No 74 (2018)
Articles

The effect of the supply chain exerting physical stress on the microbiological status of bottled natural mineral water

Published June 30, 2018
Renáta Tihanyi-Kovács
Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Department of Food Sciences, Mosonmagyaróvár
Erika Hanczné Lakatos
Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Department of Food Sciences, Mosonmagyaróvár
Balázs Ásványi
Széchenyi István University, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Department of Food Sciences, Mosonmagyaróvár
Péter Böröcz
Széchenyi István University, Audi Hungaria Faculty of Automotive Engineering, Department of Logistics and Forwarding, Győr
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Tihanyi-Kovács, R., Hanczné Lakatos, E., Ásványi, B., & Böröcz, P. (2018). The effect of the supply chain exerting physical stress on the microbiological status of bottled natural mineral water. Acta Agraria Debreceniensis, (74), 189-193. https://doi.org/10.34101/actaagrar/74/1688

Abstract

Mineral water consumption increased dramatically in the last 30 years. One reason for this change lies in the changing consumer behaviour: consumers are increasingly recognizing the importance of healthy nutrition and appreciate the beneficial nutritional physiological properties of mineral water. Local mineral water harmonizes well with imported waters. Bottled mineral water may travel several hundred kilometres until it reaches consumers. In the present study, the dynamic mechanical vibration caused by transporting on public roads was simulated in laboratory vibration tests then samples were subjected to microbiological examinations in compliance with legislations currently in force. Due to this vibration, the initial microbe count increased by two orders of magnitude, while after terminating the 4-hour mechanical action it decreased gradually. Growing dynamics of microbes constituting the total germ count at 22 °C and 37 °C were almost similar.

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