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Bacteriological quality of food in Arba Minch University, Abaya campus student’s cafeteria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, P.O. Box 21, Ethiopia

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 7, Issue (1), Pages 6-14, January,10 (2018)


A food which is made in university can be vehicle for food -borne diseases and food poisoning if it is not handled properly. In this study the microbiological quality of foods (rice, shuro, miser, cabbage and meat) was assessed, in Arba Minch University Abaya campus. A total of thirty food samples were collected from the campus student’s cafeteria. The result obtained revealed that the mean bacterial count from the total sample was 30056 cfu/ml on Cabbage, 24278 cfu/ml on suro, 22945 cfu/ml on miser, 31833 cfu/ml on meat and 2778 cfu/ml on rice. There was a significant difference of microbial load between the food samples. The food samples which are found in the student’s cafeteria have both gram negative and positive bacteria. This study recommended that food handlers should ensure strict personal hygiene and that of environment, and general sanitary condition of the cafeteria should be improved and maintained.


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