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Pattern of microbial contamination of meat during meat display at the Bodija meat market, Ibadan, Nigeria

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Author(s): A. E. J. Awosanya | O. R. Anifowose

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 1;
Issue: 7;
Start page: 414;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Wooden Display Table | Meat Carcasses | Microbial Contamination | Nigeria

ABSTRACT
The pattern of microbial contamination of meat carcasses on display on wooden tables over a period of 90 minutes at the Bodija meat market was studied. This is to understudy the role of meat display methods on meat contamination. Swab samples were taken from four wooden meat display tables and meat carcasses on them at intervals of 30 minutes for a period of 1 hour 30 minutes and cultured on nutrient agar and Macconkey agar to determine the total aerobic counts (TAC) and coliform counts (TCC) over time. The result showed that the mean log TAC and TCC increased significantly (P
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