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Microbiological quality and potential public health risks of export meat from springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) in Namibia.

Magwedere, K, Shilangale, R, Mbulu, RS, Hemberger, Y, Hoffman, LC and Dziva, F (2013) Microbiological quality and potential public health risks of export meat from springbok (Antidorcas marsupialis) in Namibia. Meat Sci, 93 (1). pp. 73-78.

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Abstract

To assess the microbiological quality and safety of export game meat; i) a total of 80 pooled meat samples for aerobic plate count (APC) and Enterobacteriaceae ii) water used in harvesting and processing for microbiological quality and iii) meat and rectal contents for Salmonella spp. and Shiga toxin Escherichia coli (STEC) were evaluated in 2009 and 2010. No differences (p>0.05) in the APCs were observed between the years, but the mean Enterobacteriaceae count for 2009 was 1.33 ± 0.69 log(10)cfu/cm(2) compared to 2.93 ± 1.50 log(10)cfu/cm(2) for 2010. Insignificant Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC) levels were detected in 9/23 field water samples, while fecal bacterial (coliforms, Clostridium perfringens and enterococci) were absent in all samples. No Salmonella spp. was isolated and all E. coli isolates from meat were negative for STEC virulence genes (stx1, stx2, eae and hlyA), suggesting a negligible role by springbok in the epidemiology of STEC and Salmonella.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Magwedere, KUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Shilangale, RUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mbulu, RSUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hemberger, YUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hoffman, LCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dziva, Ff.dziva@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : January 2013
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.meatsci.2012.08.007
Uncontrolled Keywords : Animals, Antelopes, Bacteria, Bacterial Load, Cattle, Commerce, Diet, Food Microbiology, Food Safety, Genes, Bacterial, Humans, Meat, Risk, Salmonella, Shiga Toxin
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 10:39
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 10:39
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/828661

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