Chemical composition and microbial loads of chicken table eggs from retail markets in urban settings of Eastern Ethiopia

  • Ewonetu Kebede Senbeta Animal and Range Sciences, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa
  • Negasi Ameha Zeleke Animal and Range Sciences, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa
  • Yitbarek Getachew Molla Veterinary Medicine, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa
Keywords: Chemical Quality, Egg, Microbial Load, Retailer, Urban setting

Abstract

For  the  determination  of  microbial  load,  chemical
quality, pH and cholesterol level, a total of 400 table
eggs  were  randomly  collected  from  10  retailers
situated  at  major  urban  settings  in  Eastern  Ethiopia
and Haramaya University Poultry Farm, Ethiopia. The
data  were  analyzed  using  SAS.  High  moisture  and
cholesterol  levels  and  low  pH  and  huge  microbial
load  were  detected  in  the  eggs.  Exposure  of  eggs  to
sunlight  in  the  market  and  transportation  of  eggs
from  farm  to  the  retail  market  might  influence  in
lowering  moisture  and  increasing  pH.  Huge
microbial  contamination  of  eggs  from  retailers  at
urban  settings  could  be  due  to  unhygienic  handling
of  the  eggs,  lack  of  standard  storage  and
transportation  facilities.  Storing  of  eggs  in
refrigeration  condition  and  protection  of  direct  sun
light  could  be  helpful  in  maintaining  quality  eggs.
Introduction  of  refrigeration  systems  and
construction  of  shades  in  markets  are  suggested  to
maintain  and  improve  quality  of  eggs  sold  in
markets.

 

http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/javar.2015.b108

 

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2015-12-31
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Senbeta, E., Zeleke, N., & Molla, Y. (2015). Chemical composition and microbial loads of chicken table eggs from retail markets in urban settings of Eastern Ethiopia. Journal of Advanced Veterinary and Animal Research, 2(4), 404-409. Retrieved from https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JAVAR/article/view/26088
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