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Unformatted text preview: Viruses- consists of genetic material in a protein coat; it is an intracellular parasite 1 Lecture 1: Food Microbiology Lesson 6 7. How many microbes are there? Food Item #Bacteria Food Item #Bacteria Beef steak 10,000 Broccoli 1,000,000 Hamburger 1,000,000 Carrots 10,000 Chicken 10,000 Tomatoes 10,000 Milk raw 1000 Corn 1,000,000 Milk (past.) 100 Frozen corn 1,000 Chicken salad 10,000 Green salad 1,000,000 Macaroni salad 10,000 pepper 10,000,000 8. Significance of Microbes in Food 1. The number of microorganisms in the food 2. Types of microorganism in the food. Are they spoilage organisms, beneficial or perhaps pathogenic. i. Pathogenic- just a few can make ou sick 3. The processing or storage treatments the food will receive 4. The individuals who might consume the food. Are they at-rish for serious illness? i. Young kids and the elderly at high risk 2...
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