oa South African Medical Journal - Hygienic evaluation of biltong

Volume 37, Issue 23
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Of 121 samples of biltong collected in Johannesburg, 0�8% yielded a growth of salmonella and 28�1 % a growth of Escherichia coli, type 1 (faecal). Staphylococcus epidermidis was isolated from many samples, but none yielded a growth of Staphylococcus aureus. Hygienically, biltong, in its present form, is unsatisfactory.

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