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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 268-272
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.035


Assessment of Microbial Load in Raw Pork from Retail Meat Outlets of Bikaner
Pankaj Mangal*, Rakesh Rao and Rajani Joshi
Department of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, RAJUVAS, Bikaner- 334001, Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Food-borne diseases are an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Most human diseases are shared with animals and food of animal origin is among the most important cause of gastro-intestinal diseases. Up to one-third of the population in developing countries is affected by foodborne diseases every year. Pork contains a high number of pathogenic bacteria such as Escherichia coli, nontyphoid Salmonella serovars and Staphylococcus aureus which remain a potential threat to human health and also serve as possible sources of infection. A wide range of possible microorganisms are transmitted by pork to human beings but fewer are likely to have a major impact on public health. In the present study, a total of 50 raw pork samples were collected from four private commercial enterprise retail meat outlets of Bikaner city and were evaluated for standard plate count. The mean standard plate count (SPC) for 50 raw pork samples was 1.51 x 106 cfu/gm and maximum and minimum SPC values for the pork samples from the market to be 2.90 x 106/gm and 0.70 x 104/gm, respectively.


Keywords: Pork, Standard plate count, Morbidity, Mortality, Foodborne infection
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Pankaj Mangal, Rakesh Rao and Rajani Joshi. 2018. Assessment of Microbial Load in Raw Pork from Retail Meat Outlets of Bikaner.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 268-272. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.035