[Microbiological testing of commercial ice cream in Messina as required by the Ministerial Ordinance of 11 October 1978]

Ann Sclavo. 1980 Jul-Aug;22(4):624-32.
[Article in Italian]


The Authors in accordance with the Government Ordinance of the October 11, 1978, made a microbiological control on 50 artisan made ice-creams produced in Messina town in March-April 1979. The 24% of the products analyzed presented one or more parameters not in conformity with the law; whereas 34.78% of the 23 locals controlled commercialised not completely hygienic ice-creams. Commenting the results obtained the Authors wish that the application of the law should have principally an educational and not punishing aim.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / isolation & purification*
  • Food Inspection*
  • Food Microbiology*
  • Ice Cream / analysis*
  • Italy
  • Legislation, Food*