DETERMINATION OF LEVEL OF CONTAMINATION OF MUTTON PATTIES AND BURGERS MARKETED IN SRINAGAR CITY (INDIA)TAHIR MAQBOOL , M. WILLAYAT , IRFAN A.MIR AND OMAR KHALIL BABA
A study was undertaken to determine the level of contamination of mutton patties and burgers marketed in Srinagar city (India). A total of 60 samples of ready-to-eat foods comprising of 30 mutton patties and 30 burgers were collected from five different zones of Srinagar city viz., east zone, west zone, north zone, south zone, and central zone. The mean bacterial count of mutton patties and burgers, irrespective of the zones was 6.279 and 6.470 log 10 cfu/g, respectively. The mean level of contamination in mutton patties in west, north, south, east and central zones was 7.173, 7.000, 6.953, 6.801 and 6.666 log 10 cfu/g, respectively. The mean level of contamination in burgers was 7.258, 7.167, 7.053, 6.908 and 6.842 log 10 cfu/g in north, west, south, east and central zones, respectively.
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