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Impact of selected environmental factors on E.coli growth in river water and an investigation of carry-over to fresh produce
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2012-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The consumption of fresh produce has increased over the past few decades, but it has also resulted in an increase in foodborne outbreaks. Once fresh produce gets contaminated, microbes can survive or ...
Evaluating the potential of ultraviolet irradiation for the disinfection of microbiologically polluted irrigation water
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-11-13)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Fresh produce irrigation water from Western Cape Rivers carries faecal coliforms (FC) (Escherichia coli) at concentrations which often exceed the suggested limit of 1 000 FC per 100 mL and presents a ...
Evaluation of agricultural effluents and irrigation water as sources of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Food-borne disease outbreaks caused by Escherichia coli have been linked to the use of faecally-polluted irrigation waters. Thus the overall aim of this research was to evaluate irrigation water and ...
Anti-microbial activity of rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) on food spoilage organisms and potenial pathogens
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2001-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT:Aspalafhus linearis is an indigenous fynbos plant cultivated in the Clanwilliam area of the Western Cape, South Africa. The rooibos tea that is prepared from this plant, has become popular worldwide ...
Assessment of microbial loads of the Plankenburg and Berg Rivers and the survival of escherichia coli on raw vegetables under laboratory conditions
(Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch, 2010-12)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Over the last decade, studies on the quality of the water in many of South Africa.s rivers revealed an increase in pollution levels (DWAF, 1996; DWAF, 2000). In agricultural areas of the Western Cape many ...
Investigating the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide agaisnt isolated environmental Escherichia coli strains
(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2015-04)
ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Surface water used for irrigation is often highly contaminated on a microbial level. Using contaminated surface water for the irrigation of fresh produce can lead to foodborne disease outbreaks and ...