BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION IN SOME SLAUGHTERHOUSES OF BAGHDAD CITY DURING
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2005, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 166-173
AbstractThe aim of this study was to evaluate the bacterial contamination of chicken carcasses produced from some local slaughterhouses in Baghdad which had contract with the Ministry of Agriculture . Samples from machin , apparatus and worker hands for bacterial count were also studed befor and through processing work during summer 2001 and 2002 . Samples from nine different capacity slaughterhouses and from more than one visit for each to estimating total bacterial count ( TBC ) and coliform count ( CC ) as an indicators for bacterial contamination . Data obtained revealed the following results :
Al-Biader slaughterhouse produced chicken carcasses with low TBC and CC after picking , eviscerating and chilling also TBC and CC were low on machines , apparatus and worker hands samples . Whereas Al-Doura slaughterhouse had the highest level of contamination through processing steps . In the mean time TBC were low in scalding and chilling water samples compared with standerds . Al- Rafidain slaughterhouse had the highest bacterial contamination befor working which indicated poor cleaning proceder applied , in the opposite of Al-Hurria slaughterhouse which had the lowest bacterial count on the surface of its machines and apparatus befor working . The level of bacterial contamination were relatively rare at the other slaughterhouses .
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