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Table 3 Effect of gamma irradiation and storage on the inactivation of S. Typhimurium at 28 ± 2 °C in powdered Legon-18 pepper (C. annuum)

From: The role of gamma irradiation and storage at 28 ± 2 °C on the inactivation of Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium in sun-dried Legon-18 pepper (Capsicum annuum) powder

Storage days Microbial count (log cfug-1)
0 kGy 1 kGy 2 kGy 4 kGy 5 kGy
0 6.49 ± 0.08Aa 5.21 ± 0.13Ba 4.83 ± 0.11Ca 4.04 ± 0.11Da ND
2 6.02 ± 0.08Ab 5.19 ± 0.13Ba 4.62 ± 0.11Cb 3.52 ± 0.09Db ND
5 5.66 ± 0.13Ac 4.96 ± 0.13Bb 4.49 ± 0.11Cbc 3.33 ± 0.09Dbc ND
12 5.55 ± 0.13Ac 4.69 ± 0.11Bc 4.33 ± 0.11Cc 3.24 ± 0.09Dd ND
21 5.36 ± 0.13Ad 4.67 ± 0.11Bc 3.99 ± 11Cd 2.88 ± 0.11De ND
30 4.59 ± 0.11Ae 4.09 ± 0.11Bd 3.14 ± 0.09Ce 2.21 ± 0.13Df ND
45 3.83 ± 0.09Af 3.32 ± 0.09Be 2.42 ± 0.13Cf 1.25 ± 0.09Dg ND
60 3.83 ± 0.09Af ND ND ND ND
  1. Least Significant Difference. Means with the same letters (upper cases, doses within a particular day) in the same row are not significantly (P > 0.05) and means with the same letters in the same column (lower case, doses per day) are not significantly different (P > 0.05) from each other