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Assessment of Bacteria Associated with Ready-to-Eat Food Sold at Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria
Ruqayya H. Muhammad1, Clement Ameh Yaro2, Musa B. Balarabe3, Jamilu Abdulsalam Zainab1 and M. R. Adedayo4
Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria
Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria
University of Abuja, FCT Abuja, Nigeria
Kwara State University, Ilorin Kwara State Nigeria
*Corresponding author

Today the issue of food safety is a global problem that gets main concern in setting public health policy. The eruption of diseases caused by food contamination occurs in places where sanitation and hygiene conditions are generally poor. Reliable identification of bacteria remains to be an important task in food microbiology. In this study, five different ready-to-eat foods from Federal University Dutse (FUD) canteens and cafeterias were collected and analyzed immediately through serial dilution, inoculation, incubation, subculture, microscopy and biochemicals to confirm the isolated organisms. A total of five pathogenic bacteria were isolated: Staphylococcus aureus (42.3%), Escherichia coli (40.8%), Salmonella (5.6%), Streptococcus pneumoniae (4.2%) and Bacillus cereus (4.2%). This indicates the poor hygiene level of the food vendors as majority of the food vendors lacks western education. These vendors have to receive education and training on food hygiene to improve the safety of foods in FUD and thereby heighten the safety of consumer.

Keywords: Bacteria,Federal University Dutse,Food contamination,Ready-to-eat
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Muhammad, R. H., Yaro, C.A., Balarabe, M. B., Zainab, J.A., Adedayo, M. R., 2016. Assessment of bacteria associated with ready-to-eat food sold at Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State, Nigeria.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 3(4): 5-14. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2016.304.002