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A Study on Bacterial Contamination of Butcher Hands Compared with the Efficacy of an Antibacterial Soap in Slaughter Houses of Telangana, India

Authors(4) :-Jakkarigari Avinash Kumar, Maheshwari Parveda, Koochamgari Naresh, C. Venkateshwar

Meat contamination generally occurs when something which should not be there gets into it by any mode. This causes the decrease in shelf life of the food and reduction in quality of meat. In some cases, where food is not properly checked it can also cause food poisoning. One of the major cause of meat contamination is found to be unhygienic hands of the butchers who does not clean their hands with an antibacterial soap. In this study 64 volunteers from 8 slaughter houses were checked for and it was found that 100% meat handlers when washed their hands with an antibacterial soap showed no contamination of meat. Although hands with a count of 0 cfu.cm-2 were found in all of the slaughter houses, the results indicated that all the slaughter houses exceeded the legal limit for meat surfaces or hands of < 100 cfu.cm-2 when the average bacterial counts on hands were compared. The study revealed the hands hygiene was unsatisfactory and a proper education about hygienic habits among the butchers is required.
Jakkarigari Avinash Kumar, Maheshwari Parveda, Koochamgari Naresh, C. Venkateshwar
Bacterial Contamination, Butcher Hands, Antibacterial Soap, Slaughter Houses, Food Poisoning, Total Plate Count
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 5 | March-April 2018
  Date of Publication : 2018-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 196-199
Manuscript Number : IJSRST184538
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Jakkarigari Avinash Kumar, Maheshwari Parveda, Koochamgari Naresh, C. Venkateshwar, "A Study on Bacterial Contamination of Butcher Hands Compared with the Efficacy of an Antibacterial Soap in Slaughter Houses of Telangana, India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 5, pp.196-199, March-April-2018
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