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Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology
Year : 2019, Volume : 13, Issue : 1
First page : ( 287) Last page : ( 292)
Print ISSN : 0973-9122. Online ISSN : 0973-9130.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0973-9130.2019.00057.4

Microbiological Quality of Milk, Cheese, Yogurt and ICE Cream in Baghdad City Markets

Mahdi Khaleel M.*

Department of Biology, College of Education for Pure Science (Ibn Al-Haitham), University of Baghdad, Iraq

*Corresponding author: Khaleel M. Mahdi. Department of Biology, College of Education for Pure Science (Ibn Al-Haitham), University of Baghdad, Iraq

Online published on 8 February, 2019.

Abstract

282 samples of milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream were collected from different areas from Baghdad markets. All samples were subjected to standard microbiological methods. All samples were tested according to the Iraqi microbiological limits guidelines’ for total counts, coliform and fecal coli form, staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella species, mould and yeast, Listeria monocytogenes were tested in cheese only. The results showed that all samples were free of Salmonella and fecal coliform. All cheese samples were free of Listeria monocytogenes and 79% of milk 75% of cheese 70% of yogurt and only 48% of ice cream samples were failed to meet the legal requirements in terms of overall hygienic quality.

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Keywords

Milk, Cheese, Yogurt, Ice cream Bacteria, Contamination.

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