Microbiological load and zoonotic agents in beef mortadella from Addis Ababa city supermarkets.

@article{Hiko2015MicrobiologicalLA,
  title={Microbiological load and zoonotic agents in beef mortadella from Addis Ababa city supermarkets.},
  author={Adem Hiko and G Ameni and Nina Langkabel and Reinhard Fries},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2015},
  volume={78 5},
  pages={1043-5}
}
Processing changes the meat ecosystem and, hence, has an impact on the microbiological load and quality of the product. Microbial contamination decreases shelf life and, if a pathogen is present, increases the risk of zoonoses in humans. The aim of this study was to assess the microbiological load, including zoonotic agents, in ready-to-eat beef mortadella from Ethiopian supermarkets. A total of 119 samples from 8 supermarkets in Addis Ababa City (Ethiopia) were examined for aerobic plate count… CONTINUE READING