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A comparative study of Hygienic status of Butchers and Identifybacteria among the Slaughters of Meat, Chicken and Fish markets of Jagdalpur city, Chhattisgarh, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Govt. Kaktiya .P.G. College, Jagdalpur, CH, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 4, Issue (1), Pages 16-24, January,10 (2015)


Study was conducted to inspect the hygienic status of slaughter men of meat and fish markets of Jagdalpur city, India. Among five meat markets and five fish markets, it was found that the markets were of poor hygienic status. For identification, samples of bacteria present on the hands of chicken slaughter men, goat slaughter men and fishmongers were collected both during morning and night. Standard plate count of bacteria obtained during morning for chicken slaughter men, goat slaughter men and fishmongers were detected to be 7x10,10x10and 15x10 CFU/ml respectively in contrast to the samples taken from normal man which was around0.4x10CFU/ml. Due to poor level of hygienic status and lack of sanitary practices standard plate count was increased during night which were 9x10,50x10 and 60x10CFU/ml and on comparing it from the hands of normal man it was again found out to be very less i.e. 0.9x10CFU/ml. During morning pathogenic bacteria i.e. Staphylococcus aureus from chicken slaughter man, Corynebacteriumdiptherae from goat slaughtermen and fishmonger were identified but non-pathogenicStaphylococcus epidermidis was obtained from normal man. During night predominance of bacteria like Kleibsiella spp., Proteus vulgaris, Shigella spp. resulted out whereas S.epidermidis was isolated from hand of normal man which is a normal microbial flora of human skin.


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