share in the Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Drug Market 2In 2012, Stelara and Briakinumab Will Capture 22 Percent of the Biologics Share in the Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Drug Market 3Online Video of InVitria's Zap-CHO Helps Scientists Maximize CHO Cell Culture Performance 2
The large Dodeca stainer shaking rack holds the staining trays in the large Dodeca stainer....
...
...
... BioLegend, the Quansys Biosciences Q-Plex Array is ... cytokines/chemokines for human, mouse, and rat research. ... fully quantitative ELISA-based test where 4 distinct ... well of a 96-well plate in a ...
Biology Products: