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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1711-1718
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.207


Microbial Analysis of Buffalo Milk at Various Stages of Supply Chain in and around Parbhani City
P.S. Pudale1* and V.V. Deshmukh2
1Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Parbhani 421401, Maharashtra, India
2Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Nagpur 440001, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The TVC average value recorded at farm was Log10 6.13 ± 0.065 cfu/ml at farm, Log10 6.46 ± 0.068 cfu/ ml during transportation and Log10 6.47 ± 0.067 cfu/ ml at retail shops. It is evident that TVC values were the lowest in raw milk at farm which increase significantly (P<0.01) at each stage of supply chain. The weeks and trials did not have effect on TVC counts. A high percentage of (70.83 percent) of raw milk samples were found to be positive for E. coli at farm. The percentages rose to 72.91 percent during transportation and 79.16 percent at retail shop. A non-significant effect of stage of supply chain, week and trail was observed. A low incidence (2.08 percent) of Listeria spp. isolation was observed from raw milk samples at farm. The organisms could not be isolated subsequently during transportation and retail shop. The percent Clostridia recorded at farm was 31.25, during transportation 33.33 and at retail shops 16.66. The ANOVA revealed that stage of supply chain is having highly significant (P<0.01) effect on Clostridium spp. isolation. The microbial quality of raw milk sold in the Parbhani city was found to be of fair quality and within the permissible limits. Presence of E. coli, Listeria spp and Clostridium spp. indicate that the milk is contaminated due to external sources, soil and having public health significance.


Keywords: Microbial analysis Buffalo milk, Supply chain, E. coli
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Pudale, P.S. and Deshmukh, V.V. 2018. Microbial Analysis of Buffalo Milk at Various Stages of Supply Chain in and Around Parbhani City.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1711-1718. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.207