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DETERMINATION OF MICROBIAL LOAD IN RESTAURANT FOODS SOLD WITHIN OZORO ISOKO NORTH, DELTA STATE OF NIGERIA

Article Category: Computer Science and Information Engineering

DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE.2019.33287

Pages: 193-200

Author: APHIAR AGNES E,RAPHAEL NATHAN IKECHUKWU

Abstract: Samples of foods were collected from the different restaurant within Ozoro metropolis to determine the microbial quality. 10 samples were collected from five various sites. From the analysis Escheerchia coil, Staphylococus aureus, Bacilluus spp, Lactobacillus spp, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Rhizopus spp, Aspergillus spp, and Mucor spp were isolated. The total bacteria and fungi count ranged from 1.0x103cfc/g. Those foods whose counts ranged from  1.0x103to 3.5x103cfc/g were acceptable with reference to hazard analysis critical control point, therefore, present finding call for the more stringent supervision by the public health department of the local government authority, staff and the general public from the further occurrence of food poisoning.

Keyword: Microbial Load, Restaurant, Food Quality.

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