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Analysis of consumer complaints related to microbial contamination in soft drinks.
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PMID:  20065622     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surveillance of consumer complaints related to microbial contamination in soft drinks indicated that tea drinks, and juice and juice drinks were major soft drinks involved in complaints. The frequency of complaints about juice and juice drinks is relatively high in relation to the production amount. Damage to containers during distribution and inappropriate storage of soft drinks by consumers are major causes of complaints. Molds were predominantly associated with complaints and symptoms caused by intake of contaminated soft drinks. To reduce complaints, more support for small companies, and greater education for carriers, dealers and consumers are needed.
Yukiko Hara-Kudo; Keiichi Goto; Youichi Onoue; Maiko Watanabe; Ken-ichi Lee; Susumu Kumagai; Yoshiko Sugita-Konishi; Takahiro Ohnishi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Shokuhin eiseigaku zasshi. Journal of the Food Hygienic Society of Japan     Volume:  50     ISSN:  1882-1006     ISO Abbreviation:  Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-12     Completed Date:  2010-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0142214     Medline TA:  Shokuhin Eiseigaku Zasshi     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Microbiology, National Institute of Health Sciences, Kamiyoga, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / isolation & purification*
Beverages / microbiology*
Consumer Advocacy / statistics & numerical data*
Consumer Product Safety*
Food Contamination / statistics & numerical data*
Food Handling
Food Packaging
Fungi / isolation & purification*

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