specialty journal of biological sciences
Microbiological Quality Evaluation of Commercially Available Poultry Feeds Sold in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Javid Ali, Arshad Hussain, Ziaurahman
The toxic fungi and bacteria contaminate the poultry feedstuffs, making them unsafe for use. The detection of microbial flora in the 100 samples of poultry feeds from different market of Peshawar was carried out. Pour Plate technique was used for total plate count bacteria (TPC), yeast and mold, while Most Probable Number (MPN) techniques were used for coliforms and fecal coliform bacteria. The highest TPC in broiler starter was 8 x 105 cfu/g at Chargano Chowk, while in broiler finisher, the highest TPC was 5 x 108 cfu/g at Warsak Road. The coliforms bacteria between 240->1100MPN/g and fecal coliforms bacteria were found in the range 20-460 MPN/g. The Yeast count ranges from 1×10 2cfu/g to 6×10 4cfu/g, whereas the Moulds values from 2×103 cfu/g to 5 ×107 cfu/g.