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Int. J. Livest. Res.. 2012; 2(3): 194-198


Microbiological Evaluation of Ready-to-eat Chicken Products by Coliform count Method

Rameez Raja, Mehboob Willayet, Asif Iqbal, Yasir Hafeez, Manzoor Ahmad, Ghulam Nabi Sheikh, Mahrukh Ahmad.

Abstract
The present study describes the coliform count of ready-to-eat chicken products (chicken patties and chicken rolls) in Srinagar city during two seasons viz. autumn and winter. A total of 120 ready-to-eat chicken products comprising of 60 chicken patties and 60 chicken rolls were tested. The mean coliform count of 30 chicken patties and 30 chicken rolls was 0.5794 and 0.4944 log10 cfu/g. Bacillus cereus strains were isolated from 25 of chicken patties and 22 of the chicken rolls resulting in prevalence of 41.66% and 36.67%, respectively.

Key words: Bacillus cereus strains, coliform count, chicken patties, chicken rolls.



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