Evaluation of Candida isolation medium in food hygiene in Hungary

D. Y C Fung, T. Deák, P. C. Vasavada, G. Péter

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Aniline Blue containing Yeast and Mold agar, or Candida Isolation Agar (CIA, DIFCO) was evaluated and found successful in presumptive identification of 8 strains of laboratory cultures of Candida albicans based on the ability of C. albicans to grow and give characteristic fluorescence at 365 nm UV light. C. tropicalis (3 strains) was able to grow but did not fluoresce. The CIA medium was also useful for the recovery of C. albicans from inoculated milk and orange juice. The recovery was complete when peptone water was used as the diluent, however, when milk or orange juice were used as the diluent of the respective food, recovery was reduced to about 40%. No C. albicans was recovered in this study from hands of factory workers (dairy, brewery and canning) or from 12 types of foods tested as well as from food processing environment. More samplings are needed to further ascertain the role of C. albicans in Food Microbiology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-284
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology
Volume4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1996

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Hungary
Candida
Hygiene
Candida albicans
Food
orange juice
Agar
Milk
Food Microbiology
agar
food recovery
food microbiology
milk
Candida tropicalis
Peptones
canning
Food Handling
brewing industry
aniline

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Evaluation of Candida isolation medium in food hygiene in Hungary. / Fung, D. Y C; Deák, T.; Vasavada, P. C.; Péter, G.

In: Journal of Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology, Vol. 4, No. 4, 08.1996, p. 279-284.

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