A mini-survey of pathogenic bacteria and parasites in suya meat vended in Ilishan Remo, Ogun state

A mini-survey of pathogenic bacteria and parasites in suya meat vended in Ilishan Remo, Ogun state

Author by Mr. Kolawole Ayeni

Journal/Publisher: Acta Satech

Volume/Edition: 11

Language: English

Pages: 62 - 68

Abstract

In this mini-survey, 20 samples of suya (n=14) and condiment (n=6) purchased from three suya vendors within
Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, between February and March 2018 were assessed for their safety in terms of the presence
of pathogenic bacteria and parasites. Bacteriological analysis of the suya and condiment samples was carried out on
a set of media (MacConkey agar, eosin methylene blue agar, sorbitol MacConkey agar and blood agar) while
isolation of parasites was conducted by steeping the samples in normal saline for 1 h followed by a centrifugation
mini-step. The resulting residue was stained with Lugol’s iodine and scanned microscopically (×40). Escherichia
coli (including suspected O157:H7 strains), other Enterobacteriaceae and the cysts of Entamoeba histolytica were
present in the suya samples and their condiments. The co-occurrence of pathogenic bacteria and parasites in the
investigated samples necessitates intentional efforts towards educating suya vendors on proper food handling and
good hygiene practices in view of the widespread consumption of suya.


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