Microbiological quality of sushi from sushi retailers in Negeri Sembilan / Noramiza Abdul Wahab

Abdul Wahab, Noramiza (2019) Microbiological quality of sushi from sushi retailers in Negeri Sembilan / Noramiza Abdul Wahab. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Seafood is an important source of protein in the human diet. Eating raw or undercooked seafood such as sushi may harbor the most common foodbome pathogenic bacteria if prepared inexpertly. The aim of this study was to detect the presence and susceptibility level of the pathogenic bacteria towards selected antibiotics. A total of five samples of sushi including rice, shrimp, egg, salmon and crab were randomly purchased from a local retailer in Negeri Sembilan. The bacteria were screen by using Eosin Methylene Bile salts agar (EMBA) and Mac Conkey agar (MCA) and were confirmed by Gram staining and an IMViC test. However, only three isolates were positive for Klebsiella spp. which exhibits a high resistance (100%) towards Penicillin (PIO), Chloramphenicol (C30) and Novobiocin (NV30). In fact, none of the Klebsiella isolates were resistance towards Tetracycline {Te 10) and Gentamicin (CN 10). In addition, the multiple antibiotics resistance (MAR) indices were ranged from 0.5 to 0.6. The presence of Klebsiella in this study had revealed that there was a high probability of contamination occurred due to the inadequate hygiene condition performed by the food handlers while preparing sushi.


Item Type: Student Project
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Abdul Wahab, Noramiza
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Ahmad, Dr. Noorlis
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General) > Study and teaching > Laboratories. General works
Q Science > QH Natural history - Biology > Life > Molecular biology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Bacteria
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Kuala Pilah Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Biology
Keywords: Microbiological quality, sushi, sushi retailers, Negeri Sembilan
Date: 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/42357
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