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Journal of Medical Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 875-879
DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.875.879
 
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Microbiological Analyses of Commonly Used Local Complementary Foods in North Western Nigeria

K.M. Anigo, D.A. Ameh , S. Ibrahim and S.S. Danbauchi

Abstract:
Studies on microbiological concentration of commonly used local complementary foods in three states of North Western Nigeria were carried out. Total aerobic count in complementary foods from Kaduna state was greater than the 104 permissible limits. Unacceptable levels of Salmonella and Shigella were detected in some of the samples. Results also indicated the predominance of Staphylococcus sp. and fungi and molds, which showed that the levels of contamination of some of the samples are very high when compared to International Standards. Attention needs to be paid to the specific behaviours surrounding feeding and any constraints to care as important interventions in order to improve feeding practices in Northern Western Nigeria.
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K.M. Anigo, D.A. Ameh , S. Ibrahim and S.S. Danbauchi , 2007. Microbiological Analyses of Commonly Used Local Complementary Foods in North Western Nigeria. Journal of Medical Sciences, 7: 875-879.

DOI: 10.3923/jms.2007.875.879

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jms.2007.875.879

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