Bread Microbiology

Warren Place wrplace at
Tue Feb 1 02:39:33 EST 2000

On Mon, 31 Jan 2000, Tim Marsh wrote:
> Can anyone help,
> I am trying to find information about the microbiological characteristics of
> bread and hotplate goods (eg, crumpets and pancakes): what organisms are
> most commonly found in bakeries; good practice for bakery production; how to
> identify the various bacteria / yeast / mould and so on.
> If anyone can point me in the right direction I would be a happy bunny!
> Many thanks,
> Tim
	There are also many lactic acid bacteria in some very popular
breads (I live near San Francisco, CA where you can't find a grocery store 
that doesn't stock a few of the area's world-famous sourdough breads).
For the strains and some info on them you could start at
Never tried one of their starters, but if I ever have to buy one it will
be from them (I have heard great things).  I gave you the address, now get

Warren Place

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