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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 1523-1535
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.180


Microbiological Characteristics of Foods of Children Aged 0 to 24 Months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) in the Department of Mayahi in Niger
Adamou Oumarou Aboubacar1*, Bako Aminatou Maazou2, Sabo Haoua Seini1 and Sadou Hassimi1
1Département de chimie-Biochimie, Nutrition Humaine
2Département des Sciences Biologiques Appliquée, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé / Université Abdou Moumouni de Niamey, Niger
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Each day, all over the world, people are getting sick because of the unhealthy foods they eat. Associated with malnutrition, diseases caused by unhealthy food cause unbearable damage and are the leading cause of child mortality in countries where hygiene is deficient. The aim of our study was to assess hygiene practices and analyse the microbiological quality of food for children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in the department of Mayahi. For this purpose, a questionnaire on socio-economic characteristics and environmental hygiene was administered to 50 mother /childpairs, then 50 food samples were taken for analysis in the laboratory.It emerges from the study, the environmental health of the respondent is not goodin52% and most households do not have latrine in 58% case and a source of drinking water in 70% case. The microbiological analysis of foods has shown that 66% was compliant (satisfactory), 6% Acceptable and 28% nonconforming (unsatisfactory). Analysis of these samples showed a high loading of microorganisms with an average of4.5 106UFC / and the presence of pathogenic bacteria in some foods which represents a risk or danger to the consumer. The improvement of the quality of these foods can be done by appropriate hygiene measures. Based on the result several measures can help us to improve the conditions of hygiene and avoid contamination of food, namely literacy and awareness on environmental health and sanitation.


Keywords: Moderate acute malnutrition, Food, Quality, Microbiology, Hygiene, Niger
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Adamou Oumarou Aboubacar, Bako Aminatou Maazou, Sabo Haoua Seini and Sadou Hassimi. 2018. Microbiological Characteristics of Foods of Children Aged 0 to 24 Months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) in the Department of Mayahi in Niger.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 1523-1535. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.180