Evaluation of Microbiological Quality of some Meat Products Sold in Cairo-Egypt.

Document Type : Original Article


1 Dairy sciences Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt

2 Dairy Department, National Research Centre,

3 Agric. Microbiology Dept., Fac. Agric. Moshtohor, Benha Univ., Egypt

4 Dept. of Agric. Microbiology, Faculty of Agric. Benha University

5 Faculty of Agriculture - Benha University


Ninety meat samples were chosen at random from food stores with high ratings in the Great-Cairo Governorate (30 samples of each of Burger, Kofta, and minced meat). The presence of pathogenic bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus,Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella typhimurium, and Bacillus cereus was examined bacteriologically in the samples. 
However, Salmonella typhimurium and Listeria monocytogenes were found in 22 and 19% of the examined samples, respectively. Staphylococcus aureus was found in 10% of the examined samples with average counts of 7cfu/g, and Bacillus cereus was found in 11% of the examined all samples with an average counts of 3cfu/g.
One hundred sixty-eight pathogenic bacterial isolates, including 27 Staphylococcusaureus isolates there were 51, 30, and 60 isolates of Listeriamonocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, and Salmonella typhimurium, respectively. With the aid of Hi identification kits and latex test kits, only 114 of the 168 testes isolates were identified as pathogenic species. The results indicated that these foods might be an infection source for consumers. When preparing and serving food, safety measures ought to be taken to control the quality of the raw materials and the environmental and hygienic conditions.


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