Detection of microbial contamination in chicken meat from local markets in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Dhandy Koesoemo Wardhana, Ajeng Erika Prihastuti Haskito, Muhammad Thohawi Elziyad Purnama, Devi Ayu Safitri, Suwaibatul Annisa

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Abstract

Background and Aim: Chicken meat can be contaminated by microorganisms anywhere in the supply chain, from farm to market, and these microorganisms can be transmitted to humans through direct contact, contact with the environment, and food consumption. The microbial contamination has a serious impact on public health. This study aimed to analyze the microbial contamination of chicken meat sampled from local markets in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Materials and Methods: A total of 60 samples of fresh chicken meat obtained from 10 traditional markets (six samples per market) were examined for the presence of bacteria. Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella spp., and Escherichia coli were identified using Gram staining, culturing, and biochemical tests. The most probable number (MPN) method was used to identify E. coli. Results: Most chicken meat samples were positive for S. aureus (58.3%), Salmonella spp. (48.3%), and E. coli (40%). The samples were considered positive for E. coli if the MPN value was higher than 1×101 CFU/g. Conclusion: High microbial contamination was found in all the chicken meat sampled from local markets in Surabaya. Such contamination can lead to foodborne diseases so, proper hygiene and sanitation standards should be followed from slaughterhouses to the end-users.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3138-3143
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary World
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • Chicken meat
  • Local markets
  • Microbial contamination
  • Public health
  • Surabaya

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