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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
World Bank assisted National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) - University of Port Harcourt
ISSN: 1119-8362
Vol. 10, No. 1, 2006, pp. 97-100
Bioline Code: ja06016
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2006, pp. 97-100

 en Bacteriological Quality of Dried Sliced Beef (Kilishi) Sold In Ilorin Metropolis
RAJI, A I

Abstract

The bacteriological quality of dried sliced beef (kilishi) obtained from three selling points in Ilorin metropolis was determined in order to ascertain its safety. The total bacterial count, Enterobacteriaceae check for this species in other resources count, Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources count and E.coli counts were used as index of bacteriological quality. Samples from Oja-gboro had the highest total bacterial count of 3.5 x 104 cfu/g; Enterobacteriaceae count of 2.9 X 104 cfu/g; S. aureus count of 2.05 X 104 cfu/g and E.coli count of 3.8 X 101 cfu/g. Bacterial species isolated from the samples were S. aureus, Pseudomonas check for this species in other resources species, E. Coli, Klebsiella check for this species in other resources species and B. subtilis. The high bacterial count and diversity of bacterial isolates from the samples tested is an indication of its low bacteriological quality, and this can make it a potential source of food infection. Standard hygienic practices are therefore recommended at both pre- and post-production stages.

 
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