BIO Web Conf.
Volume 58, 202369th Scientific Conference with International Participation “FOOD SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY – 2022”
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Food Science and Technology|
|Published online||10 March 2023|
Microbiome status of unregulated raw tobacco blends for hand-rolling cigarettes (RYO tobaccos)
Department of Production, Processing and Manufacturing of Tobacco and Tobacco Related Products, Tobacco and Tobacco Products Institute, Agricultural Academy,
Markovo village, Plovdiv, Rodopi municipality, region Plovdiv,
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The research was conducted on 18 samples of RYO tobacco. The density (CFU/g a.d.s.) of three heterotrophic groups of microorganisms and some physical-chemical indicators were determined. The analyses were performed according to classic methods. Quantitative and qualitative changes at the microbiome as a result of disruption of homeostasis in microbial communities and development of secondary succession in the direction of intensive mineralization processes were found. Statistically significant correlation dependences with the physical-chemical parameters were registered. In addition to a potential risk in term of sanitary-hygiene and health aspects, the changes also have a negative impact on the consumer qualities of tobacco blends.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2023
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