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Bacteriological Assessment of Meat Pie Sold at Ochanja Market Onitsha, Anambra State

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.2, No. 2)

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Page : 767-770

Keywords : Meat Pie; Bacteria and Food borne diseases.;

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Ten meat pie samples were purchased from different eatery points in Ochanja Main Market, Onitsha and analyzed for the presence of pathogenic bacteria using standard microbiology and biochemical techniques. The following bacteria genera were isolated and identified from the meat pie; Escherichia coli (39%), Staphylococcus aureus (35%), and Bacillus cereus (26%). The percentage distribution showed that Escherichia coli were the most prevalent in the meat pie samples while Bacillus cereus was the least. The meat pie samples sold within Ochanja Main Market were considered fit for human consumption since the distributions of the bacteria isolates were below standard threshold limit.

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