Contamination the shells of Lebanese free range chicken eggs with potential pathogens

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dc.contributor.author Nawas, Tarek
dc.contributor.author Maamari, Julian
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-30T13:13:26Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-30T13:13:26Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-11-30
dc.identifier.issn 2320-5407 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/9834
dc.description.abstract Local free-range eggs in Lebanon are favored by consumers, but are often sold without prior cleaning or processing. Eggs were proved to be a major source of many enteric pathogens that can cause varying episodes of gastroenteritis, this study was designed to investigate the surface contamination of free range egg shells. The tested eggs were purchased from 11 stores located in different regions of Lebanon. The results revealed that many members of the family Enterobacteriaceae, that are present in chicken feces, including Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae and others, were isolated, however it was noted that Salmonella spp. were not among the isolates. The presence of these organisms, in the eggs obtained from different areas, confirmed that there was a trend not to clean or process these eggs in any way before sending them to the stores for sale. The mere isolation of fecal organisms, indicated that the eggs can, at any time, be contaminated with Salmonella spp. and other dangerous enteric bacteria, and thus endanger the health of the customers. It is required that public health protective measures, be enforced immediately to protect the consumers from what is currently an obvious health hazard. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Contamination the shells of Lebanese free range chicken eggs with potential pathogens en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 198029370 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR) en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 149-154 en_US
dc.keywords Enterobacteriaceae en_US
dc.keywords Fecal contamination en_US
dc.keywords Free range-chicken eggs en_US
dc.keywords Lebanese poultry market en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/4392 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Maamari, J. and Nawas, T. (2017). Contamination of the shells of Lebanese free range chicken eggs with potential pathogens. International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR) 5 (6): 149-154. en_US
dc.author.email tnawas@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.journalijar.com/article/17922/contamination-of-the-shells-of-lebanese-free-range-chicken-eggs-with-potential-pathogens./ en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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