Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella spp., Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas spp. in some common Bangladeshi milk and dairy products
The study was done to isolate Klebsiella spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli & Pseudomonas spp. from raw milk, processed milk (powdered milk & ultra-high-temperature milk) and dairy products (mango milk, and ice cream). During 3 months’ time span of study, a total of ten samples were gathered where eight of the samples powdered milk (2), ultra-high-temperature milk (2), ice cream (2) & mango milk (2) were gathered from different places of Bangladesh & other 2 samples (raw milk) were collected from a cattle farm & individual households in & around Noakhali city. The samples were gathered under aseptic safety measures and were followed by plating on non-selective media (Nutrient broth) & selective media (Mannitol Salt Agar & Macconkey agar). The presumptive Klebsiella spp., Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli & Pseudomonas spp. isolates were identified by biochemical tests. Analysis of the result discovered that out of a total of 10 samples; raw milk (2), processed milk i.e. powdered milk (2), ultra-high-temperature milk (2) and dairy products i.e. mango milk (2) and ice cream (2) resulted in the isolation of 8 isolates (2.5%) of S. aureus, (12.5%) of Klebsiella spp., (2.5%) of Pseudomonas spp. & (2.5%) of Escherichia coli. Results recommended a probability of potential public health threat of Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella spp., Escherichia coli & Pseudomonas spp. resulting from contamination of milk and dairy products with pathogenic microorganisms is mainly due to unhygienic practices and conditions in the handling, production, and processing.
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