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Table 2 The acceptability status of the bottled water samples in relation to the WHO guidelines

From: The bacteriological quality of different brands of bottled water available to consumers in Ile-Ife, south-western Nigeria

Brand Coliforms/100 ml TBC Other indicators present Acceptability
A _ 0 – 10 None +
B _ 0 – 10 None +
C _ 0 – 10 None +
D _ 0 – 10 Pseudomonas spp. _
E + 11 – 100 Staphylococcus spp. _
F _ 11 – 100 Staphylococcus aureus _
Enterococcus spp.
G _ 101 – 500 Pseudomonas spp. _
H _ 11 – 100 Salmonella spp. _
I + 11 – 100 None _
J + 101 – 500 Staphylococcus spp. _
Listeria spp.
K _ 101 – 500 Staphylococcus aureus _
L _ 11 – 100 Staphylococcus aureus _
Listeria spp.
M + 501 – 1000 Listeria spp. _
N _ 501 – 1000 Pseudomonas spp. _
Staphylococcus spp.
O _ 0 – 10 None +
  1. TBC, Total Bacterial Count.