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Table 2 Microbial contaminations (aerobic bacteria, coliform, Escherichia coli, and Vibrio cholerae) of the fishery products and the environmental samples collected from the fishery auction market A and B in spring (March–April)

From: Microbial contamination including Vibrio cholerae in fishery auction markets in West Sea, South Korea

SamplesTimeBacteria
Aerobic bacteria (CFU/g or CFU/mL or CFU/100 cm2)Coliform (CFU/g or CFU/mL or CFU/100 cm2)E. coli (CFU/g or CFU/mL or CFU/100 cm2)V. cholerae (MPN/100 g or MPN/100 mL or MPN/100 cm2)
V. cholerae O1V. cholerae non-O1
Market AMarket BMarket AMarket BMarket AMarket BMarket AMarket BMarket AMarket B
Fishery products
 FlounderBefore auction1.0 × 1037.2 × 10< 15< 20< 20
During auction1.5 × 1021.9 × 102< 15< 20< 20
After auction6.6 × 1039.3 × 10< 15< 20< 20
 OctopusDuring auction2.2 × 1041.2 × 102< 15< 20< 20
 SkateDuring auction2.2 × 102< 15< 15< 20< 20
Before auction9.0 × 10< 15< 15< 20< 20
 MonkfishDuring auction7.5 × 1021.1 × 102< 15< 20< 20
After auction1.2 × 103< 15< 15< 20< 20
Before auction5.1 × 10< 15< 15< 20< 20
 FlatfishDuring auction3.9 × 10< 15< 15< 20< 20
After auction1.3 × 103< 15< 15< 20< 20
Before auction< 15< 15< 15< 20< 20
 Comb pen shellDuring auction< 15< 15< 15< 20< 20
After auction< 15< 15< 15< 20< 20
Environmental samples
 Water 2.7 × 101.5 × 102< 15< 15< 15< 15< 20< 20< 20< 20
 3.0 × 106.1 × 102< 15< 15< 15< 15< 20< 20< 20< 20
 1.1 × 103< 15< 15< 20< 20
 Seawater 4.3 × 103< 15< 15< 20< 20
 Ice 1.4 × 103< 15< 15< 20< 20
 Wooden box 2.2 × 1061.1 × 1061.6 × 102< 15< 15< 15< 20< 20< 20< 20
 1.7 × 1045.2 × 1076.0 × 102.5 × 102< 15< 15< 20< 20< 20< 20
 Plastic box 8.0 × 1031.1 × 104< 15< 15< 15< 15< 20< 20< 20< 20
 5.8 × 1035.8 × 1031.5 × 102< 15< 15< 15< 20< 20< 20< 20
  1. Water water in water tanks of fishery auction markets, seawater seawater in fishery distribution vehicles, ice ice in wooden or plastic boxes, wooden box surfaces of wooden boxes for fish storage, plastic box surfaces of plastic boxes for fish storage, not analyzed