pISSN:1309 - 6958       eISSN:2146 - 1953
2006, Cilt 22, Sayı 3-4, Sayfa(lar) 069-073
Some Quality Characteristics of Animal Rennets
K. Kaan Tekinşen, Gürkan Uçar, İ. Erim Köseoğlu
Selçuk Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi, Besin Hijyeni ve Teknolojisi Anabilim Dalı, KONYA
Keywords: Rennet, Animal origin, Quality, Turkish standard, Konya
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In this research, microbiological and chemical qualities of 20 animal liquid rennet samples, used for che-esemaking in dairy plants in Konya region were determined. As a result of the microbiological analysis, aerobic me-sophile, yeast and mould counts of the samples were determined between 0-1.0x103 cfu/ml and 0-9.6x10 cfu/ml respectively. None of the samples contained coliform bacteria, E.coli, S. aureus and anaerobic bacteria. In the consequence of the chemical analysis salt contents and pH values were determined between 12.91-18.79% and 5.026.10, respectively. In conclusion, all of the rennet samples were convenient with microbiological standard in TS 3844 (Turkish Rennet Standard), but of the 20 rennet samples 10% for salt contents were under the minimum limit in TS 3844.