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MICROBIAL QUALITY OF PORK MEAT MARKETED IN DHARAN SUB-METROPOLITAN CITY, NEPAL

Dev Raj Acharya1, Dinesh Subedi1, Bimal Pariyar;
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  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
This study aims to access the microbial quality of the pork meat marketed in Dharan sub-metropolitan city of Nepal. A cross-sectional study was conducted from April to October of 2019 among 7 established meat shop that sells pork meat in Dharan. Meat and swab samples from the hand of the butchers, chopping board, and knife were collected from all meat shop in triplicate manner. The average TPC in pork meat, chopping board, knives and butchers’ hand of seven meat shop was found to be 181×105 cfu/g, 287×102, 49×102 and 274×102 cfu/cm2 respectively. The average total coliform in meat samples and swabs of the butchers hand, chopping boa...
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