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Article Number - D446B6F66099


Vol.11(10), pp. 346-352 , October 2017
DOI: 10.5897/AJFS2017.1630
ISSN: 1996-0794



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Microbiological assessment and hazardous effect of ready-to-eat foods presented for sale in Lucknow City, India



Suman Upadhyaya
  • Suman Upadhyaya
  • Department of Environmental Microbiology, BabaSaheb BhimRao Ambedkar University, Vidya Vihar, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow, 226025, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Purnima Srivastava
  • Purnima Srivastava
  • Department of Environmental Microbiology, BabaSaheb BhimRao Ambedkar University, Vidya Vihar, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow, 226025, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Ram Chandra
  • Ram Chandra
  • Department of Environmental Microbiology, BabaSaheb BhimRao Ambedkar University, Vidya Vihar, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow, 226025, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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Naveen Arora
  • Naveen Arora
  • Department of Environmental Microbiology, BabaSaheb BhimRao Ambedkar University, Vidya Vihar, Rae Bareli Road, Lucknow, 226025, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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 Received: 21 June 2017  Accepted: 31 July 2017  Published: 31 October 2017

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Street foods play an important role in people’s daily food options and their regular nutritional requirements are dependent on these foods, as their ever-growing busy schedule take away the opportunity to eat homemade food. Over the years, many food-borne diseases were reported due to contaminated non-homemade food consumption. This study was conducted to analyze the microbiological quality of foods which are sold on street side. Five most commonly consumed food items (samosa, chole, Panipuri, sandwich and momos) of street side carts of Lucknow City were tested. Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella, Staphylococcus aureus like pathogenic organisms were found to be present in the five food items studied. Aantibiotic sensitivity test was carried out and E. coli was found to be resistant to Itranadozole and Rifampicin. Klebsiella was found to be resistant to Rifampicin. S. aureus was found to be sensitive to all the antibiotics tested (Rifampicin, Vancomycin, Tetracycline and Streptomycin). The study further highlights the level of microbial load found in various available street foods. The microbial load was found to be highest in sandwich then panipuri followed by momos and comparatively less in chole and samosa.

Key words: Microbiological, assessment, hazardous, ready-to-eat food.

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APA Upadhyaya, S., Srivastava, P., Chandra, R., & Arora, N. (2017). Microbiological assessment and hazardous effect of ready-to-eat foods presented for sale in Lucknow City, India. African Journal of Food Science, 11(10), 346-352.
Chicago Suman Upadhyaya, Purnima Srivastava, Ram Chandra and Naveen Arora. "Microbiological assessment and hazardous effect of ready-to-eat foods presented for sale in Lucknow City, India." African Journal of Food Science 11, no. 10 (2017): 346-352.
MLA Suman Upadhyaya, et al. "Microbiological assessment and hazardous effect of ready-to-eat foods presented for sale in Lucknow City, India." African Journal of Food Science 11.10 (2017): 346-352.
   
DOI 10.5897/AJFS2017.1630
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/AJFS/article-abstract/D446B6F66099

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