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Assessment of Physico- Chemical and Microbial Quality of Fish (Labeo rohita) in the Market of Hyderabad

Rajesh Kumar Sahu Krishnaiah Nelapati Ramya Putturu Anusha Poluru
Vol 7(2), 35-40

The present study was planned with the objectives to assess the physico-chemical quality of freshwater fish (Labeo rohita) sold in retail market in Hyderabad at harvest, transportation and fish shop. A total of 45 fish samples were collected and analyzed. Freshness of fish was observed at each stage of supply chain from extra grade (E) to satisfactory grade (B). The pH values of fish observed between 6.23 ± 0.03 to 6.81 ± 0.05 at various stages of supply chain and differ significantly (p<0.01). The mean TBA value of fish observed between 0.7 ± 0.06 mg/Kg MDA to 2.73 ± 0.23 mg/Kg MDA at various stages of supply chain and differ significantly (p<0.01).The mean TVC counts of fish observed were 6.21 ± 0.03 log CFU/gm at harvest followed by 6.39 ± 0.04 log CFU/gm during transportation and 6.63 ± 0.02 log CFU/gm at retail shop. In present study revealed that freshwater fish (Labeo rohita) sold in Hyderabad was found to be of good quality in relation to physico-chemical characters.

Keywords : Hyderabad TBA Freshness pH TVC

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