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  • Bacteriological quality and safety of raw camel milk in Egypt.

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    Author(s) : Ombarak, R. A.Elbagory, A. M.

    Author Affiliation : Food Hygiene & Control Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sadat City University, Menofia Governorate, Egypt.

    Author Email : rabee_alhossiny@vet.menofia.edu.eg

    Journal article : Egyptian Journal of Dairy Science 2014 Vol.42 No.2 pp.95-103 ref.41

    Abstract : Consumption of camel's milk in Egypt is increasing and mainly consumed in its raw state. So this study was planned to investigate the bacteriological quality of camel milk and the possible presence of some milk borne pathogens as E. coli, S. aureus, Salmonella spp. and Listeria monocytogenes. Thirty five composite raw camel milk samples were collected from a camel farm in Matrouh Governorate, Egypt. The mean value of aerobic plate count (APC) was 1.19±0.254×107 cfu/ml, while the mean count value of Enterobacteriaceae was 2.72±0.391×106 cfu/ml. Coliforms could be detected in 85.71% of the examined samples, with mean count value of 8.49±0.784×105 cfu/ml. E. coli was isolated from 25.71% of examined samples. The isolated E. coli belonged to three serotypes: O119, O124 and untypable. S. aureus was detected in 42.86% of the examined samples with mean count value of 2.4±1.0×105 cfu/ml. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes were not detected in the examined samples.

    ISSN : 0378-2700

    Record Number : 20153030678

    Publisher : Egyptian Society of Dairy Science

    Location of publication : Cairo

    Country of publication : Egypt

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : Arabic

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : Enterobacteriaceae, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus

    Descriptor(s) : bacterial count, bacteriology, camel milk, coliform bacteria, coliform count, food composition, food contamination, food hygiene, food safety, foodborne diseases, microbial contamination, milk composition, milk hygiene, milk quality, raw milk, serotypes

    Identifier(s) : bacterium, E. coli, food contaminants, milk components, milk constituents, Misr

    Geographical Location(s) : Egypt

    Broader term(s) : Developing Countries, Mediterranean Region, Middle East, North Africa, Africa, Enterobacteriales, Gammaproteobacteria, Proteobacteria, Bacteria, prokaryotes, Escherichia, Enterobacteriaceae, Listeria (Bacteria), Listeriaceae, Bacillales, Bacilli, Firmicutes, Staphylococcus, Staphylococcaceae