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kfas, vol. 55, no. 4, pp.437-442, August, 2022 DOI.

Microbiological Contamination in Domestic and Imported Squid Todarodes
pacificus Jeotgal Distributed at On-line Marketplaces: An Investigation

경상국립대학교 해양식품공학과/해양산업연구소


    Squid jeotgal is a very popular traditional, salted, and fermented seafood in Korea. Due to the development of a distribution structure, a lot of imported squid jeotgal has recently entered Korea. In this study, we analyzed and compared the microbial contamination levels of domestic and imported squid jeotgal. The total viable bacterial count in domestic and imported jeotgal was 5.20 and 5.38 log CFU/g, respectively. The highest contamination level was 6.94 log CFU/g in one of the imported squid jeotgal samples. Coliforms were not detected in domestic jeotgal but were detected at 50% with 2.21 log CFU/g in imported jeotgal. Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureus were not detected (ND: <1 log CFU/g) in both domestic and imported jeotgal. All samples of jeotgal were negative for Bacillus cereus and Clostridium perfringens. The microbial contamination levels determined in the current study may be utilized as primary data to execute microbial risk assessments on domestic and (or) imported jeotgal.

  • Keyword

    Domestic jeotgal, Imported jeotgal, Online marketplace, Pathogenic bacteria, Salted and fermented squid