Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Prevalence, Characterization and Detection of Salmonella spp. from Various Meat Sources
Javed Ahamad Khan1, 2*, Ramswaroop Rathore2, Shaheen Khan3, Iqbal Ahmad1
1Department of Agricultural Microbiology, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh–202002, India; 2Division of Veterinary Public Health, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Bareilly–243122, India; 3Division of Animal Biotechnology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Bareilly–243122, India.
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This study was designed to determine the presence of Salmonella in various meat samples. A total of 400 meat samples from chicken, fish and cattle were collected locally in Bareilly city, Izatnagar, India. The highest prevalence (11.0%) was observed in fish followed by chicken (8.0%) and beef (4.0%) using cultural and PCR methods. Among spiking samples 100% detection of S. enteritidis was found using both cultural and PCR method. The results of the study indicate that considerable prevalence of Salmonella spp. were observed from various meat samples which is representing use of poor hygienic conditions during slaughtering. Thus the consumer is under potential health threat of Salmonellosis and it is suggested that good hygiene practices should be ensured to maintain good quality of the food in favour of public health.
Key Words: Contaminated meat, prevalence and characterization of Salmonella spp., PCR