Microbial Contamination In Laru (Local Community Beverage Alcohol of East Nusa Tenggara)
Author(s): Apris A. Adu and Sarci M. Toy
This study aims to describe the microbiological contamination (Escherichia coli) in the local beverage of Timorese community in Naimata sub-district, Kupang city. Three white laru samples were taken from different sellers and analyzed at the Technical Implementation Unit of NTT Province Health Laboratory. The results of the analysis showed that the white laru samples are free of microbial contamination of E.coli whereas other microbial contamination in the packaging has exceeded the maximum limit based on Indonesian National Standard (SNI). Laru contains a number of organic acids, amino acids, and alcohols.