African Journal of
Microbiology Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Microbiol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0808
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJMR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 5215

Full Length Research Paper

Situation of Salmonella contamination in food in Hebei Province of China in 2009 - 2010

Qiumei Shi1,2, QiuYue Wang2, Yanying Zhang2, Cuizhen Chen2, Hai Fang2*, Zengqiang Yuan1 and Liliang Xia1      
1Key Laboratory of Preventive Veterinary Medicine of Hebei Province, Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology. Qinhuangdao, 066600, China. 2Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101, China.  
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  •  Accepted: 22 November 2011
  •  Published: 16 January 2012


A total of 139 samples including 29 pork, 21 chicken, 19 beef, 17 mutton, 18 chicken’s egg, 10 duck’s egg, 20 fish and 5 seafood samples were collected from market in Hebei province of China in 2009-2010. These samples were examined for the presence ofSalmonellae by cultural methods and biochemical tests. The isolates were characterized using serotyping testing. As a result, nine (6.9%) of them were positive for Salmonella, in which the most common serovar were Salmonella typhimurium (6/9). The positive rates of eggs, fish, chicken, pork and beef were 11.1% (2), 10% (2), 9.5% (2), 6.9% (1) and 5.3% (1), respectively. In addition, Salmonella paratyphi (1) and Salmonella choleraesuis (2) were also isolated. Potential hazard of Salmonellosis did not be underestimated in free market. In order to reduce Salmonellosis, it is important to strengthen food sanitation management especially to animal products. Results from these studies could form a basis for risk assessment and future interventions, which intended to reduce the incidence of Salmonellain Hebei province of China.


Key words: Salmonella, surveillance, serotype.