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Is och dricksvatten i café, restaurang- och krogverksamheter: en kartläggning av den mikrobiologiska kvalitén
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Ice and drinking water in cafés, restaurants and pubs – A survey of the microbiological quality.

A survey was conducted to provide the environmental protection offices, responsible for food safety in Örebro County with new information regarding the microbiological status of drinking water and ice in restaurants and similar businesses. Samples of both drinking water and ice were collected from cafés, restaurants and pubs by the environmental and health officers throughout the county. They also assessed the businesses’ self-monitoring systems with emphasis on water quality and safety. The hypothesis was that the businesses with good quality control and proper monitoring systems would provide the study with a higher amount of water samples of acceptable quality compared to those who were lacking in self-monitoring control. The results from the tests showed that two thirds of the collected samples had bacteria levels above accepted threshold values. It was also shown that the ice samples were generally of poorer quality than the drinking water. The overview of the businesses’ self-monitoring systems for water quality indicated that 54 % of the systems were considered to be appropriate and sufficient. When the results from the microbiological analyses were compared to the results from the overview of the businesses’ self-monitoring, it was discovered that the group with appropriate systems had a larger amount of water samples of poor quality. This could indicate that further control of the business’ self-monitoring systems is required, especially their work with verification and validation of the routines concerning water.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
drinking water, ice, hygiene.
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-34963OAI: diva2:327228
Available from: 2010-06-28 Created: 2010-06-28 Last updated: 2010-06-28Bibliographically approved

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