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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. 22, No. 4, 2018, pp. 493-497
Bioline Code: ja18086
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, Vol. 22, No. 4, 2018, pp. 493-497

 en Microbial Load on Smoked Fish commonly traded in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
AYELOJA, AA; GEORGE, FOA; JIMOH, WA; SHITTU, MO & ABDULSALAMI, S A

Abstract

The microbial load on smoked fish sold in Ibadan, Oyo State was studied. 64 of 4 different fish species (Mackerel ( Scomber scombrus check for this species in other resources ), Sardine ( Sardinela eba check for this species in other resources ), Panla ( Gadus morhua check for this species in other resources ) and Cat fish ( Clarias gariepinus check for this species in other resources )) were sourced from five different market locations. The microbiological analysis was done using standard microbiological procedures. The bacterial count of fish sampled from Ojo market was the highest (0.35±0.11 x 103 CFU/g) while the bacteria count of the fish sample from Bodija market was the lowest (0.07±0.04 x 103 CFU/g). There was no significant difference (p>0.05) in the microbial load of the various fish species sold within Ibadan metropolis as well as fish sampled from various market locations in Ibadan metropolis. Bacterial isolated on smoked fish studied were: E. coli check for this species in other resources , Salmonella check for this species in other resources spp, Klebsiella check for this species in other resources spp, Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources , Aerosomonas check for this species in other resources spp, Pseudomonas check for this species in other resources spp, Vibrio check for this species in other resources spp, Serratia check for this species in other resources spp, Chromobacterium check for this species in other resources spp, Enterobacteria check for this species in other resources spp and Shigella check for this species in other resources spp. While the following fungi were isolated from the study: Aspergillus flavus check for this species in other resources , Penicillium check for this species in other resources spp, Fusarium oxysporum check for this species in other resources , Trrichoderma check for this species in other resources spp and Ceotrichium albidium. Fish species sold in different markets within Ibadan metropolis is fit for human consumption. Caution should be exercised in consuming smoked-dried fish displayed openly, reheating may be necessary to activate such micro-organisms before consumption.

Keywords
bacteria; fungi; market; fish species

 
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