Evaluation Of Microbial Load On Ready-To-Eat Foods Sold In Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike Campus:- Nwalozie, Jocelyne C.

JOCELYNE CHlNEMEUCHEY A | 47 pages (9822 words) | Projects
Microbiology | Co Authors: NWAL OZIE

ABSTRACT

The evaluation of microbial load on ready-to-eat foods sold in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike campus was investigated. Total coliform count ranged from 3.6x 10 5 cfu/ml to 12.4x10° cfu/ml, the total heterotrophic count ranged from 3.6x10° to10.4«10° cfu/ml and the total fungal count ranged from 2.8x10° to 4.8x10cfu/ml. Five bacteria were isolated: Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Klebsiella pneumoniae. E.coli, which is mainly associated with food poisoning because it is a fcacal contaminant and a normal tlora of the intestinal tract, was present in (23.53%) of the food samples alongside B. cereus (21.57%). Two fungi were isolated: Aspergillus niger, occurring in (52.63%) of the food samples, and /Rhizopus sp. (47.37%). The results of this study indicated that most of the ready-to-eat foods sold in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike campus examined did not meet bacteriological quality standards. Hence, it is recommended that an intensive supervision of ready-to-cat foods sold in MOU AU campus should be carried out by relevant authorities to avoid outbreak of epidemic due to food borne infection and food poisoning.

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APA

JOCELYNE, A (2023). Evaluation Of Microbial Load On Ready-To-Eat Foods Sold In Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike Campus:- Nwalozie, Jocelyne C.. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Feb 27, 2024, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/evaluation-of-microbial-load-on-ready-to-eat-foods-sold-in-michael-okpara-university-of-agriculture-umudike-campus-nwalozie-jocelyne-c-7-2

MLA 8th

A, JOCELYNE. "Evaluation Of Microbial Load On Ready-To-Eat Foods Sold In Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike Campus:- Nwalozie, Jocelyne C." Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 27 Nov. 2023, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/evaluation-of-microbial-load-on-ready-to-eat-foods-sold-in-michael-okpara-university-of-agriculture-umudike-campus-nwalozie-jocelyne-c-7-2. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

MLA7

A, JOCELYNE. "Evaluation Of Microbial Load On Ready-To-Eat Foods Sold In Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike Campus:- Nwalozie, Jocelyne C.". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 27 Nov. 2023. Web. 27 Feb. 2024. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/evaluation-of-microbial-load-on-ready-to-eat-foods-sold-in-michael-okpara-university-of-agriculture-umudike-campus-nwalozie-jocelyne-c-7-2 >.

Chicago

A, JOCELYNE. "Evaluation Of Microbial Load On Ready-To-Eat Foods Sold In Michael Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike Campus:- Nwalozie, Jocelyne C." Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2023). Accessed 27 Feb. 2024. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/evaluation-of-microbial-load-on-ready-to-eat-foods-sold-in-michael-okpara-university-of-agriculture-umudike-campus-nwalozie-jocelyne-c-7-2

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