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Table 1 Microbial loads of surface of smoked, chlorine-disinfected, and plain-water-washed non-treated milk-handling plastic containers

From: Antimicrobial effect of smoking milk handling containers’ inner surfaces as a preservation method in pastoral systems in Kenya

Microbial load/sample Smoked containers (log10 cfu/cm2) Chlorine-disinfected container (log10 cfu/cm2) Plain-water-washed non-treated plastic container (log10 cfu/cm2)
TVC 4.64 ± 0.43a 3.47 ± 0.06b 5.99 ± 1.03c
TCC 4.00 ± 0.66a 2.55 ± 0.02b 5.07 ± 0.91c
LAB 3.75 ± 0.59a 0.89 ± 0.24b 4.81 ± 0.81c
  1. The values are means ± standard deviations of three replicates from each container. Means with the same letter (for each row) are not statistically different