Bacteriology and Antibiotic Susceptibility Profile of Isolates from Suya Samples in Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria

Bacteriology and Antibiotic Susceptibility Profile of Isolates from Suya Samples in Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State, Nigeria

This study centred on the assessment of Suya’s ready-to – eat (RTE) bacteriology and antibiotic susceptibility profile. Samples were bought randomly from manufacturing sources and vendors, and a number of putative bacterial pathogens were isolated according to traditional microbiological protocols. Roasted and sold Suya aerobic plate counts (APCs) ranged from 2.4×104-1.39×105 CFUg-1 while total coliform counts (TCCs) ranged from 1.5×104-6.2×104 CFU / g. Ten (10) bacterial species, including six (6) Gram-positive and four (4) Gram-negative bacteria, were described in total. Staphylococcus aureus (20%), Escherichia coli and Micrococcus luteus (16%), respectively, were the most commonly isolated bacteria. Results of the antibiotic susceptibility test showed that Ciprofloxacin and Levofloxacin had the highest inhibition zones ranging from 21-41 mm (among others) for Gram positive and negative bacteria with high sensitivity and broad spectrum levels. Action. Action In comparison, Klebsiella pneumoniae exhibited high resistance to both Ampiclox and Erythromycin. The high occurrence of bacterial contamination in Suya suggests that foodborne pathogens are potential reservoirs for future outbreaks. Therefore, good personal hygienic practises, aseptic packaging, environmental sanitation and processing facilities, as well as hazard analysis critical control point ( HACCP) will ensure food safety through the presence of bacteria of public health significance in Suya. In addition, patient treatment with proven antibiotics(s) should be administered in cases of ingestion of infected Suya.

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Lawrence O. Amadi
Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Rivers State University, P.M.B. 5080, Nkpolu-Oroworukwo, Port Harcourt, Nigeria and Department of Microbiology, School of Applied Science, Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, P.M.B. 20, Bori, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Faith O. Singabele
Department of Microbiology, School of Applied Science, Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, P.M.B. 20, Bori, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Ruth Elechi
Department of Microbiology, School of Applied Science, Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, P.M.B. 20, Bori, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Nathaniel N. Ngerebara
Department of Microbiology, School of Applied Science, Ken Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, P.M.B. 20, Bori, Rivers State, Nigeria.

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