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