Assessment on Bacteriological loads of Street sold Fruits: Musa Acuminata, Mangifera Indika and Persea Americana in Arba Minch town, South Ethiopia
Traditionally, fruit products have been regarded as microbiologically safer than other unprocessed foods. However, many outbreaks of human infections have been associated with the consumption of contaminated fruits. The objective of this study was to evaluate the microbiological safety and quality of fruits being served in various cities .The study was performed to evaluate locally prepared fruit juices such as Avocado, Mango and Banana fruits from some selected areas of shecha and sekela found in Arba Minch Town. Four sample for each Avocado, Mango and Banana of Total 12 fruit samples from secha and sekela were collected and their microbial load was analyzed in Microbiology laboratory on appropriate media by using four fold serial dilution techniques followed by spread plate techniques .The highest colony (over growth) were observed from Avocado fruit samples from Sekela and lowest colony (0 colony) were observed from mango fruit samples taken from Shecha site.
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