International Journal of Dairy Science1811-97431811-9751Asian Network for Scientific Information10.3923/ijds.2012.11.19OgbonnaI.O. DavidA.B. WabaJ.T. EzeP.C. 1201271The presence of selected pathogenic bacteria in biradon, kesham and kindrimo sold in Maiduguri, Nigeria was investigated. Results showed that the mean E. coli count was 2.43, 3.31 and 2.82 log_{10} cfu mL^{-1}, with range from 0.0 to 6.22, 0.0 to 6.30 and 0.0 to 5.48, respectively. Percentage E. coli in the samples was 21.6, 23.2 and 26.4%, respectively. The overall mean S. aureus count was 2.65, 1.16 and 2.41 log_{10} cfu mL^{-1} and ranged from 0.0 to 6.79, 0.0 to 3.87 and 0.0 to 6.39, respectively with percentage distribution of 32.8, 19.6 and 18.6%, respectively. The overall mean Shigella count was 0.15, 0.40 and 0.24 log_{10} cfu mL^{-1}, respectively whereas, the range fell between 0.0 and 0.48, 0.0 and 2.48 and 0.0 and 0.90, respectively and percentage distribution was between 0.0 and 4, 2 and 10 and 2 and 8%, respectively. The overall mean Salmonella count was 1.44, 1.83 and 1.23 log_{10} cfu mL^{-1}, the range was between 0.0 and 4.02, 0.0 and 4.76 and 0.0 and 3.30, respectively and percentage distribution was 7.6, 9.8, 7.6%, respectively. Coliform overall mean of 2.94, 4.12 and 3.72 log_{10} cfu mL^{-1}, respectively was recorded and the range between 0.0 and 6.48, 0.0 and 7.51 and 0.0 and 6.70 and overall mean percentage coliform was 30.8, 38.6 and 35.2%, respectively. The total viable overall mean of 5.34, 7.27 and 6.58 log_{10} cfu mL^{-1} and range value of between 0.0 and 8.48, 0.0 and 9.85 and 0.0 and 9.90, respectively was recorded. The products are contaminated with organisms with potential health risks to consumers. Proper hygiene in the process-line of nono was recommended.]]>Abdalla, W.M. and I.E.M. El-Zubeir,2006Adesiyun, A.A., L.A. Webb, H. Romain and J.S. Kaminjolo, 1997Escherichia coli isolated from milk and faeces of cows on dairy farms in Trinidad.]]>Akabanda, F., J. Owusu-Kwarteng, R.L. Glover and K. Tano-Debrah, 2010Chabo, R.G., C.B. Habanoand and K.K. Mosethanyane,2000Cheesbrough, M.,2004Cowan, S.T. and K.J. Steel,1965Ekici, K., H. Bozkurt and O. Isleyici,2004El Bakri, J.M. and I.E.M. El Zubeir,2009El-Zubeir, E.M.I. and A.I.A. Mahboba, 2007El-Zubeir, E.M., V. Gagriechise and Q. Johnson, 2008Fadel, H.M. and J. Ismail,2009Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacteriaceae species in selected dairy products and handlers.]]>Feresu, S. and M.I. Muzondo,1990Feresu, S. and H. Nyati,1990Escherichia coli strains in two fermented milk products.]]>Gran, H.M., A.N. Mutukumira, A. Wetlesen and J.A. Narvhus,2002Gran, H.M., A. Wetlesen, A.N. Mutukumira, G. Rukure and J.A. Narvhus,2003Rihab, H.A., E.Z.E.M. Ibtisam and S.A. Babiker,2010Jablonski, L.M. and G.A. Bohach,1997Staphylococcus aureus.]]>Lore, T.A., S.K. Mbugua and J. Wangoh,2005Macfaddin, J.F.,1977Mohamed, N.N.I. and I.E.M. El Zubeir,2007Murphy, S.C. and K.J. Boor,2000Nahar, A., M. Al-Amin, S.M.K. Alam, A. Wadud and M.N. Islam,2007Nebedum, J.O. and T. Obiakor,2007Obi, C.N. and M.J. Ikenebomeh,2007Okonkwo, O.I.,2011Samolada, M., E. Litopoulou-Tzanetaki, V. Xanthopoulos and N. Tzanetakis, 1998Savadogo, A., C.A.T. Ouattara, P.W. Savadogo, A.S. Ouattara, N. Barro and A.S. Traore,2004Soomro, A.H., M.A. Arain, M. Khaskheli and B. Bhutto,2002Escherichia coli from raw milk and milk products in relation to public health sold under market conditions at Tandojam, Pakistan.]]>Tambekar, D.H. and S.A. Bhutda,2006Tormo, H., C. Agabriel, C. Lopez, D.A.H. Lekhal and C. Roques,2011