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Table 2 Microbiota of Vietnamese Pangasius products marketed in Belgium

From: Microbiota of frozen Vietnamese catfish (Pangasius hypophthalmus) marketed in Belgium

Product type Total psychrotrophic aerobic counts (TPC) Total mesophilic aerobic counts (TMC) Psychrotrophic lactic acid bacteria Presumptive Enterobacteriaceae
Fillets (brand 1) 4.7 ± 0.3bd* 4.8 ± 0.4a 4.0 ± 0.7a 3.8 ± 0.2a
Fillets (brand 2) 3.8 ± 0.1a 3.8 ± 0.0b 2.2 ± 0.5bc 2.9 ± 0.0b
Fillets (brand 3) 5.2 ± 0.2b 4.5 ± 0.3ac 4.1 ± 0.1a 3.0 ± 0.4bd
Fillets (brand 4) 5.1 ± 0.4bd 4.6 ± 0.2a 4.0 ± 0.1a 2.9 ± 0.2b
Steaks (brand 5) 4.6 ± 0.2cd 4.8 ± 0.1a 2.7 ± 0.1c 2.5 ± 0.2d
Portions (brand 6) 4.4 ± 0.1c 4.3 ± 0.1c 2.3 ± 0.1b 1.6 ± 0.6c
  1. *Data are expressed as mean value ± standard deviation (log CFU/g) of three replicates. Means with a different superscript letter in the same column indicate where statistically (p ≤ 0.05) differences occurred between products that were evaluated in this study