Bacteriological hazards in camel's meat products

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Food Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Beni-Suef University

2 nimal Health Research Institute, Dokki- Giza, Egypt.

3 Animal Health Research Institute, Dokki- Giza, Egypt.


A total of one hundred meat products samples; 20 each of camel's minced meat, burger, rice kofta, frankfurter and luncheon were collected from different supermarkets at Cairo and Giza Cities. All samples were exposed to bacteriological examination and showed that the mean values of aerobic plate count,  psychrophiles, coli forms, fecal coli forms, S. aureus, and B. cereus in examined camel's minced meat, burger and rice kofta were higher than luncheon and  frankfurter. E. coli, Salmonellae, S. aureus and B. cereus, L. monocytogenes were isolated from examined camel's meat products by different percent. The public health significance of the isolated microorganisms as well as suggestions for improving the quality of the camel meat products were discussed.


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