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Potential risks of endophytic Salmonella sp. contamination associated with raw salad vegetables and their drug-resistant pattern

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Zoology, B.P. Baria Science Institute, Navsari, Affiliated with Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, India
  • 2Department of Zoology, B.P. Baria Science Institute, Navsari, Affiliated with Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat, Gujarat, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 9, Issue (4), Pages 1-11, November,10 (2020)


Raw salad vegetables are considerable ingredients of vital nourishment but have been associated with relevant days with a flourishing threat of food poisoning from bacterial pathogens for instance Salmonella sp. Even though this is reflected in substantial known health trouble, extremely little is recognized regarding the behavior performance of Salmonella sp. with raw salad vegetables. The contemporary effort estimates the microbiological excellence of raw salad vegetables utilized in Surat city, Gujarat, India. A sum of 300 samples of 5 discrete largely consumed raw salad vegetables (Tomato N=60, Cucumber N=60, Cabbage N=60, Spinach N=60, Carrot N=60) from local vegetable markets were investigated for inclusive endophytic Salmonella sp.in relations of aerobic counts after removing surface microflora. Salmonella sp. has been detected 11.3 % of the total samples. Most Salmonella sp. isolated from above raw salad vegetables observed to have multidrug resistance. The investigation statistics reveal that raw salad vegetables may promote the durability of Salmonella sp. within raw salad vegetables. Endophytic Salmonella cells from salad vegetables could not be removed by simple washing and intensely highlight the significance of confirming the microbiological safety of raw salad vegetables.


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