MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION IN LARU (LOCAL BEVERAGE OF EAST NUSA TENGGARA)
This study aims to describe the microbiological contamination (E.Coli) in the local beverage of Timorese
community in Naimata village, Kupang city, East Nusa Tenggara. Three white laru samples were taken from
different sellers and analyzed at the Technical Implementation Unit of East Nusa Tenggara 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. Laru contains a number of organic acids, amino acids, and alcohols.
Keywords: laru, e.coli
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