Application of ATP Bioluminescence Method for Measurement of Microbial Contamination in Raw Meat, Meat and Dairy Processing Line

식육 및 육가공 . 유가공 생산라인의 환경미생물오염도 측정을 위한 ATP 방법의 이용

  • 강현미 (건국대학교 동물자원연구센타) ;
  • 엄양섭 (건국대학교 동물자원연구센타) ;
  • 안흥석 (건국대학교 동물자원연구센타) ;
  • 김천제 (건국대학교 동물자원연구센타) ;
  • 최경환 ((주)코메드) ;
  • 정충일 (건국대학교 동물자원연구센타)
  • Published : 2000.09.01


This study was conducted to investigate the application of ATP bioluminescence to measure the degree of microbial contamination from raw meat, meat processing and milk processing lines. Samples collected from slaughter house, meat and milk processing plants were tested for estimation of bacterial number by using ATP bioluminescence and conventional method. The former result was transffered to R-mATP value(log RLU/ml), and the latter transffered to CFU(log/ml). Correlation coefficient(r) between aerobic counts(CFU, log/ml) and R-mATP(log RLU/ml) value was 0.93(n=408). R-mATP of aerobic counts from beef, pork, chicken was 0.93(n=220), and that was 0.93(n=187) between meat processing and dairy processing plants. In addition, Correlation coefficient(r) between aerobic counts and R-mATP was 0.87(n=252) under 1$\times$10${^5}$/ml of bacterial count and 0.74(n=152) over 10${^5}$ respectively.