Boukili, M. and Filali, F.R. and Aboulkacem, A. and Sefiani, M. (2019) Assessment of factors influencing the hygienic quality of retail beef meat in Meknes City, Morocco. International Journal of Veterinary Science, 8 (1). pp. 43-48.

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Abstract

In Morocco, beef meat consumption has undergone a remarkable evolution in the last years. The aim of this study is to evaluate the microbiological quality of beef meat marketed in the city of Meknes and to determine the factors influencing its contamination. Ninety representative samples were taken from different sites located in supermarkets, butcheries and souk (Weekly market) during winter and summer seasons of 2017. These samples were submitted to enumeration of Total Aerobic Bacteria (TAB), Total coliforms (TC), faecal coliforms (FC), Staphylococcus aureus (St), Clostridium perfringens (Cp), Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes. The average contamination was 6.33 for TAB; 5.50 for FC; 5.41 for TC; 2.21 for Cp and 1.68 for St in log CFU/g. Listeria monocytgenes was detected in 8.8 of samples, while 10 showed the presence of Salmonella. 66.67 of samples were unfit for consumption. The high compliance to standards was registered in summer (35.55) and samples collected from Souk were the least contaminated during two seasons (62.5). The level of contamination depends on sampling site, and seasonal variation. The comparison between sampling sites showed that the length of conservation has an important effect on the hygienic quality of beef meat. © 2019 IJVS.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Veterinary
Divisions: SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTION > Veterinary
Depositing User: Administrateur Eprints Administrateur Eprints
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 15:49
URI: http://eprints.umi.ac.ma/id/eprint/4605

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