Evaluation of Food borne Pathogens in Ready-to-Eat Noodles Collected from the Different Shops in the Dhaka City, Bangladesh

Background: Food contamination is a serious public health problem around the world, causing foodborne illnesses to affect humans every year.

Cases: The present research was designed to evaluate the microbiological quality of cooked noodles samples collected from various places in Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Qualitative microbiological analyses of total 15 samples from 5 different shop (3 from each place) were performed through conventional culture methods and the drug susceptible array of the isolated bacteria were demonstrated through antibiotics disc diffusion methods.

Results: In case of microbial contamination, the total viable bacterial count, 105 cfu/g to 107 cfu/g was found in all the samples from different sources. The maximum contamination was recorded in the samples from food cart. Meanwhile, as the specific bacterial contamination, E. coli, Klebshiella spp and Pseudomonas spp were present in the entire sample. E. coli was estimated within the range of 102 cfu/g to 103 cfu/g while the Klebsiella spp. and Pseudomonas spp. were observed up to103 cfu/g. However, Staphylococcus spp, Salmonella and Shigella spp were not found in any samples. Moreover, the drug resistance of E. coli, Klebshiella spp. and Pseudomonas spp. were performed against ten antibiotics; among 10, Escherichia coli was found to be resistant against three, Klebshiella spp. was resistant towards two and Pseudomonas spp. was resistant to one antibiotic.

Conclusion: However, the degree of initial contamination in samples may pose hazard to public health. This study emphasized that the hygienically maintained food retained the best quality attributes required for consumer’s acceptability and safety.

Keywords: Cross contamination, Drug resistant, Food borne pathogens, Ready-to-eat food

Citation: Mumu FT, Acharjee M, Nur IT, Islam T, Hassan MM. “Evaluation of Food borne Pathogens in Ready-to-Eat Noodles Collected from the Different Shops in the Dhaka City, Bangladesh”. SVOA Microbiology 2:2 (2021) Pages 32-40.