American Journal of Food Science and Health
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American Journal of Food Science and Health, Vol.4, No.1, Mar. 2018, Pub. Date: Mar. 24, 2018
Prevalence of Bacterial Contamination of Table Eggs from Retails Markets, Homes and Farms in Khartoum State, Sudan
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Authors
[01] Sara El Kheir Mustafa, Nutrition and Food Technology Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman, Sudan.
[02] Fatin Hassan Farahat, Food Science and Rural Development Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman, Sudan.
Abstract
This study was carried out to investigate and identify the bacteria associated with egg samples vended for sale in Khartoum State, Sudan. A total of 60 samples were collected randomly from Khartoum State (farms, retail markets and homes) twenty from each and delivered to the food microbiology lab to be tested. The contents of eggs were cultured for the bacteria and standard microbiological tests performed to identify the isolated organism. Experimental examination revealed that all samples of eggs collected from farms were sterile, 75% of samples collected from retail stores were contaminated and all samples of eggs collected from homes were highly contaminated. The isolates from retail stores showed that 66.7% were Bacillus and 33.3% were Staphylococcus. The isolates from homes egg showed that 60% were Staphylococcus and 40% were Bacillus. These findings highlighted and reflected the magnitude of bacterial contaminants of eggs in Khartoum state specially most of them have public health impact.
Keywords
Bacterial Contamination, Table Eggs, Staphylococcus, Bacillus
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