Volume : 5, Issue : 6, June - 2016

Prevalence of Yersinia enterocolitica in ice-creams in Baghdad.

Ali H. A. Al Shammary, Entesar H. Madi

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<p>&lt;p&gt;&amp;nbsp; In order to investigate the prevalence of Yersinia enterocolitica in ice-creams, forty pooled samples of ice-creams with a vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and fruit flavor (five replicates from each type, n=200) were collected randomly from different markets in Baghdad during Feuary till October (2015), in which they processed and analyzed by different food microbiological procedures. The results showed recovery of 16 (30%) isolates out of 40 pooled samples as 2 (5%) isolates from vanilla type, 5 (12.5%) isolates from chocolate type, 2 (5%) isolates from strawberry type and 7 (17.5%) isolates from fruit flavour type. The mean log count of Y. enterocolitica in vanilla was 0.477, in strawberry was 1.397, in fruit flavour was 1.968 and range from 0.845 to 1.826 log10 cfu g_1 in chocolate type. Escherichia coli and their pathogenic serotype O157 H7 was detected in some samples. Results profile provide useful information on biosafety and hazard analyses critical control points of hygienic measurements of ice-creams marketed in Baghdad.&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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Ali H. A. Al-Shammary, Entesar H. Madi Prevalence of Yersinia enterocolitica in ice-creams in Baghdad. Global Journal For Research Analysis, Vol.5, Issue : 6 JUNE 2016

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