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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 1635-1641
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.191


Evaluation of Physico-Chemical and Microbiological Quality of Milk of Banaskantha District, India
S.B. Nalwaya1, B.I. Prajapati2*, A.R. Bariya3, M.M. Goswamiand S.K. Roy1
1Department of Livestock Products Technology
2Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, S.D.A.U., Sardarkrushinagar, Gujarat, India
3Department of Livestock Products Technology, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362001, Gujarat, India
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Abstract:

The quality of milk in selective areas (Dantiwada, Deesa, Palanpur, Panthawada and Tharad) of Banaskantha district (Gujarat) was analysed for physico-chemical and microbiological quality. The average fat content (per cent), acidity (per cent LA), moisture and pH of milk samples were found in the range of 4.81 ± 0.18 to 6.02 ± 0.13,0.14 to 0.16 (per cent LA), 85.64±0.29 to 88.4±0.82, 6.36 ±0.04 to 6.55 ±0.05, respectively. Mean values of fat content and acidity of milk samples showed significant (P<0.05) variation while there is no significance difference was observed in moisture content and pH of milk samples among all selected places of Banaskantha district. SPC and Coliform count for milk samples were 6.10±0.03, 6.00±0.01, 5.97±0.01, 6.12±0.03 and 6.21±0.04 (log cfu/ml) and 3.66±0.04, 3.42±0.04, 3.23±0.04, 3.49±0.06 and 3.54±0.04 (log cfu/ml), respectively. The lowest SPC count (5.97±0.01 log cfu/ml) and coliform count (3.23±0.04 log cfu/ml) were observed in milk samples of Palanpur. Yeast and mould count was not at all observed in any of analysed milk samples of Banaskantha district. A comprehensive research work is required to set a standard for commercial production of raw milk and milk products as regard to Gujarat in turn at all India level.


Keywords: Milk, Physico- chemical quality, Microbiological quality, Standard plate count
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Nalwaya, S.B., B.I. Prajapati, A.R. Bariya, M.M. Goswami and Roy, S.K. 2018. Evaluation of Physico-Chemical and Microbiological Quality of Milk of Banaskantha District, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 1635-1641. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.191