Prevalence of Clostridium perfringens in the Chicken Meat Rendered at Retail Outlets of Namakkal, Tamilnadu
Keywords:Chicken meat; Contamination; Clostridium perfringens; Cfu; Biochemical tests
An investigation was conducted at retail chicken outlets to identify the meat contamination by Clostridium perfringens, which might result in food intoxication in humans. Out of 210 meat samples collected, 3.81% were positive by culture with a colonial count of 0.96 ± 0.38 log10 cfu/g. All cultures of positives were confirmed by biochemical and motility tests.
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