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The study examined the sensitivity of spoilage bacteria to antibiotics and crude ethanol, methanol and aqueous extract of Heinsia crinata employed in the preparation of the ‘atama’ soup as well as its proximate composition using standard methods. The bacterial isolates were identified as Bacillus tequilensis strain ADIP3, Bacillus cereus strain SB2, Bacillus thuringensis strain EB-151, Escherichia coli strain sanji and Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain PG1. Heinsia crinata crude extracts had no inhibitory activity against all the isolates. The isolates however, showed varying cumulative percentage antibiotic resistance against gentamicin (80%), ofloxacin (40%), augmentin (100%), cefuroxin (100%), ceftazidime (100%), ampicillin (100%), nitrofuratoin (40%) and ciprofloxacin (40%). The proximate analysis shows the chemical composition such as moisture (63.92%), ash (1.04%), carbohydrate (7.96%), protein (5.71%), lipid (19.15%) and fibre (2.22%). The study has shown the inability of employing H. crinata in the shelf life extension of ‘atama’ soup.