Isolation and Diagnosis of Salmonella in Animal Origin Food, Import feed in Baghdad Local Markets and Local Poultry Farms.

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11/5/2014 8:30 AM

Isolation and Diagnosis of Salmonella in Animal Origin Food, Import feed in Baghdad Local Markets and Local Poultry Farms.



F. H. Dhaher
D. H. Awni M
N. R. Mahmood
M.M. Jamil
H. S. Rasheed
Public Health and Food Safety Lab.\ Ministry of Agriculture

 
Abstract
To assess the risk of Salmonella contamination in animal origin food, feed and local poultry farms. A total of 2248 samples were collected from local markets and fields which conducted for bacteriological and serological tests to diagnosis of Salmonella and sent to national center of Salmonella to ensure the diagnosis and identified the Salmonella species. The results showed isolation of 16 species of Salmonella from 53 positive samples for 214 samples of poultry meats and products at percent 24.76% and isolation of 3 species of Salmonella from 7 positive samples in 118 beef meat products at percent of 7.52% and isolation of one species of Salmonella from 3 positive samples in 260 samples of milk and products at percent of 1.67%. Imported table eggs showed free from contamination with Salmonella in 1519 samples were taken from local market. The prevalence of Salmonella in 118 of animal feeds represents an average 15.25%.
In local poultry farms the prevalence of Salmonella was 10.52% and 2 S. Serotypes isolated from19 samples from farm ground media. This survey was confirmed that food from animal origin, feed, and local poultry farms were highly contaminated with food borne Salmonella. Which represent most risk to public health in Iraq.




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