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Studies on the Physical and Microbiological Quality of Different Meats Sold in and Around Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC)

Praveen Kumar Yadav Eddula Sudharshan Sai Srinivasa Kondapalli Krishnaiah Nelapati Sujatha Singh Anusha Poluru Indu Reddy Bode
Vol 9(4), 230-237

A study was conducted to know the physical and microbiological quality of various meats sold in and around Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). Majority samples of chevon, mutton, chicken, & pork were of good quality by boiling test, good and moderate by Nitrazine yellow test, whereas imperfect bleeding by Malachite green test was moderate to good and some samples were bad. The incidence of E. coli, Salmonella spp and Staphylococcus spp was 73.3%, 56.7% and 100% respectively in chevon, 60%, 43.3% and 86.7% respectively in mutton, 90%, 100% and 90% respectively in chicken and 86.7%, 73.3% and 100% respectively in pork. The total viable count, coliforms, faecal coliforms and yeasts& molds counts were 6.51log10, 3.81 log10, 2.68 log10 and 58 CFU/g respectively in chevon. 2.55 log10, 3.82 log10, 5.71 log10 and 34 CFU/g respectively in mutton. 4.85 log10, 6.58 log10, 2.1 log10 and 42 CFU/g respectively in chicken. 4.15 log10, 3.68 log10, 4.2 log10& 62 CFU/g respectively in pork.

Keywords : Chevon Chicken Pork Coliforms Faecal Coliforms Counts Mutton Total Viable Count (TVC) Yeast and Molds

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