Risk Assessment of Salmonella spp. in Labeo rohita Marketed in Lahore, Pakistan

  • Shelly Saima Yaqub Fish Quality Control Labs, Fisheries research and Training Institute, Manawan, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Arfan Hadyait Fish Quality Control Labs, Fisheries research and Training Institute, Manawan, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Sana Salim Fish Quality Control Labs, Fisheries research and Training Institute, Manawan, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Ehsan Mahmood Bhatti Fish Quality Control Labs, Fisheries research and Training Institute, Manawan, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Zafar Ullah Fish Quality Control Labs, Fisheries research and Training Institute, Manawan, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Imtiaz Begum Fish Quality Control Labs, Fisheries research and Training Institute, Manawan, Lahore, Pakistan.
Keywords: Labeo rohita, Salmonella spp, Microbiology, Lahore.

Abstract

Aquatic food especially fish is significantly accomplishing the need of protein of the major part of the world. Fish is very prone to parasites including Salmonella. Salmonella is the second largest group of pathogens, causing food borne diseases. During the course of study, a total of 25 Labeo rohita samples were collected randomly from five markets of Lahore. These samples were transported to the Microbiology section of Fish Quality Control Labs, Manawan, Lahore, under hygienic conditions to preserve the original state. Fish was found healthy and normal when observed for appearance, texture, odor, and abnormality. The samples were tested for Salmonella spp. using biochemical procedures and the results were negative for Salmonella spp. in all fish samples. All the samples indicated the healthy condition for consumption of fish as food.

Published
2017-11-29
How to Cite
Yaqub, S., Hadyait, M., Salim, S., Bhatti, E., Ullah, M., & Begum, I. (2017). Risk Assessment of Salmonella spp. in Labeo rohita Marketed in Lahore, Pakistan. PSM Microbiology, 2(3), 74-77. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/microbiol/article/view/147
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